Over 200 tutoring hours

Edward W.

Prescott, AZ

$30/hour

Writing, Reading, History, Basketball Coach

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/23/10
4.9 average from 68 ratings
Ed is amazing
— Mordy, Monscy, NY on 6/24/15

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Dartmouth College
English Literature
Southern Methodist University
Master's
Southern Methodist University
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (English Literature)

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

About Edward

From Parents of Student -
Our experience with Ed W. was exceptional. Our son had significant writing challenges that ranged from simple mechanics and spelling to more complex sentence structure needs. Through Ed’s approach and assistance, our son has significantly improved his capacity as a writer.
We still have work to do, and Ed will be a part of that future. By spending time with our son, Ed created a customized approach and strategy to help achieve the basics and the more complex needs of writing. Ed always came prepared and ready to teach. Timothy looked forward to his time with Ed and felt that Ed truly understood how to teach him so he would learn the material. Ed had a way of relating to Timothy by using his personal interests and incorporating these into the lesson. Ed would follow up each session with a detailed critique of the session, and plans for future meetings.
We have been very pleased with his teaching techniques and his flexibility to modify the content to fill the specific needs we have. We think Ed is fantastic in his ability to help children become better writers. We would welcome further discussion about Ed and his teaching skills, as he is a fine educator whom we feel very lucky to have taught, and continue to teach our son.
From Parents of Student -
Our experience with Ed W. was exceptional. Our son had significant writing challenges that ranged from simple mechanics and spelling to more complex sentence structure needs. Through Ed’s approach
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Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Prescott, AZ 86303
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Ed is amazing"

- Mordy, Monscy, NY on 6/24/15

"Very knowledgeable and dedicated to motivating reluctant learners"

- Mariya, Prescott, AZ on 6/18/14
Science:
Philosophy
Art:
Art History
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
SAT Writing
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

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

I have taught American history for six years. I have been a researcher and writer for nearly a dozen museum exhibits in Texas, ranging from the American Airpower Heritage Museum in Midland to Heritage Hall at Southern Methodist University.

Basketball

I particularly can help your shooting and defense. After being selected all-state at Weymouth High School in Massachusetts, I started at No. 2 guard for Dartmouth College where I played against players such as Basketball Hall of Famer Dr. J (Julius Erving)from UMass, former NBA Rookie-of-the-Year Geoff Petrie from Princeton, and former LA Lakers starter Jim McMillian from Columbia. I have coached in a number of summer camps and also a middle school boys team from the Torah Day School of Dallas for two years. I can help you with rotation on your shot, squaring yourself to the basket when shooting, and how to get free for an open shot using backdoor moves and screens. Defensively, I can especially help with footwork, fighting over picks and switching, guarding the baseline, and taking the charge.

Bible Studies

I have a Master's Degree in Theologicial Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, where I also served as a chaplain assistant for five years.

Career Development

I had more than 10 years' experience (1995-2006) operating a career development program for student-athletes at Southern Methodist University through a program I created - PALS (Preparing Achievers for Lifetime Success). During that time, I assisted more than 1,000 students with resumes, interview skills, and job placement (both for summer and full-time jobs).

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with elementary school-aged children in writing for more than two years through Wyzant. I helped a set of triplets in writing for more than one year. They were 4th-5th graders at the time. I also tutored a second grade student in reading through the Region 10 program in Richardson/Dallas for more than one year. I am also a full-time teacher of 5th and 6th graders in history.

English

I have a B.S. in English from Dartmouth College and a long career as an English teacher and tutor, freelance travel writer, magazine editor, and correspondent for the Daily Courier in Prescott.

Grammar

I have a B.S. in English from Dartmouth College and a long career as a freelance travel writer, magazine editor, columnist for the Dallas Morning News, and correspondent for the Daily Courier in Prescott. The majority of my 200+ hours of tutoring WyzAnt students has been in writing, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar from elementary school to college students.

SAT Writing

I have a B.S. in English from Dartmouth College and a long career as a free-lance travel writer, magazine editor, columnist for the Dallas Morning News, and correspondent for the Daily Courier in Prescott. The majority of my 200+ hours of tutoring WyzAnt students has been in writing, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar from elementary school to college students.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies for the past five years as chair of the history department at Torah Day School of Dallas. I have also traveled extensively to 36 countries and 49 states and have a vast first-hand knowledge of places around the world and their histories and cultures.

Study Skills

I assisted a sixth grade student with writing and study skills for six months through WyzAnt. The student had significant organizational problems that hampered his ability to keep up with his work. I assisted him in creating an organized binder that helped him quite a bit. I also taught him how to study passages from his book and combine the important points them with his class notes. I also helped motivate the student to study by giving him positive reinforcement and holding him accountable for completing his homework.

Writing

I have a B.S. in English from Dartmouth College and a long career as a free-lance travel writer, magazine editor, columnist for the Dallas Morning News, and correspondent for the Daily Courier in Prescott. The majority of my 200+ hours of tutoring WyzAnt students has been in writing, from elementary school to college students.

Dartmouth College
English Literature
Southern Methodist University
Master's
Southern Methodist University
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (English Literature)

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

Southern Methodist University (Master's)

Ed is amazing — Ed is great for anyone looking for help from a wise man. He is knowledgeable in almost everything. I strongly recommend using him. ...

— Mordy, Monscy, NY on 6/24/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Travel policy

Edward will travel within 25 miles of Prescott, AZ 86303.