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Brian N.

Simi Valley, CA

$60/hour

Effective Public Speaking & Writing tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/22/15

$60/Hour


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CSU, Chico
Communication
CSU Chico
Graduate Coursework

Education

CSU, Chico (Communication)

CSU Chico (Graduate Coursework)

About Brian

I love helping people learn. I taught public speaking at Cal State, Chico for a year as a graduate student. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies, option in Public Affairs, minor in Psychology. I also have some graduate coursework in Communication. In addition, I competed in intercollegiate Speech & Debate during college. I wrote and performed several award-winning speeches.

I'm highly qualified to tutor students in public speaking, writing, reading, and test preparation. I tutored on a volunteer basis while I was in college - math, history, and reading.

I also have extensive experience working with individuals with special needs. I have been a volunteer with my local parks & recreation district, helping children with autism practice for Special Olympics bowling. I was also once an Instructional Aide, Special Education for my local school district. And I have worked through care.com taking care of autistic children as well as adults with various mental health disorders.

My experience and education cannot convey my drive to help others improve their lives. I have a passion for aiding people live up to their fullest potential. You will gain much more from working with me than just what you learn about your specific subject.

Thanks for your interest in hiring me as a tutor. Hope to hear from you soon!
I love helping people learn. I taught public speaking at Cal State, Chico for a year as a graduate student. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies, option in Public Affairs, minor in Psychology. I also have some graduate coursework in Communication. In addition, I competed in intercollegiate Speech & Debate during college. I wrote Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93065
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness,
Poker

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Autism

I have worked with autistic children for years as a volunteer. I also worked for my local school district as an Instructional Aide, Special Education. And I have worked independently through care.com as a Special Needs Caregiver for over a year.

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Cal State, Chico. I also have some graduate coursework in Communication. So I am very familiar with the process of writing papers, doing research, reading, etc. In addition, I took some creative writing courses in college, so I am also familiar with writing poetry and short stories. I even have a poetry chapbook self-published on Amazon.com. And of course, I am a native speaker of the English language for 25 years.

Fitness

I have been working out for over twelve years. I have trained with a gym owner who used to be a professional bodyguard, as well as an amateur bodybuilder. I took several introductory Kinesology courses in college, and have read much about the subject of personal fitness. I understand that every individual has different goals and needs, and hence their fitness regimens must be approached accordingly.

Poker

I have been playing poker regularly for about seven years now. I have read over a dozen books on the psychology and strategy of the game. I have won several tournaments and made some money in live cash games. My highest dollar amount win was first place in a $50 buy-in tournament of about 45 people, first prize was $900.

Public Speaking

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. During college, I was on the Speech & Debate team, and wrote and performed several award-winning speeches. I also taught public speaking for one year, and have completed some graduate coursework in Communication.

Reading

I have experience tutoring kids of all age groups in reading. In college, I worked on a volunteer basis as a tutor. I have a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies.

Writing

My Bachelor's degree in Communication offered a lot of writing practice. Making arguments and supporting them with researched evidence comes easily to me. It can be college level or five paragraph essays or even more elementary. Any form of academic writing, I can teach. I have some creative writing experience and education as well - poetry and short stories.

CSU, Chico
Communication
CSU Chico
Graduate Coursework

Education

CSU, Chico (Communication)

CSU Chico (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 40 miles of Simi Valley, CA 93065.