Tulane University (English)
As President of the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council and a board member of the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, I have personally, and my council has directly, received awards from the City of Los Angeles and the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. I practice what I preach: Good government through a relaxed, on-hands approach, that includes, not excludes, board members as well as community stakeholders. As the neighborhood council system builds a bridge between the city and local community, I sit on top of that bridge looking down at what has been accomplished in terms of community awareness, planning and land use, arts and humanities and public safety and up at what has yet to be done.
As a tutor of American history, literature and writing, etc., I am practicing what I teach. As the Poet Laureate of North Hollywood, a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of 26 books, 24 of which are collections of poetry, I have proven to be an award-winning wordsmith. I would offer my students the same passion, wisdom and grace that I use to excel in these fields. I am friendly, fun-loving, but also know where to draw the line and when the tutoring begins.
I offer 24 hour cancellations, and do not charge a fee until my client or student is completely satisfied. There are many tutors who are good at tutoring, but few who are actually practicing what they tutor outside of the classroom. If you choose me, you will understand why I not only love to teach, but to offer students/clients what I have learned in the real world.
I understand what it takes to inspire and locate great writing. Talent cannot be taught, but the correct circumstances to massage that talent can be. A rose is not a rose unless it is watered regularly. I fill-up the pitcher with water and delicately pour it. My constructive criticism also makes me the tutor I am as I have a fine eye and very good instincts. The characteristics that make me a very good writer, make me an equally good teacher.
I believe in this country and the constitution and political system that spawned it. In the history of the world there never has been nor will there ever be another America. I teach American history with a passion, wisdom and flair that is unique. I put my experiences in the real world to use teaching American history practically as well as idealistically. I teach about the American form of government because I work in that field. Very few tutors can say that.
In conclusion, you have many choices for a tutor, but you have to ask yourself if you want just anybody who says that they teach well, or a hands-on professional in the field for nearly 30 years. I teach with the same innocence, sense of humor and spontaneity that have made me so good outside the classroom for all these years. I do not teach for the love of money, but mainly to transfer some of my knowledge into the hearts and souls of others who will hopefully do some good with it. When it comes to something as important as a tutor, consider widely, but choose carefully. As President of the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council and a board member of the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, I have personally, and my council has directly, received awards from the City of Los Angeles and the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. I practice what I preach: Good government through a relaxed, on-hands
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American History, Writing, Literature, Grammar
Writing, Grammar, Literature