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Jeff W.

Highly Experienced teacher now offering tutoring services

Highly Experienced teacher now offering tutoring services

$35/hour

  • 222 hours tutoring

About Jeff


Bio

I am a recently retired middle school language arts and social studies teacher. I taught for 28 years, and I loved doing it. In my language arts classes, I taught many styles of writing including narrative, argumentative, expository, journal writing, responses to literature, and poetry. I also taught grammar and spelling/vocabulary. Additionally, I taught a wide variety of novels, strengthening students' reading comprehension and love of literature.

In my world history classes, I not only...

I am a recently retired middle school language arts and social studies teacher. I taught for 28 years, and I loved doing it. In my language arts classes, I taught many styles of writing including narrative, argumentative, expository, journal writing, responses to literature, and poetry. I also taught grammar and spelling/vocabulary. Additionally, I taught a wide variety of novels, strengthening students' reading comprehension and love of literature.

In my world history classes, I not only taught the curriculum, but also note-taking, test preparation, test-taking, debate, critical thinking, and public speaking (also taught in language arts). Since I was a professional musician prior to my teaching career, I brought music into the curriculum in both my language arts and social studies classes. I love teaching and helping kids learn and develop skills, and I'm a patient, caring person who works very well with students in a one-on-one situation.

Twenty-eight years of teaching a very diverse group of students, as well as being a writer myself (I've even written a book about teaching), an avid reader, a poet, songwriter, singer, public speaker and debater.

Please contact me with any questions about me or my qualifications. My rates are reasonable and my time is flexible.


Education

Whittier College
Political Science
New York University
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am a recently retired English/language arts teacher and speech and debate coach. One of my specialties in tutoring recently has been teaching students of all ages how to improve their skills in public speaking. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a middle school language arts teacher for 28 years, I emphasized grammar daily, and taught it in several ways: through direct lessons, writing, and daily oral language. I am also currently tutoring students of all ages in writing and grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a retired English teacher with 28 years of experience, proofreading writing was something I did on a regular basis and I consider it to be one of my specialties. I'm currently tutoring many people of all ages in this area. I’ve helped many of my former students with their college apps as well. My hours are flexible and my rates are reasonable.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am a recently retired English/language arts teacher and speech and debate coach. One of my specialties in tutoring recently has been teaching students of all ages how to improve their skills in public speaking. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

As a middle school language arts teacher for 28 years, I emphasized grammar daily, and taught it in several ways: through direct lessons, writing, and daily oral language. I am also currently tutoring students of all ages in writing and grammar.

English

English,

English

I taught middle school English/language arts for 28 years and had a highly successful career. I’m currently tutoring students of all ages in all the components of language arts, including writing, grammar, reading comprehension, public speaking, etc. I love tutoring and have helped many students. I have reasonable rates and I’m very flexible on time.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a middle school language arts teacher for 28 years, I emphasized grammar daily, and taught it in several ways: through direct lessons, writing, and daily oral language. I am also currently tutoring students of all ages in writing and grammar.
Literature,

Literature

In my 28 years teaching English/language arts I taught a wide variety of literature with many enriching activities to help students improve their comprehension and love for different genres. I'm an experienced tutor in all aspects of this subject with reasonable rates and flexible hours.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a retired English teacher with 28 years of experience, proofreading writing was something I did on a regular basis and I consider it to be one of my specialties. I'm currently tutoring many people of all ages in this area. I’ve helped many of my former students with their college apps as well. My hours are flexible and my rates are reasonable.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a recently retired English/language arts teacher and speech and debate coach. One of my specialties in tutoring recently has been teaching students of all ages how to improve their skills in public speaking. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.
Writing

Writing

I am a retired English/language arts teacher with many successful years of teaching writing of all the genres. Now I'm tutoring in this area, and so far have had great success helping people of all ages improve their skills. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

History

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a retired social studies teacher with 28 years of instruction in, among many other things, government and politics. I majored in political science in college and have enjoyed tutoring students of all ages in this area. My rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.
Social Studies

Social Studies

I am a retired social studies teacher with 28 years of experience. Now I'm tutoring in that area, including world history, U.S. history, U.S. government, political science, geography, and current events. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught middle school English/language arts for 28 years and had a highly successful career. I’m currently tutoring students of all ages in all the components of language arts, including writing, grammar, reading comprehension, public speaking, etc. I love tutoring and have helped many students. I have reasonable rates and I’m very flexible on time.
Writing

