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John C.

Educational Excellence in English, History, Social Studies, Spanish

Fort Lauderdale, FL (33313)

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Hello scholars,

My name is John, and, if you want to achieve excellence, contact me for information and details of my exceptional experience, abilities and skills. I am originally from White Plains, NY and have been living in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for the past fifteen years.

I attended an all boys private Episcopalian boarding school in Concord, NH, called St. Paul's School. Upon receiving an academic scholarship to attend, I accepted and attended the school for three years graduating cum laude in English, Spanish and religion. I also enjoyed courses in history and the social sciences.

Once graduation from St. Paul's School was completed, I attended Princeton University for four years, placed out of the freshman English requirement and went on to major in sociology, minor in education and completed a senior thesis of over 100 pages. In 1979, I accepted a full time position teaching social studies at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY, and in 1981 procured my master of science in education with a specialization in American history.

I moved from White Plains, NY, to teach English in Cali, Colombia, South America from 1990 to 1995. In coming back to the USA, I relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where I worked as an English instructor for two intensive English programs which cater to international/foreign students from all over the world. In addition, I taught English and reading at City College in Fort Lauderdale and also worked with international students there.

If you are willing to work hard, complete the assignments I give you and be open to a multi-faceted approach to learning, I am the tutor of your choice. Contact me for a brief consultation regarding my services and your goals.

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John’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Writing
American History, Anthropology, European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
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College Counseling

I hold a Master's degree in the Science of Education from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. I also have worked as a motivational speaker and tutor for students at City College, Fort Lauderdale, FL. In my own business also known as Educational Excellence, I work with college bound students to provide them with tips on study habits and general organization for a successful college experience.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught Elementary School in White Plains, New York while substitute teaching upon graduation from Princeton. I also hold a certification in the State of New Jersey to teach English and Social Studies for K - 12 after completing the teacher education program at Princeton University Class of '76. Once procuring my MS in Education in 1981, I was also qualified to teach English and Social Studies 7 - 12.


I am an excellent detail oriented English teacher. I procured my license to teach English and Social Studies in NJ grades K-12. In addition, I have self published two books and maintain a blog, website and have a motivational speaking component as well. I would be probably the best in tutoring any student in English.


I am licensed in New York and New Jersey to teach English in public school grades K-12. I have taught English in Cali, Colombia, South America at two private bi-lingual schools, including two universities there in Cali. Here in the USA, I taught intensive English at Embassy CES (Center for English Studies) for three years which included high school students and adults as well. I also taught English and reading at City College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, for three years.

Public Speaking

My name is John I., Director of Educational Excellence. I began this small business as a tutor for college students after having taught in high schools here and abroad, colleges in South America, and a career college in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Since beginning this small business, I have become an author and motivational speaker to groups of high school students, at risk youth with the Urban League of Broward County as well as the Boys and Girls Club here in Fort Lauderdale. I also have self published two books which I do talks on as well as any other subjects/topics a group may need. I have done Black History Month talks as well as been the guest speaker for graduations at the Urban League here.


Over the years of teaching, as I have had a Master of Science in Education since 1981, which I obtained from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, I have tutored students from specific schools as well as done my own private tutoring through my business. I have self-published two books and do my own editing as well. My skills in reading and teaching reading are exemplary, and, I have a plethora of experience in doing so.

SAT Reading

Between the years of 6/2001 and 6/2003, I worked as an intensive English instructor for Embassy CES located on Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. My students ranged in age from high school students to college and professional adults from Europe, Asia and South America. These students wanted professional "standard English" to attend college in the USA or to work with English speaking clients in their countries with professionals. At City College, Fort Lauderdale, I was an English and reading specialist for students beginning their college studies.

Study Skills

I have taught in middle and high school for over 15 years and taught in college for 5 years. While teaching English, reading, debate and personal development at City College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, I started my own business called Educational Excellence. The goal of the study skills component is to equip the student with hands on techniques including outlining, taking notes and underlining important information in a text.

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Princeton University - graduated with B.A.

Iona College (MEd)

Very Patient and Engaging With Our 3rd Grader — John is a great tutor and it is a pleasure having him in our home. He arrives on time or early and is very communicative. In the few sessions we have had, John has been able to connect with our son, which has led to noticeable improvement. John takes time to work with and listen to our son and will redirect his active mind in a very calm consistent manner. John is also open to working with our so ...

— Nicole, Boca Raton, FL on 9/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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John will travel within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313.

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