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Charles B.

Los Angeles, CA

$30/hour

There IS a cure for the summertime blues!

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/12/16
5.0 average from 64 ratings
Punctual and excellent smart teacher!
— Alessia, Venice, CA on 5/11/17

$30/Hour


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University Of Missouri, Kansas City
English and History
University Of Missouri, Kansas City
Master's

Education

University Of Missouri, Kansas City (English and History)

University Of Missouri, Kansas City (Master's)

About Charles

The Summer Term can often be a very stressful time. Colleges and universities cram the same amount of material for a 15-week course into a course that often lasts only 4-8 weeks. But there’s no reason to feel blue. You can enjoy your summer and still achieve your academic goals. How? Let me help!

I have B.A. degrees in English and History and an M.A. in English. I have over 10 years of tutoring and teaching experience and consistently earn high ratings from students and parents. Why? Because I know how to break down complicated subjects and ideas into smaller, more manageable segments and because I know how to communicate technical concepts with non-specialist audiences.

After leaving graduate school, I held several positions as writer and editor, so I know how to take your ideas and turn them into papers and presentations that effectively communicate. I have also taken many graduate-level courses in history (both American and European) and feel comfortable and qualified to tutor and teach each up to the AP level in high school and the undergraduate level in college.

I also enjoy working with younger children in middle school and parents are often pleasantly surprised by the rapport I establish with their young learners. These young learners have so many time pressures too and having a good tutor in one or more subjects can often make the difference between success and mediocrity (or even failure).

Rates start at just $30/hour if you drive to my location (or we connect online) and at $40/hour if I drive to your location. With the start of the Summer Term just around the corner, now is the best time to establish a tutoring relationship with me for all your English, ESL and History needs.
The Summer Term can often be a very stressful time. Colleges and universities cram the same amount of material for a 15-week course into a course that often lasts only 4-8 weeks. But there’s no reason to feel blue. You can enjoy your summer and still achieve your academic goals. How? Let me help!

I have B.A. degrees in English and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Punctual and excellent smart teacher!"

- Alessia, Venice, CA on 5/11/17

"Pinch hitter saves the game"

- Anne, Marina Del Rey, CA on 5/10/17

"Patient and engaging!"

- Vanessa, Los Angeles, CA on 11/20/16

"Awesome tutor"

- Mya, Torrance, CA on 3/11/16
Music:
Music History
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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.

American History

I have a B.A. in History and have taken several graduate-level courses in American History. I have continued my studies in American History since graduation, specializing in the American Civil War and U.S. labor and women's history. I also have studied the Vietnam War era in great detail.

English

I have B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature and have taught English Composition, Literature and Creative Writing at the college and high-school level for several years. I currently tutor English here at WyzAnt and consider it one of my two strongest subjects, the other being history.

ESL/ESOL

Five years' experience teaching ESL to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar.

European History

I have a B.A. in History (Modern European emphasis) and have taken several graduate-level courses in it. I speak French and German and read in both languages. I spent about 3 years total in Europe (France, Germany and Scandinavia) and hope to return there when I retire.

Government & Politics

Political junkie here (U.S. and European). Took a few poli-sci classes in school and have continued to read and study in the field. In addition, I volunteer with various local and national political candidates (American) and plan to do so in 2016. So I know politics at the precinct level as well as from a more macro perspective.

Grammar

I have a B.A. and M.A. in English and minored in French and German as an undergrad, so I know grammar inside and out. I currently teach English as a Second Language, including Grammar for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, at a private language school in Torrance, CA.

Literature

I have taught introductory sections of British and American literature at the high-school and college levels for many years. I consider love of literature both a blessing and curse in my life, as I am an inveterate reader who simply cannot stop! I think some of this passion comes through in a positive way in my tutoring and teaching!

Proofreading

I worked as proofreader, writer and editor after I left graduate school and have done it professionally in various positions ever since (over the last 10 years). I am familiar with the AP, MLA and APA stylebooks/sheets.

Reading

Aside from a B.A. and M.A. in English, I have tutored basic literacy in Madison (as a volunteer) and taught English as a Second Language to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I am teaching three sections of Reading currently!

SAT Writing

I scored in the 99th percentile on the GRE verbal (and 92nd percentile on the English subject test). I have passed the CBEST exam out here (with an essay component) to teach in public schools. Taking and passing standardized tests is as much a psychological challenge as it is a mastery of subject or material. In brief, the test-taker must put him- or herself into the mind of the test-maker to deduce the best answer. Oh yeah, I also teach writing and have done so many for many years.

Vocabulary

I am a voracious reader in English, French and German. I teach Reading and Vocabulary to international students currently (basic, intermediate and advanced), so I must keep myself current but also know how to explain complicated vocabulary in simple terms.

World History

I have a B.A. in History and have continued my studies since graduating, including taking several graduate-level history courses. My current areas of expertise are Modern European (post-1648), 19th-century American, 20th-century American and the History of Science.

Writing

I have taught college-level writing classes (Composition and Creative Writing) for over 7 years while working on my M.A. and Ph.D. In addition, I have held various positions as Writer, Editor and Technical Writer in my professional career.

University Of Missouri, Kansas City
English and History
University Of Missouri, Kansas City
Master's

Education

University Of Missouri, Kansas City (English and History)

University Of Missouri, Kansas City (Master's)

Punctual and excellent smart teacher!

Charles knows the need of his students. In my case he knows exactly what to focus on before an exam and also he researches outside the lesson the info needed! I strongly recommend him as a tutor also for the convenience of the price and for his flexibility!

— Alessia, Venice, CA on 5/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045.