Writing

I am a retired English/language arts teacher with many successful years of teaching writing of all the genres. Now I'm tutoring in this area, and so far have had great success helping people of all ages improve their skills. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Most Popular

English,

English

I taught middle school English/language arts for 28 years and had a highly successful career. I’m currently tutoring students of all ages in all the components of language arts, including writing, grammar, reading comprehension, public speaking, etc. I love tutoring and have helped many students. I have reasonable rates and I’m very flexible on time.
Writing

Writing

I am a retired English/language arts teacher with many successful years of teaching writing of all the genres. Now I'm tutoring in this area, and so far have had great success helping people of all ages improve their skills. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I am a retired social studies teacher with 28 years of instruction in, among many other things, government and politics. I majored in political science in college and have enjoyed tutoring students of all ages in this area. My rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am a retired English/language arts teacher with many successful years of teaching writing of all the genres. Now I'm tutoring in this area, and so far have had great success helping people of all ages improve their skills. I love doing it, my rates are reasonable, and my hours are flexible.

Examples of Expertise


Jeff has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (58 ratings)
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Experienced and Encouraging Teacher

Jeff is teaching my 7th grader son and another friend on a weekly basis because they have a sub for most of the year in their humanities class (Language Arts/Social Studies). Both boys are enjoying his class and say he is kind, patient and informative. He provides good feedback on their written composition and is very encouraging. He is very helpful and would recommend him!

June Dang, 3 lessons with Jeff

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jeff is an amazing tutor. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and professional. He helped with a presentation and completing a paper that I had to submit. He provided me with very important tips and suggestions for the presentation. Corrected me until I got everything right. I was very confident after the session with Jeff. He helped me in completing one of the papers, I was struggling with. I contacted him at the last moment. But he was so quick to respond and scheduled a session immediately. He was very thorough in reviewing my paper word and word and did a fantastic job. I couldn’t have done it without his help. Thank you, Jeff.

Anitha, 2 lessons with Jeff

Very experienced and patient

Jeff is an excellent teacher with much teaching experience. He's helping our upcoming 6th grader with many aspects of middle-school language arts prep, including writing and reading comp. We feel assured that she will begin the year with confidence.

Celia, 22 lessons with Jeff

Engaging and Thorough Lessons

Jeff was well-prepared for my daughter’s first tutoring session and addressed all of the topics that I wanted him to cover. He created a fun and engaging lesson. His experience and passion for teaching is evident in his commitment to developing lessons custom-tailored to each individual student’s needs.

Jenny, 2 lessons with Jeff

Amazing tutor!!

Jeff is a wonderful tutor!  We were so lucky to have found him. Our child, a high school junior, sometimes needs a bit of extra help and support with his literature class, especially around interpretation. Jeff is very patient and caring. He is clearly an experienced tutor.  My child sometimes gets anxious about writing but Jeff’s very clear teaching and encouragement helps him a lot. Jeff is very good at communicating with parents and he is always prepared well for class every time for my son. The most important thing is my child really enjoys the tutor session with Jeff. I highly recommend Jeff. We are looking forward to continuing to work with him more in the future!

Tomomi, 16 lessons with Jeff

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son loves his teaching style and does not show any tantrums taking the classes which he usually does. I also noticed my son expresses his thoughts quite freely and does not feel shy which again is his norm . I am hoping he comes out of his shell and becomes more confident at school

Nishath , 12 lessons with Jeff

Knowledgeable and Encouraging Tutor

Great Tutor. Very encouraging and patient. He adjusts his sessions to address my granddaughter's needs and interests. She enjoys her online sessions with him. Thank you Jeff.

Suzzanne, 26 lessons with Jeff

Patient, Encouraging, and Exceeds Expectation

My 11 yr old son wants to participate in school's speech and debate club next year, but he has no prior experience. I feel very fortunately to find Jeff and very grateful they both clicked from the start. My son has ADHD and he gets distracted easily. Jeff was very patient and was constantly praising him. My son is fully engaged and has been very excited to dial in for his speech class with Jeff. I am looking forward for my son to build his confident and skills in speech and debate with Jeff.

Sherry, 14 lessons with Jeff
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$35/hour

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Jeff W.

$35/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 2 hours