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Adam S.

Pahoa, HI

$40/hour

Let's Enhance Your Communication Skills Together

Background check passed as of 4/13/15

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University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
Film and Philosophy
The American Film Institute
Master's
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Master's

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom (Film and Philosophy)

The American Film Institute (Master's)

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Master's)

About Adam

Whether you're looking for a little help with grammar, some useful feedback for fiction, or assistance with academic and professional writing, I’d be glad to meet with you and discuss your present needs. I've worked in a variety of fields and may have the expertise to help you achieve your goals.

My education includes studying film and television writing at both The American Film Institute and The University of London. I've been a staff writer for a magazine, a creative director at an advertising agency, and the head of script development at a film production company.

For the past seven and a half years, I've taught twelve college writing courses more than fifty times combined at the Art Institute of Tucson, including English Composition, Screenwriting, Business Communications and Advertising Copywriting. For close to twenty years, I've provided freelance editing and copywriting services, and even have experience in dissertation editing and proofreading. Prose is also a passion of mine, and I've published three novels.

My schedule is relatively flexible for tutoring, and I have a two-hour cancellation policy. Our initial consultation to determine the best strategy for your situation is free.

How can I help you? I hope you’ll feel free to get in touch to let me know, so that together, we can take the next step in developing your reading, writing, and communication skills.
Whether you're looking for a little help with grammar, some useful feedback for fiction, or assistance with academic and professional writing, I’d be glad to meet with you and discuss your present needs. I've worked in a variety of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Pahoa, HI 96778
Background Check: Passed
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, GED,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have seven and a half years of experience in helping students develop the skills necessary to be successful in college-level English.

English

With two master's degrees focused on writing, I have been teaching English composition, creative writing, and business writing for more than seven years.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL/ESOL students for the past seven and a half years on college English and writing classes.

Film

I have a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury and Master's degrees in film and television writing from The American Film Institute and The University of London. I have worked in various capacities in the film industry, including script reader, production designer, costume designer, writer, and head of script development at a production company. For the past seven and half years, I've taught screenwriting, writing for media, storytelling, and film production classes at the Art Institute of Tucson.

GED

I have taught Developmental Composition, which helps college students who haven't quite mastered high-school level English bring their skills up to succeed in college.

Public Speaking

I've had the opportunity to conduct professional presentations for the past twenty years. From client marketing proposals to script pitching, I've been called on to communicate my company's message clearly and effectively. I have also taught public speaking at the college level five times and received high student-survey responses. I suppose I can add that teaching college has also allowed me to sharpen my public communication skills even further.

Reading

From sentence structure and grammar through the literary themes of a novel, I have more than twenty years of experience helping students maximize their understanding of the written word.

Video Production

While studying for my undergraduate degree, I was the president of my university's film-making society for two years and produced many short films that I wrote, directed and edited. Besides creating dozens of television commercials and working with writers on film and television scripts as a freelance editor and as the Head of Development at Outsider Film Sales in London, I have crewed on sound and acted as a production assistant , second assistant cameraman, production designer and costume designer for feature and video films. For the past five years, I have worked with college students in pre-production, developing their skills in determining their projects' breakdown, schedule and budget.

Writing

With seven and a half years of experience in Developmental Composition and College-level Composition, I have developed a wide range of tactics to help individuals learn how to write effectively.

University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
Film and Philosophy
The American Film Institute
Master's
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Master's

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom (Film and Philosophy)

The American Film Institute (Master's)

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 25 miles of Pahoa, HI 96778.