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Fred M.

Passionate, Knowledgeable History tutor also Specializing in English

Passionate, Knowledgeable History tutor also Specializing in English

$40/hour

  • 34 hours tutoring

  • Morristown, NJ 07960

About Fred


Bio

I’m Fred! I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and significant English course work. Though I had been very interested in History and current events since elementary school, it wasn’t until college that I developed a deep appreciation and passion for it. My professors had a way of bringing History alive and showing how vibrant and exciting it was. Because they were so enthused about the subject matter, they were always available whenever I needed extra...

I’m Fred! I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and significant English course work. Though I had been very interested in History and current events since elementary school, it wasn’t until college that I developed a deep appreciation and passion for it. My professors had a way of bringing History alive and showing how vibrant and exciting it was. Because they were so enthused about the subject matter, they were always available whenever I needed extra help or clarifications. I try to bring this sense of excitement into all my dealings with students.

I have one year of ESL adult tutoring experience; I am helping a student with her grammar, confidence in speaking, and vocabulary. We routinely engage in situational role-playing, which keeps the lessons lively. As a reading assistant for several years at the local elementary school I helped students with their diction and comprehension. During my career as a publisher I created classroom exercises and used them to teach students about famous Americans from the past and present. Whenever possible we would “go back in time” and each of the students would get to play the part of a famous American. My teaching techniques are always focused on creating and following fun and energizing lesson plans, and encouraging student participation. I am passionate about helping students. I love to see and be part of that moment when the student fully understands new concepts being shared.

I am certified by the National Tutoring Association as a private tutor. Additionally, as a result of scoring in the top 15% of all test takers on the Praxis Series test, "Social Studies: Content Knowledge," I received an Educational Testing Service (ETS) Recognition of Excellence in July 2018.

I am easy to reach and great about taking suggestions and following up with responses to students and their parents. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

B.A. Northwestern University
History

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/16/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As a result of my substantial coursework in English at Northwestern University, coupled with my lifelong love of reading, I have built and maintained a very strong vocabulary. My experience as an ESL tutor has given me great tools to teach vocabulary and reading in a fun, engaging way. My work experience as an Editor-in-Chief at a publishing company allowed me to further broaden both my vocabulary and to instruct my staff on the proper (and sometimes different) use of vocabulary when writing memos, emails, and biographical essays.

English

English,

English

I had significant English course work in college with a focus on American and English literature and poetry from all periods. As an Editor at a publishing company for over 30 years, I have been deeply involved in helping hundreds of employees with the practical and correct usage of English grammar, and with all forms of writing, ranging from biographical/persuasive essays to expository essays. My chief responsibility as a reading assistant was to help young ESL students with their diction, comprehension, and overall acclamation to the English language. I was able to provide significant help by being very patient and making the material enjoyable for the students. I currently tutor an adult student in English as a Second Language.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a result of my substantial coursework in English at Northwestern University, coupled with my lifelong love of reading, I have built and maintained a very strong vocabulary. My experience as an ESL tutor has given me great tools to teach vocabulary and reading in a fun, engaging way. My work experience as an Editor-in-Chief at a publishing company allowed me to further broaden both my vocabulary and to instruct my staff on the proper (and sometimes different) use of vocabulary when writing memos, emails, and biographical essays.
Writing

Writing

I excelled in all types of writing in all my classes in college, ranging from History to English to Political Science. My writing experience has been enhanced even further as a longtime editor and publisher, breaking down into three general areas: I have written countless biographical essays about famous Americans; I have written many instruction and training manuals for employees; and I have taught innumerable employees about how to write a narrative, a descriptive piece, an expository piece, and a persuasive argument.

History

American History,

American History

My primary focus during college was on American History. My knowledge of American History has been greatly enhanced by my 30+ years working for the publisher of Who's Who in America and Who Was Who in America With World Notables as a Researcher, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher. Our mission has always been to chronicle the lives of the most influential people in the United States, from both a current and a historical perspective. I was able to apply that mission when I created classroom exercises to teach students about famous people from the past and present.
World History

World History

Recently I have bolstered my significant World and European History coursework in college by taking an online course focusing on Modern World History from 1760 onward.

Homeschool

English,

English

I had significant English course work in college with a focus on American and English literature and poetry from all periods. As an Editor at a publishing company for over 30 years, I have been deeply involved in helping hundreds of employees with the practical and correct usage of English grammar, and with all forms of writing, ranging from biographical/persuasive essays to expository essays. My chief responsibility as a reading assistant was to help young ESL students with their diction, comprehension, and overall acclamation to the English language. I was able to provide significant help by being very patient and making the material enjoyable for the students. I currently tutor an adult student in English as a Second Language.
Writing

Writing

I excelled in all types of writing in all my classes in college, ranging from History to English to Political Science. My writing experience has been enhanced even further as a longtime editor and publisher, breaking down into three general areas: I have written countless biographical essays about famous Americans; I have written many instruction and training manuals for employees; and I have taught innumerable employees about how to write a narrative, a descriptive piece, an expository piece, and a persuasive argument.

Most Popular

English,

English

I had significant English course work in college with a focus on American and English literature and poetry from all periods. As an Editor at a publishing company for over 30 years, I have been deeply involved in helping hundreds of employees with the practical and correct usage of English grammar, and with all forms of writing, ranging from biographical/persuasive essays to expository essays. My chief responsibility as a reading assistant was to help young ESL students with their diction, comprehension, and overall acclamation to the English language. I was able to provide significant help by being very patient and making the material enjoyable for the students. I currently tutor an adult student in English as a Second Language.
Writing

Writing

I excelled in all types of writing in all my classes in college, ranging from History to English to Political Science. My writing experience has been enhanced even further as a longtime editor and publisher, breaking down into three general areas: I have written countless biographical essays about famous Americans; I have written many instruction and training manuals for employees; and I have taught innumerable employees about how to write a narrative, a descriptive piece, an expository piece, and a persuasive argument.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I excelled in all types of writing in all my classes in college, ranging from History to English to Political Science. My writing experience has been enhanced even further as a longtime editor and publisher, breaking down into three general areas: I have written countless biographical essays about famous Americans; I have written many instruction and training manuals for employees; and I have taught innumerable employees about how to write a narrative, a descriptive piece, an expository piece, and a persuasive argument.

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