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Robert B.

Pasadena, CA

$25/hr

Writing Skills and English Literature

Background check passed as of 5/29/13
Usually responds in about 10 hours

Writing Skills and English Literature

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As a produced screenwriter with Bachelor's and Master's degree in English, I am available for students who wish to improve their writing skills or who would like to have their work professionally edited. I am also willing to assist in the adaptation of literary works in English from Beowulf through the 20th century.

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Photography,
Video Production
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Music History, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop in my work for the motion picture and television industry since 1990 and taught it to students in the Video Production course at the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program-Training Center.

Film

I completed the work for a Master's of Fine Art in Cinema Production at the University of Southern California Department of Cinema in 1977, the following year I was accepted into the International Cinematographers Guild of the IATSE following an apprenticeship program conducted by the Guild. I have worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, and Director since 1980. In addition to my membership in the Cinematographers Guild, I am also a member of the Director's Guild of America.

Last year I taught a course in video production at the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program in West Covina, CA.

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers in my business exclusively since 1993.

Painting

I have been a mate painter in the motion picture industry for over 20 years. I started as an apprentice to Matthew Yuricich working on the matte paintings for the films "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Blade Runner." That was the period when matte painting were done on masonite and glass with oil paints and acrylics. Since 1990, I have done all my matte paintings digitally using Adobe Photoshop. I have done matte paintings for the Hallmark Hall of Fame since 2003.

Photography

I first learned photography in 1960 when I had the job of photographer for my high school newspaper and yearbook. This required not just learning principles of correct exposure technique and composition, but also the darkroom techniques required for processing and printing. I have used many of these basic photographic principles in my work in the motion picture and television industry, and added to my knowledge, learning the basics of optics, perspective, color science, and most recently, digital image processing.

Video Production

After working as a professional cinematographer and editor for over 30 years, in 2010, I taught a course in video production at the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program in West Covina, CA.

University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master's
(1)University of Southern California
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City (Master's)

(1)University of Southern California (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106.


About Robert

As a produced screenwriter with Bachelor's and Master's degree in English, I am available for students who wish to improve their writing skills or who would like to have their work professionally edited. I am also willing to assist in the adaptation of literary works in English from Beowulf through the 20th century.

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master's
(1)University of Southern California
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City (Master's)

(1)University of Southern California (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106

Robert’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Photography,
Video Production
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Music History, World History
Music:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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