Shea Dennis

Team Leader, Test Prep & Academic Tutor

After spending all of my childhood in Philadelphia, I decided to see more of the world and went to UCLA to pursue my undergraduate degrees. While studying English and history, a chance conversation with a classmate led me to take a job as a tutor at an adolescent treatment center. It was there that I first started teaching and fell in love with education.

For myself, the most important part of being a tutor is the ability to help mentor someone else. In my previous role, I interacted with a lot of students at the worst point in their lives, and the opportunity to help guide them towards a better future was one I will always be thankful for. After graduating, I moved up to the Bay Area to be with my girlfriend and pursued a career in tutoring. I appreciate the opportunity to share my love of history and language with students to help as many students as possible achieve their academic dreams.

Studying history is my passion. I have an ever-expanding library of histories on my Kindle, and I challenge myself to expand my knowledge daily. However, I understand that many students find the material irrelevant to their lives or uninteresting for a variety of other reasons. This is why I believe that the best tutoring relationships are founded on mutual respect between the tutor and the student. Because every student learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses, this foundation allows for me as the tutor to approach each situation by finding the learning style that best suits my clients and building out from there.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, cooking, and running marathons. Still a Philly boy at heart, I take advantage of California’s slightly nicer weather and food options while watching the Eagles disappoint me.

Subjects Tutored:

College Application Essays
Academic Economics
Academic English
Academic European History
Academic Government
Academic US History
Academic World History
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP US History


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