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Bruce B.

Mount Pleasant, SC

$45/hour

Let a professional copywriter sharpen your communication skills.

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Background check passed as of 4/13/15

$45/Hour


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Syracuse University
Journalism

Education

Syracuse University (Journalism)

About Bruce

I am a graduate of the Newhouse Communications School at Syracuse University. My professional experience includes being a reporter, a publicist, an advertising executive, and a screenwriter. All of those careers require the ability to express thought in a clear and dynamic way.

My tutoring experience includes: teaching grade school Korean children basic English; mentoring aspiring film and television writers; and home schooling my own kids - who all got into top universities. I feel strongly that developing communication skills is vital to a child's development, it is literally how he or she connects with the world. This is increasingly important in a society where many young people feel disenfranchised.

In addition to language skills, I have a solid working knowledge of basic math, science and history. Making that knowledge come alive is my mission and my joy. I am retired, but I still love working with eager young minds, and seeing the light go on in a child's eyes.
I am a graduate of the Newhouse Communications School at Syracuse University. My professional experience includes being a reporter, a publicist, an advertising executive, and a screenwriter. All of those careers require the ability to express thought in a clear and dynamic way.

My tutoring experience includes: teaching grade school
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Geometry
Science:
Anatomy
Art:
Art History, Film,
Photography
English:
English, Grammar, Literature,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Photography
History:
American History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling,
Vocabulary

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.

Film

I am the president of a motion picture production company. I was a consultant to Scriptwrights, a screenwriting workshop in Studio City, CA. I currently have three film projects under option.
One of my projects was set up at Paramount.

Literature

I am an award-winning journalist, advertising copywriter, Hollywood script consultant, and most recently -- I wrote and produced a critically acclaimed play which premiered in Charleston.

Photography

I learned how to tell stories with images while I was a photojournalist with Stars and Stripes, a daily military newspaper. There, I learned how to frame a shot and bring it to life in a darkroom. Later, as the Creative Director of a Madison Avenue ad agency, I used photography to sell a product.

Today, chemical developers and darkrooms have been replaced by Photoshop and computers. But, the essence of photography has not changed -- capturing a moment in time for all posterity. I can show your child how to do exactly that.

Spelling

I was the Creative Director and head copywriter in the NY ad agency: Lambert, Dale & Bernhard.

I mentored several Hollywood screenwriters, and five of my own screenplays were optioned.

Writing

I've been a professional wordsmith ever since graduating journalism school. First, I was an award-winning news reporter. Then came a stint on Madison Avenue, where I was the creative director/copywriter on a hugely successful automotive ad campaign. Most recently, I was a script doctor in Hollywood, where it was my job to make other writers look good. Essential to all these writing disciplines is the ability to express a thought in a clear and compelling manner. I can teach a student to do that.

Syracuse University
Journalism

Education

Syracuse University (Journalism)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Bruce will travel within 30 miles of Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.