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Bill G.

Greenwood, IN

$40/hr

Experienced Tutor - Math, English, Sci, and more; Degreed, Licensed

Background check passed as of 4/15/13
Usually responds in about 13 hours

Experienced Tutor - Math, English, Sci, and more; Degreed, Licensed

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Having countless years of experience of tutoring elementary through college levels, I have a knack for figuring out exactly how to convey what a student is not getting when it comes to a particular sticking point. I put what is highly technical into easy-to-understand terms. I truly enjoy helping students learn.

My vast experience allows me to quickly assess the individual student's needs and the relevant details of their unique situation, inasmuch as I have a knack for asking all the right questions to get at the heart of the matter. With the vast majority of students I tutor, I ask the student and parents questions they have never been asked and make points that have never been made to them before. I have a unique gift for solving problems that goes far beyond the ability to explain homework. I have taught students how to read who had never read before. I have explained fractions to college students who had never understood how to add or multiply fractions despite repeated attempts from other specialists. I have tutored students of all ages and abilities, from those who have learning disabilities to those who are highly gifted. I'm all about focusing on what is best for the student and helping the student complete his or her homework or prepare for upcoming exams. I've also helped countless students at all levels research and write papers and/or prepare for standardized tests.

It is highly rewarding to impart knowledge of even the most basic concept when I know that a student is breaking through a barrier. My vast experience allows me to quickly identify in very specific terms a student's strengths as well as problem areas. The individual attention that I give the student in tutoring allows me to pick up on the particular needs of the student in very detailed ways. For example, each student benefits from my specific points on how to improve their performance on tests, or finding specific memory tricks.

I have also tutored a number of college students in a variety of subjects, including Philosophy. Many of the concepts are complex and must be analyzed bit by bit. Philosophy often requires logic, but it can also help to be very imaginative. For example, it may take a lot of creative thinking to refute a given theory. I find creative ways of helping each and every student understand and remember particularly difficult concepts in a variety of subjects. There are countless examples in history of the fruits of imaginative thinking and new ideas, and I see every student as having great potential.

I'm consistent at showing dignity and respect to all individuals. I've recently obtained an Indiana teacher's license, but I have long realized that I have a very definite gift for teaching. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy). Majors: Psychology and History; Phi Alpha Theta - Honor Society for History; Minors in Business Administration and Philosophy. In college, I had two semesters of Biology, two of Chemistry, two of Calculus, two of calculus-based Physics, all taken as electives. I've done coursework in legal research. I also have a current Health Facility Administrator's license on file with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, which shows my business and leadership acumen as well as expertise in the health care field. This also means that I have the equivalent of three bachelor's degrees. I have an advanced certification in Westlaw for legal research, and I am president and founder of a consulting company.

I encourage parents to sit in on tutoring sessions if they like. I am always more than willing to spend time speaking with parents about educational, learning, and related issues. Parents are by far the most important advocates for a student. My role as a tutor includes encouraging students and parents in the continuous process of education and learning. The only way that I know how to help someone is with complete honesty and efficiency. If I can see a way to help a student break through a barrier sooner rather than later, I will help them to accomplish that as soon as possible.

Having decades of experience, I've helped students break through barriers so quickly that everyone was surprised. I can sometimes teach a student how to help themselves or how to think about or approach a subject in a way they had never heard before and in a way that they didn't need my services for very long at all. I have also helped students for the long term; everyone has unique needs and learning issues. Being personable but discreet and easy to talk to about your unique needs and goals, I am confident in my ability to communicate and tutor effectively and efficiently and make a significant difference for you.

As far as my hourly rate, I’m willing to consider the number of hours of tutoring, as well as my driving distance. I'm very happily married with a family of my own and therefore understand family-oriented situations and scheduling needs. I hope I get the chance to talk with you.

Sincerely,
Bill

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business, Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry,
Economics, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Football
Corporate Training:
Business, Economics, Grammar,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 are among my strongest and most experienced subjects for tutoring, along with Geometry and Elementary Math. I have years of experience tutoring for math exams and standardized tests.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

American History

History having been one of my undergraduate majors in college, I have extensive exposure to issues in the field, especially American History. When I was in college, I helped other students prepare for History exams. My skills for research, writing, reading, vocabulary, etc are also relevant to studying History. My experiences tutoring international students as well as working and socializing with other foreigners have allowed me to better appreciate the diversity throughout society as well as many aspects of each individual culture for its intrinsic value. My extensive knowledge and appreciation for American History, law, and culture nonetheless remains an important part of my educational background and experience.

Chemistry

I had two semesters of college chemistry, and I have experience tutoring chemistry.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is among my strongest and most experienced subjects for tutoring, along with Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and other areas. I have years of experience tutoring for math exams and standardized tests.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

English

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my English tutoring skills over time. I have extensive exposure to a variety of English literature. I've written hundreds of poems and stories. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and do not expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the vocabulary that I am using to explain a particular point. The new terms used in homework or in a handout may require review and explanation as the new vocabulary can become a sticking point when it comes to learning new material.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Geometry

Geometry is among my strongest and most experienced subjects for tutoring, along with Elementary Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra, and other areas. I have years of experience tutoring for math exams and standardized tests.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Grammar

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my grammar skills over time. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult or technical points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the finer points of grammar that I am explaining. I am very meticulous about grammar, and I am very positive and encouraging to students whether they struggle a little or a lot in this area.
I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals.

