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Scott B.

Pleasanton, CA

$60/hour

University Professor to Tutor All English Subjects

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 3 ratings
A Great Teacher
— Wenbin, Pleasanton, CA on 12/30/12

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UC Santa Cruz
American Literature
UC San Diego
Master's
Mills College
Master's

Education

UC Santa Cruz (American Literature)

UC San Diego (Master's)

Mills College (Master's)

About Scott

Scott B. has an MA (UCSD) and an MFA (Mills College). He teaches writing, poetry and literature at CSU East Bay. His books include The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000), Ground Air (O Books, 1994), Out of Hand (Parentheses Writing Series, 1989) and EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987); and the children's ebook, Our Imaginary Friends (Cariuna, 2011). He has a new book of photography: All Around Noise: Studies in Framing, Synecdoche and Juxtaposition (Cariuna, 2014). His translations of the work of Brazilian writer Régis Bonvicino appear in New American Writing and The Pip Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (Green Integer, 2003). Among many other journal publications, poems appear in 580 Split, and/or, Chain, Codex, Dusie, e.ratio, Fact-Simile, Lyric&, Mirage #4/Period(ical), New American Writing, Otoliths, The Raddle Moon, Rampike, Syllogism and Vanitas. Scott B. has an MA (UCSD) and an MFA (Mills College). He teaches writing, poetry and literature at CSU East Bay. His books include The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000), Ground Air (O Books, 1994), Out of Hand (Parentheses Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94588
In-person lessons

"A Great Teacher"

- Wenbin, Pleasanton, CA on 12/30/12
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I look forward to helping you prepare for this test. We'll have fun with it.

English

Generally speaking, "English" refers to reading, writing, analysis and research. I can help you with any of these.

ESL/ESOL

Mastering English when it is not your first language can be a daunting task. I'll help you along the way on a path to success.

Literature

As a poet, I've always loved literature. I can help you in your close reading and interpreting of texts.

Proofreading

"Proofreading" is an essential part of the writing process. Too few people actually take this step seriously. I can help you to learn some strategies to improve your proofreading skills, markedly improving the overall quality of your academic writing.

I can also help you to proofread larger creative projects (film scripts, novels, poems, etc.).

Reading

Reading is an essential part of improving your skills as a writer. I can help you to become a more careful reader, showing you strategies (i.e., keeping a reading log and annotating your texts) that together will serve to make reading more interesting and fun.

Vocabulary

Having an extensive and "fancy" vocabulary is not in any way necessary in our daily lives, but having a more precise vocabulary can help you to improve the overall quality of your writing, helping you to more successfully get your point across to your audiences as they begin to take you more seriously. Expanding your vocabulary is intimately linked to active reading strategies that I can show you.

Writing

Many people think of writing as something they're simply not cut out for, some sort of mystical craft beyond their reach. This isn't true. In fact, you already can write; but you can improve if you really want to do so. You just need to put in the time, all the while learning some important strategies that I can show you as you come to see how reading, writing and thinking are all inextricably linked.

UC Santa Cruz
American Literature
UC San Diego
Master's
Mills College
Master's

Education

UC Santa Cruz (American Literature)

UC San Diego (Master's)

Mills College (Master's)

A Great Teacher — Scott is a great teacher. My son's writing abilities improved greatly under his supervision. Scott's teaching skills and knowledge really helped my son get a better grasp of writing. I highly recommend his services for anyone looking to improve their English skills. ...

— Wenbin, Pleasanton, CA on 12/30/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 5 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94588.