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QUALITY TUTORING, LESS $$: Gettysbg PA-Rockvil MD-Wash DC-Winchestr VA

QUALITY TUTORING, LESS $$: Gettysbg PA-Rockvil MD-Wash DC-Winchestr VA

$36/hour

  • 97 hours tutoring

About Steve


Bio

Thank you for choosing ME! Celebrating OVER SIX YEARS with WYZANT!
Please take few seconds to READ: I go to PENNSYLVANIA (Hanover/York), WEST VIRGINIA (Martinsburg), DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VIRGINIA/MARYLAND areas. SUBJECT SPECIALTIES: Public Speaking, Political Science, Politics (AP Level), Social Sciences, American History, Essays, Social Statistics, Doctoral Papers, (some) SAT- ACT Verbal and Writing. CREDENTIALS include: Master of Public Administration and Bachelors Cum Laud. Did Legal...

Thank you for choosing ME! Celebrating OVER SIX YEARS with WYZANT!
Please take few seconds to READ: I go to PENNSYLVANIA (Hanover/York), WEST VIRGINIA (Martinsburg), DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VIRGINIA/MARYLAND areas. SUBJECT SPECIALTIES: Public Speaking, Political Science, Politics (AP Level), Social Sciences, American History, Essays, Social Statistics, Doctoral Papers, (some) SAT- ACT Verbal and Writing. CREDENTIALS include: Master of Public Administration and Bachelors Cum Laud. Did Legal Document Reviews for DC law firms. Functionary @ US "Top 20" Law School. Moderator at PhD-level Public Service Meetings. Government Reports for a Public Performance Non-Profit. Scored HS Exit Exams (3rd readings!) for Educational Contractor and Computer Literacy Tests. In High School I advanced placed American History and Government.

POLICIES: New Students or Parent/Guardian: WYZANT must obtain from you "a valid form of payment" before beginning a lesson. I have a penchant for those 12 years old and up already knowing 6th grade English. For those living 29+ miles from my Zip 20871 base, or if a lesson requires labor intensity, or if I must pay extra parking or gas, or if you're within Wash DC, I add a FEE to the per hour rate. Thank you for understanding.

VALUES: I use experiences to help national-international students, professionals, academics do better in coursework, presentations and conversations. I'm flexible if given 3 days schedule notice. I'll ask a few questions before we meet, so you can reach desired goals! Since grade school I have respected "human" guidance, supervision--REAL TUTORING I call it. Internet learning can be "hacked" by disorderly sources. News reports during Covid-19 remind us, many out there clamoring to step away from computers-- experience supervised lesson from a REAL PERSON!

Thank YOU for choosing WYZANT & ME--QUALITY LESSONS at AFFORDABLE PRICES!
Truly, Tutor Steve


Education

UNIV. OF HOUSTON (Texas)
BA, Political Sci., CUM LAUDE
TEXAS STATE UNIV. (Austin-San Marcos) MASTER of PUBLIC ADMIN.
Masters
U. NC-CHAPEL HILL; U. WISCONSIN-MADISON (M.P.A. & M.U.P.)
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $36
  • Rate details: For those 31 -60 mi.(one-way) from me, or if there's intense labor, or if parking fees are involved, a few to up to 15 dollars more is added per hour to cover those costs, thank you
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Boyds, MD 20841
  • Lesson cancellation: 10 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Since 2005, I have spoken to audiences at several American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conferences; the National Association of Counties Green Government Initiative; Judge at the DECA National Student Business Projects Competitions. From 2015, guested several radio talk shows regarding my published research on government performances by cities/states having severe waste, air and water pollution problems [TRAVEL+LEISURE magazine featured my comments for its “America's Dirtiest Cities” exposes]. My undergraduate coursework included Public Speaking, Speech and Acting, with a "A" grade assessed for those courses. As a youth, worked years on door-to-door, phone sales, marketing research, political polling and fundraising jobs, requiring a successful, good-sounding (and "on impact") persuasive speaking voice. That voice got me elected to be a voter precinct chairperson and presidency of a University Language Club. The voice allowed me to complete dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, some assigned High School sub teaching, and later, Law School Exam Proctoring (with a typical brief lecture speech before an exam's commencement) to classroom students attending a national top-20 rated curriculum.

