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Irwin S.

Middle or High School Language Arts and Careers

Middle or High School Language Arts and Careers

$30/hour

  • 1,090 hours tutoring

  • Lebanon, PA 17042

About Irwin


Bio

Semi-retired former industry executive, college professor and middle/high school teacher is willing to provide tutoring services in areas relating to primarily to Language Arts. I am also willing to assist as far as career counseling for clients who might be undecided as far as college majors or careers. One of my specialties (particularly online) has been Enrichment in Language Arts and AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature for students age 11 and older, as well as...

Semi-retired former industry executive, college professor and middle/high school teacher is willing to provide tutoring services in areas relating to primarily to Language Arts. I am also willing to assist as far as career counseling for clients who might be undecided as far as college majors or careers. One of my specialties (particularly online) has been Enrichment in Language Arts and AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature for students age 11 and older, as well as SAT, SSAT and ACT preparation for students age 11 and older! I am also certified by Wyzant to tutor in American History.

I have had extensive tutoring experience earlier in my career, and, of course, as needed for college students. I currently serve at the Career Services representative for HACC-Lebanon Campus, and have extensive experience in working with young people trying to determine a college major or a career choice.

In addition, my undergraduate major was English, for which I was certified as a secondary teacher. I taught English for two years prior to attending law school, and still often assist high school students with essays, etc. In addition, I enhanced my career by serving as a a middle and high school Language Arts teacher in a private school.

I did serve as a reader/grader for the SAT Writing samples a few years ago, so I am also able to provide assistance to students to feel they might struggle with that SAT component.

A number of homeschool parents have asked me to develop and deliver classes in Amerian and British Literature for their children. These classes incldue vocabulary, writing and grammar/structure (if needed) components.


Education

Lebanon Valley College
undergrad
DIckinson School of Law
J.D.
Penn State University
EdD

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

Academically, my graduate law degree (LL.M) is in corporate law and taxation. My doctorate focused on organizational culture. I also taught business administration for 10 years at Penn College, Williamsport, PA, teaching well over 1,000 students over that time period. I also have published numerous papers on management. Vocationally, I served as in-house counsel and middle-to-senior management in financial institutions for almost 20 years. You do not rise to those positions without developing an understanding of business.
Career Development,

Career Development

While serving as Professor of Business Administration at Penn College, I also supervised the internship program, placing and supervising about 200 interns over that time period. That experience allowed me to transition in my semi-retirement to becoming the Career Services representative at HACC-Lebanon Campus. In my role, I provide workshops in areas such as Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills, and using inventories to learn more about your personality and career fit. I also meet individually with students, primarily in the areas of internships and career shadowing, career planning, review of resumes, and conducting mock interviews.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking in college and in high school. Also, as an attorney, I have had classes in that subject area. Plus, I have presented papers at numerous conferences and taught for over 20 years.
Law

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

Academically, my graduate law degree (LL.M) is in corporate law and taxation. My doctorate focused on organizational culture. I also taught business administration for 10 years at Penn College, Williamsport, PA, teaching well over 1,000 students over that time period. I also have published numerous papers on management. Vocationally, I served as in-house counsel and middle-to-senior management in financial institutions for almost 20 years. You do not rise to those positions without developing an understanding of business.
Career Development,

Career Development

While serving as Professor of Business Administration at Penn College, I also supervised the internship program, placing and supervising about 200 interns over that time period. That experience allowed me to transition in my semi-retirement to becoming the Career Services representative at HACC-Lebanon Campus. In my role, I provide workshops in areas such as Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills, and using inventories to learn more about your personality and career fit. I also meet individually with students, primarily in the areas of internships and career shadowing, career planning, review of resumes, and conducting mock interviews.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking in college and in high school. Also, as an attorney, I have had classes in that subject area. Plus, I have presented papers at numerous conferences and taught for over 20 years.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Law

