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John M.

San Diego, CA

$70/hour

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

5.0 average from 150 ratings
Patient, Genuine, & Amazing!
— Perla, El Cajon, CA on 4/30/16

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Layton, Marquette
Northwestern
Other

Education

Layton, Marquette

Northwestern (Other)

About John

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. 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92111
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, Genuine, & Amazing!"

- Perla, El Cajon, CA on 4/30/16

"Great with children!"

- Karina, La Jolla, CA on 7/18/16

"Awesome editor!"

- Stacy, San Diego, CA on 12/2/15

"Unparalleled, effective writer"

- Fallaj, Flushing, NY on 1/23/15
Science:
Psychology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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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.

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.

Layton, Marquette
Northwestern
Other

Education

Layton, Marquette

Northwestern (Other)

Patient, Genuine, & Amazing! — John helped me craft two winning essays that got me into UC Berkeley. I had planned on going to San Diego State but when my best friend convinced me to give Berkeley a shot I only had FOUR days before the UC deadline, and NO ESSAYS! I quickly typed up two rough drafts and found John with three days to go. He was an answered prayer. No judgment about what I had written or my writing level, no ...

— Perla, El Cajon, CA on 4/30/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92111.