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William B.

Georgetown, TX

$75/hr

PhD (ABD) - Writing/Reading & Study Skills Specialist

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Background check passed as of 1/25/14
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
277 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Amazing Tutor! My daughter is becoming excited about her studies.
— Heidi, Austin, TX on 2/17/15

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Florida International University
English
Secondary Education - Texas State University
Master's
PhD, Developmental Education - Texas State University
Enrolled

Education

Florida International University (English)

Secondary Education - Texas State University (Master's)

PhD, Developmental Education - Texas State University (Enrolled)

About William

“…patience, intelligence and quiet passion…there aren't enough stars to effectively articulate our delight in working with William.”

My love of teaching comes from a life-long love of learning. As a first-generation college student, I learned to navigate the system through deliberate experience. As a magna cum laude graduate and a veteran, I know that hard work and dedication to learning pay off. As a tutor and university instructor, I share decades of practical strategy with students of all kinds. Together, we boost grades and test scores. I help students realize their potential and gain confidence along the way.
Recent successes include a college student who went from academic probation in one semester to earning a 4.0 in the next. Another high school student improved two grade levels in writing in just three months. I love this work!

I specialize in English, writing, and study skills for success in school and on the SAT, ACT, CLEP, TSI, GED, and STAAR exams. I work with students from age 7 to 67 on a variety of subjects, projects, and skills. I guarantee to challenge, but not overwhelm.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies
“…patience, intelligence and quiet passion…there aren't enough stars to effectively articulate our delight in working with William.”

My love of teaching comes from a life-long love of learning. As a first-generation college student, I learned to navigate the system through deliberate experience. As a magna cum laude graduate and a
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Georgetown, TX 78633
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing Tutor! My daughter is becoming excited about her studies. "

- Heidi, Austin, TX on 2/17/15

"Great Tutor"

- Kim, Leander, TX on 2/18/15

"Dove Right on the First Session, Didn't Waste ANY Time!"

- Dee, Georgetown, TX on 9/2/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Felicia, Austin, TX on 8/21/14

"Incredible Tutor, VERY Responsive and Patient"

- Erin, Austin, TX on 5/14/14

"Great tutor - very patient"

- Cheri, Austin, TX on 5/11/14

"Highly Recommend"

- Beth, Wichita Falls, TX on 5/9/14

"Good tutor"

- Katherine, Austin, TX on 4/5/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Psychology
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Economics, General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I tutor many students diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD. They achieve consistent improvement with decoding and reading abilities. I also teach students diagnosed with dyslexia in my courses at Texas State University. There, I provide a differentiated approach to guide them toward autonomous learning. Through my work at Texas State, I also attend professional development sessions every semester. In these sessions, I learn the newest strategies for individualizing instruction.

Public Speaking

Prior to entering academia, I worked as a public affairs/media relations specialist for the U.S. Government. In that capacity, I spoke to media at the local, state, national, and international level, constructing and delivering talking points, mission messages, and situational de-briefs for many audiences. Since 2010, I have been an active speaker in academia, averaging 4-5 public presentations per year on various topics to various audiences.

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course that covers all aspects of study skills. I have also completed all coursework toward a PhD in Developmental Education, the field of study related to assisting under-prepared students in making the successful transition to higher education.

Florida International University
English
Secondary Education - Texas State University
Master's
PhD, Developmental Education - Texas State University
Enrolled

Education

Florida International University (English)

Secondary Education - Texas State University (Master's)

PhD, Developmental Education - Texas State University (Enrolled)

Amazing Tutor! My daughter is becoming excited about her studies. — William is always on time, kind, brilliant in his teaching my daughter, and patient. She is feeling so much more confident and excited about her studies because of his excellent teaching, his obvious passion for learning, and age appropriate explanations. I am very impressed. ...

— Heidi, Austin, TX on 2/17/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 40 miles of Georgetown, TX 78633.

Background Check Status for William B.

William B. passed a background check on 1/25/14. The check was ordered by William through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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