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As part of my Language Arts teaching at New Covenant Christian School, I do include a vocabulary component weekly. Words are selected based upon grade level. Generally, I focus on words the student might encounter on standardized tests.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling

English

English,

English

I have served as the English Language Arts instructor for a private Christian school in Lebanon, having taught middle and high school classes. I was a former SAT writing reader, and am proficient at teaching literature, writing, vocabulary and grammar.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking in college and in high school. Also, as an attorney, I have had classes in that subject area. Plus, I have presented papers at numerous conferences and taught for over 20 years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT Reading and Writing preparation as part of my Language Arts teaching at a private Christian school, and also am teaching an AP English class.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I began tutoring SAT Writing while teaching Language Arts at a private school. I am currently tutoring numerous students in this area, and have been certified by a number of agencies. I am a retired college professor and have been published quite a bit. Tutoring SAT writing involves understanding how to plan and organize the essay. I drill on those aspects, and students seem to appreciate my efforts. They tell me I have added quite a few points to their SAT scores.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As part of my Language Arts teaching at New Covenant Christian School, I do include a vocabulary component weekly. Words are selected based upon grade level. Generally, I focus on words the student might encounter on standardized tests.
Writing,

Writing

I have published a number of articles and also am teaching writing at a private school. I am very adept at grammar and usage!
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Spelling

History

Classics,

Classics

The classics, while categorized under history, is actually more related to literature. I possess a doctorate, thirty-five years of teaching experience, and have taught English is grades 8-12. focusing on having students read and understand classics, whether they be Beowulf, Great Expectations, or even Greek mythology. I am also a certified teacher.
American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have served as the English Language Arts instructor for a private Christian school in Lebanon, having taught middle and high school classes. I was a former SAT writing reader, and am proficient at teaching literature, writing, vocabulary and grammar.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT Reading and Writing preparation as part of my Language Arts teaching at a private Christian school, and also am teaching an AP English class.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.
Writing,

Writing

I have published a number of articles and also am teaching writing at a private school. I am very adept at grammar and usage!
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

I have served as the English Language Arts instructor for a private Christian school in Lebanon, having taught middle and high school classes. I was a former SAT writing reader, and am proficient at teaching literature, writing, vocabulary and grammar.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.
Writing,

Writing

I have published a number of articles and also am teaching writing at a private school. I am very adept at grammar and usage!
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics, Law

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I served as an advisor for college students for 10 years as a FT professor. I also was certified to teach, and did teach extensively, the Human Development (developmental) class for incoming community college freshmen who were deemed at risk. That included the study skills component. In addition, I served on the Student Support Team for MS/HS students in the private school I taught at. Study skills were a significant intervention that we made use of.
Writing,

Writing

I have published a number of articles and also am teaching writing at a private school. I am very adept at grammar and usage!
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

While serving as Professor of Business Administration at Penn College, I also supervised the internship program, placing and supervising about 200 interns over that time period. That experience allowed me to transition in my semi-retirement to becoming the Career Services representative at HACC-Lebanon Campus. In my role, I provide workshops in areas such as Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills, and using inventories to learn more about your personality and career fit. I also meet individually with students, primarily in the areas of internships and career shadowing, career planning, review of resumes, and conducting mock interviews.
ISEE,

ISEE

I tutor quite a few gifted students in both SSAT and ISEE. Many of the students have parents desiring that they pursue boarding schools. Now I do not tutor math, only English. I possess four degrees, including a doctorate, and have taught for decades, including often for WyzAnt. My students range in age from 11 to college-age. I was a Language Arts teacher, teach and tutor frequently in SAT and ACT, and am well-suited to tutor ISEE prep.
Praxis,

