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Paul D.

Springfield, MO

$25/hour

Mature, patient, focused tutoring

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 31 ratings
Very responsible and patient tutor
— Rachel, Providence, RI on 8/14/17

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Missouri State University, Springfield MO
B. A. English
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Missouri State University, Springfield MO (B. A. English)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Paul

Hello, my name is Paul. I am excited about the learning process and I enjoy helping students learn. I graduated from Missouri State University with a B. A. in English, and then attended the University of Southern California, where I received a Masters in Librarianship. I returned to Springfield to become a faculty member and librarian at Drury University where I taught formal courses in using the library for research and also worked with individual students and faculty at the reference desk to find information about their topics of interest. I moved from academia to the public library in Springfield where I worked for many years. Much of my work at the library involved one-on-one help with the public to find information, learn how to use library resources, and do research. I also taught a number of training classes for library staff locally, regionally, and statewide.

My approach with each student is based on my motto, which is “set yourself up for success.” Focus your energy and attention on the areas in which you can best improve your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Rely on your existing strengths. Work with successful teachers, tutors, and students. Learn from each one of them.

Environment and outside stimuli can profoundly affect your ability as a learner to incorporate new knowledge and be able to use it in test-taking situations and everyday life. My goal is to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and learn how best to compensate for them in test-taking environments.

As a university and public librarian with over thirty years of experience, I am skilled in providing helpful tutoring geared to your needs. It would be my privilege and honor to work with you and to help prepare you for a bright future! I want to see you succeed and to experience the feeling that learning is a positive, exciting part of your life. I wish you the very best and much success. It would be my pleasure to assist you in your learning process.
Hello, my name is Paul. I am excited about the learning process and I enjoy helping students learn. I graduated from Missouri State University with a B. A. in English, and then attended the University of Southern California, where I received a Masters in Librarianship. I returned to Springfield to become a faculty member and librarian at Drury Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Springfield, MO 65807
Background Check: Passed

"Very responsible and patient tutor"

- Rachel, Providence, RI on 8/14/17

"Very helpful tutor for your essay writing"

- Yilin, Cupertino, CA on 7/22/17

"Everything I had hoped for!"

- BJ, Ozark, MO on 7/11/17

"Quick Replies"

- Jonathan, York, PA on 11/22/16

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Moradi, Winchester, VA on 11/7/16

"Very helpful and caring tutor!"

- Iris, Algonac, MI on 10/19/16

"very patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Flor, Ozark, MO on 10/18/16

"Very good tutor"

- Ankara, Springfield, MO on 12/14/15
Paul replied on 12/16/2015

Thank you, Ankara. It was my pleasure to work with you!

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Abdul, Springfield, MO on 5/7/14
Science:
ACT Science
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science
Computer:
Macintosh
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

My undergraduate major was in English. My master's degree is in Librarianship.

Macintosh

I switched from Windows 7 to Mac OS X 10.6 three years ago. Along the way, I have assisted several others learn to feel comfortable in the Mac environment after having been a Windows-based computer user. I actively participate in Mac forums to increase my knowledge and keep up-to-date.

I find that some of the difficulty in switching to the Mac is not so much about Mac versus Windows but rather adjusting to a new computer and learning new avenues for accessing email, calendars, etc.

Much of the success of those who switch depends on their patience, practice, and perseverance. My role is to gently remind, review, and guide them to meet their goals.

Proofreading

I have an extensive background in writing, editing, and proofreading. My undergraduate major was in English. My graduate degree was in Librarianship (or also known as Library Studies or Library Science). I have practiced creative writing for many years and have edited two different newsletters for organizations. I am well-versed in APA style and can make sure that your citations meet the APA style. Over the past few years, I have assisted a post-doctoral student who was writing a number of papers for his studies in Analytical Psychology.

Writing

I have written and edited many extensive reports and analyses for work and have created content for and edited newsletters. In the past few years, I have worked extensively with a post-graduate student in editing their work for clarity, grammar, and formatting. My skills will help any writer improve his or her papers or reports.

Missouri State University, Springfield MO
B. A. English
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Missouri State University, Springfield MO (B. A. English)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Very responsible and patient tutor

I have used Wyzant quite a few times. Paul is one of the best tutors who I have worked with. He is very professional and patient. He gives really good comments about my paper and always answers my questions on time. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an English tutor. Thank you Paul for your help!

— Rachel, Providence, RI on 8/14/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Springfield, MO 65807.