Search

Brandon B.

College Educated English Tutor Specializing in Essays and Test Prep

College Educated English Tutor Specializing in Essays and Test Prep

$25/hour

  • Durham, NC 27707

About Brandon


Bio

I am an educator from Durham, North Carolina. I have studied at Virginia Commonwealth University to earn my Bachelors in English, minors in Creative Writing and African-American studies and attended graduate school to earn a Master of Teaching degree. I have spent much time around the Richmond, VA, area performing spoken word poetry and taking in the arts scene in the area developing a very diversified artistic and educational perspective. I pull from many different cultures and disciplines...

I am an educator from Durham, North Carolina. I have studied at Virginia Commonwealth University to earn my Bachelors in English, minors in Creative Writing and African-American studies and attended graduate school to earn a Master of Teaching degree. I have spent much time around the Richmond, VA, area performing spoken word poetry and taking in the arts scene in the area developing a very diversified artistic and educational perspective. I pull from many different cultures and disciplines to teach content in the most effective manner. In the classroom I make use of music, graphic novels, manga/anime and other elements popular culture to teach conventional and contemporary curriculum to keep students entertained and engaged while teaching them the necessary content and skills. I have experience tutoring high school and adults on reading and VA SOL knowledge. While at VCU I created a poetry group, called Def Poets Society, and created and lead many creative writing workshops to teach and facilitate the growth of the writers of the group. I also have a passion for theatre and have been in many productions while at VCU. I have much to offer a student from basic punctuation and verb tense agreement knowledge, effective and fun fiction and poetry structure skills, to effective stage performance techniques.


Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
English
VCU Graduate School
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27707
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Brandon hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a spoken word poet and trained actor. I know much about professional speaking, projection, and confidence/charisma building techniques. I have taught many students performance during creative writing/poetry workshops and have poetry students that I teach and coach online.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a spoken word poet and trained actor. I know much about professional speaking, projection, and confidence/charisma building techniques. I have taught many students performance during creative writing/poetry workshops and have poetry students that I teach and coach online.
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I use short, graspable (and sometimes visual) texts to teach students to summarize and practice sentence structure. This builds confidence and empowers the students to feel that the work is within their means. Focus is given to grammar and punctuation to help discern the meaning of sentences and how punctuation changes interpretations. Some freedom is given to the student in terms of their desired way of showing what they've learned. They are encouraged to express their learning in different mediums, but informed that effort and depth are the most important aspects of their work.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a spoken word poet and trained actor. I know much about professional speaking, projection, and confidence/charisma building techniques. I have taught many students performance during creative writing/poetry workshops and have poetry students that I teach and coach online.
Reading,

Reading

I use short, graspable (and sometimes visual) texts to teach students to summarize and practice sentence structure. This builds confidence and empowers the students to feel that the work is within their means. Focus is given to grammar and punctuation to help discern the meaning of sentences and how punctuation changes interpretations. Some freedom is given to the student in terms of their desired way of showing what they've learned. They are encouraged to express their learning in different mediums, but informed that effort and depth are the most important aspects of their work.
Writing,

Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English with Minors in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. Master of Teaching Degree in Secondary English Education. I have experience teaching all age groups in academic, professional, and creative writing tasks.
English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I use short, graspable (and sometimes visual) texts to teach students to summarize and practice sentence structure. This builds confidence and empowers the students to feel that the work is within their means. Focus is given to grammar and punctuation to help discern the meaning of sentences and how punctuation changes interpretations. Some freedom is given to the student in terms of their desired way of showing what they've learned. They are encouraged to express their learning in different mediums, but informed that effort and depth are the most important aspects of their work.
Writing,

Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English with Minors in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. Master of Teaching Degree in Secondary English Education. I have experience teaching all age groups in academic, professional, and creative writing tasks.
English, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I use short, graspable (and sometimes visual) texts to teach students to summarize and practice sentence structure. This builds confidence and empowers the students to feel that the work is within their means. Focus is given to grammar and punctuation to help discern the meaning of sentences and how punctuation changes interpretations. Some freedom is given to the student in terms of their desired way of showing what they've learned. They are encouraged to express their learning in different mediums, but informed that effort and depth are the most important aspects of their work.
Writing,

Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English with Minors in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. Master of Teaching Degree in Secondary English Education. I have experience teaching all age groups in academic, professional, and creative writing tasks.
English

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I use short, graspable (and sometimes visual) texts to teach students to summarize and practice sentence structure. This builds confidence and empowers the students to feel that the work is within their means. Focus is given to grammar and punctuation to help discern the meaning of sentences and how punctuation changes interpretations. Some freedom is given to the student in terms of their desired way of showing what they've learned. They are encouraged to express their learning in different mediums, but informed that effort and depth are the most important aspects of their work.
Writing

Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English with Minors in Creative Writing and African-American Studies. Master of Teaching Degree in Secondary English Education. I have experience teaching all age groups in academic, professional, and creative writing tasks.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading
Contact Brandon

Response time: 8 hours

$25/hour

Brandon B.

$25/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Brandon

Response time: 8 hours