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John M.

Writing, speaking, study skills, ESL, and psychology tutor

Writing, speaking, study skills, ESL, and psychology tutor

$70/hour

  • 394 hours tutoring

  • Linda Vista San Diego, CA 92111

About John


Bio

I recently retired after a 40-year writing career, having written everything from television commercials for the Super Bowl to fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. In addition, I taught in the Marquette University School of Journalism and produced two series of radio shows on the subject of word origins. I'm eager to help anyone who would like to improve his or her fluency in the English language, knowledge of grammar, writing ability, or ease on a podium. I'm also prepared to teach English...

I recently retired after a 40-year writing career, having written everything from television commercials for the Super Bowl to fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. In addition, I taught in the Marquette University School of Journalism and produced two series of radio shows on the subject of word origins. I'm eager to help anyone who would like to improve his or her fluency in the English language, knowledge of grammar, writing ability, or ease on a podium. I'm also prepared to teach English to French speakers.


Education

Layton, Marquette
undergrad
Northwestern
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92111
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have given speeches around the country for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, taught in the Marquette University School of Speech, and participated in Toastmasters meetings.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have given speeches around the country for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, taught in the Marquette University School of Speech, and participated in Toastmasters meetings.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have given speeches around the country for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, taught in the Marquette University School of Speech, and participated in Toastmasters meetings.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught students at the elementary-, middle-, and high-school levels, as well as the college level. It was necessary at times to educate the less experienced students in study procedures and self-motivation. I have been pleased to see most of them replace negative study habits and attitudes with enthusiasm and improved grades.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Pulls you in

John makes lessons both interesting, and useful. He teaches basically everything in Language arts, from phobias to grammar. Also he tells you many fun facts and stories, like the origin of Keep calm and...

Chunhui, 12 lessons with John

Excellent Teacher

I have to give a speech for my son's wedding. Being an engineer, i don't have much public speaking experience,plus my bad accent, I was very nervous. So, I went to John. John is very patient, knowledgeable, and very understanding. after working with him, I feel much more confident. My speech went very well. thanks, John!

Max, 1 lesson with John

Gave Me Confidence

John made a connection with my topic on hand, helped me understand why certain criteria needed to be mentioned. He gave me a step by step guide on how to setup a business plan. I didn't have any previous knowledge of the subject, but went back with confidence. I'm in the process of setting up a charity trust, and John will be definitely credited for assisting me!!

Poonam, 1 lesson with John

Great Lesson

I had my first meeting with John to learn more about effective communication. John helped me prepared for an upcoming Interview. He is patience and takes his time without rushing. I would definitely get more lessons with him and recommend to anyone wanting to improve their speech skills. Thanks you!

Oscar, 4 lessons with John

Great with children!

John was an amazing tutor! My twin children (11 years old) worked with John for four straight days during their summer vacation. I needed a tutor to help them with writing skills-essays in particular. John was very patient with them and very knowledgeable about this subject and many areas all around. I as a mother was very pleased with his professionalism and the many styles of lessons he had prepared tailored to each of them. Not only did he encourage them with fascinating stories but also taught them the importance of vocabulary and grammar. Highly recommend!

Karina, 4 lessons with John

Awesome editor!

He helped me with my college application essay. I have never met anyone so knowledgeable in writing and the English language. I can guarantee you won't find someone better to proofread or give you helpful tips on writing skills.

Stacy, 2 lessons with John

Unparalleled, effective writer

John helped me to say what was written in more than 1000 words just in 230 words without missing any vital information! John is a succinct and a high class writer!

Fallaj, 39 lessons with John
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Response time: 7 hours

$70/hour

John M.

$70/hour

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Response time: 7 hours