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Bruce D.

Mission Viejo, CA

$50/hour

MA Graduate Tutoring English, Writing, History and Study Skills

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 7 ratings

$50/Hour


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University of North Texas, Denton TX
English
University of Dallas, Irving Texas
Master's

Education

University of North Texas, Denton TX (English)

University of Dallas, Irving Texas (Master's)

About Bruce

I am a graduate of the University of North Texas with a BA in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy, graduating cum laude in 1991. I am also a graduate of the University of Dallas in Irving Texas with an MA in English. I graduated in 1995, having written my Master's thesis on Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Chriseyde."

I specialize in teaching poetry, English grammar, and literature. In reading a work of linguistic art, I ask three questions: What insight into the human condition does this work offer to the reader? How does the artist accomplish this? How does this insight and the means to express it relate to universal human experience?

Being a naturally curious person, I have read and studied books on psychology, history, and the nature of language. I enjoy reading novels, essays, and poetry--having read both the classics and works by new and emerging poets and writers.

To supplement my academic focus, I draw on a variety of life experiences, having been involved in accounting, manufacturing, healthcare, and community service with individuals who have behavioral and intellectual disabilities.

I am a calm, patient, and tolerant person who loves to learn and to teach others how to learn.
I am a graduate of the University of North Texas with a BA in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy, graduating cum laude in 1991. I am also a graduate of the University of Dallas in Irving Texas with an MA in English. I graduated in 1995, having written my Master's thesis on Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Chriseyde."

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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Religion
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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 keen interest in American History and a talent for bringing history to life in an interesting way. My passion is informed by my understanding of how history is recorded and how historical events are discerned. In addition, I teach strategies on how to remember historical details. My students are grateful for my ability to bring historical narratives to life in a way that is meaningful and memorable.

Phonics

I use multi-modality teaching strategies to teach phonemic awareness and phonics to a wide variety of students. I have had success with students of various ages, adults included, and students who have various ability levels (i.e., typically developing and disabled). My university education with phonemes combined with a passion for reading are what drive my enthusiasm and success with teaching students to read.

University of North Texas, Denton TX
English
University of Dallas, Irving Texas
Master's

Education

University of North Texas, Denton TX (English)

University of Dallas, Irving Texas (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bruce will travel within 15 miles of Mission Viejo, CA 92691.