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Ted Y.

Greensboro, NC

$35/hour

College Instructor Tutoring English, SAT Reading and Writing.

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$35/Hour


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Western Michigan University
English
Western Michigan University
Master's
MFA from Western Michigan University
Other

Education

Western Michigan University (English)

Western Michigan University (Master's)

MFA from Western Michigan University (Other)

About Ted

I realize that hiring a tutor is both a financial and emotional investment, either in yourself or your children. Since I'm new to WyzAnt, I need to give you good reasons why I would be worth that investment.

A tutor is a teacher, and I have been teaching since 1982. During that time I've mainly taught college, but I have spent time working with international students, adult learners who'd come back to school to work on their GED or high school diploma, and Special Education classes for the developmentally delayed and mentally ill. I have decades of experience working with many different types of people.

The most important lesson I've learned from that experience is each learner is different, bringing his or her own perspectives, learning styles, and strengths and weaknesses. I understand that teaching isn't handing down knowledge. It's a collaboration. No matter the subject, the most important step is to find out how to put students in a situation where they can do their best, feeling challenged but not overwhelmed.

I have a BA and MA in English, along with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. I've published fiction, music reviews, and years ago, wrote a weekly column voted best in the state of Michigan by The Grand Rapids Press Club, along with two national nominations from The Columbia School of Journalism. I also co-authored and edited the proposals for "New American Schools" for both the Kalamazoo and Pontiac, Michigan school boards in 1992.

My specialties are English, writing, reading, and SAT preparation . Because of my interest in learning, I also welcome any chance to help a student at any level develop plans and strategies for studying or simply doing their homework in the most efficient way.

I try to be flexible as far as time. While I do have a four-hour cancellation policy, I also understand that life throws unexpected obstacles in the way and offer makeup sessions. At present, because of a health problem, I only tutor at my home.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies.
I realize that hiring a tutor is both a financial and emotional investment, either in yourself or your children. Since I'm new to WyzAnt, I need to give you good reasons why I would be worth that investment.

A tutor is a teacher, and I have been teaching since 1982. During that time I've mainly taught college, but I have spent time
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Greensboro, NC 27403
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Writing

I've done freelance work as a Technical Writer, along with editing articles, papers, and even a few doctoral dissertations, so I have a wide experience in different types of writing.

Western Michigan University
English
Western Michigan University
Master's
MFA from Western Michigan University
Other

Education

Western Michigan University (English)

Western Michigan University (Master's)

MFA from Western Michigan University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ted will travel within 0 miles of Greensboro, NC 27403.