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Shannon

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I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics with a focus on Astrophysics, I also have a degree in Chemistry. While in college I tutored Physics and Calculus and after I graduated I traveled to Russia to get my certificate to Teach English as a Second language and also to teach adults, teenagers and small children where I was also able to teach a Spanish class. I spent the summer in a summer camp in Turkey where I help teenagers and kids with their everyday life and activities in English. While I love Physics and Math, I am tutoring several Math topics, such as, Algebra, Calculus, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus and also Spanish and English. I must say my favorite topic to tutor is Calculus because it helps you understand and analyze different problems in a very different way.
I like helping students because I don't think they should feel like they cant accomplish something because they don't understand a topic very well, they should be able to accomplish everything they want and since education is very necessary nowadays to have the life they want to have.It is truly amazing to help people follow their dreams.
In my free time, I love learning and practicing new languages and reading about Space and the different cultures around the world.

Shannon’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Cloud State University - Bachelors, Physics

Hobbies

I love learning about space and the Universe, I enjoy reading books about those subjects!. I love traveling and I am fascinated with cultures and languages around the world, I am always learning new phrases in different languages.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACT Math

ACT Science

Adult ESL/ELL

Algebra

Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

Analytical Chemistry

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Applied Mathematics

Art

Astrophysics

ASVAB Prep

Business

Business Calculus

C

Calculus

CLEP Prep

CLEP Calculus

CLEP Chemistry

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

CLEP Spanish

College Algebra

College Application Essays

College English

College Physics

Competition Math

Compilers

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

English

ESL/ELL

GED Prep

GED Math

General Chemistry

Geometry

High School English

High School Physics

HTML

IB Mathematics

IB Physics

College Math

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Primary

Languages

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Science

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Physics

Quantum Theory

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

STAAR EOC Prep

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Thermodynamics

TOEFL Prep


Q & A

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Giving students tools to be able to practice, use, and understand what they're learning.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Find topics that make the student feel comfortable or use real life experiences where the student is able to see the concept being applied, and practice more this way.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Make sure the students understand the main idea of the text and ask questions with the answers in the text itself and, in that way, familiarize them more with the ideas in the text.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Finding a way to relate it to something that excites them. Finding activities or games that they enjoy where they can use the subject and also have fun doing it.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Ask concept questions, give activities or exercises that the student can do, and help them with any questions they have along the way

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know the student, learn about what they like and dislike, and learn about their strengths and weaknesses in the subject.