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Bill W.

Houston, TX

$70/hour

Social science research & writing, cross-cultural adaptation

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5+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Knowledgable tutor.
— Chi, Cypress, TX on 10/26/15

$70/Hour


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Northwestern University
Political Science
Northwestern University
Master's
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Northwestern University (Political Science)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Northwestern University (PhD)

About Bill

Hi. I'm a retired university professor with more than four decades of experience in research, writing, and teaching. I tutor (actually, I think of what I do more as mentoring....but more about that below) in the following skill areas:

1. All aspects of research - design, clarification of concepts and measures, data collection and coding, data analysis (qualitative as well as quantitative/statistical), interpretation and logic of inference, and developing effective summaries of findings. In this area I work with graduate students and upper-division (junior/senior) undergraduate students in any field of the social sciences. I also welcome opportunities to work with young professionals who find themselves called upon to do demanding research for which they don't have specific training.

2. Cross-cultural adaptation in educational and other professional settings.....I've had the good fortune of living outside the US for one-third of my adult life; have taught at four European universities, and held research professorships at three other international institutions; and had the privilege of serving as executive officer of a large global organization with members in 60 countries. I understand from both personal experience and observation how difficult it can be to parachute into an unfamiliar cultural setting and be expected to perform well from the beginning. I really enjoy working with international students and other professionals, helping them adjust to a new cultural environment. [Please note that I do not tutor in specific courses, but rather focus more broadly on all aspects of cultural adaptation.]

3. Communicating effectively....in addition to helping with the written presentation of research, I am happy to work with university students and working professionals on public speaking skills. I'm proud to be able to report that my colleague and I twice won the National Debate Tournament as undergraduates at Northwestern. My teaching has received awards at three universities.

I really prefer to think of this as mentoring, rather than tutoring. Mentoring implies a lasting interest in the success of people I work with. I'm committed to getting to know you, and to following your success long after our work together right now has been wrapped up.

If you recognize that what we think we know depends very much on how we discover it, you know the value of doing quality research. If you are convinced that discovery that is not communicated effectively, in writing and verbally, is a huge waste of society's resources, you are someone who will make significant contributions to the lives of people around you. And if you see adaptation to a very new cultural environment as a temporary challenge, not an enduring obstacle, you are capable of turning your international origins into one of your greatest strengths.

If you identify strongly with any of those thoughts, it would be a privilege for me to meet you. Let's talk.
Hi. I'm a retired university professor with more than four decades of experience in research, writing, and teaching. I tutor (actually, I think of what I do more as mentoring....but more about that below) in the following skill areas:

1. All aspects of research - design, clarification of concepts and measures, data collection and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Houston, TX 77070
In-person lessons

"Knowledgable tutor."

- Chi, Cypress, TX on 10/26/15
English:
English, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Political Science

I hold the Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University, and served as a faculty member in political science departments (Arizona, South Carolina, Arizona State, Iowa, Georgia) over a period of more than four decades. I am author or co-author of six books, and more than 100 articles, book chapters, and professional papers. I have received 20 major research grants (summer grants excluded) from foundations and government agencies in the U.S. and Europe. I have held visiting appointments at several universities and research institutes in Europe, in locations such as Munich, Vienna, and Istanbul.

Public Speaking

I twice won the National Collegiate Debate Tournament (NDT). My team was the only one to win the NDT as freshmen and sophomores. Training for competitive college debating involved receiving intensive coaching for an average of 15 hours per week over a period of two academic years (18 months total). I have had the privilege of mentoring both college undergraduates and high school students in debate, with an emphasis on the organization and presentation of oral arguments. I also have worked with many university undergraduates on the content of public speeches they were planning to give.

Northwestern University
Political Science
Northwestern University
Master's
Northwestern University
PhD

Education

Northwestern University (Political Science)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Northwestern University (PhD)

Knowledgable tutor.

Taught me descriptive statistics, we talked about levels of measurement. Qualitative and quantitative methods. Am glad I found Mr Bill. He knows his materials. Excellent excellent tutor!!!

— Chi, Cypress, TX on 10/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bill will travel within 12 miles of Houston, TX 77070.