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Larry S.

Milwaukee, WI

$45/hr

Published writer who gets students to communicate better

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Published writer who gets students to communicate better

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I believe that many young people have unique qualities for success if someone has the patience to help them speak and write better. My name is Larry. For many years, I worked as a newspaper reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and now free-lance articles for Milwaukee Magazine.
I know how to get people to talk to me, even students. For the last four years, I have audited courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I enjoy being with curious students and wise professors. As a tutor earlier this year, I learned why a high school junior was not making the grade in English and history classes. After hearing what she had to say, I got her to understand her textbooks and her teachers better.
I think I can do the same for your student.
By the way, I have a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, GED,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Law, 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.

ACT English

I am a veteran newspaper and magazine reporter and an experienced copyeditor. I also have master's degrees in journalism and political science.
I love to write. But I realize how hard it is to write term papers, newspaper stories and magazine articles well. To do so, you must read what you have written out loud making sure that it sounds right and flows off your tongue. You also must be willing to revise your copy several times. It is rare for a writer to be able to compose something grammatically correct and clear and meaningful after only one time.

ACT Reading

I am a veteran newspaper and magazine reporter and an experienced copy editor. I also have masters' degrees in journalism and political science.

American History

As a former newspaper reporter, I always was interested in American history. I think that I could find ways to make history something that your son would find fascinating. President Teddy Roosevelt, with all his quirks, is as interesting as any personality today.

Basketball

I would not call myself a basketball junkie, but I do closely follow the University of Wisconsin basketball team. In the 1999-2000 basketball season, I traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to watch the Badger basketball team win Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games and move onto the Final Four games, where they lost to Michigan State. The athleticism, speed and grace that skilled college basketball players exhibit is something else. As a youth, I played playground basketball,and I played with my two sons while they were growing up. I know a lot about the game, but I have not played competitively in several years. I can teach a beginning player how to dribble with either hand, how to shoot a jump shot, how to shoot free throws, how to make it very difficult to have your shot blocked and how to keep moving to get a pass when you don't have the ball. I also can teach the best ways to stay in front of a man you are guarding, and how to block out other players when you go after a rebound. I guess you could describe as a fan who also likes to play the game.

English

My writing background helps to make me a competent English tutor. My name is Larry. Milwaukee Magazine has published three of my articles, two profiles of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima and former Mequon Mayor Christine Nuernberg, plus an investigative piece on the grocery competition in metropolitan Milwaukee. I also am a veteran newspaper reporter and an experienced copy editor. Additionally in recent years, I have taken four creative writing courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I know that writing is hard work, but a well-written article or story can give a writer great satisfaction. I hope to make your student a disciplined writer and a wordsmith.

GED

I enjoy meeting young people and learning new subjects. I believe that would help me in tutoring a student for the GED. As a senior citizen, I have audited more than 20 courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I currently am training to be a docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I also have earned a master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin and a second master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I formerly worked as a newspaper reporter.

Grammar

My writing experience includes over the last four years, writing five major stories for Milwaukee Magazine. These stories included a profile on Jeff Scrima, the former Waukesha mayor, and a piece on the competitive metropolitan Milwaukee grocery scene.

Reading

I am a former newspaper reporter who now freelances for Milwaukee Magazine. I sell my story ideas to a magazine editor, and I believe that I can sell reading to a reluctant student. You just have to find the right reading material for that individual. If you do, reading becomes a habit that you don't want to break.
I also have master's degrees in journalism and political science.

SAT Writing

I have many years as a professional writer, including working as a reporter for three newspapers and currently writing free-lance articles for Milwaukee Magazine. I have an excellent command of grammar and am a patient and diligent teacher.

Social Studies

For my undergraduate degree in college, I majored in political science and history. I later earned a master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a newspaper reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, I spent more than 10 years covering suburban government in metropolitan Milwaukee. I am fascinated by current events and closely watch the American presidential campaigns, including subscribing to the New York Times Friday-Sunday. Social Studies, most notably American history, always has interested me. After recently seeing the movie, "Lincoln," I read the Doris Kearns Goodwin book, "Team of Rivals."

Study Skills

I have master's degrees in political science and in journalism. In the last couple of years, I have audited many courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I have learned that to understand a textbook fully, you must underline the main ideas in each paragraph and try in your own words to summarize what you have just read. You also must read text chapters at least twice, once to get a general idea of what the author is saying and the second time to get the less subtle points that the author is making. If a concept is hard to comprehend, you also should check the index to see if the author has discussed that concept elsewhere in the book.
Many textbook authors also will tell you at the start of each chapter what they hope the reader will learn in that chapter. It pays to read those "sneak previews" carefully, so that you alert to what the author considers important. In some textbooks, the authors will list the main concepts at the end of each chapter with the page number where the concept was introduced. Then if you have forgotten something, you can and should go back and review the concept.

Tennis

I regularly have played tennis for many years and currently compete in a 3.5-mixed doubles league on Saturday mornings. For several summers, I played on a men's 3.5-state league team in singles and doubles. Besides speed, coordination and eye-hand concentration, being good in tennis requires taking control on the court. Successful players hit shots that move their opponents all over the court and get the ball past them or make them hit unforced errors. Having a strong serve and an aggressive net game also helps you to win.

Writing

I bring extensive writing experience to a tutoring job. My experience includes being a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter for many years and currently writing freelance articles for Milwaukee Magazine. In the magazine's September 2013 edition, I wrote a well-received article on the highly competitive nature of student recruitment at private and public high schools in metropolitan Milwaukee.
In recent years, I have taken creative writing courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and like the give-and-take of critiquing other students' short stories.
In conclusion, I enjoy helping students do their best writing work.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
political science
Northwestern University
Master's
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master's

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (political science)

Northwestern University (Master's)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Larry will travel within 20 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53217.


About Larry

I believe that many young people have unique qualities for success if someone has the patience to help them speak and write better. My name is Larry. For many years, I worked as a newspaper reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and now free-lance articles for Milwaukee Magazine.
I know how to get people to talk to me, even students. For the last four years, I have audited courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I enjoy being with curious students and wise professors. As a tutor earlier this year, I learned why a high school junior was not making the grade in English and history classes. After hearing what she had to say, I got her to understand her textbooks and her teachers better.
I think I can do the same for your student.
By the way, I have a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
political science
Northwestern University
Master's
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master's

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (political science)

Northwestern University (Master's)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53217

Larry’s Subjects

English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, GED,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Law, 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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