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Todd S.

Bloomfield Hills, MI

$50/hour

Goal-oriented Tutor Specializing in English/Exam Prep Skills for Life

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/14/14

$50/Hour


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National University, San Diego, CA
Business Administrat
Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA
Master's

Education

National University, San Diego, CA (Business Administrat)

Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (Master's)

About Todd

One of my nicknames during my formative years in grade school was "bookworm." Other kids my age may have received it as a putdown, but I actually embraced it; the name succinctly described my thirst for reading and writing at an early age. This quest has enabled me to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (3.50 GPA; Cum Laude) from National University in San Diego, CA, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies (with a 3.93 GPA) from Liberty Theological Seminary, based in Lynchburg, VA. Now, I have a strong desire to share this gift of learning with students from all walks of life.

Poor writing skills have always been a personal "pet peeve"; it is the reason why I specialize in tutoring standard English and grammar, along with the reading and writing sections of the ACT, SAT, and GRE exams. My approach to tutoring is not merely to hand down strategies for taking and passing exams; my objective is to ensure that students "take ownership" of what they learn as an investment in the rest of their lives. I'm a firm believer that, even in an age where technology pervades so many areas of our lives, a firm command of the written and spoken word is indispensable.

Before getting down to the important business of tutoring, I will offer a free, initial consultation with the student and at least one parent. We will meet to assess the goals and expectations of both student and parent in the tutoring experience; in turn, I will communicate my teaching philosophy as well as my own expectations of student and parental involvement. If there is a "meeting of the minds," we will then schedule the first tutoring session.

I will assign the student homework after each session. I will also give weekly progress reports to the parent(s), who will have the choice of being notified by email, telephone or other forms of communication.

I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy in place, in which I normally charge one-half of the hourly rate. However, I will apply this policy on a case-by-case basis, as I understand that emergencies and contingencies may arise periodically. I am open to the possibility of makeup sessions in case of cancellations.

Tutoring sessions will take place in Bloomfield Township, unless other arrangements are made no more than 24 hours prior to the start of a scheduled session.

Tutoring is best done when it is a collaborative effort between the student, the parent(s), and the tutor. Together, we can equip the student with the reading and writing skills essential for succeess in college and beyond. If this ideal resonates with you, please give me the opportunity to help make it a reality!
One of my nicknames during my formative years in grade school was "bookworm." Other kids my age may have received it as a putdown, but I actually embraced it; the name succinctly described my thirst for reading and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, 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.

Bible Studies

I have been an active Sunday School instructor for 27 years, with a background in a wide range of disciplines, from systematic theology to church history to apologetics.

I am conversant with the curriculum of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA), having received a Certificate of Completion in 2006; ETA subjects cover the entire gamut of areas ranging from theology proper to eschatology.

I received a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2012, with plans to pursue a Master of Divinity degree in the not-too-distant future.

I have a passion for teaching the Word of God, as I am convinced that it is an integral part of His calling for my life.

National University, San Diego, CA
Business Administrat
Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA
Master's

Education

National University, San Diego, CA (Business Administrat)

Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Todd will travel within 25 miles of Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.