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Bart W.

Jacksonville, FL

$30/hour

Expert Tutor/Professor/Scholar for Help with All Things English

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Knowledgeable, Patient and Understanding
— Sharon L, Jacksonville, FL on 8/11/13

$30/Hour


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University of California, Davis
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

University of California, Davis

University of Virginia (PhD)

About Bart

With over fifteen years of teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience at two universities, I'm a published scholar of American literature with a serious passion for analyzing challenging texts, writing, and helping equip students to become successful thinkers and communicators throughout their lives. As a father, Sunday School teacher, and Boy Scouts volunteer (among other things), I'm also well-versed in adapting to new situations and tailoring the guidance I offer to meet the needs of multiple age groups and types of learners.

After earning a bachelor's degree in English (Highest Honors) and Spanish (Honors) from the University of California, Davis, I went on to complete a Ph.D. in English (with a dissertation on William Faulkner) at the University of Virginia. In addition to working on my dissertation, I had six years of tutoring and teaching experience at the University of Virginia (1997-2003), with extensive training in the teaching of composition, literature, and public speaking. Upon graduating, I was hired by the University of North Florida, where I have taught full-time for ten years at the undergraduate and graduate level--first as an assistant professor and, since 2008, as a tenured associate professor. I have published over twenty academic journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, and have served for eight summers as a faculty adviser to incoming first-year students at the University of North Florida. Additionally, I have twice worked as an AP English Language and Composition essay reader.
With over fifteen years of teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience at two universities, I'm a published scholar of American literature with a serious passion for analyzing challenging texts, writing, and helping equip students to become successful thinkers and communicators throughout their lives. As a father, Sunday School teacher, and Boy Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32216

"Knowledgeable, Patient and Understanding"

- Sharon L, Jacksonville, FL on 8/11/13
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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ACT English

I have been helping students improve their scores on the English, Reading, and Writing sections of the ACT and SAT for the last three years.

Public Speaking

My university teaching career began with five public speaking classes at the University of Virginia, where I was working on my doctorate in American literature. While my faculty supervisors recommended the textbooks, I was entirely responsible for planning and teaching classes and assigning grades. Since earning my Ph.D. and coming to the University of North Florida in 2003, I have required students in every class to deliver research presentations, and I frequently incorporate great speeches in classes when teaching my students about the power of rhetoric and the art of persuasion.

SAT Writing

I have taught almost one hundred writing-based classes in literature, composition, and public speaking at two universities (the University of Virginia and the University of North Florida) since 1998. In 2012 I was invited to serve as an AP Language reader, which involved extensive training and the scoring of hundreds of essays by high school students.

University of California, Davis
University of Virginia
PhD

Education

University of California, Davis

University of Virginia (PhD)

Knowledgeable, Patient and Understanding

Dr. W.g was extremely understanding at our most recent encounter. While on vacation with his family, Dr. W. took time out to assist me with an assignment. The time and care he took with this experience was most appreciative.

— Sharon L, Jacksonville, FL on 8/11/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bart will travel within 15 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32216.