Raised in Hawaii and educated in NYC, she combines diverse experiences with a passion for teaching. With a BA in Sociology and a Master’s in Teaching, Ms. Shannon specializes in adapting her methods to meet individual learning needs. Her journey from museum education to the classroom highlights her commitment to student growth and achievement. Join her for a transformative learning experience tailored to unleash each child’s potential!

Ms. Shannon

Lead Math and ELA Instructor

Meet Ms. Shannon, An Experienced Educator Dedicated to Inspiring Students!

Dual certification in Childhood/Childhood Special Education

Possesses specialized skills to support students with dyslexia and other language-based needs

Beloved for making complex concepts enjoyable and ensuring engaging, effective education for all students

Integrates unique international perspectives into teaching, offering students a global learning experience

A four-time Dean’s List honoree, embodies consistency and teaches students the value of persistence and resilience

Experienced teaching Grades K-12

A STEAM guru, who makes math and science exhilarating

A creative spark who fosters innovation and imagination

Hi there :)

Hello! My name is Ms. Shannon and I’m one of the Lead ELA & Math instructors at Tip-Top Brain. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I ventured to NYC during my undergrad and then moved to Seattle, WA for a few years. Now, I’m happy to say that I’ve made Queens my second home with my two fur-babies!

I attended Kailua High School in Hawaii where I graduated as a Valedictorian. While I was in high school, I participated in several clubs and activities such as soccer, Math League, tennis and the National Honor Society. I also was the first chair trumpet in my band’s symphonic band for three years. I enjoyed balancing my extracurricular activities with my academics and took AP classes in Psychology, Literature and Composition, and Calculus AB.

ms shannon with student 3

During my Undergraduate career, I attended Hunter College. There, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology while minoring in Asian American Studies and Media. I was fascinated with these subjects because I wanted to better understand the development, structure, and functioning of human society and how media can influence those ideas. This led me to study abroad in Japan for a term where I learned about Japanese film history and Japanese culture. At the completion of my degree, I was named to the Dean’s List for four years and graduated Cum Laude. 

After I graduated, I worked in the museum field for a few years. It was through my interactions with patrons—engaging in discussions about the content in the exhibits and seeing them light up when I taught them about the history of the area—that I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I attended Fordham University and received my Masters of Science in Teaching with a dual track in Childhood/Childhood Special Education. While pursuing my degree, I was able to work as a teacher at a special education school that specializes in teaching students with dyslexia and other language-based needs. I taught 5th-7th grade students in subjects such as Social Studies, Math, and ELA. I also participated in afterschool programs such as track & field and arts & crafts.

My road to teaching was not as immediate as others, but the journey to get here has been very fulfilling. Nothing has brought me more joy in my life than seeing a student’s face light up when they master a new skill. It’s through these interactions with students that keeps me motivated at work.

I love Tip-Top Brain because I get to work with students daily on various content and see them progress to become the best version of themselves. I look forward to meeting your child here at Tip-Top Brain and continue to make their learning experience worthwhile! 

Thanks for checking out my bio!

Our teachers provide guidance, support, and knowledge, inspiring and empowering students to learn and grow.

0 +
Students Taught
0 K+
Hours of hard work

We've gathered a team of expert tutors who are passionate about education and dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals.

Please complete this form and our program coordinator will reach out to you shortly.

We're committed to your privacy. Tip-Top Brain uses the information you provide to us to contact you about our relevant content and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time.

Our response time is within 24 hours