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John D.

GRE, Literature, Portuguese, Spanish, Political Science, History

GRE, Literature, Portuguese, Spanish, Political Science, History

$30/hour

  • 4 hours tutoring

  • Eugene, OR 97401

About John


Bio

I have spent the past ten years tutoring and teaching. While obtaining my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, I taught both Spanish and Portuguese for more than five semesters each. I also tutored extensively in both languages. More recently I taught high school Spanish and English and worked for a tutoring company that specialized in SAT and ACT test prep. I enjoyed working with small groups and single students, and I find tutoring really productive for student and...

I have spent the past ten years tutoring and teaching. While obtaining my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, I taught both Spanish and Portuguese for more than five semesters each. I also tutored extensively in both languages. More recently I taught high school Spanish and English and worked for a tutoring company that specialized in SAT and ACT test prep. I enjoyed working with small groups and single students, and I find tutoring really productive for student and tutor. I have a somewhat diverse academic background which allows me to pull from different fields in order to relate to students by use of familiar analogies. Tutoring interests me because this style is most effective when you can establish a conversation and involve the student in creating examples and ideas.


Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Comparative Literature
University of Texas, Austin
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $30 for in-person / $30 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Eugene, OR 97401
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

While studying Brazilian literature in graduate school, I taught several semesters of Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese.
Spanish,

Spanish

I taught several semesters of Spanish at the University of Texas. I have also tutored college and high school students in Spanish. I am not a native speaker, but a very experienced Spanish teacher who has studied the process of learning foreign languages.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I worked for a company that specialized in SAT and ACT tutoring, and, in that position, I learned expert techniques for mastering these standardized tests, including the SAT Reading section. I worked with many students on these tests and enjoy helping them break down the test.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the college and high school level. Having received a doctorate in Comparative Literature, I have extensive experience in the writing process, including academic essays, dissertations, and screenplays.
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I worked for a company that specialized in SAT and ACT tutoring, and, in that position, I learned expert techniques for mastering these standardized tests, including the SAT Reading section. I worked with many students on these tests and enjoy helping them break down the test.
Spanish,

Spanish

I taught several semesters of Spanish at the University of Texas. I have also tutored college and high school students in Spanish. I am not a native speaker, but a very experienced Spanish teacher who has studied the process of learning foreign languages.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the college and high school level. Having received a doctorate in Comparative Literature, I have extensive experience in the writing process, including academic essays, dissertations, and screenplays.
English, Reading

Language

Portuguese,

Portuguese

While studying Brazilian literature in graduate school, I taught several semesters of Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese.
Spanish

Spanish

I taught several semesters of Spanish at the University of Texas. I have also tutored college and high school students in Spanish. I am not a native speaker, but a very experienced Spanish teacher who has studied the process of learning foreign languages.

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Spanish,

Spanish

I taught several semesters of Spanish at the University of Texas. I have also tutored college and high school students in Spanish. I am not a native speaker, but a very experienced Spanish teacher who has studied the process of learning foreign languages.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the college and high school level. Having received a doctorate in Comparative Literature, I have extensive experience in the writing process, including academic essays, dissertations, and screenplays.
English, Reading

Other

Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I taught several semesters of Spanish at the University of Texas. I have also tutored college and high school students in Spanish. I am not a native speaker, but a very experienced Spanish teacher who has studied the process of learning foreign languages.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the college and high school level. Having received a doctorate in Comparative Literature, I have extensive experience in the writing process, including academic essays, dissertations, and screenplays.
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I worked for a company that specialized in SAT and ACT tutoring, and, in that position, I learned expert techniques for mastering these standardized tests, including the SAT Reading section. I worked with many students on these tests and enjoy helping them break down the test.
GRE, SAT Writing

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Excellent Portuguese lesson

I am trying to recapture failing Portuguese language abilities that are growing rusty from lack of use. John was very helpful as we chatted in Portuguese, letting me try to express my meaning, and correcting or revising as necessary when I did not quite get where I was trying to go. I am really looking forward to the next lesson.

Greg , 4 lessons with John

$30/hour

John D.

$30/hour

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