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Brendan W.

Berkeley, CA

$55/hour

Superb, Accesible Tutoring in English, Writing, Religion, Humanities

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Simpson University
Literature, Folklore
Saint Mary's College of California
Master's
Graduate Theological Union
Other

Education

Simpson University (Literature, Folklore)

Saint Mary's College of California (Master's)

Graduate Theological Union (Other)

About Brendan

I'm a professional writer, instructor, and academician with a passion for the humanities and a natural gift for teaching. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make sure my clients receive the instruction they need in a way that is optimally useful and comfortable for them. I have taught English composition, creative writing, literary theory, and Art history at the university level and was also a university Writing Center instructor. I'm presently pursuing a second terminal degree at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

In addition to my pursuits in academia and writing, I am also a pastoral counselor and chaplain-in-training. My approach to tutoring is efficient and precise, but also welcoming and supportive, with a good deal of lightheartedness. I can help make the educational process enjoyable and accessible for you or your child!

I offer the highest quality instruction in English (grammar, composition, creative and technical/academic writing, literature and literary theory), history, anthropology, folklore, philosophy, theology, religious studies, and art history. I occasionally provide some proof-reading services, but I do not take editing jobs.
I'm a professional writer, instructor, and academician with a passion for the humanities and a natural gift for teaching. I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make sure my clients receive the instruction they need in a way that is optimally useful and comfortable for them. I have taught English composition, creative writing, literary Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT English, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
Anthropology,
European History, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Anthropology

I hold an undergraduate degree in folkloristics, which is in essence a subdiscipline of cultural anthropology. As such, I have done a great deal of work in the field of cultural anthropology and remain up-to-date in my academic reading on the subject. Further, my previous academic studies in anthropology are in many ways integral to my current academic work.

Bible Studies

I am presently completing a terminal degree in theology. I have roughly 15 years of experience studying the Bible seriously in an academic fashion, including in its original languages of Greek and Hebrew. I am also in formation as an Anglican priest, and part of that formation requires the ability to have a high level of knowledge regarding Biblical texts, and to be able to speak with some authority to their history, content, and significance.

Religion

The study of religion—in various contexts—has been a major part of my interior life for over 20 years. I have a background in academic religious studies and comparative religion, as well as many years of experiential study in monastic life and immersion in a fairly wide spectrum of religious settings (Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and others). I am presently training to be an Anglican (Episcopal) priest.

Simpson University
Literature, Folklore
Saint Mary's College of California
Master's
Graduate Theological Union
Other

Education

Simpson University (Literature, Folklore)

Saint Mary's College of California (Master's)

Graduate Theological Union (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brendan will travel within 8 miles of Berkeley, CA 94709.