EducationHello! My name is Elias and I have an extensive teaching background in many subjects. My education was in Neuroscience and Chemistry - I have a Bachelors in Science from Portland State University (USA), and over 5 years of professional teaching experience, both in the classroom and in a one-on-one setting. I have certifications in SAT-Preparation and a college-taught 160-hour course in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I have done extensive work with tutoring/education agencies around the world and I have references on hand!
Bachelor in Science: Double-major in Neuroscience and Chemistry, Portland State University, Oregon, USA
This year I plan to begin a Masters in Science in the field of Neurosciences at either the University of Bonn or Düsseldorf
ExperienceNeed help passing a chemistry, science or math class? Preparing for the SAT? Want to improve your English for conversation or business? I am here to help! I am an American University graduate with a degree in Neuroscience and Chemistry, and am currently aiming for a Masters in Neuroscience here at the University of Bonn. I tutor many subjects including:
+General Science (Biology, Physics, etc.)
+Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus)
I am an experienced ESL instructor of various levels with training from the state of Oregon. I have over 5 years of extensive 1-on-1 tutoring experience as well as experience in the public and private school systems. I have also worked extensively as a business English educator, helping businesses train employees and build strong professional relationships in English.
I have worked with students of all levels - from elementary to university. I have a lot of experience working with families, as well as higher-level students, and helping students achieve their educational goals and establish confidence in their academic abilities.
I have a great passion for teaching and working with students to realize their academic potentials. Many people would not claim chemistry or math as their favorite subjects - and that is why I am here to help! I have a great time teaching these subjects - especially for the reward of seeing students overcome difficult tests and classes. I always bring a high level of enthusiasm to my lessons and try to present material in the most practical ways.
Whether you need help with passing a tough class, preparing for a test, or simply working towards general academic goals, I am here to help!
"I’ve worked with Elias Shaw since extending an independent contractor agreement to him in December of 2014 to be one of our certified tutors in service of Tutor Doctor families. Elias has been a strong contributor to our business and to the advancement of students he serves, with subject matter competency in mathematics, the sciences, humanities, language arts, test-prep support, and writing. Our tutoring positions entail significant independence, and he embraces this responsibility through creation and prompt submission of an academic progress report for each tutoring session.
Direct feedback from his tutoring assignments has been outstanding, and he has made a significant impact in the lives of the students and families."
Carl Pruett, Owner, TutorDoctor Portland, USA
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"We have known Elias for almost two years now, and he has worked with both of our high-school aged kids - and he is great with them! Elias started out as just a math instructor for our son, but when we realized that he could also tutor Writing, History (and even Theology) we offered him to help both of our kids with all of their schoolwork!
After so many hours over the past two years, it almost feels like Elias is part of the family!
Not only would I recommend him, but I have set him up with many other families that we know. He's great!"
Sonja and Tom, Portland, OR, USA
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"Awesome! We are very happy with Elias and his services. My son has great grades - thanks!”
Joel, Father of Student, Portland, OR, USA
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"When our company started expanding, we reached out to a company that we had great results with in the past - EnglishTeacherFinder - and they sent Elias. Within 3 months Elias was able to create his own position in the company as our in-house English teacher. We were very sad to see him go, and we will always hold a position open for him if he returns in the future."
-Thomas, Cheppers Web Development, Budapest, Hungary
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"We had a great experience having Elias tutor both of our sons this past summer - when we left for Summer vacation we did not think that we would be able to find such great help here in Budapest, so we were incredibly thankful to find Elias!"
Michelle, Budapest, Hungary
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"Great job. I would recommend him to my brother mother uncle aunt neighbor friend, cousin. Excellent Excelllent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent"
Derek, Budapest, Hungary
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"We were very lucky to find Elias this last year to tutor our son in English. We would definitely recommend him."
Reut, Tel Aviv, Israel
HobbiesI love to travel and live in new places. History, language and culture are my great interests, and I have spent much time over the years studying languages (Spanish, Hebrew, Hungarian, and now German!)
I am also a great fan of the outdoors - I have worked in the past as an outdoor adventure leader, taking groups of people out into the wild on camping, rafting, rock climbing and snow sport adventures. Growing up in Oregon there wasn't much time that I wasn't out in the woods.
One of my big accomplishments - earlier this year I successfully completed the 800-km trek of the Camino de Santiago across the north of Spain!
And I am also a musician - I have played the drums since I was 9 years old and have toured in a few different bands :)
AP Chemistry, Elementary Math, Essay Editing, General Biology, Geometry, Middle School Math, Persuasive Writing, Physics, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Psychology, Reading, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Math, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, Science, Drum and Percussion, College Essays, College Algebra, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, SAT Subject Test in Chemistry, English, ACT, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, PSAT, SAT, Test Prep, Neuroscience, Algebra 3/4, AP Psychology, Biology, TOEFL
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