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Vivian G.

Orangeburg, SC

$40/hour

Observing, Understanding and Inspiring Achievement

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful tutor
— Elizabeth, Lexington, SC on 9/11/16

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Temple University
Journalism, BS
La Universidad de Las Americas, Communications
Other

Education

Temple University (Journalism, BS)

La Universidad de Las Americas, Communications (Other)

About Vivian

I am a published author. "The First Fig Tree," a novel (nominated for the Booker Prize) and "Men of Vision: Claflin College and Her Presidents," a history, are my major works.

I have worked in network television news and also taught English and Liberal Arts courses at the university level.

As a tutor, I'm particularly interested in helping high school students and adults who want to upgrade their educational skills, complete courses or seek undergraduate degrees.

Tutoring sessions are specifically designed for each student. Patience, encouragement and building confidence are always included in each session.
I am a published author. "The First Fig Tree," a novel (nominated for the Booker Prize) and "Men of Vision: Claflin College and Her Presidents," a history, are my major works.

I have worked in network television news and also taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Orangeburg, SC 29118
In-person lessons

"Extremely knowledgeable and helpful tutor"

- Elizabeth, Lexington, SC on 9/11/16
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

My skills and experience in the area of public speaking include:
1) A semester course in public speaking - Grade A
2) Three years in a debating society
3) Exercises in voice and enunciation
4) Years as a high school and university guest lecturer
5) 15 years living in England, where I was a guest speaker in literary forums

I consider myself to be an effective and credible public speaker, with years of experience and an understanding of the components of addressing a group of whatever size. Standing before an audience can be a very successful and rewarding discourse when confidence is apparent and respect for an audience, as individuals, is communicated.

Temple University
Journalism, BS
La Universidad de Las Americas, Communications
Other

Education

Temple University (Journalism, BS)

La Universidad de Las Americas, Communications (Other)

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful tutor — Vivian is an awesome tutor! She is very friendly and aims to make sure you really understand the material. I loved how Vivian took extra time to do research on her own, making sure she was best quailified and up to date for the paper she was helping me with. She explained the material to me in ways that were very easy to understand and actually made history interesting! I would highly recommend he ...

— Elizabeth, Lexington, SC on 9/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vivian will travel within 10 miles of Orangeburg, SC 29118.