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Jimi W.

Raeford, NC

$35/hour

English/Paper Writing, Religion, and Philosophy are My Forte

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5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/14/15
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Great tutor
— KATRINA, Hope Mills, NC on 11/5/17

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Religion
University of Florida
Master's
University of Florida
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Religion)

University of Florida (Master's)

University of Florida (Graduate Coursework)

About Jimi

I am a laid-back U.S. Army veteran who was raised by a newspaper editor mother and soldier father. Upon leaving the service to continue my education, I pursued two undergraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke: a bachelor of science in mass communications as a Journalism major, and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion. I also hold a master of arts in religion from the University of Florida where I specialized in Asian religions--although I have a broad grounding in all major world religions--and I engaged in four years of study as a Ph.D. student at the same university before leaving academia in order to care for an ailing family member.

I have taught numerous courses on religion and mythology, and I have also worked as a professional copy editor. Although I do enjoy lecturing, I prefer one-on-one teaching and tutoring experiences, as they provide for a higher quality of engagement for the student since I am better able to cater my instruction to the student's individual needs.

I live with my artist wife and two cats of in a modest cottage in Raeford, North Carolina, where I enjoy trail biking, reading (mostly nonfiction), writing, cooking, playing mountain dulcimer and ukulele, and catching live music gigs.

I grew up learning to write, edit, and proofread from my newspaper editor mother, later earning a bachelor of science in mass communications (a journalism degree with additional communications theory courses) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I have roughly six years' experience as a copy editor and am well-versed in M.L.A., Chicago/Turabian, A.P.A., and Associated Press styles. I also have six years' experience teaching in a university setting, have taught middle-school-aged students, and currently tutor community college students part time.

I hold a bachelor of arts in religion and philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and master of arts in religion from the University of Florida, plus I completed three years of Ph.D. coursework in religion at the University of Florida as well. I have six years' experience teaching religion in a university setting, and I have taught mythology to middle-school-aged students as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program. I currently tutor community college students part time. I specialize in religions of Asia, although I am well-versed in world religions.

I prefer one-on-one teaching to lectures, and I encourage questions. If you are frustrated with lectures that lose you and don't provide enough time to question the material, I am a good match.
I am a laid-back U.S. Army veteran who was raised by a newspaper editor mother and soldier father. Upon leaving the service to continue my education, I pursued two undergraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke: a bachelor of science in mass communications as a Journalism major, and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Raeford, NC 28376
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- KATRINA, Hope Mills, NC on 11/5/17
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Religion,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

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Grammar

While my undergraduate BS is in mass communication, it is a journalism degree focused specifically on print journalism, in which I maintained a 4.0 GPA and edited a section of the university newspaper in addition to writing for three other newspapers. I have six years' experience teaching undergraduates, to include experience with one-on-one remedial instruction in English grammar and composition for paper writing, and I also taught a mythology course to middle-school-aged students which was focused strongly on literature and composition, to include journal-keeping and short-story writing. I am currently employed part-time as a tutor for Robeson [NC] Community College where I have been the go-to specialist in English, grammar, and composition/documentation/proofreading, and where I have provided tutoring instruction on par with that of the full-time English faculty. I also have provided professional copy editing and proofreading services to academic writers in the humanities and social sciences for the past six years.

Religion

I completed a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2006. I completed a master of arts in religion, specializing in religions of Asia, at the University of Florida in 2008. I completed PhD coursework majoring in Religions of Asia, and minoring in Religion and Nature/Ecology (including preliminary research in India) with Department of Religion, University of Florida, in 2013. I have two years' equivalency, each, in Sanskrit and Hindi. As a graduate student I taught for six years, either on my own, or as a teaching assistant providing a minimum of three hours a week per semester of teaching my own sections. I also taught mythology to middle school Indian students in Mysore, India, in summer 2013 and currently tutor part time in English, religion, and philosophy at a community college in southeast North Carolina.

Writing

A bit about me: I grew up learning to write, edit, and proofread from my newspaper editor mother, later earning a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (a journalism degree with additional communications theory courses) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I have roughly six years' experience as a copy editor and am well-versed in M.L.A., Chicago/Turabian, A.P.A., and Associated Press styles. I also have six years' experience teaching in a university setting, have taught middle-school-aged students, and currently tutor community college students part time.

I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Master of Arts in Religion from the University of Florida, plus I completed three years of Ph.D. coursework in religion at the University of Florida as well. I have six years' experience teaching religion in a university setting, and I have taught mythology to middle-school-aged students as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program. I currently tutor community college students part time. I specialize in religions of Asia, although I am well-versed in world religions.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Religion
University of Florida
Master's
University of Florida
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Religion)

University of Florida (Master's)

University of Florida (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor

Jimi was great with my 17yr old. Patient and kind, understanding. Really helped get our English grade up. Convenient, met in public, sent text with place to meet and a pic.

— KATRINA, Hope Mills, NC on 11/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Jimi will travel within 35 miles of Raeford, NC 28376.