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Richard M.

College Station, TX

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Expert essay critiquing, proofreading and study skills services

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/14/13
4.9 average from 47 ratings
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John Jay College (City University of New York)
Master's

Education

John Jay College (City University of New York) (Master's)

About Richard

My client base is primarily derived from students enrolled at Blinn College and Texas A&M University. I reside within the B-CS Texas area so I perform in-person tutor services locally; however, for your convenience I also offer professional online tutoring services to assist students throughout the United States, with flexible availability.

I currently hold a Masters Degree. I am pursuing post graduate studies, and have acquired several tutoring and professional certifications. I have extensive experience tutoring students in various subjects. My certifications include proofreading, study skills, GED prep, grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, ESOL, and much more. I coach students to write essays under exam conditions.

Further, I offer a variety of educational services, including grade enhancement for students on academic probation as well as a holistic approach for students who must maintain their GPA. I feel learning is more effective through a step-by-step approach. I demonstrate the material through examples of coursework to reinforce your understanding of the subject matter. My students have experienced excellent results and usually maintain contact for professional development and career development services upon graduation.

Moreover, I have experience with various types of essay writing and technical writing skills (e.g. Rhetorical Analysis, Persuasive Analysis, Executive Summary, and Grant Proposals). I proofread research papers, Master's theses, qualifying papers, and dissertations. My students improve through tutoring. I enjoy sharing strategies and tactics to assist students with their learning needs.

All lessons are held in strict confidentiality.
My client base is primarily derived from students enrolled at Blinn College and Texas A&M University. I reside within the B-CS Texas area so I perform in-person tutor services locally; however, for your convenience I also offer professional online tutoring services to assist students throughout the United States, with flexible availability. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Special rates apply for any session involving two or more students. Minimum of two-sixty minute sessions requirement for students beyond travel threshold (77845), except online students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of College Station, TX 77845
Background Check: Passed

"Writing master"

- Tatjana, College Station, TX on 12/16/15

"Great tutor"

- Mikayla, Hampton, GA on 2/26/17

"Ideal tutor"

- Celina, Dallas, TX on 11/20/16

"Awesome teacher"

- Elga, Hampton, GA on 7/24/16

"Great Tutor"

- Dalton, College Station, TX on 10/7/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Talaat, College Station, TX on 9/27/14

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- Dionne, Middletown, NY on 4/19/13

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- Maria, Trenton, NJ on 2/13/13
Math:
SPSS
Science:
Nutrition,
Philosophy, Sociology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
GED, IELTS,
TOEFL
Computer:
Computer Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word,
SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
TOEFL
History:
Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Bodybuilding,
Fitness

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.

Bodybuilding

I acquired my Personal Trainer Certification from the (NFPT) National Federation of Personal Trainers.

Certified Personal Trainer no. 42640

Over the years, I have been involved in the body sculpting component of personal fitness training. I will develop a plan specific to your needs based on your age, diet and gender to assist you in obtaining your desired weight. I will monitor your progress to meet your goals in body sculpting through weight loss, weight gain, and definition of existing muscles. Excercise and nutrition go hand in hand to make you stronger and healthier.

I will train you one-on-one. Classes are conducted at your home, health club or office on the days and times requested by you. I advocate gym membership although I will provide membership at a local gym on a trial basis.

Career Development

Whether you're changing jobs or at a mid-manager level it requires you to think strategically about your career. You will learn what you need to do, when you need to do it and why (from multiple perspectives-yours, recruiters and employers).

Qualifications
I have been an employment recruiter for over 10 years. I hold several certifications that foster professional development. As a career professional and college graduate with multiple certifications, I will guide you in a step-by-step fashion that is specific to your level and situation.

I will share real-life examples to assit your decision making. My guidance will follow this format:

Marketability: What you bring to the table that others want.

Career options: Understanding what works for you.

Effective Resume: Crafting your resume and navigating the job market.

Communicating effectively: Techniques that build confidence and enthusiasm so you are more effective when networking, interviewing and negotiating.

Creating your strategic plan: Keeping yourself on track.

I'm available for both individual or group sessions.

Computer Science

Qualifications
A+ trained computer specialist and professional technician experienced in a full array of software, hardware and windows applications (basic, intermediate and advanced). I offer one-on-one computer services training to fill the void in the Information Technology marketplace for entry-level application development professionals and students.

