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Phyllis B.

Glendale, CA

$55/hour

Motivational English, Writing, Film, Speaking & Theater Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/11/15
4.0 average from 1 ratings

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Antioch University Los Angeles
Creative Writing
American Film Institute Conservatory
Master's

Education

Antioch University Los Angeles (Creative Writing)

American Film Institute Conservatory (Master's)

About Phyllis

My love for tutoring comes from a great love of learning. As someone who returned to school as an adult to complete my undergraduate degree, I am a living example of how hard work, dedication and practice can pay off with large rewards. I love sharing the knowledge that I've gained and motivating people to become their very best. For me, there is no greater joy than sharing in the excitement of someone who has achieved their goal. Your success is my greatest reward.

Having studied English and Literature, I have a complete understanding of the topics, but also the fears that people face when they are confronted with learning them. I have a gentle, patient approach to tutoring, which is simple to meet the student where they are while nurturing and motivating them to meet and, oftentimes, surpass their goals. My approach to both Writing and Public Speaking encompasses helping people tune into what they want to say by using both their intellect and feelings to get to the heart of what they want to express. At the end of the day, practice makes perfect. Using relaxation techniques as a part of my tutoring makes the process feel like fun and less like work, providing great results.

My Master's of Fine Arts Degree from the American Film Institute Conservatory has given me a great understanding of the filmmaking process. I have produced and directed over ten short films and two web series. I can also coach the novice in the film festival circuit, as I have had films in over 30 festivals nationwide. I understand the entire process from conception to delivery and can help you with any phase of your video production. I can coach you on where to find resources as well as guide you step by step through the process. Whatever your video productions needs my be, I can help you reach your goals. Also, as a trained actress and member of The Actor's Studio, I can coach actors to achieve believable and authentic character portrayals.

I hold myself to a high standard and take pride in the success of each student. I want you to meet and/or exceed your goals and will use all of my abilities to see you through to the end. Your feedback is very important to me because it helps me improve my techniques.

To ensure that students have a comfortable and quiet space to work, I have a home office in Glendale, CA, which is very close to Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Downtown LA, Pasadena, Burbank and the Valley. I am close to both the 5 and the 2 Freeways. However, I am happy to travel to another location if it is more convenient for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you to achieve your goals!
My love for tutoring comes from a great love of learning. As someone who returned to school as an adult to complete my undergraduate degree, I am a living example of how hard work, dedication and practice can pay off with large rewards. I love sharing the knowledge that I've gained and motivating people to become their very best. For me, there is Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates apply when you book 10 or more hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91205
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, Literature,
Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Film

I have an MFA in Film Production from the American Film Institute Conservatory. I have produced and directed over ten short films and over 30 episodes of web series. I have mentored young filmmakers on the complete process of making a film from concept to delivery.

Literature

I began my studies at Boston University as an English major and can help you with your Literature needs. I have a BA in Creative Writing form Antioch University and have experience as a substitute teacher in English. I'm excellent with grammar and can help you achieve your goals.

Microsoft Word

I have 20 years of personal experience using Microsoft Word and can help you with your basic, intermediate and advanced tasks.

Public Speaking

As a filmmaker, I have spoken publicly at over 20 film festivals. I have been speaking publicly since high school, originally being trained as a Toastmaster. I have wonderful relaxation and presentation tools to assist anyone in this filed. I'm a trained actress and can use the abundance of theater techniques I have to coach my clients.

Theatre

I have studied theater at Boston University, Circle in the Square Theater School and The Actor's Studio. I've directed over 30 productions at places such as the Hartford Stage Company, Company One Theater and the Smithsonian Institute.

I also have an MFA in Film Production from the American Film Institute Conservatory. I have produced and directed over ten short films and over 30 episodes of web series. I have mentored young filmmakers on the complete process of making a film from concept to delivery.

Video Production

I have an MFA in Film/Video Production from the American Film Institute Conservatory. I have produced and directed over ten short films and over 30 episodes of web series. I have mentored young filmmakers on the complete process of making a film from concept to delivery. I can teach budgeting, shot lists, set ups, acting, putting a team together, working with actors and everything related to Video Production.

Writing

I have a BA in Creative Writing form Antioch University and have experience as a substitute teacher in English. I'm excellent with grammar and can help you achieve your goals.

Antioch University Los Angeles
Creative Writing
American Film Institute Conservatory
Master's

Education

Antioch University Los Angeles (Creative Writing)

American Film Institute Conservatory (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates apply when you book 10 or more hours.

Travel policy

Phyllis will travel within 10 miles of Glendale, CA 91205.