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Shaun T.
San Diego, California
Personalized tutoring in a 1:1 setting with a licensed and experienced Special Education Teacher!
As a special education teacher with 9 years experience certified in both California and Virginia, I’ve taught students from ages 8 to 14, across grades 3-8. I’m familiar with common core grade level learning standards for both language arts and mathematics. My personal learning style is a mix of visual and auditory, so I understand each student’s individual needs and believe in meeting you where you are to set you up for success at your own pace. I special in literacy instruction, and hope to introduce a passion for reading and writing to every one of my students. In mathematics, I incorporate real-world examples into lessons for students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills in practical areas such as time and money management, as well as mastery of reading comprehension strategies through multi-step word problems. Let me work with you and help you reach your goals this year!
About Shaun T.

My philosophy on teaching is simple; every student can learn, and that starts with building trust and rapport between student and teacher. The most rewarding work I've ever done has been teaching children how to become better readers and writers, and more importantly to love reading what interests them. Music is my passion; music should be fun! I try to start my students off by learning a favorite song on day one, and then go from there. From tabs to sheet music, chords to scales, and treble to bass clefs... we'll take it one step at a time together!

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Teaches Elementary, Middle School

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

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Master of Education (MEd) - Special Education

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Teaches ages 5+

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Shaun T.
San Diego, California
Personalized tutoring in a 1:1 setting with a licensed and experienced Special Education Teacher!
As a special education teacher with 9 years experience certified in both California and Virginia, I’ve taught students from ages 8 to 14, across grades 3-8. I’m familiar with common core grade level learning standards for both language arts and mathematics. My personal learning style is a mix of visual and auditory, so I understand each student’s individual needs and believe in meeting you where you are to set you up for success at your own pace. I special in literacy instruction, and hope to introduce a passion for reading and writing to every one of my students. In mathematics, I incorporate real-world examples into lessons for students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills in practical areas such as time and money management, as well as mastery of reading comprehension strategies through multi-step word problems. Let me work with you and help you reach your goals this year!
About Shaun T.

My philosophy on teaching is simple; every student can learn, and that starts with building trust and rapport between student and teacher. The most rewarding work I've ever done has been teaching children how to become better readers and writers, and more importantly to love reading what interests them. Music is my passion; music should be fun! I try to start my students off by learning a favorite song on day one, and then go from there. From tabs to sheet music, chords to scales, and treble to bass clefs... we'll take it one step at a time together!

Levels taught

Teaches Elementary, Middle School

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

Master of Education (MEd) - Special Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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I highly recommend Shaun! He taught my son three instruments - piano, drums, and guitar - over the course of eight years. He's not only a talented musician and gifted teacher, but one of the kindest people I've ever met. He helped my son develop musically, and also supported and encouraged him when he encountered challenges in band at school. Even though my son is now grown, Shaun still keeps in touch with him and has continued to advise him on composing and music production. I'm so grateful that we found Shaun many years ago. He's a real gem!

Posted Mar 22, 2022
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I truly feel lucky to have been referred to Shaun for help with my children in tutoring. As a single mom working, it was a God send to have someone professional and in tune with the needs of children. Shaun was able to fill the educational gaps left by distance learning and supplement the areas my children needed focus on. Having two kids with completely different learning styles makes Shaun an exceptional choice due to his versatility and patience in truly connecting with the kids and bringing out their best efforts. Not only have my kids scores improved, so has their desire to timeblock and focus for their next lesson with Shaun!

Posted Mar 16, 2022
Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Feb 2014 - Present
Independent Musician, member of Darkening Skies
• As an independent artist, I play guitar, bass, and sing in the thrash metal band Darkening Skies. • We are currently signed to Jib Machine Records, and have released one EP and two singles. • Darkening Skies contributed the track "No Friends" and was featured on the compilation album "A Tribute to the Nihilistics", from Jib Machine Records. • In 2021, we were interviewed by the Punk Rock Horror Podcast, KMFBZ Radio, and Ouch, You're On My Hair Podcast Radio. • In 2022, we were featured by the Mosh Pit Podcast and our music has played on Big John's Big Metal Show for BigBubble.uk Radio, Lonely Oak Radio, and Teri's Heavy Enough Hour for MixCloud radio. • We have been featured on the Mosh Pit Podcast, and have received positive reviews from UndeadGoathead.Com, HeavyMag.Com.au, InEffectHardcore.Com, and Ever-Metal.Com. • We are currently recording tracks for our second EP, for release December 2022, and our music is available to stream on Apple Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and jibdigital.bandcamp.com.
Special Education Teacher
Jan 2015 - Oct 2021
VA: Fairfax County Public Schools, CA: Non Public Schools
• Providing special education services for students with learning disabilities in 3rd-8th grade. • Acting case manager; coordinating parent-teacher communication, facilitation of IEP meetings, and deliverance of California State Common Core curriculum. • Leadership and training of and cooperative instruction with a team of instructional assistants. • Maintenance of data; data collection for all case load students while documenting quarterly progress on IEP goal benchmarks as well as academic grades. • Administration of KTEA-3 assessments; composition of their educational assessment reports
Music Instructor
Oct 2007 - Jun 2019
B&B Music Lessons, Washington, D.C.
• Personalized music education curriculum for children and adult clientele with a variety of musical instruments. • Multi-Instrumental Instruction: Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums/Percussion, Keyboard/Piano, Alto/Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, beginner vocal development. • Building interpersonal relationships with students and their families. • Providing troubleshooting and general customer support via phone and e-mail for clientele. • Database management, data entry, creating invoices, as well as periodic student evaluation reports. • Introduction to Music Composition: song concepts, instrumental composition, structure, and completion; lyric drafting/development. • Introduction to Music Production: instrument prep, gain setting, tracking, processing from mix to master using digital software and analog components.
Master of Education (MEd) - Special Education
Aug 2016 - May 2019
George Mason University
Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice
Aug 2007 - May 2010
George Mason University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Education Specialist Instruction Credential
Aug 2020
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
California teacher's credential, special education
Postgraduate Professional License
Aug 2020
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia teacher's license, special education - general curriculum K-12
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2021
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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