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Joshua S.

An award winning public speaker and tutor for kids and adults!

Torrance, CA (90501)

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As an accomplished public speaker (third place in the Regionals for the 2006 World Championship of Public Speaking) and corporate trainer (numerous companies) I have been able to parlay those skill sets into a number of teaching scenarios for adults and children learning English, Reading, Writing, Public Speaking, History, Sales, and other relevant skills.

As a Director at a language center for over six years, and having had an ESL teaching business before, I am an accomplished ESL instructor, and am uniquely qualified to teach these subjects and many more!

I am a graduate of the University of Southern California, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. My background as co-founder of the American Shakespeare Company and professional actor performing in over 40 professional plays and over two dozen national commercials has been instrumental in my love of English and teaching reading, writing and speaking properly and effectively.

Many of the children, teens and young adults I have taught have gone on to college, law and medical school, and a myriad of other successful careers in their work life.

I look forward to teaching your child one-on-one today!

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Joshua’s subjects

American History, Social Studies, World History
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Career Development

I have been a mentor to numerous young people over the years, often counseling them effectively for the college and job application process.

In my management business roles I have also clearly mapped out goals and assisted young people on their career ambitions with practical and useful suggestions.


I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options.

Elementary (K-6th)

With a degree from the University of Southern California and my extensive tutoring programs for K-6 which I have done for more than 15 years, I have had much success tutoring children. I am more than qualified to instruct on a broad array of elementary school subjects.


Whether you are learning English to for better reading understanding or simply wanting to sound more intelligent, or increase your language ability if English is not your first language, my tutoring will definitely increase your confidence using English in life and in business.


I have been an ESL teacher for over 15 years. I have experience as a language school business owner and as Director of one of the oldest languages schools in the world, Berlitz Languages, Inc.


I have played the game of golf for 38 years. Though I am not a professional golfer, I do have astute understanding of the game and can teach children effectively the correct manner of addressing the ball, contact and execution. I am a 12 handicap.


Understanding grammar, and using it appropriately is essential to a true education. My background in ESL as an instructor and director of Berlitz Languages, Inc will be helpful to your gaining a better grasp of this skill.


As an experienced Shakespearean stage actor and English tutor for many years I have worked extensively with children in unsung easier way to pronounce words and understand the distinction of sounds. I feel I am qualified to teach these concerns in Phonetics.


I teach and play Poker extensively. Winning in Poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in Poker. I'll teach you how.

Public Speaking

As an active Toastmaster for years, and a regular speaker at over 30 events a year, I can teach how to gain the confidence and speak effectively to teens and adults. This is a powerful skill-set that one can use in a multitude of circumstances. I have won over 25 speaking competitions in a number of areas from extemporaneous, humorous, motivational to debate contests.


To appreciate reading, you must have a good understanding of context, vocabulary, reference, and imagination. In our class, we will develop these as skill sets, so that when you begin a textbook, manual, novel or article, you can get the most from it.

Social Studies

As an avid news reader and critical thinker I have often tutored young people in the subject of social studies. It was always my favorite course in school, and I am strongly informed about the complexities of current events around the world and how they effect our own contribution to it.

As a public speaker, I often speak on current events as my subject matter with deliberate and thoughtful commentary.

Study Skills

Time true study habits that can be taught and incorporated as part of students daily routine. These skill sets will serve well in all areas of life. My background as an ESL instructor for years and language school director are insightful on how you too can be more effective with understanding how you can study and retain information. As a corporate trainer I teach numerous courses on time and goal management. This skill set will raise your grades!


I am a professional actor with over 40 professional stage plays to credit. I have taught acting, stage design, voice, and fencing. I have also been in over a dozen national on-camera commercials and have taught acting for the camera in classroom settings.


As an ESL teacher I used to teach 20 words a day to my class. Often, in more advanced classes, I may not have known the words before. As a result I learned thousands of words beyond my traditional schooling and even avid reading had taught me. I encourage a tremendous vocabulary to my students, like the colors available to an artist.

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University of Southern California (Theatre)

american academy of dramatic arts (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group and family rates available.

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 20 miles of Torrance, CA 90501.

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