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Shawn H.

Lubbock, TX

$40/hr

CHEMISTRY AND MATH!

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Background check passed as of 7/18/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
80 Ratings
 
 
30mins Response Time
Great Tutor
— Marisa, Lubbock, TX on 2/7/15

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Texas Tech University
Science Education
Texas Tech University (M.S. in Chemistry)
Enrolled

Education

Texas Tech University (Science Education)

Texas Tech University (M.S. in Chemistry) (Enrolled)

About Shawn

I have a Masters in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and Bachelors in Secondary Science Education, so not only to I have knowledge of the subject, but I also have the training to be both effective and efficient in my tutoring.

As a tutor, I want to go beyond increasing the academic well being of the student; I want them to understand the reasoning for the information they are learning. This is why I like to incorporate real world examples in my tutoring. I have found in my own personal studies but also in those that I’ve tutored that people tend to learn by relating the new material to something they have previously learned. Real world examples are one of the best ways to do this because not only does it acclimate the mind, but it also gives an incentive to learn. If the students can in turn use the knowledge they have learned and apply it to something real, then true learning has occurred. My goal is not simply to increase your scores by a letter grade or better; in fact, my goals go way beyond that.

My goal is for the student to begin to see the academic subjects they learn through the lens of reality. My goal is that students not only learn the material, but that they can also help others do the same. My goal is that students can recognize the value in learning. My goal is that students can learn how to think about the subject matter they learn in a new light.
I have a Masters in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and Bachelors in Secondary Science Education, so not only to I have knowledge of the subject, but I also have the training to be both effective and efficient in my… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lubbock, TX 79410
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Marisa, Lubbock, TX on 2/7/15

"Super Helpful!"

- Connor , Lubbock, TX on 2/15/15

"Great match for our student"

- Cathy, Tyler, TX on 1/20/15

"A Godsend!"

- Katherine, Austin, TX on 5/7/14

"Great chemistry tutor."

- Laird, Lubbock, TX on 12/14/13

"Awesome!"

- Elizabeth, Lubbock, TX on 11/8/13

"Excellent Tutor/ Very Thorough"

- Hank, Belton, TX on 10/2/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
GRE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word,
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I use mathematical techniques that are first described in algebra in my daily life. Characterizing and finding a system of unknowns is pivotal to everything that I do on a daily basis. I do not have a degree in math, but I understand the concepts well and know how to teach them.

Algebra 2

Graphs can be very useful for visualizing complex systems of equations, especially for non-linear ones. The use of matrices too can simplify the solution process for characterizing a set of equations. These tactics are taught in Algebra 2, of which I am well-versed in and know how to teach.

Calculus

Although I do not have a math degree, my field of study for my Master's required daily use of high levels of math (calculus and beyond). I can tutor for calculus 1, business calculus, and AP calculus. I am well-versed in problem solving tactics, and with a degree in education, I have been trained to find new ways to teach a subject as needed by the student.

Chemistry

I have a degree in Secondary Science Education, and a Master's in chemistry. I have served as a tutor for many years amongst my peers. I understand chemistry better than just about anything else.

GRE

When I took the GRE, I scored a 164/170 on the math and 157/170 on the reading. Those numbers correspond to 790 and 560 respectively on the previous scale. So I can definitely offer help to anyone on the math portion.

Macintosh

I am what you would call a "Mac Person." I got my first Mac when I started college, and I have used them ever since. While I am not savvy in the repair side of things, I understand how the computer works, and am versatile with the programs and terminology.

Microsoft Excel

I have never taken a class in Excel, but I'm what they are now calling a "Millennial," so as to say I was born into technology. I am very proficient with Excel and use it in my daily life, both business and personal - I'm a spreadsheet kind of guy.

Microsoft Word

I have never taken a class in Word, but I what they are now calling a "Millennial," so as to say I was born into technology. I am very proficient with Word, though I don't explicitly use it in my daily life. I rarely have a personal use for it, and at work I use a Linux machine, which doesn't allow for Windows programs such as Word or Excel, but I do use variations of them.

Physical Science

I am working on my Master's in Physical Chemistry. So by virtue of the program, I am taught the physical and chemical laws of nature and how to relate them to real world issues, I handle these kinds of problems every day in my work.

Prealgebra

I am proficient in math up through Calculus. Pre-algebra introduces the idea of solving for unknowns via real world situations. I have both a strong math background and problem solving skills.

Precalculus

I took Calculus in high school and went on to take more advanced math classes in college. I do not have a math degree, but I am adept at both math and problem solving - both of which are necessary for pre-Calculus.

SAT Math

I received a 750 on the SAT in math, and a 790 on the GRE in math. Not only do I understand the material, I also know how to teach people some of the "tricks" of the test, which can help to reduce the time needed per question. As we know, the SAT and similar tests are really tests of your time management skills more than the subjects themselves.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry establishes much of the framework for Calculus and beyond. Much mathematical proof requires intricate knowledge of trigonometry especially in the realm of trigonometric substitution. I used trigonometry daily in my studies as a Master's student in chemistry.

Texas Tech University
Science Education
Texas Tech University (M.S. in Chemistry)
Enrolled

Education

Texas Tech University (Science Education)

Texas Tech University (M.S. in Chemistry) (Enrolled)

Great Tutor — We are very pleased with our daughter's progress with Shawn. He is patient and flexible and has helped her better understand the material. She aced a quiz this week, so we can tell that she is learning. ...

— Marisa, Lubbock, TX on 2/7/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Shawn will travel within 15 miles of Lubbock, TX 79410.

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