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Bill M.

Personalized Tutoring for Adult, Business, and College-level

Personalized Tutoring for Adult, Business, and College-level

$35/hour

  • 434 hours tutoring

  • Royal Oak, MI 48067

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About Bill


Bio

For over 30 years, I've had consistent success providing individualized coaching and tutoring that is specific to each of my student's needs.

CV: My professional teaching career began at Thurston High School in South Redford, Michigan, where I taught all things related to the English language - spoken or written. I also conducted the school's drama, debate, and forensics programs. I left Thurston after 14 years to pursue theatre production and classroom teaching at Henry Ford, Schoolcraft,...

For over 30 years, I've had consistent success providing individualized coaching and tutoring that is specific to each of my student's needs.

CV: My professional teaching career began at Thurston High School in South Redford, Michigan, where I taught all things related to the English language - spoken or written. I also conducted the school's drama, debate, and forensics programs. I left Thurston after 14 years to pursue theatre production and classroom teaching at Henry Ford, Schoolcraft, and Oakland Community colleges. I also had a great time working as a professional actor in stage, film, and video.
Now I divide my time between travel and tutoring - both of which I enjoy immensely.

As a professional writer, researcher, and editor, I've done extensive study and writing in the subjects of language, history, and culture. I've traveled widely both in this country and abroad and have become familiar with many places and languages.

ACADEMIC: Whether it's formal schooling or individual self-improvement, I help adults as well as college-level students with academic tutoring in all areas of English, written and spoken, as well as American and European history, literature, theatre studies, and social studies.

ESL: The path to success in improved use of written or spoken English or in accent reduction is to first determine each person's needs and then develop a individualized course of lessons that addresses those needs. In addition to my years of experience as an ESL tutor, I also bring a knowledge of each my client's native culture and language and a lot of patience.
Over the years, I've had the pleasure of tutoring individuals from Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Russia, Spain, and the Mideast.

BUSINESS: Business professionals often need help to prepare and present speeches to the public either live or on video. I provide them with support in both developing the presentations and coaching in presentation. I give the same kind of professional support when they need tutoring or editing in preparing written, business communications.


Education

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Language and Literature
Wayne State University, Detroit
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/6/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting. I have also coached business people in preparing and delivering live and televised speeches. As a professional speaker and actor, I have prepared and delivered numerous speeches on a wide variety of subjects for myself as well as writing speeches for business people including corporate executives. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their oral presentation abilities in business, social, and academic situations.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
Grammar,

Grammar

I focus on tutoring adults who need to improve their grammar, written or spoken, for either business, social, or academic purposes. Grammar is often more an art than a science. Understanding and using grammar well depends on both learning the "rules" of grammar and knowing when and why to apply a particular rule. Grammar changes with the times and with when someone is writing and whom he or she is writing for. It's often more important, to use grammar well, to understand what form of grammar is appropriate than it is to just memorize a rule.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting. I have also coached business people in preparing and delivering live and televised speeches. As a professional speaker and actor, I have prepared and delivered numerous speeches on a wide variety of subjects for myself as well as writing speeches for business people including corporate executives. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their oral presentation abilities in business, social, and academic situations.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I focus on tutoring adults who need to improve their grammar, written or spoken, for either business, social, or academic purposes. Grammar is often more an art than a science. Understanding and using grammar well depends on both learning the "rules" of grammar and knowing when and why to apply a particular rule. Grammar changes with the times and with when someone is writing and whom he or she is writing for. It's often more important, to use grammar well, to understand what form of grammar is appropriate than it is to just memorize a rule.
Reading

Reading

Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language is English and those for whom English is a second or third language. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons. Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.

English

English,

English

I have been an English teacher, tutor, and trainer for over 30 years. My many years as a professional writer also give me a solid understanding of how English is used in a variety of situations. I now work primarily with adults who want to improve their use of English in business, social situations, and advanced academics. The specific approach taken in your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written English, spoken English, or both. I can provide the kind of help you need based on your current language abilities, your individual needs, and your language goals.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
Grammar,

Grammar

I focus on tutoring adults who need to improve their grammar, written or spoken, for either business, social, or academic purposes. Grammar is often more an art than a science. Understanding and using grammar well depends on both learning the "rules" of grammar and knowing when and why to apply a particular rule. Grammar changes with the times and with when someone is writing and whom he or she is writing for. It's often more important, to use grammar well, to understand what form of grammar is appropriate than it is to just memorize a rule.
Literature,

Literature

Literature isn't just words. It's a the sum total of what people have thought and felt about themselves and their times. It's a way for us to look into how people live and how they felt about the events in the world and in their own lives. I work primarily with adults in either business, social, or academic situations who need to improve their knowledge of literature. Understanding and enjoying literature depends on more than just reading words. It also depends on help in understanding the life and times of the writer and characters. How did they fit into their world, and what do they have to say to ours?
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting. I have also coached business people in preparing and delivering live and televised speeches. As a professional speaker and actor, I have prepared and delivered numerous speeches on a wide variety of subjects for myself as well as writing speeches for business people including corporate executives. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their oral presentation abilities in business, social, and academic situations.
Reading,

Reading

Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language is English and those for whom English is a second or third language. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons. Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.
Writing

Writing

My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. Writing, like any other skill, calls for basic knowledge and consistent practice, but just as importantly, it calls for understanding and individualized coaching support. My combined experiences have given me the methods and skills to do that.

