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Don S.

Colorado Springs, CO

$60/hour

The Gentle Professor of Scholarly Competence - SAT, GRE, GMAT

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University of Maryland University College
Business Management
University of Maryland University College
Master's
George Washington University
PhD

Education

University of Maryland University College (Business Management)

University of Maryland University College (Master's)

George Washington University (PhD)

About Don

I am foremost a scholar, but also an experienced business manager, technologist, researcher, and entrepreneur. I have spent a lifetime in the technology management trade—excelling in every aspect of business—selling and marketing, team-building, organizing, promoting, designing solutions for companies large and small, and teaching customers and staff how to make things run right. Every aspect of this diverse career has required continuous learning, skilled practice of what I have learned, and the effective ability to clearly and patiently teach others what I know--and how to do well what I do well. Teaching has become my life. In grade school and high school I was a whiz-kid who always aced the standardized tests, and I graduated near the top of my class. I have a bachelor’s degree in business management and communications, a master’s degree in technology management, and a PhD in technology entrepreneurship. I co-founded and for 16 years ran a high-tech company that in its day was very reputable and rewardingly successful. More recently, I have been teaching business technology courses to college-level and university graduate students.

Success in school, and later success in the professional world starts with the basics of language and math, but also requires knowledge and practice of how to organize ideas and how to apply logic—the power to think! Learning these skills, and learning how to master them and take them to greater levels of competence is an essential capability that I can help students achieve. Learning any skill and mastering any subject is a crucial skill in its own right—what the average person calls “being smart.” I have taught hundreds of customers, plus hundreds more workers on the job, and hundreds more classroom students how to be smart: how to learn better, remember more, think more clearly, say it more clearly, write it correctly, and excel intellectually. I am confident that I can help you with the same.

American English is my natural language, and my exposure to proper and sophisticated grammar and composition started at a very early age. I have always been an avid lover of words and an accomplished writer. Starting with creative stories and poetry in grade school, through professional technical writing and marketing proposal writing during my business career, and most recently as an internationally published academic author, I have mastered written English to a superlative extent. My experiences and credentials in grammar and composition, proofreading, vocabulary and usage, mechanics and punctuation spans every conceivable style: basic business communications, marketing materials, technical documentation, training manuals, research reports, term papers, scientific analytical papers and reports, scholarly articles, book chapters, and creative works such as short stories and poetry.

I am foremost a scholar, but also an experienced business manager, technologist, researcher, and entrepreneur. I have spent a lifetime in the technology management trade—excelling in every aspect of business—selling and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GMAT
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT

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University of Maryland University College
Business Management
University of Maryland University College
Master's
George Washington University
PhD

Education

University of Maryland University College (Business Management)

University of Maryland University College (Master's)

George Washington University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 40 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80904.