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Robert P.

Wilmington, NC

$50/hour

Duke PhD/AP grader: AP English, SAT, Reading and Writing, SAT II Lit

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/31/15
4.8 average from 9 ratings
Very patient but strict! Great tutor.
— Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15

$50/Hour


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University of Connecticut
English
Trinity College
Master's
Duke University
PhD

Education

University of Connecticut (English)

Trinity College (Master's)

Duke University (PhD)

About Robert

Hello,

I have taught for many years, including stints as a teacher of AP Lit and AP Language. I am an AP Reader (I grade students' AP exam essays). Very few people are selected for this honor.
However, I have taught all levels of upper school English, from 9th to 12th grade and at community college, and universities. I even teach foreign students fluent in English on Skype.

EVERY STUDENT is EQUALLY IMPORTANT.

As my student, you can expect clear, direct and KIND instruction. As long as you do your work, your SAT scores may well go up 100 points or your AP exam score from a 2 to a 4. I am very supportive and I try to make tutoring a positive occasion rather than a fearful, threatening experience. Your success and happiness is extremely important to me.

My success with students is the best part of what I do. I hope we can work together soon.

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert
Hello,

I have taught for many years, including stints as a teacher of AP Lit and AP Language. I am an AP Reader (I grade students' AP exam essays). Very few people are selected for this honor.
However, I have taught all levels of upper school English, from 9th to 12th grade and at community college, and universities. I even teach
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wilmington, NC 28409
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient but strict! Great tutor."

- Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a PhD in English from Duke University. Furthermore, I have taught English on many different levels including college, community college, AP English Literature, AP English Language, SAT II, SAT prep, and 11th and 12th grade English. I love teaching English and the interaction with students is wonderful.

Literature

I have a PhD in English from Duke University, and completed 135 Credit hours.

Proofreading

I am a top AP reader, and am involved secret materials for the AP. There were 11 of us out of 900 graders to reach this level.

I have proofread the novel of a published novelist and spent most of my life proofreading and marking student essays.

Reading

I have been an outstanding reader all my life. I read for nuance and understand how to teach students see clues such as repetition,pathos,logos and ethos,tone, image patterns, diction, and the like.

SAT Reading

I've taught students how to prepare for the SAT. Students who have had me for English often had their SAT scores go up by 100 points.

SAT Writing

I have taught writing to a wide variety of students for over 40 years and have been recognized a top grader AP essays. My students learn to find their own voice and understand structure; conciseness; transition; logos, ethos and pathos, conciseness and other devices so they can express themselves well. Lastly, they get used to performing under the pressure of timed writing.

Vocabulary

I always worked on vocabulary both in context of texts studied and passages for the AP or SAT. I'm very strong on vocabulary.

Writing

I taught writing in college and high school. I've done intensive work on writing in AP English, IB English and English Comp.

University of Connecticut
English
Trinity College
Master's
Duke University
PhD

Education

University of Connecticut (English)

Trinity College (Master's)

Duke University (PhD)

Very patient but strict! Great tutor.

He isa very patient but tough tutor. He is all about excellence in the work. Dr. Robert P. is patiently working with our son and has boosted his confidence. We are pleased and optimistic at finishing strong at the end.

— Jacky, Wilmington, NC on 3/8/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Wilmington, NC 28409.