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Robert P.

San Diego, CA

$50/hr

Professional Writer, Editor, Scholar, Classroom Teacher and Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/30/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Professional Writer, Editor, Scholar, Classroom Teacher and Tutor

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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.

Testimonials

"The very best tutor!"

- Alexis, San Diego, CA on 3/14/14
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, World History
Art:
Art History, Art Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

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.

Study Skills

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

Education

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 ...

— Alexis, San Diego, CA on 3/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130.


About Robert

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.

Testimonials

"The very best tutor!"

- Alexis, San Diego, CA on 3/14/14

Education

University of California Irvine
English
University of Southern California
Master's
University of Southern California
PhD

Education

University of California Irvine (English)

University of Southern California (Master's)

University of Southern California (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130

Robert’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, World History
Art:
Art History, Art Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, 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.


Background Check Status for Robert P.

Robert P. passed a background check on 10/30/13. The check was ordered by Robert through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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