Praxis

I am a certified teacher and possess a doctorate in education. I have been tutoring in the Praxis Reading and Writing sections. Although you do not have a qualifying Praxis test in those areas, I can say that I seldom miss more than one or two questions when taking any practice exam in those areas. My bachelor's degree is in English and, in addition to the doctorate, I possess two law degrees. I have been a college professor and MS/HS English teacher for over 30 years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT Reading and Writing preparation as part of my Language Arts teaching at a private Christian school, and also am teaching an AP English class.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I began tutoring SAT Writing while teaching Language Arts at a private school. I am currently tutoring numerous students in this area, and have been certified by a number of agencies. I am a retired college professor and have been published quite a bit. Tutoring SAT writing involves understanding how to plan and organize the essay. I drill on those aspects, and students seem to appreciate my efforts. They tell me I have added quite a few points to their SAT scores.
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very excellent!

Very helpful with tips, understands how to interact with students and is very sociable. Also he knows a lot about how to teach different kinds of students. Overall a very good teacher.

Conway, 6 lessons with Irwin

Blessed to have Dr. Irwin as my daughter's teacher

Dr. Irwin has been my daughter's teacher for almost a year now. She is in middle school. He teaches vocabulary and reading comprehension. I am very fortunate to find Dr. Irwin as my daughter's teacher. He is very patient, knowledgeable and makes every class interesting. We hope to continue with Dr. Irwin for a long time to come.

Shushuma, 44 lessons with Irwin

Excellent, prompt and engaging teacher

Dr. Irwin is an excellent teacher for my 11-year-old son. His lesson is engaging and my son enjoys it very much. He is knowledgeable and patient. My son is looking forward to having a summer lesson with him.

Debi, 11 lessons with Irwin

Inviting and pleasant

My son said he's very comfortable with you. He's actually excited about continuing his lesson. I'm happy he's happy. He was reluctant to have tutoring at first. He has a way to go, but at least he's comfortable with the teacher.

tameka, 5 lessons with Irwin

Inspirational ISEE Test Prep

Dr Irwin was so clear and inspirational getting my son prepared for his exam. He took his time, and was very clear teacher. He got so much accomplished in just our first lesson. We highly recommend him!

Wendy, 6 lessons with Irwin

Excellent English tutor!

Dr. Irwin is my middle schooler's English tutor for the past few months. He is very fun, engaging, very interactive and does not have a single dull moment in class. He goes through all aspects like vocab, grammar, writing and reading skills. He is very prompt with exercises to work on. I would highly recommend Dr. Irwin for anyone looking for an great tutor.

Thenral, 22 lessons with Irwin

Wonderful tutor...

Thank you Dr S. My son enjoyed the class with you. I am glad that you let him do the editing and he felt in control of the process which was a big boost to his confidence... thank you

A, 3 lessons with Irwin

Very knowledgeable & focused tutor

Dr Irwin is a great tutor, very knowledgeable and subject matter expert. My son loves his strategies and homework that gear towards the learning goals.

Dennis, 13 lessons with Irwin

Great Language Arts tutor

Today my daughter had the first online lesson with Mr. Irwin. He was very patient and helpful. He went over topics and subjects to make sure that my daughter understood them. He's a great tutor and I would recommend him.

Steluta, 4 lessons with Irwin

Great Tutor for AP English

Dr. S was a wonderful tutor! He worked with me my junior year of high school in AP English Language and Composition. My school teacher's curriculum didn't prepare me for the AP test at all, but Dr. S's lessons taught me everything I needed to know to succeed. We read and analyzed texts together, practiced lots of AP multiple choice questions, worked on learning and applying literary terms, and writing and revising practice FRQs. I received a 5 on AP English Language and Composition Exam. Dr. S also worked closely with me on revising my college essays. I applied to a range of highly competitive top schools, including Princeton, Yale, Northwestern, Barnard College, and Williams College. Dr. S's guidance definitely impacted my admissions in a very positive way. I will be attending Williams College, the #1 liberal arts college in the country according to US News and World Report, in the fall. Thank you Dr. S!

Jaya , 23 lessons with Irwin
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Irwin S.

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