Corporate Training

Czech,

Czech

I offer basic-to-intermediate knowledge, pronunciation and writing, of the Czech Language. I took two years of Czech at the college level (transcript by request). I was elected President of the Texas-based University Czech Club by students taking coursework. In recent years, I translated Czech national, provincial and local government websites for the Rutgers Newark Egovernance Institute's 100 Countries and Cities Website Evaluations, for privacy and citizen participation indicators. I was required to successfully communicate in Czech to public officials, to have them explain why a certain website policy/practice was helpful or, sometimes harmful to its citizenry (my Master Degree is in Public Administration/Government)--I wrote a published academic journal article on the experience. I try to be active at the frequent Czech Embassy, District of Columbia cultural events. One of my immediate relatives is the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic for the State of Texas and will vouch for my integrity and good work. "Dobry Den!"
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Since 2005, I have spoken to audiences at several American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conferences; the National Association of Counties Green Government Initiative; Judge at the DECA National Student Business Projects Competitions. From 2015, guested several radio talk shows regarding my published research on government performances by cities/states having severe waste, air and water pollution problems [TRAVEL+LEISURE magazine featured my comments for its “America's Dirtiest Cities” exposes]. My undergraduate coursework included Public Speaking, Speech and Acting, with a "A" grade assessed for those courses. As a youth, worked years on door-to-door, phone sales, marketing research, political polling and fundraising jobs, requiring a successful, good-sounding (and "on impact") persuasive speaking voice. That voice got me elected to be a voter precinct chairperson and presidency of a University Language Club. The voice allowed me to complete dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, some assigned High School sub teaching, and later, Law School Exam Proctoring (with a typical brief lecture speech before an exam's commencement) to classroom students attending a national top-20 rated curriculum.

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Since 2005, I have spoken to audiences at several American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conferences; the National Association of Counties Green Government Initiative; Judge at the DECA National Student Business Projects Competitions. From 2015, guested several radio talk shows regarding my published research on government performances by cities/states having severe waste, air and water pollution problems [TRAVEL+LEISURE magazine featured my comments for its “America's Dirtiest Cities” exposes]. My undergraduate coursework included Public Speaking, Speech and Acting, with a "A" grade assessed for those courses. As a youth, worked years on door-to-door, phone sales, marketing research, political polling and fundraising jobs, requiring a successful, good-sounding (and "on impact") persuasive speaking voice. That voice got me elected to be a voter precinct chairperson and presidency of a University Language Club. The voice allowed me to complete dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, some assigned High School sub teaching, and later, Law School Exam Proctoring (with a typical brief lecture speech before an exam's commencement) to classroom students attending a national top-20 rated curriculum.

History

Political Science,

Political Science

I am a Maryland/Virginia-region based consultant, dealing with clients seeking insights into Political Science and Government & Politics. As an undergraduate, won a faculty departmental award as top Political Science graduate in a semester, from a topmost, peer-rated “Poli Sci” program in Texas. My graduate degree in Public Administration required a political science background for admission. Am alumni of the Close-Up Foundation, based in the District of Columbia, for teenagers from all over the USA to learn about Congress and Federalism. Compose a scholarly PHD journal article on e-governance, Privacy, Citizen Participation and Evaluated World Government Websites. I did Government Performance Reports Reviewer for a DC-based non-profit, honored with a National Press Club dinner. Have fundraised by phone for national and local political candidates. One particular campaign operation saw me interview 100’s, to collect data for strategic decisions for a high-populated County. As a younger adult, I worked as a voter precinct pollster for NBC News, for a Texas Public Policy Center in Houston, a private-owned polling firm in Austin, and two political polling operations, one based in the District of Columbia, the other at Arlington, northern Virginia. Was popularly elected a voter precinct chair and worked a major state partisan convention as staff. I now help direct the AMERICAN STATE LITTER SCORECARD monthly website and projects and attend professional conferences with peers.
Sociology

Sociology

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees required coursework in Sociology---transcript by request, with high GPA and typically an A or B+ letter grade for all Sociology courses in my 7 plus year academic career. Related coursework included Sociology, Understanding of Sociological Literature and Theories, Black and Hispanic Cultural Studies ("The Barrio; " Blacks in U.S. Cities") and Urban Studies. I completed required undergraduate and graduate coursework in Social Science (Sociology) Statistics, including regression, quantitative and qualitative analysis. I was deemed an "excellent researcher" and gatherer of social (and citizen descriptive) data by a large State's Agency Director of Administration. For years, I worked like a true sociologist--"THE OBSERVER"--on dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, and did some assigned High School sub teaching on diverse social sciences topics. My graduate master thesis title includes the fancy word, "Sociopolitical." I am regarded a national expert and collector of data, on human behaviors, attitudes, culture and policies, regarding solid waste source reduction among our 50 United States, and its cities over 175,000 in population.

