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Don M.

Geezer Brings the Best of Old School to New Students

Geezer Brings the Best of Old School to New Students

$65/hour

  • Columbia, MD 21045

About Don


Bio

I have taught college courses like freshman English, introduction to poetry, speech, and advanced writing, in addition to producing and directing plays; at Kent State, I helped set up and served in a writing clinic. I have also substituted in middle and high school in pretty much everything from English and history through auto shop. Having lost my last teaching position from a college that shall remain (deservedly) nameless by my refusing to pass everyone so the school could get more money...

I have taught college courses like freshman English, introduction to poetry, speech, and advanced writing, in addition to producing and directing plays; at Kent State, I helped set up and served in a writing clinic. I have also substituted in middle and high school in pretty much everything from English and history through auto shop. Having lost my last teaching position from a college that shall remain (deservedly) nameless by my refusing to pass everyone so the school could get more money from the state legislature, I supported myself and my family as a freelance writer, editor, and voice talent for a decade. I am presently in my 20th year as a Writer/Editor in the Federal government.

To me, the only educational standard that matters is graduate performance. If the graduate of the first grade does reasonably well in the second, he/she has had a good first grade education. The high school graduate doing reasonably well at a first job or in college has had a good high school education, etc. I am not easy, and I reserve the right to reject applicants, but I can guarantee that my students who pay attention and do the work do see an improvement in their knowledge and abilities in whatever subject we study together.


Education

Western Washington State College (now University)
English
University of Arkansas
Masters
Kent State University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Columbia, MD 21045
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/2/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I taught speech for three years at Richard Bland College, Petersberg, Virginia, and worked on-air for radio stations WGRM, Greenwood, Mississippi, and WRFK, Richmond, Virginia. I have Taft-Hartleyed SAG for a film speaking role, and, in a decade of freelancing, voiced numerous radio and television commercials as well as narrated short films, in addition to writing speeches for others to deliver. I also I coached physicians and lawyers for television appearances. Here at the VA, I have anchored a number of VA News programs over the past dozen years, and I have made half hour presentations at business conferences for Tower Software (recently acquired by Newlett-Packard).

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught speech for three years at Richard Bland College, Petersberg, Virginia, and worked on-air for radio stations WGRM, Greenwood, Mississippi, and WRFK, Richmond, Virginia. I have Taft-Hartleyed SAG for a film speaking role, and, in a decade of freelancing, voiced numerous radio and television commercials as well as narrated short films, in addition to writing speeches for others to deliver. I also I coached physicians and lawyers for television appearances. Here at the VA, I have anchored a number of VA News programs over the past dozen years, and I have made half hour presentations at business conferences for Tower Software (recently acquired by Newlett-Packard).
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I taught speech for three years at Richard Bland College, Petersberg, Virginia, and worked on-air for radio stations WGRM, Greenwood, Mississippi, and WRFK, Richmond, Virginia. I have Taft-Hartleyed SAG for a film speaking role, and, in a decade of freelancing, voiced numerous radio and television commercials as well as narrated short films, in addition to writing speeches for others to deliver. I also I coached physicians and lawyers for television appearances. Here at the VA, I have anchored a number of VA News programs over the past dozen years, and I have made half hour presentations at business conferences for Tower Software (recently acquired by Newlett-Packard).
English, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, Writing

Most Popular

English, Writing

Summer

Writing

$65/hour

Don M.

$65/hour

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