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George K.

Staunton, VA

$60/hour

English Literature Tutoring and Theatre Arts Training

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
English Lit, Theatre
University of Birmingham, England
Master's
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (English Lit, Theatre)

University of Birmingham, England (Master's)

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA (Master's)

About George

I just completed my fourteenth year as a high school educator and hold dual licensure in English Literature and Theatre Arts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, having taught both standard and honors classes in each subject area. My experience is especially strong in British literature, poetry, writing, and dramatic literature, supported by a Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute (UK) and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, with concentrations in English Literature and Theatre Arts. I also have considerable experience with theatre arts curriculum (acting, directing, theatre history), individual performance training, and the technical aspects of stage design and production. I have recently moved to Virginia to teach at the college level and pursue an MFA degree in Shakespeare and Performance.

I am committed to quality education and am very interested in discussing how my skills can meet your needs. I would like to help prepare you for a successful college experience!
I just completed my fourteenth year as a high school educator and hold dual licensure in English Literature and Theatre Arts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, having taught both standard and honors classes in each subject area. My experience is especially strong in British literature, poetry, writing, and dramatic literature, supported by a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate based on 14+ years high school and college teaching experience. Special discounts can be arranged!

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Staunton, VA 24401
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Trumpet
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Career Development,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

Business

Before my 14 year career as a high school English and Theatre Arts teacher, I worked in university administration (MIT and Tufts) and high tech (Digital Equipment Corporation, Sybase, Oracle, Digitas). My high tech positions were in consulting, project management, and global partner management; I was VP level in my last high tech position. I also owned a tech start-up for WI-FI in the early 2000s. I taught undergraduate and graduate business courses on management and career development at Cambridge College and Boston University.

Career Development

Before my 14 year career as a high school English and Theatre Arts teacher, I worked in university administration (MIT and Tufts) and high tech (Digital Equipment Corporation, Sybase, Oracle, Digitas). My high tech positions were in consulting, project management, and global partner management; I was VP level in my last high tech position. I also owned a tech start-up for WI-FI in the early 2000s. I taught undergraduate and graduate business courses on management and career development at Cambridge College and Boston University.

Public Speaking

I have developed curriculum and taught public speaking at the high school level. As a theater arts teacher, I regularly teach speech fundamentals, rhetoric, and good speaking principles to my students (part of the curriculum for my acting classes). I was hired and contracted by Eastern Nazarene College to teach a public speaking course, but was unable to teach at the scheduled times (I prepped and planned the course from syllabus to individual lessons). During my nearly 20 year pre-teaching career in higher education and the high tech industry, I regularly spoke at conferences and before upper level executives (CEO, CFO, CIO, etc.).

Theater

I have teaching certification to teach K-12 theatre arts classes in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I have taught honors and non-honors for the past 14 years. I have directed nearly 50 drama/comedy/musical productions. Some of my former students were admitted to the top theatre college programs, with some involved in professional entertainment.

Trumpet

I am a former music education major at University of Michigan (received degree in another area). Have previously taught middle and high school level music students. I played trumpet in a professional band and was assistant band and assistant choral director at my first high school teaching job. I have also conducted pit orchestras and played trumpet for musical theater.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
English Lit, Theatre
University of Birmingham, England
Master's
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (English Lit, Theatre)

University of Birmingham, England (Master's)

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate based on 14+ years high school and college teaching experience. Special discounts can be arranged!

Travel policy

George will travel within 40 miles of Staunton, VA 24401.