My college level writing using the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as with the Turabian Style and APA Style, added to my extensive grammar skills. This experience helped me to learn the many finer points and nuances of English grammar.

Phonics

I have experience teaching reading by using phonics. The first time I taught a child how to read is what told me that I must have a gift for teaching. Instructing children how to pronounce certain words and enunciate specific sounds (phonics) that they had never been able to pronounce before are also among my experiences that I find very rewarding. As I regard parents as the most important advocates of their student children, I am also very experienced at working with parents to set relevant goals. Students tend to be readily motivated by my encouraging ways. Consistently very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals, I enjoy using my gifts for tutoring. I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Indianapolis.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra and Algebra are among my strongest and most experienced subjects for tutoring, along with Geometry, Elementary Math, and other areas. I have years of experience tutoring for math exams and standardized tests.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Proofreading

I am very particular about proofreading my own writing, and I have a lot of practice and experience at it. My habit of proofreading just about anything I read adds to my experience and skill in this area. I do not rely on spellchecker.

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my English tutoring skills over time. I have extensive exposure to a variety of English literature. I've written hundreds of poems and stories. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and do not expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the vocabulary that I am using to explain a particular point. The new terms used in homework or in a handout may require review and explanation as the new vocabulary can become a sticking point when it comes to learning new material.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Psychology

I earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. I have also learned a great deal about psychology from countless experiences outside the classroom as well. I have written formally on issues such as suicide prevention; narcissism; similarities between certain hypothyroid symptoms and bipolar disorder; and caring for individuals with dementia. I also hold an active Health Facility Administrator's license in Indiana, and I have experience tutoring in Psychology at the graduate level.

Reading

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my English tutoring skills over time. I have extensive exposure to a variety of English literature. I've written hundreds of poems and stories. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and do not expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the vocabulary that I am using to explain a particular point. The new terms used in homework or in a handout may require review and explanation as the new vocabulary can become a sticking point when it comes to learning new material. I also have experience teaching children how to read.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Social Studies

History having been one of my undergraduate majors in college, I have expensive exposure to issues in Social Studies. I also have years of experience tutoring Social Studies as well as experience in Social Studies tests for standardized exams. My skills for research, writing, reading, vocabulary, etc are also relevant for Social Studies. My experiences tutoring international students as well as working and socializing with other foreigners have allowed me to better appreciate the diversity throughout society as well as many aspects of each individual culture for its intrinsic value. My extensive knowledge and appreciation for American History, law, and culture nonetheless remains an important part of my educational background and experience.

Spelling

I am very particular about spelling, and for college and professional level writing I don't hesitate to look up words if I have any doubt at all. I do not rely on spellchecker. As far as tutoring students in spelling, I have a knack for finding ways of helping each individual student remember how to spell a word with which they might be having difficulty.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Study Skills

I improved my own study skills over time, so I have many specific suggestions for improving study skills that take into consideration the uniqueness of each individual student. I enjoy tutoring and helping students learn, and with my many years of experience, I have a knack for pinpointing what study skills or pointers might help each individual student. I can't help but make constructive suggestions in an encouraging way. Being very consistent with a positive attitude. Rather, I'm very attuned to each student's and the parents' needs and their situation.

Vocabulary

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my vocabulary over time. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult or technical points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and do not expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the vocabulary that I am using to explain a particular point. The new terms used in homework or in a handout may require review and explanation as the new vocabulary can become a sticking point when it comes to learning new material.

Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve.

Writing

I have many years' experience reading and writing that has helped me to improve my skills for tutoring English writing over a period of time. I have extensive exposure to a variety of English literature. I've written hundreds of poems and stories. I nonetheless have an uncanny ability to explain difficult points to students, so I do not "talk over their heads" and do not expect them to sort it out on their own. I make sure that the student understands the vocabulary that I am using to explain a particular point. The new terms used in homework, in a handout, or in a given passage may require review and explanation as the new vocabulary can become a sticking point when it comes to learning new material. I am consistently very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals.

My college level writing using the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as with the Turabian Style and APA Style, has added greatly to my skills as a writer. This experience has helped me to learn the many finer points and nuances of English grammar and usage while working on a written composition.

Bill’s Resources

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Hello, Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve. Have a great day. Sincerely, Bill... read more

Hello, In an attempt to convince people to hire me as their tutor, I find that I am sounding less humble than I otherwise would. In the course of conducting everyday business as well as in less formal interactions in person, I do not usually carry on about how my gifts brought to bear on you or your student's issues will help them to see the light. So, while I risk coming across as a bit... read more

Hello, While admittedly new to WyzAnt, I have many years of experience tutoring, especially in math, English, and science. By no means is math my only strength. Having an exceptional gift for very calmly and carefully explaining math problems and a variety of other subjects to students who are struggling, I also pick up on exactly what the student is not quite getting and why. Each individual... read more

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Psyc Hist, Biz Minor
Valparaiso Univ School of Law
Graduate Coursework

Education

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (Psyc Hist, Biz Minor)

Valparaiso Univ School of Law (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 14 miles of Greenwood, IN 46143.


