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Maximillian M.

Laguna Niguel, CA

$50/hour

Writing and ESL (CELTA certified) are my specialties.

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Pepperdine University
Philosophy, German

Education

Pepperdine University (Philosophy, German)

About Maximillian

I am passionate about education, and believe it is one of humanity's highest pursuits. I am capable of tutoring in a number of areas including better writing, basic mathematics, and German language reading, writing and speaking. Most of all, however, I am interested in helping others to think clearly and logically–a skill one keeps for life, and can apply to any subject.

I served as Editor-in-Chief for Pepperdine University's online academic publication Global Tides, and have significant experience editing academic texts. If you want to improve any written document, or your own writing and editing skills, I can help.

I have a successful past in tutoring, at the elementary, high school and collegiate level, helping students pass courses that they were failing. With concentration and effort, failure is defeasible.

That's the sales pitch, but here's a little about me. I'm a recent college graduate who double majored in philosophy and German at Seaver College, Pepperdine University's undergraduate college. At Pepperdine I studied in Heidelberg, Germany and traveled about half of Europe, including France, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland. I also traveled to Israel, visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, and the Dead Sea; on the same trip I visited Palestine. Traveling has given me a lot of first-hand exposure to the world's art, architecture and culture, which I love to share with people I tutor.

On a less refined note, I'm a big fan of Improv and stand-up comedy. I've got a good sense of humor. Sometimes, I imagine that I could be a court philosopher to some monarch and spend my time imparting wisdom and skills to spoiled little aristocratic children. That's the dream job–want to hire me?

Thank you for reading, and feel free to contact me!
I am passionate about education, and believe it is one of humanity's highest pursuits. I am capable of tutoring in a number of areas including better writing, basic mathematics, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Philosophy,
Physics, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
Speech
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Government & Politics,
Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

If it is writing, I could help. I have a short course I've developed to teach people how to write, it's for adults, college and High School students. He would read about writing, learn important grammatical rules and edit his essays. The course includes work on time management, structure and writing strong sentences. Each session is an hour long, and other than any additional writing the student needs to finish, there's not additional work outside of the hour. Reading about how to write and learning key grammatical rules is all done within the first 20 minutes of the lessons; the rest of the time is for writing and editing.

ESL/ESOL

I have a CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults), and have taught English to both adults and children from all over the world.

Geometry

I completed Geometry in school, and received an A in the course. I went on to study Physics and Calculus, which are more difficult. I currently tutor in Geomety, and am up-to-date on tutoring it. Plus I think it's fun.

German

I have a BA in German.

Studied and lived in Germany for one year.

Government & Politics

At Pepperdine University, I took a course on German Government and Society, and completed AP Government in High School. I received an A in the course, and passed the AP test. Studying systems of government and law is something I enjoy. Having studied philosophy, I read political philosophy, and am trained to think like a lawyer. This is useful when analyzing court cases etc as one does in Government courses.

Grammar

I've studied, and have a B.A. in German, giving me a thorough training in grammar and linguistics. Further, I served as Editor-in-Chief of an Academic Journal, Global Tides, at Pepperdine University. I also have a B.A. in Philosophy, and have written extensively in the subject. One paper has been published, and many others have been exposed to extensive review. I've learned to cross my t's and dot my i's as a result.

Literature

I have a B.A. from Pepperdine University. At Pepperdine, I took a number of literature courses, including a series of four Great Books Colloquia and majored in philosophy. As a result, I have a thorough understanding of classic western literature.

Logic

I completed a philosophy B.A. at Pepperdine University. My studies included a course in logic, and many of my lectures required logical proofs as assignments. I use logic every day, still have my logic textbook, and reference it while writing philosophy papers. I'm thoroughly prepared to tutor in logic, including Aristotelain Logic, Boolean Logic, Predicate and Propositional Logic.

Philosophy

I have a B.A. in Philosophy. I've written extensively in the subject. One paper has been published, and many others have been exposed to extensive review. I'm currently applying for an M.A. program in Philosophy.

Sociology

I completed a sociology course at Pepperdine University. I did well in the course and am prepared to aid others in their study of sociology. I also find that it can be made very enjoyable to study.

Pepperdine University
Philosophy, German

Education

Pepperdine University (Philosophy, German)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maximillian will travel within 30 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.