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Ed R.

La Vernia, TX

$45/hour

Renaissance Tutor Master

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Baylor University
Foreign Service
U Texas Austin Law School
J.D.
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Baylor University (Foreign Service)

U Texas Austin Law School (J.D.)

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Master's)

About Ed

I am a true renaissance man with an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service (international relations), a Masters degree in International Management, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Divinity degree. I have taught business courses at the college level in the United States and Hong Kong, International Law in a continuing education program, and numerous leadership and Bible study programs through churches. Through the Head Start program, I have been a math tutor and I taught English as a second language in Hong Kong. I had exceptional scores on the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. I look forward to working with you or your student in one of my areas of expertise. I am a true renaissance man with an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service (international relations), a Masters degree in International Management, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Divinity degree. I have taught business courses at the college level in the United States and Hong Kong, International Law in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation fees as follows: 24 hours or more in advance -- no compensation. 24 to 12 -- 1/4 of hourly fee. Less than 12 to 2 -- 1/2 of fee. Less than 2 -- full rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of La Vernia, TX 78121
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
GED, GMAT,
GRE,
LSAT,
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
Classics,
Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
GMAT,
GRE,
Law, Public Speaking

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.

Bar Exam

I am an attorney, licensed in the state of California. The California bar exam is considered to be one of the two toughest bars to pass in the country. I am a very good tutor, trainer and teacher and believe I can do a great job helping someone to prepare for a bar examination.

Bible Studies

I am very qualified to help you or your student with Bible Studies. For my undergraduate degree, I took Honors courses on both the Old and New Testaments. In my Master of Divinity degree, I took Old and New Testament and studied classical Greek and Hebrew. As you can imagine, almost every course in seminary dealt with the study of the Bible. I have also been a pastor or director at four large churches. In those ministry positions, I routinely taught the Bible to church members. And, when I have preached, I have necessarily studied scripture in preparation for those sermons.

Business

I have a Masters of International Management; two-thirds of that degree is from the MBA core. I taught business management subjects to college students at Hong Kong Baptist College for one year and at University of Houston - Downtown, for two years. I also own and run my own small business.

Classics

I have been a student of the Classics for most of my life. From my background in the theatre, undergraduate degree in Foreign Service, Master of Divinty from seminary, and my own personal interests and reading, I have developed a strong background in the Classics. I am very well read in Greek and Roman mythology including having read Homer's "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad", Euripides "Iphigenia at Aulis",and stories of Romulus and Remus, Oedipus, and Antigone to name a few. I have also read the Bible multiple times and biographies and plays on Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar, Mark Antony & Cleopatra. I am broadly and generally familiar with classical Greece, Rome, Macedonia, Sparta, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Israel, and Egypt. In college, I took a course on Ancient Religions of the Near East in which I studied about the religions of Sumer, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Akkad and others. In seminary, along with studying the classical Greek and Hebrew languages and the Bible, I learned more about the religions, culture and geography of the Middle East during the classical period.

Criminal Justice

I am an attorney, licensed to practice law in California. In law school, I took the required Criminal Law course. Also, many of the courses I took in law school, including two immigration law courses, civil procedure, and evidence, had portions that dealt with the criminal law. As an attorney, I interacted with the criminal justice system on behalf of clients or when a criminal enforcement agency would contact me about a party I was suing on behalf of one of my clients.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am well qualified to teach any elementary school student. I have an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service (International Relations) in which I focused on political science, economics, and geography. I also have a graduate degree in International Management.

I have taught math to students in the Head Start program in Houston, Texas and to my own kids through the years. My son is now in 9th grade and my daughter is in 5th. I have also tutored my own children in reading, writing, geography, history, government, and science and they both have become excellent students.

I look forward to working with your child.

GMAT

I can help you prepare for the GMAT. I had a top grade in this test and have had top scores in all the standardized tests I've taken (LSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE). I know how to take these tests!

I also have a Master of International Management, have managed people for years, and have taught business management subjects at the college level.

If you want to do better on the GMAT, e-mail me through WyzAnt.

