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Charles B.

Does a New Year mean new stress? I can help!

Does a New Year mean new stress? I can help!

$50/hour

  • 227 hours tutoring

  • Westchester / LAX Los Angeles, CA 90045

"Punctual and excellent smart teacher!"

Alessia, 28 lessons with Charles

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About Charles


Bio

It's a New Year and time for new beginnings and turning over a new leaf. Maybe you plan to take that English class you always wanted to take but for which you could never find the time. Maybe it's time finally to fulfill that long-standing History requirement. These new starts often bring new stresses and insecurities with them and I am here to 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 in English, History...

It's a New Year and time for new beginnings and turning over a new leaf. Maybe you plan to take that English class you always wanted to take but for which you could never find the time. Maybe it's time finally to fulfill that long-standing History requirement. These new starts often bring new stresses and insecurities with them and I am here to 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 in English, History and ESL 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 $40/hour if you drive to my location (or we connect online) and at $50/hour if I drive to your location. With the start of the new semester just around the corner, now is the best time to establish a tutoring relationship with me for all your English, ESL and History needs.


Education

University Of Missouri, Kansas City
English and History
University Of Missouri, Kansas City
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: 3 hrs = $120 @ my location. 3 hrs earns 10% discount @ your location.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Grammar,

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 the mid-town area.
Proofreading

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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 the mid-town area.
Reading,

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!
Vocabulary

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.

English

English,

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,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Grammar,

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 the mid-town area.
Literature,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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.
Writing

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.

History

American History,

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.
European History,

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,

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.
Music History,

Music History

I studied classical piano performance at Conservatory for 2 years when I first started college. I have taught myself how to play guitar using the skills I gained in Conservatory. I have taught piano privately off and on for the past 10 years.
World History

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.

Homeschool

English,

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,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Reading,

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!
Writing

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.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.

Most Popular

English,

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,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Reading,

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!
Writing

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.

Music

Music History

Music History

I studied classical piano performance at Conservatory for 2 years when I first started college. I have taught myself how to play guitar using the skills I gained in Conservatory. I have taught piano privately off and on for the past 10 years.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Government & Politics

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Five years of experience teaching English grammar, writing, listening and speaking and business English to beginning, intermediate and advanced international students. I taught ESL in France for one year. I have tutored many ESL students in writing and grammar. I currently teach ESL part-time at a private language school in the mid-town area.
Reading,

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!
Writing

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.

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (68 ratings)
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Reviews


Pinch hitter saves the game

Charles came in late to help our son polish an Honors history research paper that was all over the place. He organized, helped him focus and bring pages to the screen better than all the others who've tried to help with this challenging assignment.

Anne, 2 lessons with Charles

Patient and engaging!

Charles is full of energy, engaging, and knowledgable. My son is looking forward to instead of dreading the next lesson.

Vanessa, 4 lessons with Charles

Awesome tutor

He helped me with my English assignment that was near difficult to do! Gave such good advice and made sure I understood.

Mya, 6 lessons with Charles

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