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Robert P.

Wilmington, NC

$50/hr

Duke PhD/AP grader: Tutoring for AP English, SAT, Reading and Writing

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Background check passed as of 1/31/15
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Very patient but strict! Great tutor.
— Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15

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University of Connecticut
English
Trinity College
Master's
Duke University
PhD

Education

University of Connecticut (English)

Trinity College (Master's)

Duke University (PhD)

About Robert

Hello,

I have taught for many years, including a stint as Cape Fear Academy's teacher of AP Lit and AP Language. I am an AP Reader (I grade students' AP exam essays). The material I work on is secret and I represent the highest level of graders.

However, I have taught all levels of upper school English, from 9th to 12th grade. I am currently helping a young man on the SAT exam and I enjoy his company very much. Some 12th graders I've instructed go to on local community colleges--I teach American Lit at CFCC--some to famous universities. IT DOES NOT MATTER. Each student is equally important.

As my student you can expect clear, direct and KIND instruction. As long as you do your work your SAT scores may well go up 100 points or your AP exam score from a 2 to a 4. I am very supportive and I try to make tutoring a positive occasion rather than a fearful, threatening experience. Your success and happiness is extremely important to me.

My success with students is the best part of what I do. I hope we can work together soon.

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert J. P
Hello,

I have taught for many years, including a stint as Cape Fear Academy's teacher of AP Lit and AP Language. I am an AP Reader (I grade students' AP exam essays). The material I work on is secret and I represent the highest level of graders.

However, I have…
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24 hours notice required
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Travels within 15 miles of Wilmington, NC 28409
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient but strict! Great tutor."

- Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Proofreading

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English

I havev a PhD in English from Duke University.

Literature

I have a PhD in English from Duke University, and completed 135 Credit hours.

Proofreading

I am a top AP reader, and am involved secret materials for the AP. There were 11 of us out of 900 graders to reach this level.

I have proofread the novel of a published novelist and spent most of my life proofreading and marking student essays.

Reading

I have been an outstanding reader all my life. I read for nuance and understand how to teach students see clues such as repetition,pathos,logos and ethos,tone, image patterns, diction, and the like.

SAT Reading

I've taught students how to prepare for the SAT. Students who have had me for English often had their SAT scores go up by 100 points.

SAT Writing

I have taught writing to a wide variety of students for over 40 years and have been recognized a top grader AP essays. My students learn to find their own voice and understand structure; conciseness; transition; logos, ethos and pathos, conciseness and other devices so they can express themselves well. Lastly, they get used to performing under the pressure of timed writing.

Vocabulary

I always worked on vocabulary both in context of texts studied and passages for the AP or SAT. I'm very strong on vocabulary.

Writing

I taught writing in college and high school. I've done intensive work on writing in AP English, IB English and English Comp.

University of Connecticut
English
Trinity College
Master's
Duke University
PhD

Education

University of Connecticut (English)

Trinity College (Master's)

Duke University (PhD)

Very patient but strict! Great tutor. — He isa very patient but tough tutor. He is all about excellence in the work. Dr. Robert P. is patiently working with our son and has boosted his confidence. We are pleased and optimistic at finishing strong at the end. ...

— Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 15 miles of Wilmington, NC 28409.

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