History

American History,

American History

The real history of America is so much more than Plymouth Rock, Valley Forge, and the Alamo. The people and events that made us who we are are multifaceted and deeply interesting. Knowledge and understanding of our country's history is vital for adults who want to have a well-rounded understanding of how we have become who we are. This is true whether the need is business-related, in advanced academics, or for personal satisfaction. Understanding the past helps us understand the present. During my 40 years of teaching and writing about American history, I've also been to many of the places where history actually happened. Learning about our history can be enjoyable and interesting. I'd like to help you experience it that way.
European History,

European History

An understanding of the history of Europe is necessary for having a better understanding of current events in the world today as well as having a well-rounded and complete education. I work with adults who wish to know history either for personal, professional, or academic reasons. I have taught and written about history for over 30 years. I believe learning history should be interesting and enjoyable, and I strive to make it both. To support my academic background, I have visited and studied many of the important places where history has been made.
World History

World History

In today's world, a knowledge and understanding of history is vital for understanding the causes and possible consequences of events. It's also basic to a well-rounded and complete education. I work with adults who have a need to know world history either for personal, professional, or academic reasons. My goal is to educate but to do so in a way that the subject is both pertinent and interesting. In over 30 years of teaching and writing about history, I have not just read books. I've actually visited many of the most important places where history has been made. I'd like to share what I've discovered.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have been an English teacher, tutor, and trainer for over 30 years. My many years as a professional writer also give me a solid understanding of how English is used in a variety of situations. I now work primarily with adults who want to improve their use of English in business, social situations, and advanced academics. The specific approach taken in your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written English, spoken English, or both. I can provide the kind of help you need based on your current language abilities, your individual needs, and your language goals.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
Reading,

Reading

Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language is English and those for whom English is a second or third language. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons. Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.
Writing

Writing

My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. Writing, like any other skill, calls for basic knowledge and consistent practice, but just as importantly, it calls for understanding and individualized coaching support. My combined experiences have given me the methods and skills to do that.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have been an English teacher, tutor, and trainer for over 30 years. My many years as a professional writer also give me a solid understanding of how English is used in a variety of situations. I now work primarily with adults who want to improve their use of English in business, social situations, and advanced academics. The specific approach taken in your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written English, spoken English, or both. I can provide the kind of help you need based on your current language abilities, your individual needs, and your language goals.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
Reading,

Reading

Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language is English and those for whom English is a second or third language. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons. Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.
Writing

Writing

My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. Writing, like any other skill, calls for basic knowledge and consistent practice, but just as importantly, it calls for understanding and individualized coaching support. My combined experiences have given me the methods and skills to do that.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work with adults for whom English isn't their first language. My recent clients have included people whose native language is Indian English, Hindi, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Israeli, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. How we approach your tutoring will depend on whether you want to improve your written or spoken English or both. The methods we will use have been tested and refined so we can address your individual need and reach your personal goal. My 25 years as a professional writer and 30 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. I have, over the years, been a high school and college-level teacher and coach in public speaking, linguistics, and acting.
Reading,

Reading

Improved reading comprehension is based on three sets of strategies, which I have applied successfully with both individuals whose first language is English and those for whom English is a second or third language. I work primarily with adults who need to improve their reading comprehension for professional, personal, social, or academic reasons. Most importantly, though, is that each of these strategies be adjusted and personalized to fit the needs and abilities of each individual.
Writing

Writing

My 30 years as a professional writer and 40 years as an educator, trainer, and coach make it possible for me to help adults who need to improve their writing skills for business, social, or academic purposes. Writing, like any other skill, calls for basic knowledge and consistent practice, but just as importantly, it calls for understanding and individualized coaching support. My combined experiences have given me the methods and skills to do that.

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Ratings and Reviews


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More than English

Very patient and methodical at teaching English. Has a lot of knowledge about other subjects that facilitates the conversation and makes training more spontaneous.

Jorge , 52 lessons with Bill

A Terrific Tutor

A good tutor is the key element in improving your English efficiently. Bill is better than the best. He truly cares about you and genuinely wants to help you. He tailors and adapts his teaching methods to meet your particular needs and ensures every success of your learning from various learning strategies. He frequently recorded my talks and analyzed them at home, then worked together with me to make an learning plan targeting on my weakness, which turned out to be a very effective way in my learning process. In addition, he is very understanding and supportive. All his lessons are very organized. I truly appreciate that he put a lot of effort into developing the tutoring materials for me. I strongly recommend his tutoring to everyone who is interested in improving his English pronunciation and communication skills.

Xiaoyun, 23 lessons with Bill

Bill: A fantastic tutor!

Bill has been one of the most wonderful tutors I have ever met in recent years. I am essentially a scientist with little or no flair for the arts. I was not doing well in my English classes and I need to pass this course to progress. I decided to find a private tutor. Going through the profiles of all English tutors on your web, I was impressed by Bill's credentials and contacted him right away. I was lucky enough to have chosen him. He taught me the nitty-gritty of English. He assessed me correctly and provided all the ingredients I need to master English. Bill tutored me such that I am now scoring A's in English classes! I thank you Bill for your wealth of experience and efficiency. I will recommend Bill anytime for whosoever wants to master English. Thanks.

Bashir, 5 lessons with Bill

First lesson

Bill is very organized and an obvious expert in English and well as working with students. Looking forward to regular lessons.

Christine, 14 lessons with Bill

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