Computer Science
Your class-based assignments will require basic computer applications under time constraints, which can be difficult in the absence of computer familiarity. Moreover, my training program focuses on the acquisition of the theory, principles, practices, methodologies, competencies, tools, and technologies associated with application development. Beyond computer science class-based studies I also offer advanced lessons.

Training Offerings
My program produces academically sound entry-level application development professionals with the necessary foundation to be productive in school and the workforce.

Criminal Justice

As graduate student of John Jay College of Criminal Justice I have ample qualifications to provide guidance in the area of criminal justice.

I will assist you with the degree program’s interdisciplinary approach, which provides students like yourself with a sound knowledge base in the areas of U.S. law enforcement, criminology, investigations, law, and community relations. A wide range of course offerings further enable you to focus on juvenile issues, causes of crime and criminal behavior, corrections and incarceration, investigative procedures, and forensics.

Writer's Block?
I will assist you with writing any type of essay, research paper, article, report, master's thesis, dissertation to help you earn excellent grades.

ESL/ESOL

My qualifications consist of a Masters degree; several instructor certifications; and certification to teach ESL/ESOL, study skills, and English, and more.

My native tongue is English although I speak Spanish as a second language. I will show you proven strategies to learn the English language at your own pace.

Fitness

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, trained by the (NFPT) National Federation of Personal Trainers. My certification can be provided upon request.

For over 2 years, I have been involved in personal fitness training. I am ready to work you out, help you to lose weight, and make you stronger and healthier. I accept clients of any age and fitness level. My hours of operation include evenings and weekends.

My exercise program is is taught on a one-on-one basis. I will conduct classes at your home, health club or office on the days and times requested by you.

Limitations are self-imposed. You will notice a stark difference under my training regimen, which incorporates the appropriate ratio of diet and exercise.

Further, I am a certified CPR instructer through the American Heart Association.

IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, which is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the primary language of communication.

I am certified to tutor grammar, spelling, proof-reading, English language, composition and literature, GED, study skills, and more. During my graduate studies I had to write exams under timed conditions. I have a successful track record of teaching others to write under exam conditions.

I have been tutoring for numerous years and joined efforts with WyzAnt to offer tutor services on a larger scale. I have been successful with students of all ages, especially with client’s who have test taking anxiety. If you can speak English but simply can't organize the information for exam purposes, then call me. The IELTS exam is difficult but with tutoring you will pass the exam.

I'll assess your learning needs. I will provide you with several practice exams, and then I will assess the results of your practice exam under timed, proctored exam conditions and write a study plan to suit your specific learning needs.

Microsoft Windows

Regardless of your experience and what you are doing in Windows, the easiest way for learning Windows is to right-click the mouse button and see what shows up.

You can right-click on the Start button, the desktop, a program icon, a line of text in a word processor or email-just about anything. Not only is right-clicking interesting, it can be a big time saver, as many of the items listed in a right-click menu are usually directly related to what you right-click on.

My training offerings will help you navigate windows through familiarization with various applications:

The Desktop-you will learn to create and organize new files, arrange icons or change how the desktop appears (Properties or Personalize).

A Program Icon–you can open programs, observe and manipulate the settings or properties.

A line of text in an email–you will learn to copy, paste and change the font and other attributes that effect how the text looks.

So learning more about Windows and the things you can do with it is just a click away.

Microsoft Word

A plus trained. Own computer consulting business

Nutrition

For over 2 years, I have been certified as a personal trainer, which incorporates the appropriate ratio of sports nutrition and exercise. Sports nutrition is a huge component of well-being, which is widely taken for granted.

My exercise program is taught on a one-on-one basis. I will conduct classes at your home, health club or office on the days and times requested by you.

I am ready to further your fitness goals through sports nutrition. You will lose weight and feel stronger and healthier. I accept clients of any age and fitness level. My hours of operation include evenings and weekends.

In addition to being a certified personal trainer my extensive practice of sports nutrition will help you get the most from your training regimen.

Proofreading

Proof-reading is essential!
As graduate student of John Jay College of Criminal Justice I earned excellent grades through a 2-year writing intensive course of study. Prior to graduate studies I completed 4-years of studies leading to the B.S in PSA. I write lesson plans and hold several certifications. I know first-hand the value of proof-reading.

Regardless of age, young adult or continuing education student, I provide educational solutions to fit your needs. I tutor one-on-one or in a group setting to mentor students experiencing difficulty with their writing projects.

