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Michael Q.

Hemet, CA

$40/hour

English and Photography!

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Background check passed as of 4/14/16

$40/Hour


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Defense Information School
Journalism

Education

Defense Information School (Journalism)

About Michael

Last year I finished up six years of military experience, during which I accepted as many instructor positions as humanly possible. Simply put, teaching is fun.

I'm a trained photojournalist and seasoned writer with a strong grip on the English language, its application in multiple formats, as well as the nuanced and tricky elements of it that students at all levels tend to struggle with. The most important part of tutoring to me is that the student feels motivated to learn. Academics can be stressful and more often than not, that's the biggest obstacle to grasping concepts - NOT the student's intellect or perceived shortcomings.

It's a priority of mine to give plenty of feedback and keep dialogue open about the student's progress, their strong areas, and areas for improvement.

I look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals!

I have been writing professionally for the better part of my adult life, mostly in the form of executive communication, essays, military media strategy, and journalism. I do creative writing on the side and read constantly as a hobby.

Six years of professional experience as a photojournalist with the U.S. Air Force will do wonders for your ability to handle a camera. I shoot creatively in my free time as well, and have extensive experience with studio lighting and portraiture.

My knowledge and experience extend beyond English and photography, but I've decided to limit my tutoring to those subjects because I have a strong passion for them, and I believe it's important for tutors to be excited about what it is they're trying to teach. If you need a little help in either of those realms, we'll probably be a good fit. Cheers!
Last year I finished up six years of military experience, during which I accepted as many instructor positions as humanly possible. Simply put, teaching is fun.

I'm a trained photojournalist and seasoned writer with a strong grip on the English language, its application in multiple formats, as well as the nuanced and tricky elements of
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Hemet, CA 92544
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have been writing professionally for almost a decade with an emphasis in journalism. I was the editor and lead writer for On Guard Magazine from 2013 to 2015, a military newsletter for the California Air National Guard. My work has been published by Air Force Magazine, The Beacon, aerotechnews, and multiple other publications.

I helped create a program to train Unit Public Affairs Representatives (UPARs) for the CA Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, which involved instruction in essay writing, research, news writing, and the basics of photojournalism. Instruction was conducted in small settings of less than five students with an emphasis on positive reinforcement and productive feedback.

Photography

I worked for the U.S. Air Force's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing as a photojournalist from 2009 to 2015. My work has been featured multiple times in Defense Media Activity's "Air Force Week in Photos", Air Force Magazine, The Grizzly, Aerotech News, as well as numerous other print and digital publications.

I graduated from the Defense Information School's photojournalist program as Distinguished Graduate, a military term for the student with the highest graduating GPA.

I've instructed courses for both civilian and military personnel on basic principals of photography and composition, studio lighting and portraiture, as well as on-site photography.

Defense Information School
Journalism

Education

Defense Information School (Journalism)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 25 miles of Hemet, CA 92544.