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Caleb B.

Claremont, CA

$35/hour

Published Author and Dynamic Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/26/16
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Very Impressive
— Lee, La Verne, CA on 4/6/17

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Kenyon College
English
London School of Economics (expected 2018)
Master's

Education

Kenyon College (English)

London School of Economics (expected 2018) (Master's)

About Caleb

"Reading is the work of an alert mind," according to E.B. White, "and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy." Ecstatic reading? That sounds pretty good. Ideal conditions? Those sound nice, too. Maybe a roomy chair by a roaring fire. But wait! You've got an essay due. You don't have time to build a fire. That's where I come in.

You already have an alert mind. Trust me. But I also know that sometimes doing your English homework is about as thrilling as counting the age rings of a redwood tree. Here's something to remember: Writers are just looking for someone to talk to. When you pick up a book, you're striking up a conversation. But it's a conversation with your smartest friend, someone who's full of wise observations, stories, jokes and ideas. Sure, some books are more intimidating than others. But no good writer is only out to stump you. I believe any student — with the help of a skilled tutor — can learn to engage confidently with any book, and produce writing that is bright and well-made.

I have an honors degree in English from a college with major writing bona fides. (My alma mater has produced Pulitzer Prize-, National Book Award-, and Oscar-winning scribes.) So I know how to pilot the way to perceptive reading. I also know a few things about writing clearly. National magazines have published my prose. And at present, I'm helping a New York Times-bestselling author with his next book.

Mark Twain remarked that a big book is the "finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat." Together, I think we can prove him wrong. That big book just might be worth reading first.
"Reading is the work of an alert mind," according to E.B. White, "and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy." Ecstatic reading? That sounds pretty good. Ideal conditions? Those sound nice, too. Maybe a roomy chair by a roaring fire. But wait! You've got an essay due. You don't have time to build a fire. That's where I come Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Claremont, CA 91711
Background Check: Passed

"Very Impressive"

- Lee, La Verne, CA on 4/6/17
Science:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, 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

In addition to taking both intro and advanced level Anthropology courses in college, I also completed a multi-year independent study with a professor of anthropology, wherein we completed an ethnographic film. That experience gave me incomparable insight into the field.

English

My writing has been published in national magazines; I've worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors; and I have an honors degree in English literature.

Literature

I have a B.A., with honors, in English literature.

Kenyon College
English
London School of Economics (expected 2018)
Master's

Education

Kenyon College (English)

London School of Economics (expected 2018) (Master's)

Very Impressive

Caleb provided an initial student assessment report that was outstanding. Very extensive knowledge on the subject matter and very professional in his approach to the lesson plan.

— Lee, La Verne, CA on 4/6/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Caleb will travel within 35 miles of Claremont, CA 91711.