John B.

Saint Louis, MO

$75/hr

Patient and Dedicated Teacher: Grammar, Writing, Literature, German.

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Central Methodist College
University of Missouri, Columbia
Master's
Tulane University
PhD

Education

Central Methodist College

University of Missouri, Columbia (Master's)

Tulane University (PhD)

About John

Hello,

I'm a retired college professor who, after more than 25 years in the classroom, can't give up teaching. I have a doctorate from Tulane University in English literature and last taught at Lindenwood University in St. Charles for 20 years. I have taught all forms of writing as well as world literature and 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century British literature. I am also fluent in German and taught elementary, intermediate, and advanced German language couses.

My philosophy is that everyone can learn with the right motivation, and I try to use the student's own interests as a way into the material. I also have a good sense of humor and try not to take myself too seriously. That doesn't mean that I am not passionate about what I teach, however. I take a genuine interest in the material, but I am completely focused on the student's needs and ultimate success.
Hello,

I'm a retired college professor who, after more than 25 years in the classroom, can't give up teaching. I have a doctorate from Tulane University in English literature and last taught at Lindenwood University
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63119
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Language:
German
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, Praxis, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
German,
Grammar, Proofreading

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German

Three years in Germany teaching in a German school. Eighteen years teaching college German. Near-native fluency.

Literature

I have a PhD in English literature. I have more than 20 years of college-level teaching experience in a variety of literature, including classical, American, English, and German literature.

Proofreading

I am a freelance editor with experience editing essays, professional papers, and book manuscripts.

Writing

I have more than twenty years experience teaching college-level composition, research and argument, and technical and professional writing.

Central Methodist College
University of Missouri, Columbia
Master's
Tulane University
PhD

Education

Central Methodist College

University of Missouri, Columbia (Master's)

Tulane University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 15 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63119.

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