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Roy T.

Evocative English Speech and Writing

Santa Clara, CA (95050)

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Roy's Tutoring Subjects

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English:
English
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Reading
SAT Writing
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Computer:
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Elementary Education:
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Business:
Career Development
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Homeschool:
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Test Preparation:
Career Development
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Computer Programming

I have programmed at all conceptual levels starting with machine code, and proceeding through assembly language, C, Visual Basic, Unix Scripting, Pascal, and TCL. I have written device drivers and created a commercial operating system from scratch. I have coded numerous GUI applications, web page generators, and also accessed SQL databases, networked many applications, processed images and automated data exchanges via modems, ftp and Ethernet.

Public Speaking

My free form comment contains many details highlighting my experience in coaching and performing public speaking. Briefly, I am a veteran advanced Toastmaster. I coach other speakers and have experience in delivering all day workshops. I have trained in speaking with various coaches and courses, including the eleven-month Protrack program of the National Speakers Association of Northern California.

Bottom Line: Work with me and EVERY aspect of your speaking effectiveness will improve. We will address: 1)"presence"/confidence and breathing, 2)Vocal quality, volume, and prosody, 3)Your message, word choices, structure and stylings, 4) Matching gestures, movement, and pauses with your message, 5)your level of diction/word choice and how to optimize it for different audiences.

UNIX

I've worked with UNIX since 1980 when I encountered the system in college. I wrote unix device drivers at Intel. Over many projects, have developed a depth of knowledge of many UNIX aspects including, file systems, commands, vi and vim editors and the command shell Ksh. There are few basic UNIX operations I have not performed at one time or another.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary choice is very important to the success of a piece of writing. Beyond conveying accurate meaning, the vocabulary can also signal the sophistication and expertise of the writer. Further, word choice helps set the tone or level of diction for the composition: formal, informal, serious, casual, etc. Awareness of these aspects of vocabulary enable a writer to move from acceptable and competent onward to exceptional and impressive.

Writing

Writing skill is a life-long pursuit. There is no upper limit to skill and fluency. Along the way, I believe progress is achieved by creating a supportive and interesting partnership between tutor and student. Helping students stay connected with the purpose and structure of their composition allows them the satisfaction of knowing that they're making solid progress and developing ever more skill in editing and sculpting their compositions. Depending on the learner's skill level, examples and templates can accelerate insight and progress.

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