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My passion for teaching reaches back to my grad school days and I have taught ever since, doing writing intensive courses while working as a highly regarded professional journalist, critic and editor. In my courses, I have worked one-on-one with many students and helped them with all aspects of their writing, from grammar to structure to style. My style is of working is conversational, common sensical and positive. Writing is a learned skill and the process of learning it can provide any student with a fulfilling and pleasurable experience. I have a PhD in English, but my style is down to earth and accessible. I also am an expert in American literature, American history and American art history and can assist students in all of those areas. I look forward to helping students at all levels, from elementary to high school.
As someone who has taught extensively at the University Level, I have advised many students about graduate school applications as well as as transfer applications. I am well versed in the college application process as well as in the kind of personal statements and essays that admissions staff are seeking. This knowledge, coupled with my large experience teaching composition, writing and English as well as my professional editing experience, will allow me to provide students with the kind of perspective and counsel that will enhance their process of creating successful applications.
My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.
University of California Irvine (English)
University of Southern California (Master's)
University of Southern California (PhD)
The very best tutor! — It is a true pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Robert Pincus, who has been my tutor. Robert is without question the best tutor I have had. He is a careful and creative thinker who helped inspire me to find my way through the difficulty of writing several essays. Robert was very generous with his time and energies. Robert is not only an excellent tutor but is also personal ...
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Robert will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.
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