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Frank D.

Scottsdale, AZ

$25/hour

Research Report Professional

20+ Hours
4.9 average from 14 ratings
I had fun. Frank is great!
— Ondrej, Phoenix, AZ on 12/11/16

$25/Hour


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California State University, Los Angeles
Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

California State University, Los Angeles (Engineering)

California State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

About Frank

After a fulfilling career in technical documentation, I am helping young writers to attain the same results and fulfillment I felt on my best writing projects.

My 45-year immersion in journalism, research, and technical report writing ran the range of research problem statements, task assignments, technical reports, system design criteria, specifications, test reports, proposals, theory-of-operation papers, operation and maintenance manuals, forensic reports, military system repair instructions and lesson plans, radio news and commercial scripts, and consumer equipment user guides.

The subjects I have taught in industry included engineering calculation fundamentals, software utilization, and electronic system maintenance. I also had some rewarding assignments as a substitute teacher in the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Through the years, I mastered many of the features of the Microsoft and OpenOffice suites of word processors, spreadsheet programs, presentation packages, and data base applications.

My preferred tutoring role is that of a writing coach instead of an editor. Rather than proofreading a paper, I prefer to point out those sections I would wish to see improved, sketch out the changes, and cite the applicable grammar rules, rubric items, or style manual sections. I then set a time to check subsequent revisions until I think the student has understood the requirements and the document is ready for submission.

I tutor Fridays and weekends, online or at the student's choice of location.

Please contact me to discuss your particular situations and concerns and plan out how I can help you to be a top writer.
After a fulfilling career in technical documentation, I am helping young writers to attain the same results and fulfillment I felt on my best writing projects.

My 45-year immersion in journalism, research, and technical report writing ran the range of research problem statements, task assignments, technical reports, system design
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85258

"I had fun. Frank is great!"

- Ondrej, Phoenix, AZ on 12/11/16

"A great value and editor"

- Michael, Phoenix, AZ on 9/16/16
English:
Grammar, Proofreading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel

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.

Microsoft Excel

My main Excel qualification is my extensive use of the application at work, where I manipulate data with complex formulas, format the cells, and graph the results.

Proofreading

My proofreading qualifications stem from my present job as a research project manager, in which I proofread draft technical reports that researchers will revise and resubmit. I excelled in formal courses on technical report writing, and I have authored my own master's thesis and numerous papers and manuals for industry. My background also includes newspaper writing and editing.

Writing

As a full-time research project manager, I help sponsors to develop problem statements, write task assignments to establish research direction for universities and consultants, chair meetings of sponsors and researchers, review and approve chapter deliverables, and manage final editing of reports to be published. I can help student writers with all phases of their research projects.

California State University, Los Angeles
Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
Master's

Education

California State University, Los Angeles (Engineering)

California State University, Los Angeles (Master's)

I had fun. Frank is great!

Frank is experienced, effective, and easy to work with. I enjoyed my lesson and learned a lot. I recommend Frank to others. He is well worth the time and money.

— Ondrej, Phoenix, AZ on 12/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85258.