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Adam B.

Philadelphia, PA

$30/hour

Experienced elementary tutor, proofreader, SAT ace

In-person lessons
3.0 average from 1 ratings
Good teacher for first lesson
— Ashley, Philadelphia, PA on 11/11/15

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Rider University
Communications
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D.

Education

Rider University (Communications)

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.)

About Adam

I have lived in the Philadelphia area all of my life, except for when I went away to school. My first career was in editorial work, where I learned to be very particular about grammatical rules and concise in writing. My second has been as an attorney, specifically reviewing documents. I have tutored children both during law school and for nine years at the law firm I worked at. I have primarily, but not exclusively, tutored reading.

I have been working in temporary positions and am looking to supplement my income. I enjoy tutoring, as well as interacting with students, including my own nieces and nephews and the children of my friends. It is satisfying to be able to impart learning, to see the result of the tutoring, and to receive the acknowledgment that children give you when you are patient and helpful and willing to spend time with them.

My reading and basic math skills have always been well above average. I received a 650/800 on my verbal SAT, scored 780/800 on the math section, and was in the highest percentile (99th) on my LSAT. I have done some writing professionally, including editorial work where I applying the exacting rules of a style book, and legal writing. I read frequently, both fiction and non-fiction, about a variety of subjects.

I tutored elementary school children for many years. I used a variety of techniques, including puzzles and games and reading aloud, to keep students interested. I am generally well-liked by children because I am patient and interested in what the children have to say. I have a broad range of general knowledge that can also help engage students.

I’m just starting out doing tutoring professionally and so keeping my rates low. At this time I am pretty flexible with scheduling. I’ll do whatever I can to make you and your child comfortable and to emphasize whatever the child needs help with.
I have lived in the Philadelphia area all of my life, except for when I went away to school. My first career was in editorial work, where I learned to be very particular about grammatical rules and concise in writing. My second has been as an attorney, specifically reviewing documents. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146
In-person lessons

"Good teacher for first lesson"

- Ashley, Philadelphia, PA on 11/11/15
English:
English,
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary Math

I can help with anything from the simplest math up through fractions, basic geometry and algebra, statistical concepts, etc.

English

Prior to attending law school, I was a professional proofreader. I have been a document reviewer for more than a decade in jobs that require careful reading skills and have also written arguments for legal pleadings.

I’ve always been interested in language and would be glad to help with small things like word choice, punctuation, and syntax and big things like writing an essay or paper.

Grammar

I’ve always been a stickler for grammar and usage. I hate making mistakes even when I text.

Reading

I have mostly worked in the editorial field and as a reviewer of legal documents; in each case careful reading skills have been at a premium.

Spelling

I’ve always been a good speller.

Rider University
Communications
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D.

Education

Rider University (Communications)

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.)

Good teacher for first lesson — Very patient and show multiple ways to solve equations! My son took his pop quiz over and strongly believes he did a great job! ...

— Ashley, Philadelphia, PA on 11/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 20 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146.