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William B.

The Very BEST PhD(ABD) - Writing/Reading & Study Skills Educator

The Very BEST PhD(ABD) - Writing/Reading & Study Skills Educator

$75/hour

  • 1,119 hours tutoring

  • Georgetown, TX 78633

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

Heidi, 59 lessons with William

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About William


Bio

“…patience, intelligence and quiet passion…there aren't enough stars to effectively articulate our delight in working with William.” Whether you choose a tutor for yourself or for someone you love, instantly get more by choosing proven results and the guaranteed safety and ease of the very best. If someone has told you, your dreams for yourself or for someone you love are impossible, rest assured that when you choose the very best, impossible is nothing. My teaching flows forth from a le...

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

Whether you choose a tutor for yourself or for someone you love, instantly get more by choosing proven results and the guaranteed safety and ease of the very best. If someone has told you, your dreams for yourself or for someone you love are impossible, rest assured that when you choose the very best, impossible is nothing.

My teaching flows forth from a learning life. As a first-generation college student, I learned to navigate the system by trial and error. As a magna cum laude graduate and a veteran, I saw how work and single-mindedness pay off. As a tutor and university instructor, I share deep, practical strategy with all my students, boosting grades and test scores, while helping them realize their potential and develop grit.

Recent successes include a college student who moved from academic probation one semester to earning a 4.0 a semester later. Another high school student improved two grade levels in writing in just 12 hours and eight grade levels in just 40 hours. I love my 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 tutor students aged 7 to 67 tackling a variety of subjects, projects, and skills, and I guarantee to challenge without overwhelming.

I am excited to share your success!


Education

Florida International University
English
Secondary Education - Texas State University
Masters
PhD, Developmental Education - Texas State University
Enrolled

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: If you prefer to meet online, the hourly rate is $55.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 34 miles of Georgetown, TX 78633
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/25/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

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.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Public Speaking,

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.
Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Reading,

Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

ACT English student clients routinely achieve significant score increases after working with me, even for a short time. My unique whole-test approach depends on research foundations acquired while pursuing degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and experience teaching and working in multiple university testing environments. Add to that an unprecedented cross-disciplinary approach to the physiology of optimum performance, and the combination produces fantastic results.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

During my time as a PhD student at Texas State University, I studied developmental reading, before going on to teach Critical Reading at St. Edward's University. Along the way, I have worked with many ACT Reading students, all of whom have expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for their significant improvement, after following a personalized training plan, developed specifically for them and in keeping with the latest a most relevant research.
English,

English

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Public Speaking,

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.
Reading,

Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
Writing,

Writing

I have earned degrees in English (Creative Writing focus), Secondary Education (English), and Developmental Literacy (Writing/Reading), and I teach Writing at Concordia University, where I also work in the University Writing Center. As a contract educator for the Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University, I provide professional development to adult writing educators around the state. Finally, I regularly speak and publish on effective writing instruction methods and research.
Proofreading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

English,

English

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Reading,

Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.
Writing,

Writing

I have earned degrees in English (Creative Writing focus), Secondary Education (English), and Developmental Literacy (Writing/Reading), and I teach Writing at Concordia University, where I also work in the University Writing Center. As a contract educator for the Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University, I provide professional development to adult writing educators around the state. Finally, I regularly speak and publish on effective writing instruction methods and research.
Spelling

Most Popular

English,

English

I have degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and I teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective English teaching methods and provided professional development to adult educators around the state.
Reading,

Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.
Writing

Writing

I have earned degrees in English (Creative Writing focus), Secondary Education (English), and Developmental Literacy (Writing/Reading), and I teach Writing at Concordia University, where I also work in the University Writing Center. As a contract educator for the Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University, I provide professional development to adult writing educators around the state. Finally, I regularly speak and publish on effective writing instruction methods and research.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.
Philosophy

Science

Philosophy, Psychology

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

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.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Since 2011, I have taught Effective Learning, an educational psychology course covering 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.
Writing,

