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David G.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Writing, critical reading, and college essays

5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/27/17
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Essay for college application
— Dianna, Portland, OR on 2/27/17

$40/Hour


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Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Philosophy, Theology
The Claremont School of Theology
Master's

Education

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (Philosophy, Theology)

The Claremont School of Theology (Master's)

About David

My name is Dave G., and I'm currently a full-time teacher at a local Catholic high school. I arrived in Portland this past August with four years of teaching experience.

In 2010, I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (with honors), where I double-majored in Philosophy and Theology, and in 2016 I graduated from the Claremont School of Theology with a 4.0 GPA in a master's program. I received Claremont's highest merit-based scholarship (full tuition, housing, and monthly stipend), received two academic awards at commencement, and was selected by the faculty and deans to be the student commencement speaker.

I am most interested in helping students forge their writing skills; even though I teach theology, my pedagogical focus centers around helping my students articulate themselves through the written word. Regarding the college application season, I am most interested in helping students brainstorm, draft, and edit their personal statements and college essays, which become increasingly important as colleges become burdened with record numbers of applications. A uniquely crafted and expressed personal statement helps an applicant make him- or herself stand out to the admissions committee. In addition to my writing skills, I have also spent two years as an interviewer for Georgetown, and can help students applying to colleges that require an interview shine in this area of their application process. In short, I am looking to tutor students who would like help with their reading and writing skills in addition to the essay component of their college applications.

I'm brand new to Wyzant, so please excuse my lack of experience and ratings on here. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to working with you!
My name is Dave G., and I'm currently a full-time teacher at a local Catholic high school. I arrived in Portland this past August with four years of teaching experience.

In 2010, I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (with honors), where I double-majored in Philosophy and Theology, and in 2016 I graduated from the
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am more than happy to work with your budget!

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Portland, OR 97219
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"Essay for college application"

- Dianna, Portland, OR on 2/27/17
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Greek, Hebrew, Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I graduated from Georgetown University with honors and a double major in theology and philosophy and earned a master's degree at the Claremont School of Theology in southern California, where I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. My specialization was in the Hebrew Bible, and although I took a number of seminars in various books of the Bible (in addition to Greek and Hebrew), I also have training in a spectrum of theological disciplines (interreligious dialogue, systematic theology, Christian ethics). I am currently a theology teacher at a Catholic high school, and have 4 years experience in teaching the subject.

College Counseling

I am an interviewer for my alma mater, Georgetown University, and am very familiar with the broad spectrum of private and public colleges and universities. I am an excellent writer and communicator; proof of this lies in my recently having recently won the top scholarship offered by my graduate school as a direct consequence of my personal statement and interview. I was a humanities major at Georgetown, and graduated with honors. I was accepted at a number of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher education, and am quite familiar with the college application process.

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Philosophy, Theology
The Claremont School of Theology
Master's

Education

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (Philosophy, Theology)

The Claremont School of Theology (Master's)

Essay for college application

Dave is a fantastic tutor! Before working with Dave I was struggling to write a set of essays that were part of my application to a local nursing school. During our first session Dave helped me understand how to best to address these questions. We were able to come up with an initial draft for the first half of the essay questions. I left feeling very relieved, I finally had a direction! At ho

— Dianna, Portland, OR on 2/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am more than happy to work with your budget!

Travel policy

David will travel within 25 miles of Portland, OR 97219.