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Joseph R.

Hartford, CT

$40/hr

Tutor in Writing and Literature

Background check passed as of 8/14/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Tutor in Writing and Literature

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Experienced public relations and marketing executive with classroom and business experience wishes to return to teaching to share his passion for learning with others. Taught introductory and advanced university writing courses as a graduate assistant and lecturer at Penn State. Proved writing and editing skills as a technical editor; wrote style guides for two corporate divisions. Wrote press releases, features, marketing copy, and speeches as a PR manager and mentored junior PR professionals.

Teaching Capabilities
Public Relations Marketing Communications
Persuasive Writing Presentation Skills
English & American Literature American History and Culture
Composition & Rhetoric Journalism

Education

-The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)
-University of Notre Dame, A.B. (American Studies and English)

Experience Highlights

Worked on the Hubbell Space Telescope as chief editor for many of its major reports. Held Department of Defense Top Secret clearances for nine years.

Directed PR efforts for several corporate business units, as well as a cutting-edge trade association. Directed media training for senior executives and corporate spokespersons. Managed communications for joint ventures, technology spin-offs, sales of businesses, etc. Corporate spokesperson at the Atlanta Olympics.

Directed worldwide publicity for launches of more than 100 products, including the first digital camera. Achieved and sustained top “share-of-voice” position in US media for three consecutive years. Managed marketing campaign that yielded a 40% response from target audience. Wrote award-winning copy for key technology brochure.

EMPLOYMENT

OLED Association, Austin, TX, & Hartford, CT 2007-
Associate Director – Spokesman and marketing strategist for an emerging technology (organic light-emitting diodes). Secretary of the board of directors and association’s marketing committee.

eMagin Corporation, Bellevue, WA 2004-2007
Director, Communications – Managed relationships with news media and Wall Street, handled PR launches, messaging and image for this high-tech manufacturer.

Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1985-2004
-Director, Communications, Display and Components Group 2002-03
-Director, Communications, Research and Development 2000-02
-Manager, World Wide Public Relations, Digital & Applied Imaging 1996-2000
-Director, Public Relations, Americas Region, Kodak Professional 1993-96
-Public Relations Manager, Communications & Public Affairs 1990-93

Two decades of hands-on and management experience in all phases of corporate communications on a national and international basis for one of the world’s largest technology companies. Experience in media relations, customer relations, crisis communications, investor relations, employee communications, and major product launches, as well as hands-on media coaching for executives.

Other Related Experience

– Wrote Style Guides for Perkin-Elmer and Kodak government contract divisions
- Taught introductory and advanced writing courses at Penn State from 1974 to 1980
- Managed Penn State’s writing tutorial program 1977-78 academic year



Testimonials

"Provides custom tailored instruction based on the needs of the student"

- Chris, West Simsbury, CT on 9/29/13

"Joe is faboulous, very patient, very down to earth, very very smart too!"

- Diana, Manchester, CT on 6/9/11
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

A PhD in English, I have worked with students on analysis of literary works and development of theses and the arguments to support them. My focus is to help my students see how a poem or story relates to their own experience and so encourage them to develop their own responses to the work.

Literature

Joe holds a Ph.D. in English language and literature, and has taught and tutored literature surveys and literary analysis.

Writing

As a teacher, professional editor, and public/media relations manager, I offer extensive experience in writing across a range of forms – speeches, releases, letters, advertising copy, proposals – for diverse audiences. As a writing teacher, I taught my students to break down specific writing assignments and to determine which tools were best suited to their writing goals.

University of Notre Dame
Pennsylvania State University
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame

Pennsylvania State University (PhD)

Provides custom tailored instruction based on the needs of the student — I highly recommend Joe. He is knowledgeable and patient and got along very well with my son. He provided in depth writing instruction and feedback on the assignments that were essential to improving my sons writing skills. ...

— Chris, West Simsbury, CT on 9/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Hartford, CT 06105.


About Joseph

Experienced public relations and marketing executive with classroom and business experience wishes to return to teaching to share his passion for learning with others. Taught introductory and advanced university writing courses as a graduate assistant and lecturer at Penn State. Proved writing and editing skills as a technical editor; wrote style guides for two corporate divisions. Wrote press releases, features, marketing copy, and speeches as a PR manager and mentored junior PR professionals.

Teaching Capabilities
Public Relations Marketing Communications
Persuasive Writing Presentation Skills
English & American Literature American History and Culture
Composition & Rhetoric Journalism

Education

-The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (English Language and Literature)
-University of Notre Dame, A.B. (American Studies and English)

Experience Highlights

Worked on the Hubbell Space Telescope as chief editor for many of its major reports. Held Department of Defense Top Secret clearances for nine years.

Directed PR efforts for several corporate business units, as well as a cutting-edge trade association. Directed media training for senior executives and corporate spokespersons. Managed communications for joint ventures, technology spin-offs, sales of businesses, etc. Corporate spokesperson at the Atlanta Olympics.

Directed worldwide publicity for launches of more than 100 products, including the first digital camera. Achieved and sustained top “share-of-voice” position in US media for three consecutive years. Managed marketing campaign that yielded a 40% response from target audience. Wrote award-winning copy for key technology brochure.

EMPLOYMENT

OLED Association, Austin, TX, & Hartford, CT 2007-
Associate Director – Spokesman and marketing strategist for an emerging technology (organic light-emitting diodes). Secretary of the board of directors and association’s marketing committee.

eMagin Corporation, Bellevue, WA 2004-2007
Director, Communications – Managed relationships with news media and Wall Street, handled PR launches, messaging and image for this high-tech manufacturer.

Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1985-2004
-Director, Communications, Display and Components Group 2002-03
-Director, Communications, Research and Development 2000-02
-Manager, World Wide Public Relations, Digital & Applied Imaging 1996-2000
-Director, Public Relations, Americas Region, Kodak Professional 1993-96
-Public Relations Manager, Communications & Public Affairs 1990-93

Two decades of hands-on and management experience in all phases of corporate communications on a national and international basis for one of the world’s largest technology companies. Experience in media relations, customer relations, crisis communications, investor relations, employee communications, and major product launches, as well as hands-on media coaching for executives.

Other Related Experience

– Wrote Style Guides for Perkin-Elmer and Kodak government contract divisions
- Taught introductory and advanced writing courses at Penn State from 1974 to 1980
- Managed Penn State’s writing tutorial program 1977-78 academic year




Testimonials

"Provides custom tailored instruction based on the needs of the student"

- Chris, West Simsbury, CT on 9/29/13

"Joe is faboulous, very patient, very down to earth, very very smart too!"

- Diana, Manchester, CT on 6/9/11

Education

University of Notre Dame
Pennsylvania State University
PhD

Education

University of Notre Dame

Pennsylvania State University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hartford, CT 06105

Joseph’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
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.


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