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Richard P.

American Canyon, CA

$20/hour

Help with US Government or English?

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UC Davis
Classical Civ.

Education

UC Davis (Classical Civ.)

About Richard

Hi-

My name is Rich Peterson and over the last 17 years (since graduating high school), I've had the chance to do a little bit of everything. I've worked in a dentist's office, for a construction company, as a children's shoe salesman, in a fish market, TA'd in college...I've been a baker, a temporary employee in Cardiovascular departments and government agencies. I have become, essentially, a Jack of all trades. And yet, there are two areas at which I still excel. One comes naturally while the other I have invested over 12 years as either a paid employee or high functioning volunteer: the two subjects are government and english.

Are you having problems in your civics class? I can help. Chances are that I've been part of the action on a federal, state and local level. I worked in Washington, DC for 2 years, including 1.5 years in the Capitol Building as a staffer and intern. I have been involved in state-wide politics on campaigns, and am very familiar with how local politics works.

Do you want to learn how to write? I can help. Never mind the 10-plus writing classes that I took in college, working in a business environment for the last 12 years, I have learned invaluable lessons about the best way to get to the point and grab someone's attention.

I have a BA in Classical Civilization, so chances are if you're having problems interpreting a particular passage of a particular book, I will be able to help and explain in a clear, concise manner (completely unlike this essay).

I understand that people don't learn the same way, and so I'm willing to repeat a complex thought or problem in as many different ways as it takes for someone to understand.

I have been a teacher, either of other professionals or as an undergraduate TA in one way or another for most of the last 15 years. It's actually something that I'm pretty good at, and it's something that truly makes me smile when a client, peer or underling finally understands.

I hope to hear from you.

Rich
Hi-

My name is Rich Peterson and over the last 17 years (since graduating high school), I've had the chance to do a little bit of everything. I've worked in a dentist's office, for a construction company, as a children's shoe salesman, in a fish market, TA'd in college...I've been a baker, a temporary employee in Cardiovascular
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of American Canyon, CA 94503
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I graduated with a degree in Classical Civilization from UC Davis in 1997. I focused on Greek and Roman Literature and Language; however I also studied Ancient History. I had a paper on Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" published as an undergraduate student.

Political Science

I received a minor in Political Science from UC Davis. After graduating, I moved to Washington, DC and worked on - and around - Capitol Hill for 2 years. Among other positions, I worked as an editorial assistant from Congressional Quarterly, and a staff assistant for Congressman Elijah Cummings. From 2002 - 2008 I ran my own campaign consulting business. I worked for the Phil Angelides for Governor Campaign as an organizer in 2006 among other positions. More recently, I have served on the Planning Commission for the City of American Canyon.

UC Davis
Classical Civ.

Education

UC Davis (Classical Civ.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 30 miles of American Canyon, CA 94503.