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William F.

Salt Lake City, UT

$25/hour

Expert and Passionate English, Speech, and American Government Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/8/16
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Highly recommend
— Heng, Salt Lake City, UT on 3/13/15

$25/Hour


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Southern Utah State College
Political Science

Education

Southern Utah State College (Political Science)

About William

I have held both Nevada and Utah teaching licenses.

I attended Southern Utah State College--now Southern Utah University--in Cedar City, where I earned a B.A. degree in Political Science, with a minor in Speech. Later I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three semesters to complete the education classes and student teaching I needed to earn a Nevada Educational License. I also qualified and certified to teach English, and a few years later added a Journalism endorsement.

I taught for eleven years at the Adult Education High School, Horizon High School, and at Rancho High School for the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV. During that time I taught English, Speech, U.S. Government. and U.S. History. I also tutored for one year at a Sylvan Learning Center. This past Spring semester I did substitute teaching for the Salt Lake City School District.

My Tutoring Philosophy and Methods

I will first determine the main learning style of my student so I can tailor the learning activities to best meet their needs. The student will take an informal pretest of the subject to see what he or she already knows and what areas we need to work on. We will have regular assessments of the material covered to insure mastery of the subject. I will seek the student's input on what he or she wants to learn in that session, as well as having a sequential learning activity prepared to continue the mastery of the subject we are working on. Sometimes I will guide the student to do most of the explaining by asking probing questions. This will reinforce learning for the student and help identify problems areas. I believe learning doesn't always require a "serious" attitude- that there is room for some humor along the way. I also believe in the importance of using positive feedback and reinforcement.

The student will learn the latest and most effective learning and study skills so that the student will be able to do most of his or her future learning independently. To further the student's learning I will provide the student with a variety of resources that will help the student master the subject they are studying. In summary, I am very knowledgeable of the subjects I tutor and employ highly effective learning methods. Finally, I am passionate about seeing that my students succeed in achieving their educational goals.
I have held both Nevada and Utah teaching licenses.

I attended Southern Utah State College--now Southern Utah University--in Cedar City, where I earned a B.A. degree in Political Science, with a minor in Speech. Later I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three semesters to complete the education classes and student
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Highly recommend"

- Heng, Salt Lake City, UT on 3/13/15
William replied on 3/22/2015

Heng Xie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful recommendation. If there is anything I can do to help you in your teaching profession , please
give me a call.

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History,
Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Marketing, 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.

American History

I taught American History for five years as one of the subjects I taught at
Adult Education High School and Horizon High School for the Clack County
School District, Las Vegas, Nevada.

English

I taught English for eleven years for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also tutored English at a Sylvan Learning Center. I passed the WyzAnt skills tests for English, Grammar, Proofreading, and Vocabulary.

Public Speaking

I earned a minor in Speech (public speaking) from Southern Utah State College in 1970. I taught the Speech class (public speaking) at Ranco High School for 4 years (1985 to 1989). I also taught Public Speaking at the Art Institute of Nevada.

Study Skills

I taught good study skills as part of all of my high school English and Independent Study classes. We would cover time management, note-taking skills, test taking skills, reasoning, and reading comprehension skills.
I would also incorporate the study skills covered in the "Where There Is A Will There Is an A" study skills program.

Writing

I taught high school English for ten years in the Clark County School District (Las Vegas, Nevada). I also tutored at a Learning Center. I have considerable experience assisting college
students in writing excellent essays and research papers.

Southern Utah State College
Political Science

Education

Southern Utah State College (Political Science)

Highly recommend

If you want your personal English teacher on writing and grammar, William F. is the perfect one for you. I needed help passing a writing exam. Mr. F. gave me a lot: he read my writings online and on paper, edited everything before our sessions, identified my mistake patterns, provided books for me to study, came up with relevant writing prompts so that I could practice more. He was so efficient th

— Heng, Salt Lake City, UT on 3/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 20 miles of Salt Lake City, UT 84105.