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William B.

The Very BEST PhD - Writing, Proofreading, & Study Skills Educator

The Very BEST PhD - Writing, Proofreading, & Study Skills Educator

$75/hour

  • 1,173 hours tutoring

  • Georgetown, TX 78633

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...

“…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
Developmental Education - Texas State University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: If you prefer to meet online, the hourly rate is $40.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 26 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 (592 ratings)
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Reviews


Amazing Tutor

We have been tutoring our son since 2017. He is so patient and so kind. My son who struggles with dyslexia, now enjoys math so much because of William! He makes it fun and has taught him the fundamentals he has needed. My son’s grades have improved so much since he started his tutoring with William. We plan on having tutoring services as long as we can for the years to follow!

Jen, 17 lessons with William

A great tutor!

William is a great tutor. He's good at explaining concepts and providing useful approaches. I learned a lot from him and would definitely continue the class with him when I have more time.

Yun, 3 lessons with William

William B. is a great tutor - Feb 14th 2018

Connie J. To whom it may concern: William is excellent at explaining literature, theoretical framework and covering the method of synthesizing and analyzing the different sources or authors. In comparing and contrasting the sources William is clear and concise. As a mentor, he is patient and kind and gives time for the student to grasp the topic. Among the many things, William is an expert at setting up Microsoft Word to help the student format documents to meet APA Style writing so that the instructor gives all the points for grammar, punctuation and APA Style. He is a great help in teaching his students how to give notice to all the utilities of writing for an excellent document. William is courteous, patient, very knowledgeable in helping the student accomplish their academic goals. The recommendation is that William is a professional mentor and I highly recommend him for his method of writing essays and literature reviews. Our writing sessions were 60 minutes, and we covered almost two weeks of lecture in 45 minutes with time to spare for questions. William gives concrete examples on his whiteboard. His knowledge of writing includes various subjects including English, reading, and grammar. It is with confidence that I recommend William to demonstrate his expertise in writing, I know that he will be a great asset to any student or faculty. Sincerely, Connie J.

Connie, 16 lessons with William

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, 107 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
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