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Gregory D.

New York, NY

$50/hour

Experienced Tutor of ESL, Politics/Govt., History, Music

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/13/16
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Extremely helpful with essay writing
— Derrick, Annandale On Hudson, NY on 8/13/16

$50/Hour


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Bard College
Political Science

Education

Bard College (Political Science)

About Gregory

I am a graduate of Bard College and the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance. I have several years of experience tutoring a variety of subjects, including Politics/Government, US History, ESL, and Beginning Mandarin Chinese.

As a classical musician, I have had the opportunity to perform in fifteen countries. I am currently working as a political professional in New York City, and have experience working on a variety of political campaigns and in the government offices of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

I began tutoring by helping other students in my high school classes. While in college, I worked as an ESL tutor and Political Science tutor through Bard College. I have been tutoring for 4 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from elementary school to college student, as well as adults. In terms of my "tutoring style", I prefer one-on-one tutoring and enjoy engaging my students with fun and challenging ways to tie the subject matter into their daily lives. I believe that by applying the subject matter to real world situations, it allows my students to fully understand the relevance and necessity of what they are learning. In terms of my experience tutoring Mandarin Chinese, I am particularly experienced in helping students work on fundamental pronunciation and speaking skills.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns! I am very enthusiastic about spending as much time as I can tutoring students in the variety of subjects I am qualified to teach.
I am a graduate of Bard College and the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance. I have several years of experience tutoring a variety of subjects, including Politics/Government, US History, ESL, and Beginning Mandarin Chinese.

As a classical musician, I have
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10016
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely helpful with essay writing"

- Derrick, Annandale On Hudson, NY on 8/13/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Political Science
Elementary Education:
Homeschool, 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.

Chinese

I have studied Mandarin for 3 years and spent the summer of 2013 studying Chinese 8 hours per day at Qingdao University in Qingdao, Shandong, China. My specialty is helping learners of Chinese with their pronunciation, "tones", and general speaking skills. I have 2 years of experience tutoring Beginning Chinese students and students seeking to acquire "conversational" skills in Mandarin.

English

I have presented my research at a number of academic conferences, including most recently at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) where I was invited to make a presentation on my 95-page senior thesis.

ESL/ESOL

I have been an English tutor for 3 years and have tutored students from ages 5 to 65. I have experience teaching English reading, speaking, and writing skills, with a particular strength in helping students with essays. I have presented my research at a number of academic conferences, including most recently at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) where I was invited to make a presentation on my 95-page senior thesis.

Music History

I have a Bachelors of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. While at Bard, I took opera history courses and music history courses which covered the 1700's to the present. I received in "A" in all of those respective classes, and studied under Professor Christopher Gibbs, co-author of "The History of Western Music."

Oboe

I have a Bachelors of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. While at Bard, I studied with the principal oboists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. I have performed in 15 different countries.

Political Science

I graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a 3.75 GPA. My primary specialty is American Politics (particularly the "Founding" and 20th/21st Century domestic politics), and my secondary specialty is International Relations. I combined these areas of academic interest in a 95-page Senior Thesis on the topic "Richard Nixon and the Policy of Detente with the Soviet Union and China," which resulted in me being invited to present my research at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) in April of 2016.

Vocabulary

I have been an academic essay writing tutor for 3 years and have primarily tutored college-aged students. I have presented my research at a number of academic conferences, including most recently at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) where I was invited to make a presentation on my 95-page senior thesis.

Bard College
Political Science

Education

Bard College (Political Science)

Extremely helpful with essay writing

Greg is easily one of the best writing tutors I've had the privilege to work with. He's an extremely nice guy and has a way of explaining things in an intelligent, thoughtful, and engaging way.

— Derrick, Annandale On Hudson, NY on 8/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregory will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10016.