GRE

I have always been a good standardized test taker and did very well on the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT and the LSAT. My GRE score helped me obtain a Graduate Assistantship in a PhD program.

I am also very experienced at teaching, tutoring and training.

LSAT

I am an attorney, licensed in California, and have been a stellar test taker through the years. I have outstanding scores on the ACT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE, but the best of all was the LSAT where I scored in the 99.1 percentile. I am also a very good teacher/trainer/tutor.

Political Science

Thirty-nine hours of my undergraduate degree in Foreign Service, were political science hours and I acquired 9 hours of graduate political science courses while working on my Masters of International Management. While obtaining this Masters, I was a graduate assistant for a State political science course in which I provided tutoring for students taking the course. I took another 18 hours of political science course work while working toward a PhD in Political Science at the University of Houston. Furthermore, I have worked on political campaigns, interned in a governor's office, worked on another governor's inauguration staff, and practiced law.

Public Speaking

I have done a considerable amount of public speaking in my professional career as an attorney, pastor and teacher. Whether it is addressing a judge, leading a seminar at a conference, preaching in front of a congregation, or teaching a class, public speaking is one of my strengths. I am also gifted at teaching and tutoring and can help a person become a better public speaker.

Religion

I am well qualified to teach you religion whether it be a focus on the Christian religion or a course that delves into the major world religions.

As to Christianity, I have a Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary and, even in my undergraduate degree, I studied two courses on the Bible. I have also been a pastor with two large Christian churches.

As to the major world religions, I am also well qualified to assist you with either a survey course of the major religions OR one that focuses on some of those religions. For my undergraduate degree, I took a course in Religions of the Near East, which included study of Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. In seminary, I took courses that included materials on Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Much of my study has focused on China and Japan. That course work, in undergraduate and graduate school included considerable material on Buddhist, Shinto, Confucian, and Taoist thought.

I have also independently study Hindu, Mormon and Buddhist sacred books and other materials.

I am well qualified to assist you with your religion studies.

SAT Reading

I would make an excellent SAT reading tutor. I have always done well on standardized tests, receiving outstanding scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT; all of which have a large reading test component.

I also have considerable experience as a teacher, trainer and tutor.

Social Studies

With an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service (international relations), masters in International Management and Divinity, a law degree and 18 hours toward a PhD in Political Science, I am very knowledgeable about the subjects covered in Social Studies. I have also worked on political campaigns, interned in a governor's office, worked on another governor's inauguration staff, and practiced law. But, not only is my background appropriate in terms of knowledge, I am also strong at teaching, training and tutoring. I look forward to helping your student improve his or her grade in social studies.

Study Skills

The quality of my study skills is shown through my grades, degrees, and standardized test scores. Whether studying for a test in a class or a standardized one, I have always done well. I have outstanding test scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. I have a B.A. in Foreign Service, masters degrees in International Management and Divinity, and a Juris Doctorate. I have also passed the California Bar Exam. Through the years I have done an extensive amount of teaching, training, and tutoring.

World History

I have an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service and a Master's in International Management. I took a considerable number of history courses for both those degrees. While I placed out of both of the basic World History courses, I took undergraduate and graduate courses in English, Chinese, and West African history and Government and Politics of Latin America. And, while working on a PhD in Political Science, I took courses that covered a considerable amount of history of Japan, China, and the former Soviet Union. In law school, I took courses on Japanese and Mexican law, courses which delved considerably into the history of those two countries. I have also read widely in world history, but have focused primarily on histories of Germany, England, Russia, Hong Kong, and China. I also have considerable experience teaching, training and tutoring.

Baylor University
Foreign Service
U Texas Austin Law School
J.D.
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Master's

Education

Baylor University (Foreign Service)

U Texas Austin Law School (J.D.)

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation fees as follows: 24 hours or more in advance -- no compensation. 24 to 12 -- 1/4 of hourly fee. Less than 12 to 2 -- 1/2 of fee. Less than 2 -- full rate.

Travel policy

Ed will travel within 30 miles of La Vernia, TX 78121.