Search
Philip R.'s Photo

Philip R.

Philip R., Author and Poet, Tutor for Writing and Literature

Philip R., Author and Poet, Tutor for Writing and Literature

$40/hour

  • 36 hours tutoring

About Philip


Bio

During and after college, I was a counselor, tutor, and teacher for troubled and troublesome boys. I had to learn how to make the subject matter interesting to my students—or else . . . ! Later I worked for a publisher, wrote books that were promoted by commercial publishers, coached cross country, and did a fair amount of family counseling. In my fifties and sixties I was the curator of an extensive collection of antique fine art, which is now the teaching collection at a liberal arts...

During and after college, I was a counselor, tutor, and teacher for troubled and troublesome boys. I had to learn how to make the subject matter interesting to my students—or else . . . ! Later I worked for a publisher, wrote books that were promoted by commercial publishers, coached cross country, and did a fair amount of family counseling. In my fifties and sixties I was the curator of an extensive collection of antique fine art, which is now the teaching collection at a liberal arts college. I have written a number of sonnets, some of which have been published in magazines, and an epic poem in Spenserian stanza. I have a broad perspective; I know how to connect diverse things in interesting ways; and I like to see students get excited about learning.

I graduated from Harvard cum laude in general studies, with a B. A. in English. In addition to the experiences listed above, my wife and I raised five children and homeschooled two of them, so we had plenty of tutoring time at home. (Our children all graduated from college with honors, three of them with highest honors, summa cum laude.) I particularly enjoy helping students turn a formidable writing assignment into an interesting adventure.

I like to teach in person whenever possible. There is no charge for an initial consultation, and no charge for sessions cancelled with at least two hours notice.


Education

Harvard
English

Policies


Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

English

English,

English

I have published two full-length non-fiction books in prose, and a collection of sonnets. My poetry has been published in a number of magazines. I won two first prize awards at The Berkeley Poets' Dinner.
Literature,

Literature

I graduated from Harvard cum laude in general studies with a B. A. in English. I have read all the major epic poets (in English translation) and written an epic poem. I am a published author and poet. I have been told, "You make the stories come alive."
Writing

Writing

I can write effective English and help others to do so. I have taught English and tutored in writing. I enjoy the magic in properly-chosen words. I have a B. A. in English Lit from Harvard. I have published a number of sonnets and two prose non-fiction books.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have taught many Bible studies on many different subjects. I was a proofreader and did minor editing for the publisher of "The Interlinear Bible." I have written poems about 150 different characters in the Bible.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have published two full-length non-fiction books in prose, and a collection of sonnets. My poetry has been published in a number of magazines. I won two first prize awards at The Berkeley Poets' Dinner.
Writing

Writing

I can write effective English and help others to do so. I have taught English and tutored in writing. I enjoy the magic in properly-chosen words. I have a B. A. in English Lit from Harvard. I have published a number of sonnets and two prose non-fiction books.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have published two full-length non-fiction books in prose, and a collection of sonnets. My poetry has been published in a number of magazines. I won two first prize awards at The Berkeley Poets' Dinner.
Writing

Writing

I can write effective English and help others to do so. I have taught English and tutored in writing. I enjoy the magic in properly-chosen words. I have a B. A. in English Lit from Harvard. I have published a number of sonnets and two prose non-fiction books.

Other

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have taught many Bible studies on many different subjects. I was a proofreader and did minor editing for the publisher of "The Interlinear Bible." I have written poems about 150 different characters in the Bible.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I can write effective English and help others to do so. I have taught English and tutored in writing. I enjoy the magic in properly-chosen words. I have a B. A. in English Lit from Harvard. I have published a number of sonnets and two prose non-fiction books.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (20 ratings)
5 star
(20)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Show reviews that mention

All reviews

Excellent, patient tutor with great experience

Excellent tutor with many years of teaching and literature skills. He is very thorough, explaining concepts and works to perfect the writing and composition skills. Thank you.

John, 20 lessons with Philip

Excellent, patient tutor with great experience

Excellent tutor with many years of teaching and literature skills. He is very thorough, explaining concepts and works to perfect the writing and composition skills. Thank you.

John, 20 lessons with Philip
Contact Philip

Response time: 8 minutes

$40/hour

Philip R.'s Photo

Philip R.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Philip

Response time: 8 minutes