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John T.

Kent, WA

$50/hour

Tutor in English, History, Arts, and Media

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Chapman University
Film and Media
University of Edinburgh
Master's
University of St. Andrews
PhD

Education

Chapman University (Film and Media)

University of Edinburgh (Master's)

University of St. Andrews (PhD)

About John

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a love of American history, American literature, and cinema. While going to college in California, I became fascinated with the ways that each of these subjects were interwoven, and I decided to pursue a career as a college professor rather than my original plans to be a filmmaker. After graduating from college, I left for the United Kingdom to pursue a graduate degree in English Literature so that I could return to America to teach this subject. Instead of returning, I remained in the UK for several more years, where I received my PhD from the University of St. Andrews. My research and teaching focused on the ways that our historical past is explored through film, what we might call "historical films." Before returning to the U.S.A., after many glorious years of teaching and research, I completed a book on the American Civil War, and how photography, paintings, and literature from the war contributed to the creation of cinema at the end of the 19th century.

I welcome opportunities to tutor English, Literature, Film, Art, and History (American, European, Ancient, Modern, etc.).

I have studied English and Literature at both an undergraduate and graduate level. Additionally I am a published author.

In addition to excelling at History (all topics) from high school through college, much of my professional work has dealt with history--especially how arts and culture have responded to historical events throughout the ages.

I have PhD in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews, I have worked in the film industry during my undergraduate years, and I have an extensive publication list on the subject. Additionally, I have also organized independent film festivals.

Studying History and/or English need not be boring. Both subjects contain fascinating stories that hold an important place in our lives and cultures. I will bring these subjects to life and present them in a way that engages you and will prepare you for success.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a love of American history, American literature, and cinema. While going to college in California, I became fascinated with the ways that each of these subjects were interwoven, and I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Kent, WA 98032
In-person lessons
Art:
Film
English:
English, Literature
History:
American History,
European History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

Recently published an academic textbook about the American Civil War and Hollywood war film.

Over five years' teaching experience at a college level.

PhD in interdisciplinary history and media--focusing on American History.

Film

I have a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews. I also have over five years experience in teaching Film Studies, at both a postgraduate and undergraduate level, and I have presented my work on both sides of the Atlantic. I am also well-published in this field.

Chapman University
Film and Media
University of Edinburgh
Master's
University of St. Andrews
PhD

Education

Chapman University (Film and Media)

University of Edinburgh (Master's)

University of St. Andrews (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 30 miles of Kent, WA 98032.