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William B.

Georgetown, TX

$75/hour

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

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/25/14
5.0 average from 537 ratings
Amazing Tutor! My daughter is becoming excited about her studies.
— Heidi, Austin, TX on 2/17/15

$75/Hour


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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.”

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!
“…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
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 34 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

"Very Patient person"

- Ellen, Round Rock, TX on 6/29/17

"Wonderful results!"

- Brindley, Georgetown, TX on 3/30/17

"Initial Tutoring"

- Conor, Killeen, TX on 9/26/16

"Couldn't be happier"

- Jennifer, Austin, TX on 3/13/16

"Great last minute test prep!"

- Chandra, Tampa, FL on 2/6/16

"Extremely helpful"

- Mo, Cedar Park, TX on 11/9/15

"Great Tutor"

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

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

- Dee, Georgetown, TX on 9/3/14

"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 5/10/14

"Good tutor"

- Katherine, Austin, TX on 4/6/14
Math:
GED
Science:
Philosophy, PSAT, Psychology
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, STAAR, TAKS
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 34 miles of Georgetown, TX 78633.