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Richard B.

Honolulu, HI

$60/hour

Effective and Efficient English Tutor Specializing in Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/18/15

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Wayne State University, Detroit MI
English
California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA
Master's

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit MI (English)

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA (Master's)

About Richard

My educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wayne State University and California State University, Los Angeles. English teaching experience includes twelve years at the junior and senior high level and six years teaching at the Community College of Denver, Remington and Westwood Colleges. Other level writing experiences were grant writing, business proposals and manuals, legislative policy and procedures, accreditation reports, community plans, and masters theses and doctoral dissertations. I hold California Lifetime teaching credentials grades 7-12 in English. Since 2000, I have owned and operated an educational service company that offers academic and career advisement and tutoring services for students and adults.

After 45 years in the field of education and business, I believe strongly that knowledge is power, and those who read well, speak well, and write well - will do well in this world. Writing will always be the most vital communication tool and will always be your voice to your teachers and colleagues. Over the years, I have developed efficient and effective methods, i.e. research ideas, evaluate findings, decide on subject matter, and then prepare an outline for all papers. My outcome is to have students writing all the time, rather than looking at a blank page making efficient use of their time. Students will see an immediate improvement in their writing skills and will build their confidence in future writing activities. More importantly, I bring a fresh look to tutoring this subject with humor and understanding.

I specialize in all writing activities for all subjects for students in grades 6-12, undergraduate and graduate students. My goal is to use concrete writing principles for all projects as only the content changes. Grammar, usage, and sentence structure are vital tools for writing well, and a well-organized paper presents ideas, facts, and opinions in a logical sequence. Homework assignments are meant to support necessary skill sets where needed and are also used to revise writing assignments. Feedback on student progress is given at the end of each tutoring session.

While I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I use the opportunity to reschedule the appointment.

A proper learning environment is crucial to a successful tutoring experience. Arrangements will be made at the initial contact to meet at a suitable location.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed with your studies.
My educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wayne State University and California State University, Los Angeles. English teaching experience includes twelve years at the junior and senior high level and six years teaching at the Community College of Denver, Remington Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Honolulu, HI 96816
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

My positions and experience in the field of career development were:

Owner of an employment service - four years
Academic Adviser for Red Rocks Community College - six years
Taught career development courses for Westwood Colleges and Remington Colleges - six years
Owner of an educational service company that provides academic advisement and tutoring for students and adults since 2000

English

I have over 40 years' experience of professional and academic writing. My teaching experience includes 7-12 grade English and English Composition at the community college level.

Wayne State University, Detroit MI
English
California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA
Master's

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit MI (English)

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 20 miles of Honolulu, HI 96816.