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Brandon P.

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Grosse Pointe, MI (48230)

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Hello, my name is Brandon. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Michigan in 2001, and a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University in 2010. I currently teach Introduction to American Government at Wayne County Community College District, and have done so since 2010. I also work at Wayne State University in the School of Medicine, for the Neurosurgery Department. There, I work in administration, focusing on budgeting, finance and human relations. I also do work relating to my previous role with the department as a Research Assistant, aiding our physicians with literary and library research, manuscript preparation, editing, and submission. I am also responsible for our department's webpage and social media efforts.

Through my time teaching, I have found the most effective way for me to engage students is to personalize or tailor the instruction to each student as much as possible. Each of us learn differently, and I try to find the methods that help each of my students succeed. I'd like to bring that approach to tutoring as well; I'll take the time to learn what helps you learn, and then apply it to our time together while discussing topics, methods, and concepts. Once we find what works the best for you, we will both be able to tackle any subject necessary.

I am available to tutor in Government, Political Science, Literature, Reading, Writing, and Microsoft Office products that I use for my professions on a daily basis. I am also available to help with the process of paper/manuscript preparation, editing, revision, and completion.

I look forward to hearing from you soon to help you with your educational endeavors.

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Brandon’s subjects

ACT English

I majored in English as an undergraduate, and I have studied both the literature and the language aspects of the field.

Relating to ACT English, I scored a composite 32 on the ACT test, excelling in all areas of the test.

ACT Reading

Not only have I been reading for the last 32 years, reading has been the staple of my educational life. I have engaged many texts in my History, English, and Public Administration classes. Also, I read for pleasure on a regular basis, and am a member of a regularly-meeting book club.

Relating to ACT Reading, I scored a composite 32 on the ACT test, excelling in all areas of the test.

American History

My undergraduate studies were heavy in history, ranging from American to Chinese to European histories.

Also, I am an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, where I teach Introduction to American Government. I have been teaching this class for three years, presently. This class starts with a good look at the history and formation of the United States.

English

I majored in English as an undergraduate, and I have studied both the literature, language, and grammar aspects of the field.

I also perform a wide variety of proofreading and editing tasks currently, which enhances my knowledge of the language.

Government & Politics

I have recently completed my graduate studies for a Master's in Public Administration, which deals extensively with government and politics.

Also, I am an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, where I teach Introduction to American Government. I have been teaching this class for three years, presently.

Grammar

I majored in English as an undergraduate, and I have studied both the literature, language, and grammar aspects of the field.

I also perform a wide variety of proofreading and editing tasks currently, which enhances my knowledge of the language.

Literature

I studied a wide variety of literature in my undergraduate studies. This included Shakespeare, Roman and Greek mythology, and contemporary writers and poets. I am also an avid reader that is a member of a book club, and I search out new literature often.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for a variety of professional and education uses for the last 7 years. In that time, I have self-taught myself to use the program from a beginner's level to a high intermediate / low expert level.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used Microsoft Powerpoint for a variety of professional and education uses for the last 4 years. In that time, I have self-taught myself to use the program from a beginner's level to a high intermediate / low expert level.

I use presentations extensively for my American Government classes, and utilize a variety of transitions, animations, styles, and multimedia types.

Microsoft Word

I have used Microsoft Word for a variety of professional and education uses for the last 16 years. In that time, I have self-taught myself to use the program from a beginner's level to a high intermediate / low expert level.

Proofreading

In my current position, I proofread on a regular basis. This includes the preparation of scholarly manuscripts for our physicians, residents, and fellows. I am also responsible for maintaining our social media and website, which includes extensive editing and proofreading as well.

Public Speaking

Through my lectures to students in my political science classes, I have progressed from someone who did not like to speak in front of one person, let alone many, to someone who can confidently and efficiently relay information to people publicly on short notice.

I have learned methods and practices to effectively provide information in a public speech, how to manage time during a speech, and how to best engage an audience. I also can help individuals with the fear and anxiety that often comes with public speaking, as I am someone who has gone through the same problems in my life.

Reading

Not only have I been reading for the last 32 years, reading has been the staple of my educational life. I have engaged many texts in my History, English, and Public Administration classes. Also, I read for pleasure on a regular basis, and am a member of a regularly-meeting book club.

SAT Reading

Reading for the last 32 years, the pastime has been the staple of my educational life. I have engaged many texts in my History, English, and Public Administration classes. Also, I read for pleasure on a regular basis, and am a member of a regularly-meeting book club.

I apply all of these skills to the SAT Reading section, along with my knowledge in the English language, grammar, and vocabulary.

SAT Writing

I have had to write an extensive amount of papers on a variety of subjects, with a variety of citation methods and writing styles required. I have experience writing different types of papers as well.

Also, I have extensive experience with writing at one of my current positions, where I often take an active role in the preparation of manuscripts and journal articles.

I apply all of this experience and knowledge to studying for the SAT Writing section.

Vocabulary

I majored in English as an undergraduate, and I have studied both the literature, language, and grammar aspects of the field.

I also perform a wide variety of proofreading and editing tasks currently, which enhances my knowledge of the language. The combination of these factor have allowed me to gain knowledge into the English vocabulary, and have also allowed me to expand my knowledge in this realm as well.

World History

My undergraduate studies were heavy in history, ranging from American to Chinese to European histories. I have continued to study world history as time allows. My current interests are the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages.

Writing

Throughout my studies, I have had to write an extensive amount of papers on a variety of subjects, with a variety of citation methods and writing styles required. Also, I have extensive experience with writing at one of my current positions, where I often take an active role in the preparation of manuscripts and journal articles.

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Education

University of Michigan (History English)

Central Michigan University (Master's)

Great Tutor! — Brandon was very knowledgeable on Shakespearean lit. He was extremely helpful. My son really understood what he needed to (Macbeth) after his session with Brandon. I highly recommend using him. ...

— Kristen, Grosse Pointe, MI on 8/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 40 miles of Grosse Pointe, MI 48230.

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