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David P.

Bradenton, FL

$65/hour

Experienced English Teacher--Writing, ACT, SAT, AP Lit. and Comp.

Background check passed as of 11/22/16
5.0 average from 377 ratings
Excellent tutor--results were more than I expected
— David, Bartlett, IL on 3/17/16

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Northern Illinois University
English
Rockford College
Master's
Aurora University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Northern Illinois University (English)

Rockford College (Master's)

Aurora University (Graduate Coursework)

About David

I love to teach students and help them succeed. As an accomplished teacher with a wealth of educational and career experiences, I believe learning should be engaging and practical. Consequently, I tailor my tutoring to the specific needs of my students. With the right strategies, resources, and hard work you can achieve your goals.

I have taught all ability levels at both high school and college for thirteen years. I have taught developmental English classes at Harper College and Elgin Community College. My Advanced Placement students consistently scored twenty percentage points above the national average on the AP exam, and I have a proven track record of helping students significantly improve on the ACT.

I appreciate the challenges students face as they strive to do well in school and prepare for college. During college, I was on the dean's list, and I graduated cum laude from NIU. As a teacher, I hold an Illinois Professional Educator's License in teaching English with History Endorsement, and I also have Highly Qualified Status. My Master's degree is in Instructional Strategies with an emphasis in Performance Learning Systems. I specialize in finding the right teaching methods that are best for my students and am an expert in AP Literature and Composition. Whether it is Shakespeare, poetry, novels, literature, writing, or test prep and study skills, I can help you.

During tutoring, I try to be flexible with my time. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, and I offer makeup sessions. I usually tutor in the student's home if there is an adult present. However, I am willing to meet at a library or another location if that is more convenient for the student.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
I love to teach students and help them succeed. As an accomplished teacher with a wealth of educational and career experiences, I believe learning should be engaging and practical. Consequently, I tailor my tutoring to the specific needs of my students. With the right strategies, resources, and hard work you can achieve your goals.

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Hourly rate for all AP English tutoring: $70.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bradenton, FL 34203
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor--results were more than I expected"

- David, Bartlett, IL on 3/17/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Zoltan, Brooklyn, NY on 12/2/16

"Flexible, works well with students"

- neelima, Baton Rouge, LA on 12/1/16

"English Tutoring"

- Michelle, Huntley, IL on 6/8/16

"Helpful, Knowledgeable, Tutor"

- Julie, Saint Charles, IL on 5/15/16

"Great tutor... Definitely will contact again"

- Samantha, Elma, NY on 5/2/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Lori, Algonquin, IL on 4/13/16

"Great Results!"

- Joanne, South Elgin, IL on 3/1/16

"My teen son really likes him!"

- Susan, Algonquin, IL on 2/5/16

"Great tutor!"

- Greg, Batavia, IL on 1/25/16

"Patient and very helpful tutor"

- Madison, Rollingstone, MN on 1/13/16

"Knows how to relate to the student"

- Linda, Streamwood, IL on 12/21/15

"Very Good Teacher"

- Mohammed, Geneva, IL on 11/2/15

"Very patient"

- Cindy, Elgin, IL on 10/31/15

"Great tutor!"

- Carla, Bartlett, IL on 10/8/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Dundee, IL on 9/30/15

"Well qualified and patient tutor"

- Natalia, Batavia, IL on 8/30/15

"A perfect fit for michael's needs"

- Jeffrey, Batavia, IL on 6/9/15
David replied on 6/10/2015

Hello Jeffery:

Thank you for your feedback, and I really enjoy tutoring with Michael.

"Great tutor!"

- Matthew, Bartlett, IL on 4/13/15

"Very professional and punctual."

- Ashley, Bartlett, IL on 3/22/15

"Great Tutor. Extremely Satisfied !!!"

- Kevin, Winfield, IL on 2/26/15

"Great lesson!"

