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Stephen F.

Cornell Grad Tutors Communication, Study Skills, Writing & Reading

Cornell Grad Tutors Communication, Study Skills, Writing & Reading

$40/hour

  • 53 hours tutoring

About Stephen


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I am an educator, storyteller, motivational speaker, and performing artist, with an AFA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts, as well as BA and MA degrees in Communication from Cornell University. Before moving to Santa Fe, I lectured in the Communication Department and American Indian Program at Cornell University, where I won the Paramount Professor Award by the Greek Panhellenic Society for excellence in teaching and student motivation. I also worked throughout New...

I am an educator, storyteller, motivational speaker, and performing artist, with an AFA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts, as well as BA and MA degrees in Communication from Cornell University. Before moving to Santa Fe, I lectured in the Communication Department and American Indian Program at Cornell University, where I won the Paramount Professor Award by the Greek Panhellenic Society for excellence in teaching and student motivation. I also worked throughout New York as a tutor and multicultural education consultant for public schools, examining ways stories can help students find connections and meaning in their educational experience. In addition, I worked as an Adult Basic Education tutor.

I was the head of the Speech Communication Department of Santa Fe Community College from 2001 until 2007, when I was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to be the 2007 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where I worked until 2017. While in Santa Fe, I have worked as a tutor for Native youth at risk programs in public schools, as well as at the college level. I especially enjoy tutoring because of the potential to empower students to be active and assertive in their learning experiences, and I also enjoy integrating games, stories and even popular fiction such as graphic novels into the learning. As a bonus, I have extensive experience in online (via Skype, Zoom, etc.) and face to face learning environments.

Both of my degrees are in Communication, and I have outstanding skills in reading, proofreading, writing, and public speaking. In addition, I have taught courses in public speaking at Cornell University as well as at Santa Fe Community College.

I integrate study skills into the first weeks of any course I teach, as well as into the first tutoring sessions in which I engage. I teach students the Cornell Notetaking System, as well as methods to improve reading retention by annotation, and test taking skills.

I have been developing and teaching


Education

Cornell University
Communication
Cornell University
Masters
Institute of American Indian Arts
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: I do a reduced rate if working with two students who are studying the same subject matter and are online in the same classroom with me at the same time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

While at Cornell University, Santa Fe Community College, College of Santa Fe and University of New Mexico I have taught online and face to face courses in Public Speaking, Effective Listening, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication and Introduction to Communication.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

While at Cornell University, Santa Fe Community College, College of Santa Fe and University of New Mexico I have taught online and face to face courses in Public Speaking, Effective Listening, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication and Introduction to Communication.

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.
Reading

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

While at Cornell University, Santa Fe Community College, College of Santa Fe and University of New Mexico I have taught online and face to face courses in Public Speaking, Effective Listening, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication and Introduction to Communication.
Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.
Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.
Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored effective study skill strategies to students of all ages. I have extensive experience in study and organizational skills, including effective systems for reading texts (such as active reading and annotation) and taking notes (such as an enhanced Cornell Note Taking System). These skills help students more effectively retain information in longer term memory for better recall and test preparation.
Reading, Writing

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor. Perfect assistance

Stephen helped me export a class in sanbox into my shell. It was fantastic. We also checked the class elements. Stephen is nimble and has a great sense of how dates and releases can be incorrect. Without him I would have bee blind and lost! Thank You Stephen!

Charlie, 5 lessons with Stephen

I'll repeat the same adjectives I've already seen on his review - knowledgeable and patient. Sums it up nicely.

I used Stephen to help me figure out Canvas. I'm a middle school teacher and my district just made the switch from G-suite. In a little over an hour, I learned the steps needed to start my school year. I'll be reaching out to him again soon! Highly recommend!

Tom, 1 lesson with Stephen

Great Help

Great listener with a passion to teach. Easy going personality, with major tips for writing papers and brainstorming ideas. He gave me support on working blackboards and reading tips.

Joella, 3 lessons with Stephen

Great Tutor and helper

Stephen gave great feedback and helped me improve my critical thinking and writing process. Stephen took the time to read and discuss my assignment to help me improve in my areas of opportunity. Thank you very much for the help

Norman, 1 lesson with Stephen
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$40/hour

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Stephen F.

$40/hour

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Response time: 19 hours