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Bill W.

Port Hueneme, CA

$60/hour

English Tutor with Emphasis in Composition and Drama

Background check passed as of 9/15/16
5.0 average from 1 ratings

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UCLA
English
UCLA
Other
SNHU enrolled
Master's

Education

UCLA (English)

UCLA (Other)

SNHU enrolled (Master's)

About Bill

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, I returned to my hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, I took a year off to recharge my batteries, but was pulled into the private-sector rat race as a technology consultant.

In the last handful of years, however, I have rekindled my passion for literature and education. I launched a blog, The Bill / Shakespeare Project, where I bring not only a fun, accessible yet still scholarly approach to a play-by-play analysis of Shakespeare’s works, but also the latest and greatest in Willy Shakespeare headlines every week in my “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast.

As I said, I taught English in high school for ten years, from 9th grade non-college prep courses to Honors/AP English for 12th graders. My literature background is wide-ranging, but my specialty is Shakespeare. I can also assist students with both writing and editing.

I taught high school drama, and have acted in community productions. My specialty is in Shakespeare, for which I can help with dramaturgy and scansion.
After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, I returned to my hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, I took a year off to recharge my batteries, but was Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Theatre

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English

I have a varied background in English, from grammar and composition to literature and research papers. I love helping students with everything from poetry scansion to symbolism and rhetoric. Having taught high school English at all grades and levels from 9th grade remedial to senior Honors/AP, I can assist your student in achieving his or her goals.

Literature

I have a wide background in literature from Shakespeare to the 21st century. I can help with everything from poetry scansion to symbolism and rhetoric. Having taught high school English at all grades and levels from 9th grade remedial to senior Honors/AP, I can assist your student in achieving his or her goals.

Theatre

I taught high school Shakespeare and drama, leading pupils in both teacher- and student-directed productions. To improve my teaching, I took many theatre classes, including text breakdown and acting. Since leaving the classroom (as a teacher), I have directed community college plays and acting in community theater plays. My specialty is in Shakespeare, for which I can guide students through script breakdown, historical context and scansion.

Writing

I've worked with writers both in the composition and editing of papers.

UCLA
English
UCLA
Other
SNHU enrolled
Master's

Education

UCLA (English)

UCLA (Other)

SNHU enrolled (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 25 miles of Port Hueneme, CA 93041.