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Bruce C.

Retired Technical Writer and Analyst

Retired Technical Writer and Analyst

$30/hour

  • 28 hours tutoring

About Bruce


Bio

Hello! I am Bruce. I am a retired project manager, environmental engineer, analyst, and technical writer with an extensive background in scientific investigation and analysis, advanced technologies, technical writing, proofreading and editing, and report layout and production. I have a B.A. in Environmental Biology from University of California and a M.S. in Environmental Management from University of San Francisco. During my career, one of my primary responsibilities was training and...

Hello! I am Bruce. I am a retired project manager, environmental engineer, analyst, and technical writer with an extensive background in scientific investigation and analysis, advanced technologies, technical writing, proofreading and editing, and report layout and production. I have a B.A. in Environmental Biology from University of California and a M.S. in Environmental Management from University of San Francisco. During my career, one of my primary responsibilities was training and overseeing the work of junior analysts so instruction, evaluation of their work, and constructive feedback are second nature to me.

My areas of technical expertise are broad, and include biology, zoology, botany, and ecology. Because my professional work regularly involved the investigation of new scientific issues and concerns or new technologies, I am well-versed in researching and writing about technical topics. My work products typically consisted of technical reports – from short technical memos up to and including multi-volume reports – so I have gained extensive experience in English vocabulary and grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, report graphics and tables, report layout and structure, footnoting and citation / references, and other aspects of preparing polished professional-level written work products.

My approach to tutoring is to first develop an understanding of the student’s current academic level and learning goals. I also like to review recent homework and project assignments, quizzes and tests, and the course syllabus. From that information, I can structure a lesson plan to guide the student to achieve their learning goals. I prefer to incorporate real-world information and situations into the lessons because I believe that enhances the value of the lesson. In setting up problem sets, I strive to make the lessons interesting and enjoyable – the best learning occurs when the student is actively engaged. I leave the student with appropriate exercises and assignments to reinforce the concepts and informa


Education

University of California, Santa Barbara
Biology
University of San Francisco
Masters
Mira Costa College
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Business

Project Management

Project Management

For more than 35 years, I managed projects ranging from $250K to $1.5M for well-known environmental and engineering companies. I estimate that in my career I managed more than 250 projects for federal, state, and local agencies and private companies. I have extensive experience delivering professional-level work on time, on or under budget, and to the satisfaction of my clients. I also served as a Department Manager for several years and as a Division Manager for several years - positions in which I supervised project managers.

Computer

CSS,

CSS

I am in my third year of a college-level Media Arts AA degree with a focus on Web Design, and have completed both Beginning and Advanced Web Design with a grade of "A". I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and have completed more than 25 web design projects. My experience includes all kinds of text applications, images and photo galleries, tables and forms, internal and external hyperlinks, and user input/interaction and animation. I can instruct beginning Web Design students in the basics of HTML and CSS.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

I am in my 3rd year of college-level Web Design classes using primarily Dreamweaver to code my projects. I can tutor beginning Web Design students in the use of Dreamweaver and Brackets.
General Computer,

General Computer

My first experience with computers was back in the 1970s, in college, feeding punched cards into a mainframe computer. Later on, I switched to an Apple IIe. I have been using increasingly more advanced desktop and laptop computers - and more recently tablets - for work and personal pursuits for more than 40 years. Along the way, I learned how to build my own desktop computers from scratch and to program in FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL, and C++. I am familiar too with modems and routers and home networks. If you have general computer use questions or issues, I can help you.
HTML,

HTML

I am in my third year of a college-level Media Arts AA degree with a focus on Web Design. I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and have completed more than 25 web design projects. My experience includes all kinds of text applications, images and photo galleries, tables and forms, internal and external hyperlinks, and user input/interaction and animation.
Web Design

Web Design

I am in my third year of a college-level Media Arts AA degree with a focus on Web Design. I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and have completed more than 25 web design projects. My experience includes all kinds of text applications, images and photo galleries, tables and forms, internal and external hyperlinks, and user input/interaction and animation.

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

My first experience with computers was back in the 1970s, in college, feeding punched cards into a mainframe computer. Later on, I switched to an Apple IIe. I have been using increasingly more advanced desktop and laptop computers - and more recently tablets - for work and personal pursuits for more than 40 years. Along the way, I learned how to build my own desktop computers from scratch and to program in FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL, and C++. I am familiar too with modems and routers and home networks. If you have general computer use questions or issues, I can help you.
HTML,

HTML

I am in my third year of a college-level Media Arts AA degree with a focus on Web Design. I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and have completed more than 25 web design projects. My experience includes all kinds of text applications, images and photo galleries, tables and forms, internal and external hyperlinks, and user input/interaction and animation.
Web Design

Web Design

I am in my third year of a college-level Media Arts AA degree with a focus on Web Design. I have experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, and have completed more than 25 web design projects. My experience includes all kinds of text applications, images and photo galleries, tables and forms, internal and external hyperlinks, and user input/interaction and animation.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Elementary Math, Spelling

English

English,

English

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Reading,

Reading

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Writing,

Writing

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Spelling

History

Geography,

Geography

I had physical geography in high school and biogeography in college. Additionally, I have traveled to Asia, Africa, Europe, and most parts of North America and personally experienced the geography. Lastly, I am an environmental scientist and physical geography is an important element of much of my work.
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Reading,

Reading

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Writing,

Writing

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Spelling

Most Popular

English,

English

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Reading,

Reading

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Writing

Writing

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.

Other

Geography,

Geography

I had physical geography in high school and biogeography in college. Additionally, I have traveled to Asia, Africa, Europe, and most parts of North America and personally experienced the geography. Lastly, I am an environmental scientist and physical geography is an important element of much of my work.
Government & Politics

Science

Ecology

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.
Writing

Writing

Throughout high school and college, I was an advanced student in English. My subsequent 40-year career involved research and analysis of environmental issues. My work products were mostly detailed technical reports that underwent intense scrutiny by clients and government agencies. As my career advanced, I was also a senior peer reviewer, third party reviewer, and proposal / grant writer. My professional activities substantially broadened my vocabulary and honed my command of grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, report organization and layout, and various types of written communications.

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Response time: 13 hours