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Dale J.

Specializes in Public Speaking, English, Elementary, Religious Studies

Westlake Village, CA (91361)

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Hi, I'm Dale. I am a very patient, understanding tutor who is always on time and dependable. I have a lot of experience in helping people excel, from college students through elementary students. I have taught at the college level for six years, and I also am certified as a substitute teacher for elementary ages.

For over 30 years I've had a solid reputation for honesty and integrity in my ability to help people grow and mature and learn.

I've been married for 35 years to the same wife and we have two terrific married adult children.

It would be my privilege to help you succeed!

I hold a doctorate from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, Washington (1998). Before that, I earned my master's in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas in Pastoral Ministries (1981) and over the past 30 years I have been a pastor for four churches. Prior to that, I received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Zoology.

Professional Experience:

2011 to 2013 - Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, Virginia. Adjunct instructor for worldview and theology classes with adult students from around the world.

2005 to 2011 - Biola University, La Mirada, California. Adjunct instructor for the BOLD Program on the Thousand Oaks and Inglewood campuses. I teach college level courses and have consistently received student evaluations that were significantly higher than average for Biola faculty.

2007 to 2010 - Agoura Bible Fellowship, Agoura Hills, California
Senior Pastor of an upper-middle-class congregation in the Conejo Valley.

2001 to 2007 - The Bridge Bible Fellowship, Reseda, California
Senior Pastor of a multi-cultural congregation in the San Fernando Valley (English, Hispanic, Farsi, Vietnamese).

Fall 2000 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Teaching assistant in homiletics (written composition and public speaking).

1989 to 2001 - Ahtanum Pioneer Church, Yakima, Washington
Senior Pastor of a rural congregation in an apple orchard town.

1981 to 1989 - Pastored a church in Roseburg, Oregon

I also have received my state health and life insurance license, as well as an investment license, so I'd be happy to help advise you how how to set up a solid financial plan for your family -- see my blog post.

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Dale’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, World History
Elementary Education:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Algebra 1

I'm very comfortable in teaching Algebra 1.
Please give me a call!


I've recently reviewed all the ASVAB test subjects, and am very comfortable in teaching others how to understand the questions and choose the right answers so they can score high on the test.

Bible Studies

Knowledge of Old Testament and New Testament history and the teachings of the Bible. I have a Master's degree in Bible and theology, and have taught the Bible weekly for over 30 years. I can also teach a variety of Bible study methods, and give a clear overview of biblical history, and describe why various denominations differ on certain interpretations.


I hold a bachelor's in Zoology from UC Davis


A couple of years ago, I took and passed the CBEST test with high scores. This was evidence of the fact that my math and English skills are sufficient to teach others the concepts needed for receiving a passing grade on CBEST.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my substitute teaching certificate, having passed the CBEST exam recently, and have great rapport with elementary students.

Elementary Math

Having studied advanced math (Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry) and having tutored others in algebra and geometry and SAT prep, I'm very comfortable with helping people review elementary math concepts. I have a simple, patient way of explaining and demonstrating concepts that enable students to do well on tests.


I'm very comfortable in all aspects of English and grammar, having 30 years of experience in refining my own language skills.

General Computer

I'm a practical geek in that I love computers, both Mac and PC. I've had experience with all general computer skills and programs, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. (I do not know programming, just very basic HTML.) But I'd be happy to share my knowledge of shortcuts with you!


I'm very comfortable in all aspects of English grammar, having 30 years of experience in refining my own language skills. Allow me the privilege of helping you improve your ability to speak and write clearly and accurately!


I have expertise on the Mac OSX platform, including knowing the differences and similarities with PCs. I have used Macs since 1981 (MacPlus) until now (MacBook Pro), and can advise on a wide range of issues regarding hardware, software, upgrading hard drives and memory, and have a solid grasp on all major browsers, as well as Microsoft Office programs. I can help people use their Mac software to develop basic websites. I can help speed up people's work through keyboard shortcut commands.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have personally used PPT weekly for many years and enjoy teaching it to others.

Microsoft Word

I have been using Microsoft Word for over 25 years and enjoy teaching it to others.

Physical Science

Having focused on science in high school, with chemistry, physics, calculus, etc., then majored in Zoology at UC Davis, my knowledge base in physical science is strong. I've recently tutored an 8th grader in this subject to great success.


Back in my college days, I studied math up through calculus and statistics, and what I am currently comfortable with teaching is all elementary and middle school math, up through Algebra 1 and Geometry. I'd be happy to help you out!


I am a natural proof-reader. I'm very comfortable in all aspects of English and grammar, having 30 years of experience in refining my own language skills. Allow me the privilege of helping you improve the clarify and compelling accuracy of your communication skills!

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking at a graduate university in Boston (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary), and have practiced effective and persuasive public speaking skills for over 30 years as a pastor. I am very confident about teaching this skill to others.


Reading comprehension comes easily to me. I would love to pass that insight on to others. Allow me the privilege of helping you improve the clarify and accuracy of your reading skills!


I have a masters degree in theology, and a doctor of ministry degree. I have also studied world religions, and the distinctions between denominations. As a pastor with 30 years of experience, I am confident of my ability to teach this subject well.

SAT Math

As a lifetime learner with a bachelors, masters and doctoral degree, I keep up with all basic subjects, especially writing, comprehension, and middle-school level mathematics. I have tutored for SAT and ACT prep, as well as several college students. I look forward to working with you on SSAT preparation!

SAT Reading

My many years of "wordsmithing" and writing has enabled me to teach others how to decipher and score highly on their SAT reading exams. I have recently helped a high school student in Malibu prepare for his SATs, with positive results ... and I'd love to help you out as well.

I have Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees -- and love to share my knowledge with others.

SAT Writing

I have been writing and editing and grading papers for the past 30 years, preparing manuscripts for precise speech presentation.

I have earned both masters and doctoral degrees, so I know the ins and outs of grammar and syntax.

Just recently I helped another high school student greatly improve his SAT scores -- and I'd be happy to do the same for you.

Series 63

Within the past 12 months, I have studied for the Series 63 test on the Uniform Securities Act (state laws in mutual fund trading) -- and received a HIGH passing score. So I'd be happy to pass on my knowledge to others who are likewise preparing to sell securities. I still have all my own notes, and pre-tests, so cramming with me will make it a breeze!

Study Skills

I have a knack for organizing time and resources for successfully reaching goals. In achieving my own bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, I have learned practical methods for systematically getting the work done on time. Plus, I home schooled my own two children, and taught them as well. Basically, learning study skills is a matter of breaking down the task and organizing steps towards its achievement, as well as shaping study plans to one's learning style and personality.

I hold a current substitute teacher certificate for California elementary teaching, and have a flexible schedule for tutoring throughout the Conejo Valley and Calabasas.


I have been a "collector" of new vocabulary words ever since my elementary school days 45 years ago. Allow me the privilege of helping you improve the clarify and accuracy of your vocabulary skills!


I've been writing essays each week for the past 35 years and am skilled at communicating with clarity and persuasion. I've coached others to write messages for public speaking and for master's theses. I'd be happy to help you as well!


I earned my bachelors of arts degree in Zoology from UC Davis in 1977 with a GPA of 3.83. I'd be happy to help others study this important subject!

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University of California, Davis (Zoology)

Dallas Theological Seminary (Master's)

Bakke Graduate University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dale will travel within 15 miles of Westlake Village, CA 91361.

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