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Eric S.

Blairstown, NJ

$45/hr

St. Andrews Grad: Writer and Teacher

St. Andrews Grad: Writer and Teacher

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I am a published journalist, writer, and graduate of the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and Durham University (England), with honors in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. I have led M.A. level courses at my previous university. My strong faculties in writing have been further enhanced through rigorous practice and scholarship in both the public and private sphere, in presentation and in policy analysis. I am a confident teacher. I stress fundamentals of writing and teach students to "read" like a scholar. My students range from undergraduates at universities in the United States / Canada / United Kingdom (which I conduct via Skype) and high-school aged pupils.

My teaching philosophy is founded on the development of natural aptitudes in reading and writing, working individually with each student to enhance strengths and augment weaknesses. My mission in education is to teach how to learn. The life of the mind is an exciting one, and in any setting, writing faculties are respected as great merit and virtue. I also possess a depth and breadth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, from international politics to 19th century poetry, from finance and forex trading to philosophy. If you're keen to learn something, chances are I already know something about it, but I'll go further and learn more about it!

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
Computer:
Photography
History:
American History,
Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Composition (Music), Music History
Art:
Art Theory , Composition (Music), Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
Grammar, 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.

American History

My educational trajectory has been contingent upon my knowledge and successful application of knowledge of American History. I took a keen interest in high school, focusing on the revolutionary period in the late 18th century, the policies of the bipolar world system in the Cold-War era, and especially a focus on culture and history between the 1920s to the present debates ranging American foreign policy to electoral politics. I have curricula to satisfy learners of every level interested in most any era in American history. It is also important to note that I have obtained a 95% score on US History GRE and a perfect 5.0 in AP US History. As a traveling scholar I frequently presented and wrote on American history as pertains to its engagement with the world. I was also living that, 8 years of my adult as an ex-patriate in Europe. And I was teaching it, to eager pupils who knew little English to undergraduate seminars at the university level. I am confident that my expertise and passion for teaching would make me a great candidate to teach your child American History.

Social Studies

My educational background is in the social sciences, in the philosophies that underpin the study of the humanities. From teaching university level classes to previous tutorials, leadership in civic and social organizations including heading a charity for healthy water in Africa, a multitude of expressions in the social sphere have aided, and been facilitated by general social studies knowledge. I have the practical experience and inspire a critical approach in learning and understanding the study of society that is necessary to achieve at a high-level. I have professional, academic, and personal experience that will not only provide me with the knowledge of the diverse sets of social relations this study encompasses, but with the enthusiasm I feel is necessary to teaching social studies.

Study Skills

As a successful university and postgraduate student, I have relied on tried and true study habits and skills. I stress "smart-work", enhancing efficiency and enabling more deep study. Navigating any kind of study requires more than aptitude and effort. From elementary school through the post-graduate university level, I have learned both practical and psychological approaches to learning that are effective, sustainable, and have been taught with great conviction and success in the past. My former pupil had an "attitude" problem. It was pretty clear after three lessons that her attitude towards study was sabotaging her talents. When students learn to learn, as I teach students to "read", it unleashes their creative and academic potential as much as it enriches other parts of life. I had given the aforementioned pupil a historical fiction novel set in Nigeria before I went to St. Andrews University. When I returned over the Christmas holiday, she wanted to know more about Africa. She was proud to show me an atlas she had bought and named nearly forty countries on the African continent! Who do you think was more proud? I am confident that my previous successes in teaching have resulted in better performance in my pupils.

St. Andrews University (Scotland)
St. Andrews (Scotland)
Master's
Durham University (England)
Master's

Education

St. Andrews University (Scotland)

St. Andrews (Scotland) (Master's)

Durham University (England) (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 20 miles of Blairstown, NJ 07825.


About Eric

I am a published journalist, writer, and graduate of the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and Durham University (England), with honors in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. I have led M.A. level courses at my previous university. My strong faculties in writing have been further enhanced through rigorous practice and scholarship in both the public and private sphere, in presentation and in policy analysis. I am a confident teacher. I stress fundamentals of writing and teach students to "read" like a scholar. My students range from undergraduates at universities in the United States / Canada / United Kingdom (which I conduct via Skype) and high-school aged pupils.

My teaching philosophy is founded on the development of natural aptitudes in reading and writing, working individually with each student to enhance strengths and augment weaknesses. My mission in education is to teach how to learn. The life of the mind is an exciting one, and in any setting, writing faculties are respected as great merit and virtue. I also possess a depth and breadth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, from international politics to 19th century poetry, from finance and forex trading to philosophy. If you're keen to learn something, chances are I already know something about it, but I'll go further and learn more about it!

Education

St. Andrews University (Scotland)
St. Andrews (Scotland)
Master's
Durham University (England)
Master's

Education

St. Andrews University (Scotland)

St. Andrews (Scotland) (Master's)

Durham University (England) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Blairstown, NJ 07825

Eric’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
Computer:
Photography
History:
American History,
Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Composition (Music), Music History
Art:
Art Theory , Composition (Music), Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess
Corporate Training:
Grammar, 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.


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