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Bryan C.

Madison, WI

$40/hour

Tutor with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Film

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University of Arkansas
Journalism, History
Wake Forest University
Master's

Education

University of Arkansas (Journalism, History)

Wake Forest University (Master's)

About Bryan

To Students and Parents,

I have studied history, literature, computers, and the arts for the past seven years. My love of history and literature steered me towards a career as a documentary filmmaker, where I refined my skills with computers and the arts. I earned degrees in broadcast journalism and history at the University of Arkansas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film Production at Wake Forest University. I have 4 semesters of experience as a Teaching Assistant for various classes, and have even designed my own courses: Documentary Film Analysis and Intro to Digital Animation.

I am the sort of person to which school comes very easily, and so during my studies I led and participated in a number of study groups working to digest the material. Courses I took relevant to my tutoring area of history are: Honors World Civilizations I & II, Western Civilization II, Great Britain 1901-2001, Diplomatic History 1900-1945, Alexander the Great and the Early Hellenistic World, Honors Sociology, The Civil War in Film, and Biological Anthropology. For literature and composition I took: World Literature I & II, Creative Writing I, Fundamentals of Journalism, Media Law, and two semesters of Advanced Journalistic Practices.

This familiarity with History, English, and Literature also extends to my precollege days. I am extremely confident with AP Test Prep, I scored 4s on the AP US History, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP US Government tests. I led and participated in study groups leading up to those tests, where we reviewed material, tested each other, did identifications, and explored potential test questions.

My abilities with filmmaking and computers are evidenced through real world application. I have made several documentary films that have played at prestigious film festivals around the country including SXSW, Telluride Mountainfilm, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. I made these films using macintosh computers and Adobe software including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition, as well as Maxon's Cinema 4d and extensive use of the google drive suite of applications (docs, sheets, forms). Needless to say, documentary film production requires a very strong practical knowledge of history and composition as a tremendous amount of research is undertaken and scripts need to be strongly written and free from errors.

I'm very methodical as a tutor. I begin a tutoring relationship by taking in as much information as I can (syllabus, test dates, textbook name) and sometimes even reach out to the teacher if I need extra information. My style is very fluid and is targeted at the specific student I'm working with. No two people learn the same way, and I try to fit the pace and style for what works best for each person. Each session I begin with a review of past material, it is important that we solidify what we've already covered so that we can see how it connects with what is to come. Then we incorporate what we've learned from past lessons into framing the existing discussion. I keep specific and detailed records of areas causing the most difficulty and revisit those subjects to ensure that understanding grows, and as needed do knowledge tests to make sure everyone is where they need to be. I also like to employ study tools including flash cards, IDs, short video clips, analogies, and one minute writing drills. My goal is that you'll be so comfortable with the material that you'll not only ace the test, but also take what you've learned with you into the world.

I hope we can learn together soon!
To Students and Parents,

I have studied history, literature, computers, and the arts for the past seven years. My love of history and literature steered me towards a career as a documentary filmmaker, where I refined
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Madison, WI 53726
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Film,
Graphic Design, Video Production
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Graphic Design, Macintosh,
Video Production
History:
American History, Classics,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading
Business:
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.

Classics

I took 3 semesters of Ancient Greek in college. I also took courses on Alexander the Great and the Early Hellenistic world. We read a large part of the Iliad and the New Testament in their original forms, and analyzed the texts to learn more about the people of the time. I focused more on the history and literature, rather than the language, but could also find my way around tutoring the Ancient Greek language as well. I have 4 semesters of experience as a Teaching Assistant for various classes.

Film

I studied broadcast journalism and documentary film production in undergrad and graduate school. I learned as much as I could about every stage of the process, including scriptwriting, animation, cinematography, sound design, lighting, editing, and distribution. My documentary work has played at film festivals including South-by-Southwest, Telluride Mountainfilm, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and in multiple commercials and TV documentaries. I also took multiple courses on the history and style of film, including Honors Intro to Film, Science Fiction and Film, History of Documentary Film, and Film and Media Ethics courses.

Macintosh

As a filmmaker and designer I use macintosh computers every day. I am very familiar with best practices of file management, downloading files, installing applications, and maintaining best practices. I'm also comfortable with getting third-party hardware and software to work with these machines. I've been using apple computers almost exclusively since 2008.

Public Speaking

I studied broadcast journalism in college. Confidence, clear delivery, and the ability to think on your feet were essential when delivering a stand-up or working as an anchor. Also, I competed in forensics (speech and debate tournaments) in high school, with my primary events being Humorous Interpretation (HI), Extemporaneous Speaking, and Public Forum.

Video Production

I studied broadcast journalism and documentary film production in undergrad and graduate school. I learned as much as I could about every stage of the process, including scriptwriting, animation, cinematography, sound design, lighting, editing, and distribution. My documentary work has played at film festivals including South-by-Southwest, Telluride Mountainfilm, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and in multiple commercials and TV documentaries. I am very experienced with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Cinema 4d.

University of Arkansas
Journalism, History
Wake Forest University
Master's

Education

University of Arkansas (Journalism, History)

Wake Forest University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bryan will travel within 20 miles of Madison, WI 53726.