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Shane S.

Fairfax, VA

$50/hr

Algebra & Geometry Tutor Available

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Background check passed as of 2/14/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
146 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Very proactive and dedicated tutor
— Mike, Chantilly, VA on 1/20/14

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Western Governors University
Math Education
Western Governors University Teacher's College
Master's

Education

Western Governors University (Math Education)

Western Governors University Teacher's College (Master's)

About Shane

Hello! My name is Shane and I currently teach Algebra 1 and Geometry at the Westminster School in Northern Virginia. I have previously taught Math 7 through Algebra 2 in Fairfax County Public Schools. I completed my Master's degree in Mathematics Education at Western Governors University in Salt Lake City.

I am also an Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where I teach Developmental Math in Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2. In addition, I tutor students studying for the Math portions of the High School GED exam and Military Entrance ASVAB test.

Although I have performed at all levels of Math, I tend to focus on Algebra & Geometry because this is where most math students begin to experience some difficulty. Algebra & Geometry are the areas focused on for the Virginia SOL's (Standards of Learning) as well as for SAT, GED, and ASVAB.

I am very thorough in my lesson plans and instruction. I have helped dozens of students pass Math and yes, I can help you too!
Hello! My name is Shane and I currently teach Algebra 1 and Geometry at the Westminster School in Northern Virginia. I have previously taught Math 7 through Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fairfax, VA 22033
Background Check: Passed

"Very proactive and dedicated tutor"

- Mike, Chantilly, VA on 1/20/14

"Left us hanging..."

- Mike, Ashburn, VA on 11/24/13
Shane replied on 11/27/2013

Mike, I am sorry that you feel that I left you hanging or cast your son aside. I was teaching part time while I was tutoring and it was not a problem for me to meet with him and provide him tutoring. I recently accepted a full time teaching position at a high school in Fairfax and the hours that I work will not allow me to meet with your son in Ashburn at our regularly scheduled time.

When you asked me about Saturday hours I mentioned to you that I currently have tutoring students from 9am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays are the one day I have during the week to rest and regroup.

I did not cease tutoring with your son simply because I did not want to tutor him anymore. I think he is a great kid and I saw that he was making improvements in his Algebra. When I accepted the new full time teaching position I informed several of my tutoring students (not just you) that I would not be able to continue with them upon starting this new position. My other students did not write emails of protest, they said they understood and wished me well.

I informed you of my new position prior to the Thanksgiving holiday so we would not have met during Thanksgiving week. Our next session would have been two weeks from the time I informed you of my change in employment status. If it were possible for me to continue to see your son on our previous arrangement I would continue to do so as I have no problems with tutoring him.

Again Mike, I am sorry that you feel as if I left you hanging. That was not my modus operandi. I was not looking to cause any harm or duress. I simply accepted full time employment from part-time, that's all.

I would also like to mention that I did not actively pursue this teaching position. I was recommended for it, interviewed for it, offered the position and accepted it. I believe this speaks volumes for how others view my work ethic.

"Outstanding"

- Heather, Clifton, VA on 5/3/13

"Great math tutor"

- Denise, Burke, VA on 10/2/12

"Great Tutor"

- Brandie, Herndon, VA on 5/22/12

"Great tutor and very accessible and responsive!"

- Michele, Fairfax, VA on 5/15/12

"Fantastic Teacher!"

- Margie, Centreville, VA on 4/29/12

"Got a 100 on the next test"

- Lisa, Annandale, VA on 3/27/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED

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Western Governors University
Math Education
Western Governors University Teacher's College
Master's

Education

Western Governors University (Math Education)

Western Governors University Teacher's College (Master's)

Very proactive and dedicated tutor — Shane tutors my son, a high school Junior, in Algebra 2 and has helped tremendously. He goes above and beyond to work with my son (who also has ADD) to help him focus on and grasp the concepts. Very flexible with his schedule and looks for extra ways to help the student to the maximum extent. He's an overall great tutor and I would highly recommend him. ...

— Mike, Chantilly, VA on 1/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shane will travel within 10 miles of Fairfax, VA 22033.

Background Check Status for Shane S.

Shane S. passed a background check on 2/14/14. The check was ordered by Shane through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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