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Exceptional English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep
Paul L.

80 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Paul L.'s Photo

Exceptional English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep
Exceptional English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep
Paul L.

80 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

80 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Paul


Bio

I've been teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years and to me the most important aspect of teaching is that the student learns how to think for him or herself. Without that, there is no real learning. This begins with the relationship between teacher and student. There must first and foremost be trust, so that the student feels comfortable learning with a particular person. This is also important for the teacher so they begin to understand how the student thinks, how the student learns and...

I've been teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years and to me the most important aspect of teaching is that the student learns how to think for him or herself. Without that, there is no real learning. This begins with the relationship between teacher and student. There must first and foremost be trust, so that the student feels comfortable learning with a particular person. This is also important for the teacher so they begin to understand how the student thinks, how the student learns and what obstacles to learning the student may or may not possess. My approach is one of rapport, enthusiasm for learning, enthusiasm for the subject matter and one where I guide the student in the right direction, rather than giving her all the answers. Together we'll tackle whatever problems or issues face us and figure it out together. The more we do this, the more the student gains knowledge, confidence and critical thinking skills, all of which will serve the student going forward as an independent thinker and worker. I love to teach, I love to learn and I know my enthusiasm for both comes across when working with a classroom of three hundred students or one on one. I'm a writer and filmmaker by trade. I've been teaching and writing for over twenty years, have a variety of academic and non-academic interests including films, books, sports, music, travel, languages, art, theater and many more. To be honest, I'm pretty much interested in everything in one way or another, whether it be academic or pop culture related. I speak three languages, have traveled extensively and come from a very academically oriented family.

As an undergraduate I attended the University of Oregon where I double majored in English Literature and Spanish. Essentially, I read, wrote, and studied storytelling and grammar for four years, in two different languages. While attending the University of Southern California, where I received my M.F.A., I worked as a writing tutor in the USC Writing Center and also taught Classical Greek Mythology. After gr


Education

University of Oregon
English, Spanish
University of Southern California (USC)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: While I understand schedules can change and I'm flexible with changes if I can make them work, same day changes will incur a $5 per hour surcharge.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I am a Multi-award winning writer-director, producer and cinematographer of features, shorts, web series and more. My screenwriting work includes original screenplays, as well as working as a freelance screenwriter, script doctor and editor. I have been commissioned to write and/or rewrite feature film and television screenplays for a variety of production companies in Los Angeles, New York, London and Athens.
Video Production

Video Production

I am an award-winning writer, director, cinematographer and producer with an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. I have produced, written and directed a number of award winning films, a web based sit-com and more. I taught Critical Film Theory and History for five years.

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

I am an award-winning writer, director, cinematographer and producer with an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. I have produced, written and directed a number of award winning films, a web based sit-com and more. I taught Critical Film Theory and History for five years.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines helps make grammar easier for everyone. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Spanish

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish, with emphases on speaking skills, grammar and post Spanish Civil War literature. I studied Spanish for 9 years, lived in Seville, Spain on two separate occasions and have served as a translator for home building trips to Mexico. I'm a long time tutor in a number of subjects, including Spanish. I speak a number of languages so I understand the best way to approach learning a new language from a variety of starting points. My Spanish tutoring is great for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines helps make grammar easier for everyone. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been teaching and tutoring the ACT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring the ACT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
English,

English

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines helps make grammar easier for everyone. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Literature,

Literature

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring the SAT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been teaching and tutoring the SAT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
Writing,

Writing

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.
Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I've been teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects for over 15 years, including World, US and European history. I've taught it at the university and high school levels and am well versed in the AP tests.
European History,

European History

I've been teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects for over 15 years, including World, US and European history. I've taught it at the university and high school levels and am well versed in the AP tests.
World History

World History

I've been teaching and tutoring a variety of subjects for over 15 years, including World, US and European history. I've taught it at the university and high school levels and am well versed in the AP tests.

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring the SAT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
Spanish,

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish, with emphases on speaking skills, grammar and post Spanish Civil War literature. I studied Spanish for 9 years, lived in Seville, Spain on two separate occasions and have served as a translator for home building trips to Mexico. I'm a long time tutor in a number of subjects, including Spanish. I speak a number of languages so I understand the best way to approach learning a new language from a variety of starting points. My Spanish tutoring is great for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
Writing

Writing

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish, with emphases on speaking skills, grammar and post Spanish Civil War literature. I studied Spanish for 9 years, lived in Seville, Spain on two separate occasions and have served as a translator for home building trips to Mexico. I'm a long time tutor in a number of subjects, including Spanish. I speak a number of languages so I understand the best way to approach learning a new language from a variety of starting points. My Spanish tutoring is great for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Spanish,

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish, with emphases on speaking skills, grammar and post Spanish Civil War literature. I studied Spanish for 9 years, lived in Seville, Spain on two separate occasions and have served as a translator for home building trips to Mexico. I'm a long time tutor in a number of subjects, including Spanish. I speak a number of languages so I understand the best way to approach learning a new language from a variety of starting points. My Spanish tutoring is great for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
Writing

Writing

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring English at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved reading and writing in the future.
Spanish,

Spanish

I received a BA in Spanish, with emphases on speaking skills, grammar and post Spanish Civil War literature. I studied Spanish for 9 years, lived in Seville, Spain on two separate occasions and have served as a translator for home building trips to Mexico. I'm a long time tutor in a number of subjects, including Spanish. I speak a number of languages so I understand the best way to approach learning a new language from a variety of starting points. My Spanish tutoring is great for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
Writing

Writing

I am a former English major and current professional writer in a variety of disciplines. I have been tutoring Writing at the middle school, high school and university level for over 15 years. I can help any student improve not only whatever current assignment he or she has but also provide the tools, experience and positive reinforcement that will lead to improved writing in the future.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been teaching and tutoring the ACT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring the ACT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been teaching and tutoring the SAT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have been teaching and tutoring the SAT since 2004. I know the tools, tricks and strategies to help any student improve both sections of the verbal test. Easy to follow and remember tools that will not only improve standardized test scores, but lead to improved test taking for any subject.

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Great help!

Paul was very informed on everything related to film and he helped me narrow down my essay discussion basics. We discussed the cinematic tools/strategies used through the film and he helped me get a much stronger sense on what I should do next in my writing.

Zora, 1 lesson with Paul
Hourly Rate: $50
Response time: 6 hours
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