I’m a former assistant professor of English
with over 10 years experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
I earned my B.A. from UC Berkeley, and my Ph.D. from Cornell University. I taught full-time as an English professor from 1993-2002 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Union College in Schenectady, NY.
The subjects I tutor include: English grammar
and composition, English literature
, rhetoric and comparative literature, academic writing
and publishing, history
, and philosophy
I may be the perfect tutor for you, and for two reasons. First, I’ve been a successful student myself, graduating with High Honors from UC Berkeley, winning a DAAD fellowship for university study in Germany, and earning my Ph.D. from Cornell. Second, I’m an accomplished professor and published scholar, teaching and writing about the very subjects I will be tutoring for you.
Whether you’re a high school student applying to college, an undergraduate applying to graduate school, or you just need some extra help with a college course your taking, I can be your secret to success. Let me help you improve your reading
and writing skills, your test performance, or your college or graduate-school application essay
. Contact me today and we can design a tutoring plan to meet your specific needs.
Non-native English speakers are welcome. I take a special interest in students from diverse language
and cultural backgrounds because I know firsthand what it’s like to live and study in a second language. My second language is German: in 1984-1985 I lived and studied at the Universität Göttingen thanks to a fellowship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). I will always treasure the friends I made during my time in Germany.
24 hours notice required
$30 for lessons in Berkeley (your home, the UC campus, or the Public Library).
Travels within 15 miles of Berkeley, CA 94705