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Peter S.

Carmel, IN

$50/hr

English - former Faculty Chair

Background check passed as of 3/10/11
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English - former Faculty Chair

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I teach at Park Tudor School, and I have 20 years experience teaching English Literature, analytical and creative writing skills and composition, as well as History, Etymology, SAT and ACT prep, as well as leading a dynamic and highly successful faculty and tutoring over 100 students effectively, with age ranges 9-22 years, preparing many for difficult college entrance examinations and assisting with undergraduate studies.

I also teach writing at IUPUI.

In June 2012, I enjoyed a farewell dinner with one of my tutoring students and his parents. We worked together in a tutoring context for 3 years and I was thrilled the day he emailed me to share the news he was accepted into Harvard University - where he now studies as a freshman.

I also include an extract from a recent letter of thanks, received from the mother of one student I have been tutoring in 2012.

She wrote, "Thank you so much for helping to prepare my son for the ACT. More importantly, however, thank you so much for just TALKING with him. He came home so happy!

Some quotable moments on our half hour ride home that you should know about:

'If I had a teacher like him, I wouldn't be graduating a year early. I would stay in high school to learn more. Right now, I am just trying to get out as fast as possible so that I can study, learn, and do something important.
Now I know there is something to look forward to. I am going to look for professors like him, that I can go to coffee shops with and learn from.'

So there you have it. I don't mean to make you feel uncomfortable, but you should know that you really made a difference in my kid's life, if only during a brief four hour period, at a cafe, over a boring ACT book. You renewed his hope, that someday soon, he just might find an intellectual community he can be a part of....... (or is it "of which he may be a part." I can't end a sentence with a preposition, right?)

You have given him resolve to press on with two more semesters of study in order to get to the next, more inviting stage of life.
Thank you for being a true mentor this evening, in every sense of the word.

Forever grateful."

Testimonials

"My daughter expects to see Peter every week"

- Maggie, Westfield, IN on 9/4/12

"Very engaging tutor"

- Lynda, Indianapolis, IN on 3/24/11

"very helpful lessons with a very experienced teacher"

- Saj and sonia, Indianapolis, IN on 8/26/09
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Archaeology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Archaeology, Classics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I've been a department chair in English for 10 years and I've helped many students prepare college entrance essays and applications, as well as writing many college recommendation letters and references.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a K-12 English department chair at a well established private school in Australia for 10 years before relocating to Indianapolis and teaching at Park Tudor for the past 5 years. I am currently tutoring a third grader and her mother has rated me consistently with 5/5 stars.

Proofreading

As a Faculty Chair for 10 years overseeing an English Department in an academically oriented Private school, I accrued enormous experience proofreading student writing, whether for school based assessment purposes, or college entrance writing tests. I have taught formal and informal writing to students aged 12-18 for more than 20 years, as well as grading and assessing college entrance student writing for over 10 years of a word length between 300-5000 words. Additionally, I have ample proof- reading experience, proofing assessment and policy documents prepared by teaching colleagues. I have proof read literally thousands of student draft literary responses in both a 1-to-1 and online tutoring contexts. I have excellent written English skills and a broad repertoire of strategies to enhance the caliber of student writing.

Study Skills

I have been a faculty chair of English and History or 10 years at a private secondary school. I have been a secondary school teacher for 23 years and a university teacher of writing for 1 year. I have taught in Australia, USA and UK and have tutored for more than 20 years in 3 countries. Suffice to say I am equipped to offer study skills!

Peter’s Resources

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I quietly marvel at the archaeologist who can uncover a shard of pottery and date it by texture, profile and material to within 100 years, anywhere in the slipstream of human history within the last 2000 years. As each human society we are part of leaves cultural footprints for future generations to be edified by, so writers leave personal footprints for later trackers to follow. Those who... read more

There's a real art to communicating clearly and clear communication is a highly valued life skill, particularly when society bombards us with so many mixed messages. People appreciate it when you can get to the essence of what you are trying to say, whether in spoken or written communication. I take an holistic view of written communication. The mechanical dimension to writing is a servant on... read more

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
English Lit, Pol Sci
IUPUI
Master's

Education

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia (English Lit, Pol Sci)

IUPUI (Master's)

My daughter expects to see Peter every week — After we decide to choose Peter as my daughter's writing teacher, she likes to writing! She is looking forward to seeing him every week. Peter is very good at inspiring students thinking. He uses the way that the student likes to write. We like his teaching! ...

— Maggie, Westfield, IN on 9/4/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 15 miles of Carmel, IN 46032.


About Peter

I teach at Park Tudor School, and I have 20 years experience teaching English Literature, analytical and creative writing skills and composition, as well as History, Etymology, SAT and ACT prep, as well as leading a dynamic and highly successful faculty and tutoring over 100 students effectively, with age ranges 9-22 years, preparing many for difficult college entrance examinations and assisting with undergraduate studies.

I also teach writing at IUPUI.

In June 2012, I enjoyed a farewell dinner with one of my tutoring students and his parents. We worked together in a tutoring context for 3 years and I was thrilled the day he emailed me to share the news he was accepted into Harvard University - where he now studies as a freshman.

I also include an extract from a recent letter of thanks, received from the mother of one student I have been tutoring in 2012.

She wrote, "Thank you so much for helping to prepare my son for the ACT. More importantly, however, thank you so much for just TALKING with him. He came home so happy!

Some quotable moments on our half hour ride home that you should know about:

'If I had a teacher like him, I wouldn't be graduating a year early. I would stay in high school to learn more. Right now, I am just trying to get out as fast as possible so that I can study, learn, and do something important.
Now I know there is something to look forward to. I am going to look for professors like him, that I can go to coffee shops with and learn from.'

So there you have it. I don't mean to make you feel uncomfortable, but you should know that you really made a difference in my kid's life, if only during a brief four hour period, at a cafe, over a boring ACT book. You renewed his hope, that someday soon, he just might find an intellectual community he can be a part of....... (or is it "of which he may be a part." I can't end a sentence with a preposition, right?)

You have given him resolve to press on with two more semesters of study in order to get to the next, more inviting stage of life.
Thank you for being a true mentor this evening, in every sense of the word.

Forever grateful."

Testimonials

"My daughter expects to see Peter every week"

- Maggie, Westfield, IN on 9/4/12

"Very engaging tutor"

- Lynda, Indianapolis, IN on 3/24/11

"very helpful lessons with a very experienced teacher"

- Saj and sonia, Indianapolis, IN on 8/26/09

Education

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
English Lit, Pol Sci
IUPUI
Master's

Education

University of Sydney, NSW, Australia (English Lit, Pol Sci)

IUPUI (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Carmel, IN 46032

Peter’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Archaeology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Archaeology, Classics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.


Peter’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Peter. View all of Peter’s resources

I quietly marvel at the archaeologist who can uncover a shard of pottery and date it by texture, profile and material to within 100 years, anywhere in the slipstream of human history within the last 2000 years. As each human society we are part of leaves cultural footprints for future generations to be edified by, so writers leave personal footprints for later trackers to follow. Those who... read more

There's a real art to communicating clearly and clear communication is a highly valued life skill, particularly when society bombards us with so many mixed messages. People appreciate it when you can get to the essence of what you are trying to say, whether in spoken or written communication. I take an holistic view of written communication. The mechanical dimension to writing is a servant on... read more


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