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Bob P.

Enthusiastic Expert in Writing, SAT/ACT, AP Hist/Lit

Enthusiastic Expert in Writing, SAT/ACT, AP Hist/Lit

$55/hour

  • 10 hours tutoring

About Bob


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A former AP/Honors History and Lit teacher, I have extensive experience tutoring HS, MS, and college students (GACE-certified in HS/MS History, Political Science, English, and Geography) and unique real-world experiences and credentials. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University and cum laude from Michigan Law School, I was a law professor and law firm partner, specializing in corporate and international transactions law at several of the largest and most prestigious firms in...

A former AP/Honors History and Lit teacher, I have extensive experience tutoring HS, MS, and college students (GACE-certified in HS/MS History, Political Science, English, and Geography) and unique real-world experiences and credentials. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University and cum laude from Michigan Law School, I was a law professor and law firm partner, specializing in corporate and international transactions law at several of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world.

Examples of my tutoring students' success:
• One of my students scored a combined 238 (out of 240) on his PSAT. Another scored 800 in Critical Reading on his first SAT. Yet another scored 750 in Writing on his first SAT, with 11 out of 12 on his essay. Many others have scored 750-800 on the new SAT.
• After working with other tutors and never scoring higher than 400 in SAT Critical Reading on four exams, a student with learning challenges increased his score by 110 points.
• Another went from averaging 60 each in APUSH and Honors Lit to the Honor Roll, averaging 90 and 85. Yet another had similar success, increasing his APUSH average from 45 to 90 (scoring 5 on AP test).
• One of my college students with learning challenges went from failing four of five courses to a 3.6 GPA that same semester and 3.75 for the year as she made the Dean’s List. I initially worked with her in History, continuing to do so in courses ranging from Speech to Statistics and Poli Sci to Philosophy. I was tremendously proud to attend her graduation party, where my help was recognized as an essential part of her great success. Her achievement was evidenced by her 3.0+ graduating GPA, up from closer to 2.0. Another college student with learning challenges went from Fs to As in English Comp.
• My debate students were 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in the state in successive years.

I'm a challenging teacher, and my approach is to find what works with students as individuals. In my experienc


Education

Washington University in St. Louis
History
University of Michigan
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: $50/hour in-person for 2+ hour class
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Teach and have taught several MS/HS classes in Public Forum Debate. Coached HS students who finished 1st or 2nd (sometimes both) at every tournament entered, including 2nd place in consecutive years at State. Also coached MS students who won every tournament entered, including 1st place at State, 9th nationally. Former Policy debater (best record in State consecutive years; also Extemp) & regular L-D/PF judge.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Teach and have taught several MS/HS classes in Public Forum Debate. Coached HS students who finished 1st or 2nd (sometimes both) at every tournament entered, including 2nd place in consecutive years at State. Also coached MS students who won every tournament entered, including 1st place at State, 9th nationally. Former Policy debater (best record in State consecutive years; also Extemp) & regular L-D/PF judge.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Teach and have taught several MS/HS classes in Public Forum Debate. Coached HS students who finished 1st or 2nd (sometimes both) at every tournament entered, including 2nd place in consecutive years at State. Also coached MS students who won every tournament entered, including 1st place at State, 9th nationally. Former Policy debater (best record in State consecutive years; also Extemp) & regular L-D/PF judge.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Classics,

Classics

Classical civilizations and texts are still important for APWH-Modern. Having taught APWH and with an expertise in Chinese history, law, economics, and culture, as well as a background in classical Greek and Roman societies and history, I offer insight in topics ranging from the Silk Road to syncretic religions, the Black Death, and the Crusades.
European History,

European History

I formerly taught Honors 10th Literature and AP World History. I haven't taught AP European but am very familiar with European History.
World History,

World History

I formerly taught APWH.
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies

Homeschool

English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Bob is great with my daughter. She is really particular about tutors yet she immediately and easily took to Bob and complimented him after her first session. I’m looking forward to more tutoring sessions and my daughters confidence is through the roof.

Cheryl, 2 lessons with Bob

Excellent Proofreader & Feedbacks

Kudos to Bob. He was very patient, and he helped to analyze what were my main writing struggles. I am so happy with his diagnosis regarding my ESL sentences structure & challenges that I decided to work with Bob regularly for improving my skills and erasing my fears in English.

Fabienne, 1 lesson with Bob
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Bob P.

$55/hour

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Response time: 14 minutes