Writing

I have earned degrees in English (Creative Writing focus), Secondary Education (English), and Developmental Literacy (Writing/Reading), and I teach Writing at Concordia University, where I also work in the University Writing Center. As a contract educator for the Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M University, I provide professional development to adult writing educators around the state. Finally, I regularly speak and publish on effective writing instruction methods and research.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

ACT English student clients routinely achieve significant score increases after working with me, even for a short time. My unique whole-test approach depends on research foundations acquired while pursuing degrees in English, English Education, and Developmental Literacy, and experience teaching and working in multiple university testing environments. Add to that an unprecedented cross-disciplinary approach to the physiology of optimum performance, and the combination produces fantastic results.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

During my time as a PhD student at Texas State University, I studied developmental reading, before going on to teach Critical Reading at St. Edward's University. Along the way, I have worked with many ACT Reading students, all of whom have expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for their significant improvement, after following a personalized training plan, developed specifically for them and in keeping with the latest a most relevant research.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I studied in the Developmental Literacy PhD program at Texas State University, and I taught Critical Reading at St. Edward's University, before leaving to teach English and Writing at Concordia University here in Austin. I have also spoken around the country and published research on effective literacy teaching methods and provided professional development to adult/ESL educators around the state.
GED, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (562 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Patient person

Bill is very knowledgeable and makes tutoring not stressful. Its nice to have someone helping my son who understands his difficulties . Tell him his strengths and encourages to keep moving forward.

Ellen, 12 lessons with William

Wonderful results!

William did an amazing job helping my struggling 10 year old find his confidence to write. In addition, he taught him how to make a web page and gave him multiple tools for self-editing his work. It speaks volumes that my son is disappointed that we're at a point where he no longer needs tutoring. As different challenges arise, we will definitely seek out William's help again!

Brindley, 9 lessons with William

Initial Tutoring

After speaking with my fiancé and reading your report we feel that you and your method are great for Anthony. Thank you for working with him and we hope as you continue to work with him he will become a stronger writer. See you next week

Conor , 6 lessons with William

Couldn't be happier

I chose William because of the number of reviews that mentioned PATIENCE, and we were not disappointed. My 9-year-old son genuinely enjoyed the lesson--even though it included his number one dread, writing--and came away with actual hope that school could get better for him with William's help. And if he's happy, then I'm over the moon.

Jennifer, 95 lessons with William

Great last minute test prep!

My senior needed some last minute prep for the writing portion of the ACT tests. William B. was able to not only help her feel more prepared for the writing section, but also gave her great tips for the entire test, alleviating much of her anxiety in just one short week. He was accommodating and knowledgeable with great tools.

Chandra, 3 lessons with William

Extremely helpful

I met William last week for my first study session. He was very helpful land put me on the correct track I was looking for. He took time to hear about the exam I was studying for, he had experience in both the fire service from the military and from assisting others with police department promotional exams. A small background, I have a total of five books and approximately 3000 pages of info for a 100 question multiple choice exam. William walked me through the review process and was able to break down the material to a much more manageable task. He also introduced me to study material on line that has been very beneficial.I will for sure use in in the coming month for more sessions.

Mo, 1 lesson with William

Great Tutor

When looking for a tutor for my son, I look for patience and tutor's style of teaching. William is patient and his approach to improving my son's writing skills works very well. William does a great job communicating with both me and my son and is flexible with our busy schedule.

Kim, 9 lessons with William

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

Great first session for my daughter with prepping for ACT/SAT in October! Look forward to see what will be accomplished with William's efforts combined with my daughter's retention of the material.

Dee, 7 lessons with William

Excellent Tutor!

We are very pleased with William's tech savvy tutoring approach for language arts and SAT/ ACT prep! My son, a senior, finds him very relatable and helpful. William is also very valuable for college entry essay aid. He made certain that my son wrote the essays but helped him recognize where to look for mistakes. William is very prompt, flexible, and easy to schedule. He goes above and beyond to make certain the student is receiving the instruction needed!

Felicia, 14 lessons with William

$75/hour

William B.

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