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Clyde W.

Nashville, TN

$40/hour

Writing, advanced reading, literature, grammar

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Outstanding knowledge of the English grammar. He is very open-minded.
— Pedro, Nashville, TN on 6/10/15

$40/Hour


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Vanderbilt
English
Vanderbilt
Master's

Education

Vanderbilt (English)

Vanderbilt (Master's)

About Clyde

I taught composition and literature at the college level for eleven years, at the high school level for two years. I have had a life long fascination with grammar and with writing. I know more about the sentence, the paragraph, and the structure of whole compositions than you will need to learn. I do not have to make these subjects interesting; they are already interesting, and I have been able over the years to make many students see this.

In tutoring, I take a conversational approach, trying to find the student's current level of knowledge and skill and then trying to raise those levels.

It is learning, not teaching, that is important. I like tutoring because the facilitation of learning is more direct in tutoring than in a classroom. But if you do not want to learn, you will not learn. If you do not want to learn, pass me by.

I have experience in the so called real world as well, as a Realtor and in the fork lift business. My writings have been published in magazines, books and anthologies, and my poetry has been released in record albums and CD's as well.
I taught composition and literature at the college level for eleven years, at the high school level for two years. I have had a life long fascination with grammar and with writing. I know more about the sentence, the paragraph, and the structure of whole compositions than you will need to learn. I do not have to make these subjects interesting; Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37220
In-person lessons

"Outstanding knowledge of the English grammar. He is very open-minded."

- Pedro, Nashville, TN on 6/10/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

My degrees, BA and MA, are from Vanderbilt. I taught English at the college level for ten years, and at the high school level for two. My writing has been published many times.

Reading

I have a BA and an MA in English Education. I taught for two years in a high school and ten years at the college level. When I was in high school, a placement test in reading put me at the 100 percentile rank, which is very rare since the tests are designed to sort. More importantly, I have the patience and quality of attention to ascertain a student's level of skill and begin there.

Vanderbilt
English
Vanderbilt
Master's

Education

Vanderbilt (English)

Vanderbilt (Master's)

Outstanding knowledge of the English grammar. He is very open-minded.

I couldn't have found anything better than these lessons. He is the personification of the perfect teacher, for he does not do things for you but he gives you tools for you to grasp the concepts by yourself.

— Pedro, Nashville, TN on 6/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Clyde will travel within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37220.