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Shannon S.

The Colony, TX

$50/hour

Experienced Teacher - Reading Specialty (Elementary and Middle School)

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/31/16
5.0 average from 319 ratings
My kids adore her!
— Jessica, The Colony, TX on 5/11/16

$50/Hour


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University of North Texas
Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

University of North Texas (Interdisciplinary Studies)

About Shannon

I am a graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This will be my 10th year teaching and I really enjoy my job! I've taught 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I have experience with ESL students, special needs, and gifted learners. I currently teach 6th grade Social Studies and 7th/8th grade AVID at a middle school in Lewisville ISD. I specialize in Reading and currently tutor students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

I have teacher certifications from the State of Texas in: English as a Second Language (K-12), Generalist (K-4), Generalist (4-8), English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), and Art (K-12). I have a lot of patience and truly care about the education of children. All students have great potential and I hope to encourage confidence and motivation for them to be successful in life!
I am a graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This will be my 10th year teaching and I really enjoy my job! I've taught 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I have experience with ESL students, special needs, and gifted learners. I currently teach 6th grade Social Studies and 7th/8th grade Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of The Colony, TX 75056
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"My kids adore her!"

- Jessica, The Colony, TX on 5/11/16

"Good Tutor"

- Srini, Frisco, TX on 6/24/16

"Great tutor"

- Neda, Frisco, TX on 6/22/16

"Knowledgeable, friendly & patient tutor!"

- Teresa, Carrollton, TX on 6/14/16

"Awesome teacher"

- Gwyn, Plano, TX on 4/23/16

"Related to my son, and knew her stuff!"

- Stephanie, Carrollton, TX on 3/12/16

"Great tutor!"

- JESSICA, The Colony, TX on 2/11/16

"Very Good Tutor"

- Romy, Carrollton, TX on 2/9/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have had a lot of experience teaching students with ADD or ADHD throughout my teaching career. I am used to helping find strategies to help these students learn in the best way possible for them. I understand and appreciate every student's unique learning style and differences. I am accustomed to making accommodations to grade level curriculum to meet the needs of ADD or ADHD students with or without 504 plans.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach Early Childhood - 4th grade and 4th grade - 8th grade.

I taught 3rd grade for 4 years (Math/Science), 5th grade for 4 years (Language Arts/Social Studies), and 6th grade for 1 year (World Cultures/Geography).

ESL/ESOL

I am ESL certified (K-12) and have been a teacher for 9 years.

Handwriting

I have taught Language Arts for several years at the elementary level (3rd and 5th grade). This has included cursive writing in 3rd grade. Cursive is especially helpful for students with dyslexia because it helps them connect their letters as they write. I have materials for students to practice their handwriting at any age level.

Phonics

I have had experience teaching phonics while tutoring students in lower grade levels to help them improve their reading skills. Being specialized in teaching Language Arts, I understand that phonics is an important foundation of reading and writing. I have several effective teaching resources to help students learn and practice their phonics skills. I have teacher certifications from the of Texas in: English as a Second Language (K-12), Generalist (K-4), Generalist (4-8), English Language Arts and Reading (4-8).

Reading

I taught elementary (3rd/5th) for 8 years and have 9 years teaching experience total. I have previously done private tutoring with 3rd-5th graders, specifically in Reading and STAAR prep. I have access to many tutoring materials that I can supply for practice and teaching.

I currently teach 6th grade Social Studies at a middle school in Lewisville ISD.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies at the elementary and middle school levels. I've taught 3rd, 5th, and now 6th grade. These social studies areas included: basic geography and local community, American History, and Contemporary World (geography and world cultures).

STAAR

This will be my 9th year to administer STAAR tests as a teacher. I have helped tutor (mostly for Reading STAAR) during the school year and summer school settings, as well as in small groups and one-on-one. I have a plethora of STAAR materials and strategies to help students feel prepared and confident.

Study Skills

I have implemented and taught organizational skills to elementary and middle school aged students for 9 years now. Some of these skills include: self check lists, planners, calendars, binders, schedules, etc. Staying organized is imperative to a student's success, especially as they get into middle and high school.

Vocabulary

I have been a teacher for 9 years now (elementary & middle school). Knowing and learning vocabulary is an important part of the reading process. I have taught several strategies for remembering and figuring out the meaning of words. I have many teaching resources that can be used in tutoring and practicing this skill.

University of North Texas
Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

University of North Texas (Interdisciplinary Studies)

My kids adore her!

We are so blessed to have Shannon not only as a tutor but now a great friend to our family. My boys adore her. She's fun, she really works with what they are needing individually and she doesn't put up with their shenanigans, which makes them respect and love her all the more. I love Shannon's patience and her willingness to really listen to the boys. She has been instrumental in helping the boys

— Jessica, The Colony, TX on 5/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shannon will travel within 5 miles of The Colony, TX 75056.