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Paul A.

Brimfield, MA

$40/hour

Published writer and accomplished researcher, teacher, and editor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Excellent, Reliable tutor
— Maribeth, Somers, CT on 12/9/12

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Marietta College
College William and Mary
Master's

Education

Marietta College

College William and Mary (Master's)

About Paul

To Students and Parents:

Although I'd be delighted to work with students who are high school age or older, I particularly enjoy working with adults to help them refine and polish their writing skills, prepare for presentations, and read with deeper understanding and comprehension.

To my work with students I bring years of experience as a high school English teacher, a published writer, and a magazine editor. My tutoring approach is straightforward, practical, and pragmatic: good writing isn't a mystery or a gift from the gods that other students were given but they were denied. It's the result of having a plan and finding their 'voice,' and I have a wide variety of strategies that will help assure that students make progress quickly.

I have a full-time job, but I'm available in the evening and on weekends. I'll meet students wherever it is convenient -- in their home, at a town/college library, at a place of business, or ay the local coffee shop. Together, we'll get your paper written, your speech prepared, your thesis organized, and your presentation rehearsed. Please check the nice things that folks have said about me. I look forward to working with you.
To Students and Parents:

Although I'd be delighted to work with students who are high school age or older, I particularly enjoy working with adults to help them refine and polish their writing skills, prepare for
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Brimfield, MA 01010
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent, Reliable tutor"

- Maribeth, Somers, CT on 12/9/12

"Fantastic Instructor"

- Brad, Leicester, MA on 5/29/12
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

Frequently as a freelance writer I have been asked to prepare 'talking points' for corporate CEOs and managers to help them prepare for meetings, conferences, and symposia. Similarly, I have had many opportunities to draft both informal remarks and formal speeches. For several years, I created the entire script for the Creative Excellence Awards. a black-tie event in Washington, D.C. at which the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) announced the winners of the year's best employee recruitment advertising campaigns.

Writing

I'd be delighted to work with students (high school age or older) and adults to help them deepen and broaden their understanding of literature and to help them improve their academic, expository, and business writing skills. To my work with students I bring years of experience as a high school English teacher, a published writer, and a magazine editor.

Marietta College
College William and Mary
Master's

Education

Marietta College

College William and Mary (Master's)

Excellent, Reliable tutor — Paul is a fantastic tutor that really assisted my son in his writing skills. Paul reviewed my son's essays for college. I can't say enough good things about Paul. He was extremely timely, and helped us out even with a last minute notice. I was so pleased to see how encouraging and helpful that Paul's comments were. He not only has years of teaching and writing experience, but he is patient, w ...

— Maribeth, Somers, CT on 12/9/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 40 miles of Brimfield, MA 01010.