EducationTexas A&M - BA in Psychology, Minor in Spanish
University of Houston - Clear Lake - M.S. in Education Administration
ExperienceI tutor students who are attending different public and private schools from around Houston. These schools include: T.H. Rogers, Pin Oak, Lamar HS, Kerr HS, The Village School, DeBakey, and Friendswood. I am a certified (Bilingual, ESL, Generalist) teacher with over 9 years classroom and interventionist experience in Texas schools. I tailor my lessons to the learning style and needs of each student to make sure they are truly grasping the material. I have honed this individualized approach through years of small group and one-on-one tutoring.
I have over fifteen years experience in language acquisition and Spanish-English interpretation/translation and tutor students in Spanish at all levels (IB Test Prep, AP Test Prep, Spanish I-IV).
I have taught Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies at various levels. Also, I have experience with working with students from all over the world (East Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Middle East).
Bilingual and ESL Certified
Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Skills Test Short Form - Perfect Score (99th percentile)
English AP Exam - 4
US History AP Exam - 5
HobbiesTime with family, music, languages, reading, learning new things
Client Reviews (6)
Great tutor! Couldn't be more pleased with his approach. He put us and our child at ease. We have requested him to continue next year because of the improvements our child has made.
Shawn is patient, friendly and engaging. He did a terrific job with our son. Shawn is an excellent teacher -- we feel very lucky to have found him!
Shawn is patient, thoughtful and encouraging. My son's grades have increased by at least one level since Shawn has started to help him with Spanish. He is innovative with his classes, and tries to understand which learning style suits the student best. For my son, learning vocabulary has been tricky so Shawn has tried different techniques to help the information stick. Shawn always keeps to his appointments and has been flexible to changes. He has also helped my son with Geometry when he has had a test coming up and has been worried about it. I would definitely recommend Shawn to others.
Mr. Calvert responded almost immediately, and we signed up with him. He has kept every appt., and our son seems to be responding to him. We are very pleased so far, and will continue with Mr. Calvert indefinitely. He did seem to be the best suited "all around", with the subjects posted, and has already proven to cover all our needs so far. We would recommend him based on our knowledge right now. Thanks for your site, and for his timely help!
Shawn has tutored my son for the last 2 years in primarily Spanish, but also Math, Science and English, as needed. He demonstrates such patience and genuine concern for my son's understanding. We even request 1.5hrs/session because the time he spends with my son is so helpful. He is a fantastic tutor!
Shawn helped our son progress in all areas of Spanish and I especially liked his positive attitude and the way he kept lessons interesting and appealing to a young teenage boy.
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