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Steve S.

Clarksburg, MD

$29/hour

THE PROFILE OF STEVE: "Good...Dependable!"

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4.9 average from 25 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Hossein, Columbia, MD on 8/23/15

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

Education

UNIV. OF HOUSTON (Texas) (BA, Political Sci., CUM LAUDE)

TEXAS STATE UNIV. (Austin-San Marcos) MASTER of PUBLIC ADMIN. (Master's)

U. NC-CHAPEL HILL; U. WISCONSIN-MADISON (M.P.A. & M.U.P.) (Graduate Coursework)

About Steve

My subject specialty areas include Public Speaking, Political Science (Government), Government and Politics, American History, Sociology, Statistics (Thesis/College Essay Writing and Social Sciences), Masters/Doctoral-level ("Capstone") Papers and Projects, Ecology and Environmental Governmental Performance, Geography, Media Press Releases, (some) SAT and ACT Writing and Verbal, Governmental Budgeting, Ethics, Marketing Research, e-Governance (worldwide government website quality surveyor--wrote published academic journal article on topic), PowerPoint, Workplace Project Management. [Because I am not a Reading tutor, its hoped one can write, read, understand basic middle school (6th-8th grade level) English before hiring, thank you].

My credentials include: (M.P.A) --Master in Public Administration, B.A. --Bachelor in Political Science, Cum Laude (both obtained with overall high GPA's). Though not a lawyer, I worked four seasons at a USA "top-20 rated" Law School, administering final exams and permitted to give a small lecture, to budding freshmen up to seniors about to graduate with a JD or LLM -- enabling them to later make a jurisprudence mark upon society. For just over five years, was a Government Reports Reviewer (Fed/States/Localities) for a DC area public sector performance non-profit (my above 'tuxedo' profile photo at an elite, Washington D.C. NATIONAL PRESS CLUB appreciation dinner). In the 1990's, I scored thousands of high school exit exams and did 3rd readings of questionable scores for state governments, via a major educational contractor. Furthermore, I scored a large Southern State's Computer Literacy Tests for graduating HS seniors within a "Tier One Research" Public University Facility.

At present, I part-time public and private consulting; operate a state and localities government performance "blog" website; have 100's of Twitter followers. In 2015, appeared on four separate, hour-long, national blog talk radio shows with listening audiences around the world, including the USA and Canada.

Personal Responsibilities and Policies:

--VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: All new or continuing Students (or if underage, a Parent/Guardian) MUST "have on file" with WyzAnt "a valid form of payment" information before any lesson can be scheduled/started by a "Good...Dependable" tutor--like ME! Thank you in advance for your compliance and understanding, it is MUCH APPRECIATED!

--PARENTS: Preference for persons at least 12 years of age or who've attained a middle school education, or higher, thank you.

--High School and College Students and professional Adults are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to reach me! I charge less than many in the Washington-Baltimore region, with high quality, positive feedback.

--For those living 28 miles or more from my home base, or requiring extraordinary "labor" assistance per lesson, I assess a small fee per hour to cover labor and/or driving costs. If you live in the outer reaches of Northern VIRGINIA (i.e. Prince William and Fauquier Counties), Eastern and Western MARYLAND [Greater Baltimore (City and County), Anne Arundel Co. (Annapolis), Washington Co. (Hagerstown)] or WEST VIRGINIA/PENNSYLVANIA, that fee likely will apply to you.

--During tutoring, a personal preference for NO smoking-food- alcohol consumption--thank you. Having a soft drink/coffee (with closed lid) is OK--especially if at a public library.

THANK YOU for choosing me--you'll appreciate HIGH QUALITY at an AFFORDABLE, lower price than my peers. I truly am looking forward to being of service to YOU!

--Sincerely Yours, STEVE THE TUTOR
My subject specialty areas include Public Speaking, Political Science (Government), Government and Politics, American History, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required

For those living 28 miles or more from my base, or if the subject matter requires unusual, extraordinary labor intensity, I typically charge at least $3-$6 more per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 28 miles of Clarksburg, MD 20871
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Hossein, Columbia, MD on 8/23/15
Math:
SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Ecology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
Czech
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Law, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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!"

Political Science

I graduated with a undergraduate faculty departmental award for top semester Political Science graduate, based on GPA and quality of coursework--have copied proof of award and transcript by request (At that time, university rated by professionals as #2 or #3 for quality of and faculty teaching of Political Science in State of Texas). My (later obtained) graduate degree and coursework in Public Administration required a political science background as terms of minimum acceptance into any graduate program. I am an alumni of the Close-Up Foundation for teenagers learning about Congress and operations, based in the District of Columbia. I have 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 in Northern Virginia. I have done fundraising by phone for national and local candidates running for public office. In the 1990's, I ran a self-employed political campaign consultancy operation that phone interviewed hundreds of respondents, with data collection used to make strategic decisions, for a Texas congressional District's candidate. As a young man, was popularly elected a voter precinct chair and worked a major state partisan convention as staff. I am currently an on-call Government Performance Reports Reviewer for a DC-based non-profit, honored with others at a National Press Club dinner. I'm author of the American State Litter Scorecard presentations and monthly website and a journal article on e-governance, Privacy, Citizen Participation and Evaluated World Government Websites.

Public Speaking

My undergraduate coursework included Public Speaking, Speech and Acting, with a "A" grade assessed for those courses. (a transcript copy provided by client request) . Since my youth, I 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. Since 2005, I have spoken to audiences at several American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) national and regional conferences. In a previous year, I spoke to members of the National Association of Counties Green Government Initiative meeting and as a Judge at the DECA National Student Business Projects Competition held in the District of Columbia. I have been interviewed by national Blog radio shows thus year, and TRAVEL+LEISURE magazine, regarding my published research on government performances by states and cities across America.

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.

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

Education

UNIV. OF HOUSTON (Texas) (BA, Political Sci., CUM LAUDE)

TEXAS STATE UNIV. (Austin-San Marcos) MASTER of PUBLIC ADMIN. (Master's)

U. NC-CHAPEL HILL; U. WISCONSIN-MADISON (M.P.A. & M.U.P.) (Graduate Coursework)

Knowledgeable and patient — He would like to help as much as possible, I asked him a question and he sent me a list of related books, that's great! ...

— Hossein, Columbia, MD on 8/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $29.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

For those living 28 miles or more from my base, or if the subject matter requires unusual, extraordinary labor intensity, I typically charge at least $3-$6 more per hour.

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 28 miles of Clarksburg, MD 20871.