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CSU, Northridge
Cinema andTelevision
Full Sail University
Master's

Education

CSU, Northridge (Cinema andTelevision)

Full Sail University (Master's)

About Doug

I graduated from CSU, Northridge with a BA in Cinema & Television Arts with emphasis in Screenwriting. Years after receiving my Bachelor degree, I was able to take classes at a junior college in various fields of interest. I have Associate degrees in Business Management, Marketing, Journalism, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. I am currently working on an MFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment that will be completed at the end of October.

To be honest, I wasn’t always the greatest student. I always loved to learn but didn’t necessarily like school. However, with some help and perseverance I discovered how to be a successful student and that’s precisely why I think I’ve been a successful tutor and teacher. I know what it’s like to be bored and unmotivated or to let confusion or disorganization get in the way of proper learning. Some students have trouble learning specific subject matter because it is truly difficult for them; others just need help to improve study skills. Many need to work in both of these areas. My job is to figure out what a student needs and how to address the issue to make sure they are learning and progressing.

I have seen some marvelous progress in my students over the years. I have worked with every age and grade from Kindergarten to college students in their sixties. I enjoy getting to know people—and I consider my students people, not jobs to be completed. I love to assess each student’s strengths and weakness, interests, and what motivates or excites them. Then we progress together to present academic information in an engaging way that seems less like work and more like fun discovery. My favorite part is conducting another assessment after our tutoring time is done and seeing not just the academic progress, but also the growth in self-confidence. Convincing a student that he/she really can overcome challenges is incredibly gratifying.

I really enjoy working with students of all ages. I guarantee to increase understanding, improve grades and raise test scores.
I graduated from CSU, Northridge with a BA in Cinema & Television Arts with emphasis in Screenwriting. Years after receiving my Bachelor degree, I was able to take classes at a junior college in various fields of interest. I have Associate degrees in Business Management, Marketing, Journalism, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. I am currently Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, 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.

English

I am one of the strongest English tutors you will encounter. As a talented writer, I earned A's in my English AP courses in high school and went on to earn a BA in Screenwriting and an AA in Journalism. I have worked as a professional writer composing everything from published news articles to selling screenplays to marketing plans and business proposals. Additionally, I have worked as an 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher and truly love to see students grow and become successful writers.

Public Speaking

I took a public speaking course in college that not only provided effective relaxation and calming techniques but also taught us how to plan and organize our speeches. I have performed in front of crowds for much of my life as a community theatre actor. Additionally, I have spoken in front of large crowds as a classroom teacher and in business meetings. One of the most important things I have found in public speaking is to be well prepared. Therefore, conducting an adequate amount of research and formatting your speech like a small essay with a beginning, middle, and conclusion will almost always guarantee success.

Reading

I am one of the strongest English tutors you will encounter. As a talented writer, I earned A's in my English AP courses in high school and went on to earn a BA in Screenwriting and an AA in Journalism. I have worked as a professional writer composing everything from published news articles to selling screenplays to marketing plans and business proposals. Additionally, I have worked as an 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher and truly love to see students grow and become successful writers.

Writing

I am one of the strongest Writing tutors you will encounter. As a student, I earned A's in my English AP courses in high school and went on to earn an AA in Journalism, a BA in Screenwriting, and an MFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. I have worked as a professional writer composing everything from published news articles to selling screenplays to marketing plans and business proposals. Additionally, I have worked as an 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher and truly love to see students grow and become successful writers.

CSU, Northridge
Cinema andTelevision
Full Sail University
Master's

Education

CSU, Northridge (Cinema andTelevision)

Full Sail University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036.