Language

Czech

Czech

I offer basic-to-intermediate knowledge, pronunciation and writing, of the Czech Language. I took two years of Czech at the college level (transcript by request). I was elected President of the Texas-based University Czech Club by students taking coursework. In recent years, I translated Czech national, provincial and local government websites for the Rutgers Newark Egovernance Institute's 100 Countries and Cities Website Evaluations, for privacy and citizen participation indicators. I was required to successfully communicate in Czech to public officials, to have them explain why a certain website policy/practice was helpful or, sometimes harmful to its citizenry (my Master Degree is in Public Administration/Government)--I wrote a published academic journal article on the experience. I try to be active at the frequent Czech Embassy, District of Columbia cultural events. One of my immediate relatives is the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic for the State of Texas and will vouch for my integrity and good work. "Dobry Den!"

Other

Sociology

Sociology

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees required coursework in Sociology---transcript by request, with high GPA and typically an A or B+ letter grade for all Sociology courses in my 7 plus year academic career. Related coursework included Sociology, Understanding of Sociological Literature and Theories, Black and Hispanic Cultural Studies ("The Barrio; " Blacks in U.S. Cities") and Urban Studies. I completed required undergraduate and graduate coursework in Social Science (Sociology) Statistics, including regression, quantitative and qualitative analysis. I was deemed an "excellent researcher" and gatherer of social (and citizen descriptive) data by a large State's Agency Director of Administration. For years, I worked like a true sociologist--"THE OBSERVER"--on dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, and did some assigned High School sub teaching on diverse social sciences topics. My graduate master thesis title includes the fancy word, "Sociopolitical." I am regarded a national expert and collector of data, on human behaviors, attitudes, culture and policies, regarding solid waste source reduction among our 50 United States, and its cities over 175,000 in population.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees required coursework in Sociology---transcript by request, with high GPA and typically an A or B+ letter grade for all Sociology courses in my 7 plus year academic career. Related coursework included Sociology, Understanding of Sociological Literature and Theories, Black and Hispanic Cultural Studies ("The Barrio; " Blacks in U.S. Cities") and Urban Studies. I completed required undergraduate and graduate coursework in Social Science (Sociology) Statistics, including regression, quantitative and qualitative analysis. I was deemed an "excellent researcher" and gatherer of social (and citizen descriptive) data by a large State's Agency Director of Administration. For years, I worked like a true sociologist--"THE OBSERVER"--on dozens of social science data collection and polling projects for private and public firms, and did some assigned High School sub teaching on diverse social sciences topics. My graduate master thesis title includes the fancy word, "Sociopolitical." I am regarded a national expert and collector of data, on human behaviors, attitudes, culture and policies, regarding solid waste source reduction among our 50 United States, and its cities over 175,000 in population.

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Well prepared. Provided some good refresher tips. Limited knowledge of current pro work environment. #it #consulting #government contracts #diversity #communication

Rustem, 1 lesson with Steve
Tutor responded:

Thank you Rustem for your review of me, that I am "Well Prepared." Each workplace anywhere in America is indeed different, so my Public Speaking tips can cover general expectations for any setting--the tips a student chooses to implement and their outcomes may vary. Though have years previous experience, I have not, unlike you, worked directly inside the building of a mass-employee government entity or sub- contractor in 10 years. For those interested:I have studied public sector contact law and competitive bidding in grad school and luckily worked with students and professors at a major Law School for several semesters. However, I am NOT an attorney and not set to tutor law (most recently, full-time employed with barred barristers at two Big Box Legal Services firms on K Street NW in Washington, DC). Unlike you, I do not have actual intermediate-plus workplace experience in preparing, finalizing and executing government contracts and am not set to tutor those topics. Again, thank you Rustem for recognizing my (what I consider, strong) Consulting, Diversity and Communication skills. As a current senior citizen, am exposing myself to modern computer languages and newfangled workplace procedures that in the last decade have become commonplace.

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