My service stands out because of personal attention to every student. I have very broad tutoring experience, and have worked with high school students, individuals with learning disabilities, college students, and adults returning to education after a prolonged absence.
The most enjoyable aspect of my work is helping students grasp concepts and change their perceptions of their abilities and the material.
Shauna is by far the best tutor I’ve ever had the honor of working with for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees! Her patience, experience and ability to creatively explain and teach concepts helped me to not only pass countless math classes but to also learn and apply what I learned. Shauna is an amazing math teacher!
Shauna is very knowledgeable. She knows how to communicate that knowledge in a variety of ways. I can be really hard headed when I get stuck, but Shauna knows how to explain things so I can understand the math problems in a new light. Don't know what I would have done without her.
I enjoy her paitance and being able to work with different styles of learning
She is always here to help and give you the needed support.
I ask you a few questions about your goals and background, and I try to find out a bit about you. I try to find out what your immediate concerns are, so I can help right away. I want to do my best to create a small success as soon as possible, so that you can begin making positive progress.
I achieved an Associate's Degree in General Studies from Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA in 1996. I completed coursework in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus, and have worked in various capacities as an Instructional Aide and subject tutor for more than 20 years.
I charge by the hour, and I allow students to book in half-hour increments. My standard charge is $15 per hour.
I started teaching by helping my peers in high school. As I got positive feedback, I realized I liked the work, and partially supported myself in college by continuing.
I've worked with students from diverse backgrounds, including high school students, individuals with learning disabilities, college students, adults returning to education after an absence, and veterans.
A recent event that stands out to me is my last birthday party that took place during finals week at the institution where I work. Many of my students collaborated, with the consent of my supervising professor, but without my knowledge, and brought cupcakes, balloons, and drinks to share during our last review session. They shared how much I had helped them and their gratitude for the help they had received.
Have a good idea of your goals, and be able to articulate them briefly. Ask the potential candidate about their experience working with people whose objectives are similar. Ask the candidate how they plan to help you reach your goals, as well as what their teaching philosophy is. Give the candidate an idea of your strengths and weaknesses, and ask for recommendations on how to remediate your weaknesses while exploiting your strengths.
1. What are your goals?
2. Are your goals realistic? If you have not taken math in five years, and you have a spotty math background, you probably are ill-advised to review for the SAT or GRE in a week or two and get the score you want?
3. What professional / personal characteristics are you looking for in a potential tutor or teacher? Do you need someone who gives a lot of visual aids, lets you talk through problems, and offers a lot of support? Do you prefer someone who gives a little guidance in the beginning and gives you more freedom to figure material out on your own, while still offering feedback? Do you prefer someone who is more talkative or quiet?