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Robert A.

Berkeley PhD/Experienced Reading and Writing Teacher and Mentor

Berkeley PhD/Experienced Reading and Writing Teacher and Mentor

$80/hour

  • Beverly Hills Los Angeles, CA 90024

About Robert


Bio

With over seven years experience teaching at UC Berkeley, I'm well aware of the many challenges students face today. Managing test prep, coursework, extra curricular activities, athletics and--hopefully--a social life is a considerable challenge. I'm here because I can help, and there is little I enjoy as much as giving students the tools to succeed and helping them develop their confidence and skills. I completed my PhD in film and media at Berkeley in May. In my time there I developed a d...

With over seven years experience teaching at UC Berkeley, I'm well aware of the many challenges students face today. Managing test prep, coursework, extra curricular activities, athletics and--hopefully--a social life is a considerable challenge. I'm here because I can help, and there is little I enjoy as much as giving students the tools to succeed and helping them develop their confidence and skills.

I completed my PhD in film and media at Berkeley in May. In my time there I developed a distinguished teaching record, winning a campus-wide award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor and leading workshops to train first time teachers. Prior to my PhD I earned a Master's in rhetoric at Berkeley and a BA in art history at Swarthmore College. I spent the majority of my time at Berkeley teaching reading and composition courses. The intent of these classes is to provide students with the necessary skills for college level writing. In these classes I gave my students the tools to interpret evidence in new ways, marshal this evidence to persuasive arguments, and write with precision, nuance and style. I use this background as a tutor to help my students strengthen their writing skills, stand out on college applications and take pride in their work.

At Berkeley I taught classes for the film and media major as well as reading and composition courses focused around films as texts. Beyond giving my students the necessary skills for critical reading and writing, I designed these classes to develop the visual literacy of students and provide tools and vocabulary for navigating an increasingly visual and media-driven world. I've published peer reviewed, single author articles in Screen and Cultural Critique, leading film studies and humanities journals, respectively.

Although I regard my primary purpose as a tutor to be to develop academic skills in my students, I also recognize that the success of my students depends on a number of factors well beyond the classroom. I understand that mentoring is complicated and involves the encouragement of mental, emotional, social and physical health. In turn, I aim to be a trusted advisor and sensitive ear to my students. As someone in the LGBTQ community, I'm especially sympathetic to students who find themselves somehow different from the others, whether this stems from sexual, racial, religious or class differences. In addition, I also have substantive experience mentoring students from ESL backgrounds.

If what I've written leads you to think I can be of help, please get in touch. I look forward to meeting you and developing a plan to help you succeed.


Education

Swarthmore College
Art History
University of California-Berkeley
PhD
University of California- Berkeley
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I hold a PhD in Film and Media from UC Berkeley. To obtain this, I completed requisite coursework and wrote a 250+ page dissertation on American media cultures. While completing my coursework and research, I also taught six years worth of classes in the Film and Media Department.
Art History

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the reading skills students need for college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.

English

English,

English

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the English language skills students need for AP and college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Reading,

Reading

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the reading skills students need for college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Literature, Proofreading, Writing

History

American History, Art History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the English language skills students need for AP and college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Reading,

Reading

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the reading skills students need for college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Biology, Writing

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English,

English

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the English language skills students need for AP and college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Reading,

Reading

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the reading skills students need for college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Biology, Writing

Science

Biology

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have over six years experience teaching reading and composition classes at UC Berkeley. I'm very familiar with the reading skills students need for college entrance exams as well as the additional skills that will put them over the top once they reach college.
Biology, Writing

$80/hour

Robert A.

$80/hour

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