Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Architecture, Art History,
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
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I emphasize the evolutionary nature of ideas expressed through human events and the significance of the individual in turning tides of popular thought. I also suggest where traditional assumptions remain in present-day politics, society, and culture. I'm particularly knowledgeable about the Cold War era.
"Economics is common sense gone hog wild," a professor of mine at UCLA told us. It's a language as well as a set of math applications. Fortunately, the math lends itself to graphical representation. Fortunately also, history and daily news are replete with examples to aid understanding of theory.
Focusing on techniques, format, and idiomatic prose style used in academic and professional life; on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure to achieve purpose.
Emphasis on writing required in fields such as economics, political science and engineering.
Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviewing basic principles of rhetoric.
Methods designed to accommodate those whose first language is not English.
My goal is to develop effective speaking and writing skills for academic and professional contexts.
I was raised in the Midwest of the Northern Cities Dialect. Having also lived in regions of peculiar dialect, such as West Texas and Northern Michigan, I've learned to appreciate my lack of accent. Talk to to me if you seek to speak like an American. My SAT score on the verbal section was in the 96th percentile.
At UCLA I took a number of courses in film history. I still frequently attend screenings there of old, seldom-seen, classics. I know, from reading at the Motion Picture Academy Library, about many films that I haven't even seen.
Theory of Finance was the key class, in that field, at the UCLA Graduate School of Management. While I was still an undergraduate there I passed this challenging course, as well as courses in financial math and applications. I can help you to acquire these skills, by which I've earned an independent living.
Disciplined discernment of one's impressions of the available answers, along with review of the relevant math, are the skills that I emphasize.
I consistently scored in the top tenth on various standardized tests.
While I haven't taken the LSAT, I am skilled at tests of this general type and I've accomplished more through legal work, including at the state appellate and federal levels, than most practicing attorneys ever do.
Learning to read is a complex process at the intersection of art and science.
SAT skills are strengthened through coached exercise. Besides cultivating breadth of general knowledge, I can teach you some tricks, which I found helpful in consistently scoring in top percentiles on this and various other standardized tests.
Selecting the answer based on first impression, I've found to be key. Drills with feedback from an experienced coach are the method for building confidence.
I am highly attentive to spelling and I check myself periodically, looking up words upon my slightest sense of doubt that I might be misspelling it.
I have innate ability at the English language and patience with those who do not.
I'm a lifelong, inveterate, sesquipedalian logophile. I collect seldom-used words for a vocabulary-enhancement reference app that I'm creating.
My regular occupation involves creative argument essay writing (creative writing & argument writing), in legal brief composition, at which I've had success in appellate and federal courts.