About Bill

Having countless years of experience of tutoring elementary through college levels, I have a knack for figuring out exactly how to convey what a student is not getting when it comes to a particular sticking point. I put what is highly technical into easy-to-understand terms. I truly enjoy helping students learn.

My vast experience allows me to quickly assess the individual student's needs and the relevant details of their unique situation, inasmuch as I have a knack for asking all the right questions to get at the heart of the matter. With the vast majority of students I tutor, I ask the student and parents questions they have never been asked and make points that have never been made to them before. I have a unique gift for solving problems that goes far beyond the ability to explain homework. I have taught students how to read who had never read before. I have explained fractions to college students who had never understood how to add or multiply fractions despite repeated attempts from other specialists. I have tutored students of all ages and abilities, from those who have learning disabilities to those who are highly gifted. I'm all about focusing on what is best for the student and helping the student complete his or her homework or prepare for upcoming exams. I've also helped countless students at all levels research and write papers and/or prepare for standardized tests.

It is highly rewarding to impart knowledge of even the most basic concept when I know that a student is breaking through a barrier. My vast experience allows me to quickly identify in very specific terms a student's strengths as well as problem areas. The individual attention that I give the student in tutoring allows me to pick up on the particular needs of the student in very detailed ways. For example, each student benefits from my specific points on how to improve their performance on tests, or finding specific memory tricks.

I have also tutored a number of college students in a variety of subjects, including Philosophy. Many of the concepts are complex and must be analyzed bit by bit. Philosophy often requires logic, but it can also help to be very imaginative. For example, it may take a lot of creative thinking to refute a given theory. I find creative ways of helping each and every student understand and remember particularly difficult concepts in a variety of subjects. There are countless examples in history of the fruits of imaginative thinking and new ideas, and I see every student as having great potential.

I'm consistent at showing dignity and respect to all individuals. I've recently obtained an Indiana teacher's license, but I have long realized that I have a very definite gift for teaching. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy). Majors: Psychology and History; Phi Alpha Theta - Honor Society for History; Minors in Business Administration and Philosophy. In college, I had two semesters of Biology, two of Chemistry, two of Calculus, two of calculus-based Physics, all taken as electives. I've done coursework in legal research. I also have a current Health Facility Administrator's license on file with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, which shows my business and leadership acumen as well as expertise in the health care field. This also means that I have the equivalent of three bachelor's degrees. I have an advanced certification in Westlaw for legal research, and I am president and founder of a consulting company.

I encourage parents to sit in on tutoring sessions if they like. I am always more than willing to spend time speaking with parents about educational, learning, and related issues. Parents are by far the most important advocates for a student. My role as a tutor includes encouraging students and parents in the continuous process of education and learning. The only way that I know how to help someone is with complete honesty and efficiency. If I can see a way to help a student break through a barrier sooner rather than later, I will help them to accomplish that as soon as possible.

Having decades of experience, I've helped students break through barriers so quickly that everyone was surprised. I can sometimes teach a student how to help themselves or how to think about or approach a subject in a way they had never heard before and in a way that they didn't need my services for very long at all. I have also helped students for the long term; everyone has unique needs and learning issues. Being personable but discreet and easy to talk to about your unique needs and goals, I am confident in my ability to communicate and tutor effectively and efficiently and make a significant difference for you.

As far as my hourly rate, I’m willing to consider the number of hours of tutoring, as well as my driving distance. I'm very happily married with a family of my own and therefore understand family-oriented situations and scheduling needs. I hope I get the chance to talk with you.

Sincerely,
Bill

Education

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Psyc Hist, Biz Minor
Valparaiso Univ School of Law
Graduate Coursework

Education

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (Psyc Hist, Biz Minor)

Valparaiso Univ School of Law (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 14 miles of Greenwood, IN 46143

Bill’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business, Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry,
Economics, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Football
Corporate Training:
Business, Economics, Grammar,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, 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.


Bill’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 Bill. View all of Bill’s resources

Hello, Students tend to need encouragement to become motivated. I am always very positive and encouraging toward students to help motivate them to achieve their goals. I enjoy using my gifts for teaching and tutoring to help students learn, and I am very experienced at working with parents and students to set goals as well as to help students achieve. Have a great day. Sincerely, Bill... read more

Hello, In an attempt to convince people to hire me as their tutor, I find that I am sounding less humble than I otherwise would. In the course of conducting everyday business as well as in less formal interactions in person, I do not usually carry on about how my gifts brought to bear on you or your student's issues will help them to see the light. So, while I risk coming across as a bit... read more

Hello, While admittedly new to WyzAnt, I have many years of experience tutoring, especially in math, English, and science. By no means is math my only strength. Having an exceptional gift for very calmly and carefully explaining math problems and a variety of other subjects to students who are struggling, I also pick up on exactly what the student is not quite getting and why. Each individual... read more


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