- Brian, Streamwood, IL on 1/31/15
David replied on 2/2/2015

Hi Brian:

Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoy tutoring with Paige, and she is a great student to work with.

"Professional, good tutor"

- Laura, Batavia, IL on 12/20/14
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT English

I taught junior English classes for five years, and we spent a significant amount of time specifically preparing for the ACT. I have also privately tutored students in preparing for the ACT, and I have a proven track record of helping students significantly improve in English, Reading, and Writing on the ACT. I can provide excellent tutoring on four of the five tests that are on the ACT.

ACT Reading

I have a proven track record of helping students significantly improve their scores in English, Reading, and Writing on the ACT. I can provide excellent tutoring on four of the five tests that are on the ACT. I taught reading in public high schools for thirteen years, and I am a certified English teacher. Consequently, I have spent a significant amount of time specifically preparing students for the ACT.

ACT Science

I am well acquainted with the thinking and reasoning skills required on the ACT Science test. I have helped students analyze the data representations, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints sections of the test. Furthermore, I have a proven track record of helping students significantly improve in English, Reading, and Writing on the ACT. I can provide excellent tutoring on four of the five tests that are on the ACT.

Classics

I taught The Odyssey, parts of The Iliad, and Greek mythology for twelve years to my freshmen English classes, and as an English major, I have read works from ancient Greece and Rome (Oedipus Rex, The Aeneid). I am fascinated with ancient Greek and Roman history, and I have made two trips to Rome, where I studied its history.

I also have many college credits in the classics of literature--Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Victorian Literature, American Romantic--and I have taught many of these works, including Crime and Punishment, in my Advanced Placement Literature and Composition classes.

English

I have a B.A. in English, and I am a licensed English teacher. I taught high school English for thirteen years in public schools, and English is the subject I tutor most often. I tailor my tutoring to the specific needs of each student.

Grammar

As an English teacher, I have always taught the correct application and understanding of grammar. I have specifically taught grammar in my classes, and I have consistently corrected student papers for proper use of Standard Edited American English. In addition, I have professional experience editing and proofreading various publications for businesses.

Literature

I have a B.A. in English, and I have numerous college credits in both British and American Literature. I taught English Literature in high school for thirteen years. My expertise is in AP Literature and Composition.

Proofreading

I have professional experience proofreading and editing websites for doctors, writing reports for a private investigating firm, proofing Master's thesis for graduate student, and numerous printed materials for companies. As an English teacher I have always proofread my students' papers.

Public Speaking

As a high school English teacher, I taught and graded public speaking as a regular unit in my classes, including persuasive, expository, and demonstration speeches. On a daily basis, I spoke to groups and addressed high school and college students in the classroom. I have experience speaking to public audiences of various sizes.

Reading

I am a certified English teacher who has taught reading in school classrooms for thirteen years. I have completed graduate classes in how to improve reading skills and my Master's is in Instructional Strategies.

Study Skills

I taught study skills to my freshman English classes, and I have always emphasized good organizational and study methods with all my classes. My Master's is in teaching, and I have had classes in brain-based ways to teach, multiple intelligence, and many related topics that apply to study skills.

Writing

I have extensive experience teaching writing at both the high school and college level. Writing for a variety of purposes and audiences is a core skill. My students were required to write persuasive, expository, narrative, and creative pieces. I also have experience preparing students to write essays for the ACT and AP exams. Furthermore, I have professional experience writing for various businesses.

Northern Illinois University
English
Rockford College
Master's
Aurora University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Northern Illinois University (English)

Rockford College (Master's)

Aurora University (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor--results were more than I expected — David and I have worked solely on ACT-related material for about six months now, and "I've learned a lot" is an understatement. The ACT is an important test that so many students strive to do well on, and working with David thus far has given me full confidence that I will do well on my third and final time taking that test. He knows the test inside and out; he has taught me strategies and has giv ...

— David, Bartlett, IL on 3/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Hourly rate for all AP English tutoring: $70.

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Bradenton, FL 34203.