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Robert B.

Tampa, FL

$35/hour

Retired Air Force Officer/Adjunct College Faculty

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.7 average from 15 ratings
Very Patient
— Cody, Wesley Chapel, FL on 7/19/16

$35/Hour


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Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
English
Troy State University
Master's

Education

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL (English)

Troy State University (Master's)

About Robert

In college I wanted to write the "Great American Novel" so my undergraduate degree is in English with a minor in Psychology. Instead I joined the Air Force and flew airplanes for a living, traveled the world, and loved every day of 21 years as an officer! I'm still waiting to write that novel! I obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration--think MBA but for people who work in the government (MPA). I have been teaching as an adjunct faculty for University of Phoenix in their business school since 2004. I love face-to-face time with my students. My current career is with United States Central Command (CENTCOM) so I still have the opportunity to serve my country in a new way, and still get to travel a bit too. I speak a little bit of German having learned some in high school and college and having lived in Frankfurt for four years but I take every chance I get to practice what little I know. I raised three kids all of whom are college graduates, so while I may not have tutoring in my background, I promise you I have thousands of hours at the kitchen table with my kids on my resume!

My opinion is, and I tell each of my undergraduate students in the first week of class, that being able to write effectively is even more important today than it ever was! We meet people through email, and some people I have dealt with for years but have never met in person. So being able to clearly communicate thoughts, ideas, directions, orders, etc. is extremely important. Working for a four-star general and dealing with people at senior governmental levels, effective and accurate communication is critical. I look forward to any opportunity that may come my way to help you succeed, because really that is what it is ultimately all about!
In college I wanted to write the "Great American Novel" so my undergraduate degree is in English with a minor in Psychology. Instead I joined the Air Force and flew airplanes for a living, traveled the world, and loved every day of 21 years as an officer! I'm still waiting to write that novel! I obtained a Master's degree in Public Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33626
In-person lessons

"Very Patient"

- Cody, Wesley Chapel, FL on 7/19/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Carin, Tampa, FL on 4/8/16
Robert replied on 4/8/2016

Thank you and thanks to your son also. I really want to get his scores high enough for him to join the Army. I loved my military career! Bob

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, Career Development,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

For 21 years, as a military officer and leader, it was one of my duties to mentor my airmen in career choices and development, but more importantly, in life choices. As an undergraduate faculty instructor who deals with many middle-aged, mid-level career adults, I spend a reasonable amount of time helping them to make good and advantageous career choices.

English

Majored in English Literature (undergraduate) and currently teach communications courses for Univ of Phoenix. I've been published and I also tutor test prep for SAT and ASVAB, which both have vocabulary as well as comprehension sections.

Public Speaking

I have personally given presentations to audiences large and small that have included Ambassadors, Secretarial-level VIPs, four-star generals, and average people. I was key note speaker at an international conference. As a platform instructor for the Air Force and now University of Phoenix, I am often in front of a group. I also teach, as one of my Phoenix courses, Business Communications, where tools and techniques to be used when giving presentations, the types of presentations you can give, and presentation skills are all taught.

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
English
Troy State University
Master's

Education

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL (English)

Troy State University (Master's)

Very Patient

Robert is helping me improve my ASVAB scores and I have faith in him teaching me in the weeks to come.

— Cody, Wesley Chapel, FL on 7/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Tampa, FL 33626.