Over 600 tutoring hours

Bob R.

Skokie, IL

$115/hr

Academic Coach/Experienced Tutor with Professional Media Experience

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Background check passed as of 10/25/12
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
329 Ratings
 
 
1hr Response Time
The best!
— Stephanie, Evanston, IL on 2/6/15

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Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Education

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

About Bob

There are many paths to success in academics and many tools and techniques to learn. The great advantage of tutoring is the ability to craft a learning/teaching plan and develop the tools to connect you—-an individual--to the general material.

I have had the professional opportunity to nurture the people who have worked for me over the years at Good Morning America, in television newsrooms around the country and at a several start up businesses.

The key to their success was less about what I taught them than it was in identifying the best way to teach them. No two people have the same skills or educational level but our institutional requirements measure them the same way. We’ll know what we have to accomplish and together can develop the dynamic means to help master the material so that mastery is reflected in your grades and other accomplishments.

Engaging someone and watching him or her discover and connect with something new is rewarding in a unique way.
There are many paths to success in academics and many tools and techniques to learn. The great advantage of tutoring is the ability to craft a learning/teaching plan and develop the tools to connect you—-an individual--to the general material.

I have had the professional opportunity to nurture the people who have worked for me over the…
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Skokie, IL 60077
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"The best!"

- Stephanie, Evanston, IL on 2/6/15

"Building skills and confidence"

- Karen, Evanston, IL on 12/18/14

"Quite Literally, Could Not Live Without Him!!!"

- Amy, Wilmette, IL on 1/24/13

"Bob was very friendly"

- Kristie, Winnetka, IL on 10/29/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

Bob has extensive Senior Management Experience as the former Executive producer for Good Morning America, CEO of the pioneering Internet business channel, WebFN, Senior Vice President Programming, Production and Promotion at ReelzChannel, internationally as COO of Israel's Channel 10 and News Director of two major market television news operations.

He has developed, built and remade traditional and new media businesses and production units consistently evaluating budgets and staffing while creating innovative content and programming producing new revenues.

Career Development

In more than 30 years of Senior Management experience, I have hired and managed the careers of hundreds of people--diverse in experience and background. There is nothing I have enjoyed more than identifying and nurturing talent.

In addition to this professional work, I've developed and taught courses and classroom exercises for University and High School students.

There's not a week that goes by that I don't hear from at least one of my former colleagues or someone I coached. Seeing so many of them grow from entry level work to significant major positions has been my greatest reward.

College Counseling

In the 600+ hours I have spent with WyzAnt clients and the nearly identical number of additional hours with those referred to me by area medical and education Professionals, College is a focus of discussion.
I was an active member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and was engaged regularly in strategy conversations with their just retired Dean of Admissions.
I have provided insight and recommendations to dozens of students as well as the children of our family and friends.
I have also worked with students on the suite of Admissions Essays.

Political Science

A significant amount of my Tutoring time (600+ hours just with WyzAnt) is spent discussing Political Science in the context of History and Current Events.
While I majored in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University, my minor ("area of concentration") was Urban Politics for which I had to complete a Thesis on participation in municipal elections.
In addition to this Academic experience, I worked as a Broadcast Journalist Producing for ABC News/Good Morning America and the newsrooms--covering politics--at several local, major-market television stations.

Public Speaking

I have worked with a variety of on-air and on line talent and performers--from local stations to the Network to pioneering streaming media work. And been in front of many different audiences.

The process is to develop what is a very natural skill--talking. The audiences connect only if you naturally communicate--even though you're likely reading notes or text, not to mention performing.

So much is in the writing for the ear not the eye--a basic broadcast guideline.
We'll work on all the tools to build your confidence to engage an audience.

Religion

In my more than 600 hours of tutoring WyzAnt clients (as well as my others) Religion in the context of both World History and as a subject itself are frequently studied.
Several of my clients are or have been students at religious High Schools and I have been able to tutor them effectively in their religious studies.
My children were students as a Parochial High School and I engage in ongoing learning as a student myself.

Study Skills

I wanted to emphasize the work I have been doing with each of my students. It's focus is as much on Organizational strategies as it is the specific (and certified) subject matter and or/specific assignments.
I have had experience mastering (and organizing) complex material (creating courses at the College level for example) both academically and professionally--building several large business and production organizations from scratch (staffing and budget strategies that had to be organized). In every case, I effectively communicated--visually and orally--the substance and value of my organization and systems management.

Tennis

I have been playing Tennis competitively and rank as a 3.5 Player. I am a weekly participant in a drills-based session led by a USTA certified Coach. I understand stroke techniques and strategies and have experience communicating them.

Writing

If there is one skill you learn in school that you're guaranteed to use for the rest of your life, it's writing.
I have helped students and professionals develop personalized skills to tackle the two-step writing process: creating and crafting. We focus on developing the writer's "voice".
Several students have asked me to help them craft their College Essays.

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Education

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The best! — Bob is absolutely wonderful. He immediately clicked with our son. More importantly, Bob has inspired our son to WANT to work hard. He has been a fantastic! ...

— Stephanie, Evanston, IL on 2/6/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $115.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 25 miles of Skokie, IL 60077.

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