Writer's Block?
Through my proofreading services I will edit your previously done work and provide guidelines to help you. I will assist you with writing any type of essay, research paper, article, report, master's thesis, dissertation to help you earn excellent grades.

Public Speaking

According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear.

My training offerings will help you toss out the anxiety associated with public speaking so you can relay your message to the audience.

Through my one-on-one program you will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.

Mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a huge benefit to your career. Further, the Public Speaking coaching will give you some basic public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.

Reading

As a Hispanic tutor I can bridge the gap for your Spanish/English learning needs. I am an avid reader and will develop your proficiency in reading comprehension.

Proficient reading depends on the ability to recognize words quickly and effortlessly. For example, if word recognition is difficult, students use too much of their processing capacity to read individual words, which interferes with their ability to comprehend what is read.

My educational offerings are effective for students of all age groups.

For older learners I use the analytic approach because students need to learn to comprehend text even before they can read it on their own. Although very young children must learn how to decode the words in a story through phonics before they can analyze the story itself.

My qualifications include a graduate degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I also hold a B.S. from SUNY Empire State College in Community and Human Services.

I will provide exceptional tutoring for your learning needs.

Social Studies

Education: B.S. Public Safety Administration; and Masters in Public Administration.

I can provide homework help and tutoring in all subjects, including social studies.

I will assist with solutions to difficult problems, as I have experience with written projects in different fields. Over years 14 experience including, articles, essays, projects, papers, plays, dramas, novels and poetry.

Sociology

Degrees
B.S. Public Safety Administration; MPA Masters in Public Administration, and various Sociology based certificates.

My Expert Service
I can assist you in all kinds of sociology based assignments, including areas such as Public Administration, American History, American Government, H.R.M, Communication Studies, Polical Science, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Economics and Journalism.

Further, I will assist you with writing any type of essay, research paper, report, dissertation, article and review through mentoring. In specific, I will ensure appropriate assistance is provided to complete your project within the given deadline.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME FOR RUSH ORDERS!

Study Skills

Study skills are strategies for learning, essential to acquire good grades and useful throughout one's life. There are an array of study skills, which may tackle the process of organizing and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments.

I will show you how to organize your study plan to learn effective study strategies, which are critical to success in school. They include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information, effective reading and concentration techniques, as well as efficient notetaking.

My qualifications include both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additionally, I have acquired several certifications and successfully completed numerous certificate courses in areas such as effective time-management, which qualifies me to teach you effective study skills.

Let me show you how to maximize your study results.

Vocabulary

It's probably safe to say that “words are powerful.” Well chosen words will help students ace exams, feel motivated to learn, and become successful in life.

Successful people are good at self-promotion. My tutoring strategy will help to empower any student. Students will learn the most effective and powerful words, increase their vocabulary through creative reading techniques, and through a series of one-on-one classes and software to reinforce retention within their learning needs.

First, I will assess the student's learning style. Afterwards, I devise a comprehensive learning plan dedicated to your students learning needs. It doesn't matter if he or she is an audio or visual learner or both I will present the most popular and effective tools necessary to accomplish the task.

For more information about my services I am available for interview.

Writing

As graduate student of John Jay College of Criminal Justice I earned excellent grades through a 2-year writing intensive course of study. Prior to graduate studies I completed 4-years of studies leading to the B.S in PSA. I write lesson plans and hold several certifications.

Regardless of age, young adult or continuing education student, I provide educational solutions to fit your needs. I tutor one-on-one or in a group setting to mentor students experiencing difficulty with their writing projects.

Writer's Block?
I will assist you with writing any type of essay, research paper, article, report, master's thesis, dissertation to help you earn excellent grades.

John Jay College (City University of New York)
Master's

Education

John Jay College (City University of New York) (Master's)

Writing master

Rich helped me pass the ELPE composition exam. As an international student I was required to pass this exam to be able to apply for a teaching position. I took just a couple of classes with Rich in days before my exam and successfully passed it. He immediately figure out exactly what I need. He managed to find all the mistakes I was making and helped me remove them. He had a number of valuable sug

— Tatjana, College Station, TX on 12/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Special rates apply for any session involving two or more students. Minimum of two-sixty minute sessions requirement for students beyond travel threshold (77845), except online students.

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 15 miles of College Station, TX 77845.