Blake L.

Longview, TX


Expert tutor in English/Reading/Grammar/Proofreading

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University of Texas


University of Texas (English)

About Blake

My ability to tutor in English, grammar, proofreading, and writing comes from my love of reading and writing in all forms and styles. From simple to complex, elementary through college, I have tutored many students in English, giving them the confidence they need to have success in school or even work. As a gifted reader, I will be able to have conversations with you as a student that will help you develop not only your reading skills, but your reading habits as a whole. Writing is also something I can work on with you as a student if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Along with these subjects, I can teach you how to proofread a paper for proper grammar, punctuation, and even spelling. I am also available as a tutor to help you when that critical paper is due, or that book analysis needs to be written, and you want to make sure it is top notch.

I am a highly patient, married father of twins, a career paramedic/firefighter/police officer, and a grant writer for several area fire and police departments. I also teach fire academy classes, fire safety classes, arson investigation, and more importantly crime documentation classes.

My goal as a tutor is to keep a student challenged, but not overwhelmed- allowing for self discovery of the subject which in turn allows for a deeper understanding and more complete learning. I will provide homework to be done after each session as needed, and provide updated progress reports and periodic assessments to help gauge where we need to work the most. Whether for you, or one of your own I can help with your needs in English, grammar, proofreading, reading, and writing.

I have exceptional reading and writing skills, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and have tutored over 200+ students in these subjects, as well as taught hundreds of others subjects where English, reading, writing, proofreading and grammar are critical and necessary functions of not only school but careers as well.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about the subjects I can tutor on. I will never bill for a session if my student or their parents are not completely satisfied!
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6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Longview, TX 75602
In-person lessons
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GED, SAT Reading
Criminal Justice,
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Career Development, 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.

Criminal Justice

I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors Degree in English and minor in Criminal Justice. I have been in criminal justice for 16 years, and recently made Lieutenant at my department in a major city. I can tutor in a wide range of criminal justice categories including Policing, Courts, and Corrections- my main focus of knowledge being policing including helping students pass the TCLEOSE exam, community policing tactics, interview techniques, and all modern day operations and tactics for students, promotional exams, and ongoing continuing education.


Bachelor of Arts- English
Associate of Science- Accounting
I have children of my own, I have a flexible schedule and am willing to help you find time to improve your reading skills. I am fully versed in all Reading tutoring techniques, and can provide study materials as well.


I've spent 21 years on Violin, Chello, and Viola. I began in middle school, and made All-State Orchestra 4 times, star finals in violin solo 7 times, and finished top 3 all 7 times. I can tutor on hold and form, helping find bad habits and breaking them using skills testing and games, lessons on advanced music reading, playing technique for all various compositions, and provide a solid lesson plan to improve a violinists skills overall.

University of Texas


University of Texas (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Blake will travel within 30 miles of Longview, TX 75602.