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William C.

Irmo, SC

$45/hour

A lawyer to tutor in English, reading, writing, government and more

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University of South Carolina
Political Science
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of South Carolina (Political Science)

University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)

About William

I am a practicing attorney, and at this point in my career, I want to help others to appreciate and realize what a good education can do for you.

I have a bachelor of arts in political science. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1983, Magna Cum Laude. In addition to my major courses in political science, I took quite a few courses in literature. I believe that reading well is the starting point in any and all educational endeavors. We must be able to read and understand such things as recipes to the many contracts we sign throughout our lives. In my law practice, I have represented clients who signed contracts that they did not understand. This experience has instilled in me the wholehearted goal of helping students to learn to read everything with a discerning eye, a trait that from my experience is lacking in many people. I am fully capable of and am committed to helping students to read better and in a discerning way.

I graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986. I was in the top 10% of my graduating class. Law school is very difficult. The primary skill that a lawyer needs is reading skills. I do not mean the light reading most people use when reading a novel. Rather, I am speaking of reading in a discerning fashion in which one reads and understands the multiple nuisances that the writer is trying to express. Because of my more than 28 years experience in practicing law, I am fully and completely qualified to help students to excel in their chosen area of study.

My approach to tutoring is to build a close bond with the student, but at the same time to challenge the student to read and otherwise study with a discerning eye that will enable him or her fully to understand what the author is really trying to say.

I will devote myself to my tutoring students. I will make myself available to meet whatever needs my students have. What I want more than anything else are successful students. That is how I will judge myself and how I invite you to judge my efforts on your behalf.

One final note. You can be successful. Your education is your top priority and helping you will be my top priority on your behalf.
I am a practicing attorney, and at this point in my career, I want to help others to appreciate and realize what a good education can do for you.

I have a bachelor of arts in political science. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1983, Magna Cum Laude. In addition to my major courses in political science, I took quite a
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Irmo, SC 29063
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Law,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

American history was always one of my favorite subjects in school. Even as a lawyer, I often have to know U.S. history when researching for various briefs I must write. The Constitution, the supreme law of the land, has much to do with our nation's history so we can put it into historical context.

Bible Studies

I have a full knowledge of the Bible. I have been a Sunday School teacher for adults and for teens.

In addition, I have done extensive studies on my own particularly on the four Gospels. I have analyzed the four Gospels extensively on my own and I have gained a very good understanding of them.

In addition to the four Gospels, I have carefully studied the Old Testament. For example, I have taken a college class on the Book of Genesis and in particular have studied the Documentary Hypothesis in class and on my own.

English

English is a wonderful language which allows its speakers to express themselves, including their deepest thoughts in a way so the hearer or reader can understand and appreciate what is being said or written. However, our language can be difficult because there are so many exceptions to the rules of grammar. My approach to tutoring English is to help the student in two ways. First, to understand what the speaker or writer is trying to convey. Second, is to help the student learn to express himself or herself in a way that the hearer or reader can understand. I will spend as much time as necessary to help the student to achieve these twin goals and we can have fun doing it together.

GED

I think the GED is a wonderful way to help you succeed and I congratulate you on working toward achieving that goal. I have both a bachelor's degree (Political Science) and a law degree (Juris Doctor) and so have a lot of education under my belt. We will sit down together and come up with a plan that will help you the most. I will then work with you to help you be prepared for the test.

Government & Politics

I have a BA in political science and a law degree. Government and politics are second nature to me. I can teach the underlying philosophy of the various types of government as well as the electoral process of both our nation and our state. My teaching method is to make government and politics understandable and enjoyable. In a country like the United States, knowing these subjects is essential for a functioning republic (I don't mean the Republican Party, but the actual form of our government). Contrary to what many people say, ours is not a democracy as that word is correctly defined.

Law

I have been a practicing lawyer since November, 1986, when I became a member of the South Carolina Bar. I graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law that same year. My practice over these past almost 30 years has been diverse, everything from multi-million dollar personal injury cases involving toxic substances to business law to contracts to family law and much more over my long career.

Do not hesitate to call on me if you need tutoring in any area of the law.

Political Science

I majored in Political Science at the University of South Carolina where I graduated in 1983 with a degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude.

In addition to my university studies, I have always been very interested in the Political process. I follow each election carefully and try to analyze the election process from the standpoint of what the different candidates say and do.

Political Science is my first love. I felt that I should learn it before I pursued my law degree.

Public Speaking

I took a public speaking course while an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina. I feel that that class helped prepare me to speak publicly.

I have given speeches concerning various subjects both in front of large crowds and before various groups. For example, I have spoken in front of people in legal courses.

In addition to the above, I am a lawyer. I have tried numerous cases both in front of judges and juries. I have learned what is most persuasive when speaking.

I have also taught trial techniques in a middle school Mock Trial team. In so doing, I have taught middle school students the finer points of public speaking.

Reading

Reading is at the heart of what I do for a living as a lawyer. I often teach clients how to read such things as complicated contracts. I can also teach reading skills to students. At least as important, I will do my best to inspire my students to love the written word and eagerly to seek new material to read.

Social Studies

I have a degree from the University of South Carolina in Political Science. I graduated from USC Magna Cum Laude in Policital Science.

I am also a practicing lawyer. A good lawyer knows about Social Studies in order to perform his/her duties as a lawyer. I am particularly adept in knowing how the government works according to the constitution of the United States and the State of South Carolina.

While a law student, I assisted a Professor of Law research his book on various aspects of the Constitution of South Carolina. I am well versed in such studies.

Vocabulary

Improving one's vocabulary will carry a person a long way in their future endeavors. My philosophy in vocabulary building is not to use "big words" for the sake of looking intelligent. Rather, and much more importantly, it is to help understand what others say or write and to give the student the ability to express himself or herself more precisely and concisely. I will help the student in these important endeavors by explaining word usage and encouraging the student to use new and contextually correct words and phrases.

Writing

The written word is often the primary way we have to communicate with others. As a practicing attorney, I have seen first hand what happens when what is written is not properly understood. When I tutor on writing, I emphasize making what is written understandable. That is the key: write in such a way that someone not involved can understand what is in writing. I work with my students until they understand how to write in a way that is understandable. It is not the quantity of what is written, but the quality. I settle for nothing less than quality writing.

University of South Carolina
Political Science
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of South Carolina (Political Science)

University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 35 miles of Irmo, SC 29063.