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Donald F.

Torrance, CA

$40/hr

Professional Educator - Expert English, History and Test Prep

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Professional Educator - Expert English, History and Test Prep

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Dr. Ford is an educator and tutor of English, History, Social Studies and Test Preparation. Dr. Ford brings over 25 years of experience as a middle school, high school, adult school, community college teacher and university professor. He believes in learning by doing and makes his tutoring sessions interactive and hands-on. He carefully diagnoses the student's needs and provides custom tutoring tailored to each individual student. Dr. Ford has raised two children of his own and works with learners of all ages, from elementary to graduate school.

Testimonials

"Easily connected with my student."

- Kyle, Torrance, CA on 3/10/13

"Great Tutor"

- Timothy, Redondo Beach, CA on 10/31/12

"Fabulous tutor"

- Cathryn, Redondo Beach, CA on 7/23/12

"Very patient"

- Olesia, Redondo Beach, CA on 8/8/11
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business, Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Golf
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

English

Dr. F. is a credentialed secondary teacher of English who taught in middle and high schools in Los Angeles. He is also a published author and public speaker who has helped thousands of people improve their ability to read, write and speak English. He is a patient and caring tutor who assesses where students are and plans out a course of study that addresses each student's unique needs.

ESL/ESOL

I am a credentialed teacher in English and social studies at the secondary level and a credentialed teacher of ESL and business at the adult and community college level. I taught ESL in China and Thailand. I have already begun tutoring a student in ESL, having been hired last week.

World History

Dr. Ford majored in History at UCLA, with a Master's Degree concentration in Asian history. He taught both World and American History for LAUSD early in his career and has tutored students in both subjects. He also trains teachers in how best to present history and other subjects. He has traveled in over 25 countries on four continents and speaks Spanish and Chinese Mandarin.

Writing

I am a credentialed English teacher and published author who provides writing tutoring for all levels of students, from elementary to graduate school. I assess your writing needs and design a custom tutoring curriculum that improves your writing quickly.

UCLA
History
UCLA
Master's
UCLA - GSE&IS
PhD

Education

UCLA (History)

UCLA (Master's)

UCLA - GSE&IS (PhD)

Easily connected with my student. — Dr. Don easily connected with my 10th grader and has a good handle on World History AP. He even offered to speak with our teacher to see how he could help support learning. He worked with our son's afterschool sports schedule. We immediately scheduled additional lessons! ...

— Kyle, Torrance, CA on 3/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 10 miles of Torrance, CA 90505.


About Donald

Dr. Ford is an educator and tutor of English, History, Social Studies and Test Preparation. Dr. Ford brings over 25 years of experience as a middle school, high school, adult school, community college teacher and university professor. He believes in learning by doing and makes his tutoring sessions interactive and hands-on. He carefully diagnoses the student's needs and provides custom tutoring tailored to each individual student. Dr. Ford has raised two children of his own and works with learners of all ages, from elementary to graduate school.

Testimonials

"Easily connected with my student."

- Kyle, Torrance, CA on 3/10/13

"Great Tutor"

- Timothy, Redondo Beach, CA on 10/31/12

"Fabulous tutor"

- Cathryn, Redondo Beach, CA on 7/23/12

"Very patient"

- Olesia, Redondo Beach, CA on 8/8/11
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Education

UCLA
History
UCLA
Master's
UCLA - GSE&IS
PhD

Education

UCLA (History)

UCLA (Master's)

UCLA - GSE&IS (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Torrance, CA 90505

Donald’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business, Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Golf
Corporate Training:
Business, Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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