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Bob P.

Prize winning reporter, editor, speaker

Prize winning reporter, editor, speaker

$30/hour

  • 184 hours tutoring

  • Mount Pleasant, TX 75455

"Bob has a fast grasp on new topics for discussion"

Carmencita, 20 lessons with Bob

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About Bob


Bio

I know how to tell a story. A few Associated Press prizes say so. That's not important. What is of value is I can help you tell your story and get your grade whether it is for an English paper, journalism assignment or history report. I have more than 40 years experience helping novice reporters develop their skills. It's not shooting rockets at the moon, but it does take work.
Behind my professional resume is a lifetime of experiences ranging from combat in Vietnam, a 43-year marriage,...

I know how to tell a story. A few Associated Press prizes say so. That's not important. What is of value is I can help you tell your story and get your grade whether it is for an English paper, journalism assignment or history report. I have more than 40 years experience helping novice reporters develop their skills. It's not shooting rockets at the moon, but it does take work.
Behind my professional resume is a lifetime of experiences ranging from combat in Vietnam, a 43-year marriage, children, an abiding Christian faith, an addiction to golf and pleasure in a good meal, a glass of wine and stimulating conversation. I hope our time together will be both beneficial and enjoyable.

More than 40 years as a newspaper editor gives me the experience and knowledge to help students find their voice without glaring errors detracting from the quality of their work. I help students perfect graduate papers, dissertations, resumes, CV's, and graduate school applications.

Give me a call and let's determine whether I can help. Chances are, I can. I am available evenings and weekends, but can occasionally clear some space at other times.


Education

Texas A&M University
Journalism
2 Years at Texas A&M Commerce
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I took classes in public speaking in high school and college. I was also on the high school debate team, placing second in district. I find the organization of a feature story for a newspaper and preparing a speech to be very similar. I give the minister of my church a break several times a year and bring the sermon. I also routinely speak at service clubs and public events. Although I usually script my remarks, I can speak from notes or outline and on occasion offer extemporaneous comments.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have more than 40 years experience editing news stories. I can help you find and eliminate those embarrassing mistakes that detract from your effort.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took classes in public speaking in high school and college. I was also on the high school debate team, placing second in district. I find the organization of a feature story for a newspaper and preparing a speech to be very similar. I give the minister of my church a break several times a year and bring the sermon. I also routinely speak at service clubs and public events. Although I usually script my remarks, I can speak from notes or outline and on occasion offer extemporaneous comments.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have more than 40 years experience editing news stories. I can help you find and eliminate those embarrassing mistakes that detract from your effort.

English

English,

English

In the movie, "Amistad," John Quincy Adams (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins), observed, "the lawyer with the best story wins." I have more than 40 years experience as a newspaper editor, I want to help prepare students for a life of winning.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have more than 40 years experience editing news stories. I can help you find and eliminate those embarrassing mistakes that detract from your effort.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took classes in public speaking in high school and college. I was also on the high school debate team, placing second in district. I find the organization of a feature story for a newspaper and preparing a speech to be very similar. I give the minister of my church a break several times a year and bring the sermon. I also routinely speak at service clubs and public events. Although I usually script my remarks, I can speak from notes or outline and on occasion offer extemporaneous comments.
Writing,

Writing

I am an award winning newspaper reporter and editor with more than 40 years of experience.
Proofreading

History

European History,

European History

I have extensive reading in European history from Caesar's commentary to official U.S. Army history of WWII. I also took courses for my BA as well as in Graduate School.
Religion,

Religion

I am an elder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I serve on the Area Committee on the Ministry, granting ministerial commissions to applicants and guiding licensed pastors serving regional congregations. Several times a year, I fill the pulpit at both my home church and others and taught both adult and youth classes at my church. I would see my role as both a sounding board and mentor. I believe I can assist someone in sermon structure and presentation as well as probing theological subjects.
American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

In the movie, "Amistad," John Quincy Adams (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins), observed, "the lawyer with the best story wins." I have more than 40 years experience as a newspaper editor, I want to help prepare students for a life of winning.
Writing

Writing

I am an award winning newspaper reporter and editor with more than 40 years of experience.

Most Popular

English,

English

In the movie, "Amistad," John Quincy Adams (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins), observed, "the lawyer with the best story wins." I have more than 40 years experience as a newspaper editor, I want to help prepare students for a life of winning.
Writing

Writing

I am an award winning newspaper reporter and editor with more than 40 years of experience.

Other

Religion,

Religion

I am an elder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I serve on the Area Committee on the Ministry, granting ministerial commissions to applicants and guiding licensed pastors serving regional congregations. Several times a year, I fill the pulpit at both my home church and others and taught both adult and youth classes at my church. I would see my role as both a sounding board and mentor. I believe I can assist someone in sermon structure and presentation as well as probing theological subjects.
Government & Politics

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am an award winning newspaper reporter and editor with more than 40 years of experience.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (51 ratings)
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Reviews


Paper to edit

I absolutely loved Bob! He is an outstanding editor and writer, Bob helped me with a letter that needed some adjusting so that it would make a whole lot of sense to the reader. Bob got the job done for me and made my letter flow beautifully! Thanks Bob!

S, 3 lessons with Bob

Very nice tutor!

We read a text from Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat". Bob taught me SAT vocabulary words and an assortment of homophones. He gave me many reading tips. Bob is a nice tutor, and I intend to keep classes.

Fabiano, 1 lesson with Bob

Great Editor!

I worked with Bob for two solid hours on a admissions essay for an Ivy League undergraduate school. Bob is an amazing listener. He could listen to me talk about stories and show me how to relate them to my personal essay and the assigned writing prompt. At first I dreaded if I could manage turning in a good essay before the application deadline. With Bob helping me, I know my chances of getting in to my school have increased drastically. Thanks Bob!

Haisam, 4 lessons with Bob

Learning from a pro

Experienced journalism tutor and coach. Knows the newpaper industry. The nuts and bolts, from reporter to editor to owner, and yet is sensitive and intuitive in his coaching.

Chris, 8 lessons with Bob

Extremely professional and experienced writer

Bob is fantastic! He adapted our session based on my needs and gave me very helpful feedback on how make my writing stronger and more effective. And he has a great sense of humor too! I'm excited to continue working with him and feeling more confident about my writing. I highly recommend him!

Hollie, 4 lessons with Bob

$30/hour

Bob P.

$30/hour

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