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Robert P.

Professional Writer, Editor, Scholar, Classroom Teacher and Tutor

Professional Writer, Editor, Scholar, Classroom Teacher and Tutor

$60/hour

  • 292 hours tutoring

  • Torrey Hills San Diego, CA 92130

About Robert


Bio

My passion for teaching reaches back to my grad school days and I have taught ever since, doing writing intensive courses while working as a highly regarded professional journalist, critic and editor. In my courses, I have worked one-on-one with many students and helped them with all aspects of their writing, from grammar to structure to style. My style is of working is conversational, common sensical and positive. Writing is a learned skill and the process of learning it can provide any...

My passion for teaching reaches back to my grad school days and I have taught ever since, doing writing intensive courses while working as a highly regarded professional journalist, critic and editor. In my courses, I have worked one-on-one with many students and helped them with all aspects of their writing, from grammar to structure to style. My style is of working is conversational, common sensical and positive. Writing is a learned skill and the process of learning it can provide any student with a fulfilling and pleasurable experience. I have a PhD in English, but my style is down to earth and accessible. I also am an expert in American literature, American history and American art history and can assist students in all of those areas. I look forward to helping students at all levels, from elementary to high school.


Education

University of California Irvine
English
University of Southern California
Masters
University of Southern California
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92130
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/31/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

I am a professional art critic and scholar. For 25 years, I worked full time as a critic. My graduate studies focused on modern art history as well as literature and I have also taught art history courses at the University of San Diego for the past 15 years.
Art Theory

Art Theory

Art theory is simply the ideas that underlie writing about art and studying its history. I am well versed in such theories, from Plato to the present. To me, it is the foundation of my extensive work as an art critic and art history professor. I believe that all such theories are valuable to know, whether one agrees with a particular one or not. And I happy to tutor anyone in the ideas that animate artists and commentators alike in appreciation of art.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

In my doctorate, I combined work in American literature and art history. I have taught courses in American literature, spanning works from the Colonial era to the present. I know how to teach individual texts, fiction or non-fiction, and cover different eras so that a student can write clearly and appreciatively about them. I have a passion for this subject and can make it enjoyable as well as informative for students at many levels.
Writing,

Writing

My work in writing and editing encompasses many years of teaching as well as extensive work as a professional writer and editor. I have always loved teaching and working with students individually. I continue to teach at the university level, but enjoy equally tutoring secondary school and college students as well as those who seek assistance with writing and editing in their professional work.
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

As someone who did extensive graduate work in American cultural history I know how to highlight key individuals, events and trends from the Colonial era to the present. I believe in bringing this history to life and also focusing on the student's needs in a course of study. My background involves both teaching about American culture and history as well as scholarship and journalism on this subject.
Art History,

Art History

I am a professional art critic and scholar. For 25 years, I worked full time as a critic. My graduate studies focused on modern art history as well as literature and I have also taught art history courses at the University of San Diego for the past 15 years.
World History

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.
Writing,

Writing

My work in writing and editing encompasses many years of teaching as well as extensive work as a professional writer and editor. I have always loved teaching and working with students individually. I continue to teach at the university level, but enjoy equally tutoring secondary school and college students as well as those who seek assistance with writing and editing in their professional work.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.
Writing,

Writing

My work in writing and editing encompasses many years of teaching as well as extensive work as a professional writer and editor. I have always loved teaching and working with students individually. I continue to teach at the university level, but enjoy equally tutoring secondary school and college students as well as those who seek assistance with writing and editing in their professional work.
English, Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As someone who has taught extensively at the University Level, I have advised many students about graduate school applications as well as as transfer applications. I am well versed in the college application process as well as in the kind of personal statements and essays that admissions staff are seeking. This knowledge, coupled with my large experience teaching composition, writing and English as well as my professional editing experience, will allow me to provide students with the kind of perspective and counsel that will enhance their process of creating successful applications.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My educational background includes a lot of counseling of students about what colleges fit their criteria, whether for grad school or for transferring. I have also assisted many students with essays for college applications. I have a broad knowledge of the American college landscape, from the community college to the university level. I can help students with the essay process for college applications, as well as personal statements and with making good choices for schools that fit their particular skill and aptitude level, whether at the undergraduate to graduate level.
Writing,

Writing

My work in writing and editing encompasses many years of teaching as well as extensive work as a professional writer and editor. I have always loved teaching and working with students individually. I continue to teach at the university level, but enjoy equally tutoring secondary school and college students as well as those who seek assistance with writing and editing in their professional work.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

As someone who has taught extensively at the University Level, I have advised many students about graduate school applications as well as as transfer applications. I am well versed in the college application process as well as in the kind of personal statements and essays that admissions staff are seeking. This knowledge, coupled with my large experience teaching composition, writing and English as well as my professional editing experience, will allow me to provide students with the kind of perspective and counsel that will enhance their process of creating successful applications.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great Work

I am glad to meet with Robert and he helped me with my problem in a short time period and his follow up is also very helpful I will definitely meet with him again for the English language questions

Vincent, 2 lessons with Robert

Good First session

Robert met with my mother last Friday. They worked editing a few pges of her cookbook. He was very nice and he is very intelligent. If you are looking for an excellent English language tutor, I strongly recommend Robert. Thanks Robert.

Sherry, 1 lesson with Robert

The very best tutor!

It is a true pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Robert Pincus, who has been my tutor. Robert is without question the best tutor I have had. He is a careful and creative thinker who helped inspire me to find my way through the difficulty of writing several essays. Robert was very generous with his time and energies. Robert is not only an excellent tutor but is also personally delightful. He is an accomplished writer with a passion to share his knowledge. I wholeheartedly recommend Robert Pincus as a tutor.

Alexis, 14 lessons with Robert
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