EducationI am a PhD candidate with three degrees.
B.A. Psychology 2000 - 2005
University of Texas San Antonio
B.A. General Studies 2005 - 2007
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
M.A. History 2009-2011
University of Texas San Antonio
Ph.D American History 2012-2015 (anticipated)
The University of Houston
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Please note: GRE rates are higher than SAT rates. SAT rates are are higher than general high school studies rates. I focus primarily on Verbal, Reading, Writing elements of SAT and GRE prep. I am not only an SAT/GRE tutor, but can also tutor general writing and essay writing abilities, English and grammar, high school level social studies, and high school and collegiate history.
My combined Verbal Reasoning/Analytical Writing score on the Graduate Record Examination placed me in the top 2% of the country, above 98% of all other test takers.
I am a former high school instructor in Social Studies with experience teaching World History, U.S. History, Geography, and Economics.
I am also a former research assistant at the University of Texas San Antonio, and a former teaching assistant at the University of Houston. In these roles I participated in a long term study with Berkeley on best practices in education.
My combined high school and collegiate experience makes me the ideal tutor for anyone looking to expand their verbal skills, essay writing abilities, general test taking abilities or their knowledge of history and social studies.
My background as an instructor and my degrees in the field are demonstrate my strong mastery of the study of history. My scores on essay writing, my ongoing writing as a PhD candidate, my former experience as a journalist and my current status with a literary agency exemplify my strong writing skills in both a technical and creative sense. My scoring on both the SAT and GRE demonstrate the soundness of my study method and the results that can be achieved with commitment to it. Finally, my background teaching in high school, tutoring as a member of both the Catapult and Huntington tutoring agencies, a guest lecturer for collegiate audiences and the improvement of my collegiate students' scores over a semester, all point to my ability to raise a student's scores to high levels of excellence. I not only have the theoretical skills, but the real world application and work history to demonstrate my ability.
My performance on the GRE and status in the Ph.D program both attest to my skill as a writer and grasp of verbal structure. My real world experience as a contracted writer for Blizzard Entertainment, as an affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs for the WOAI Radio/Spurs Report portal, and current status with an agent for my new book all illustrate my strong grasp of the English language and ability to communicate it in writing.
The Short List:
2003-2005 Spurs Affiliate
2007 Certified by Texas Teachers in competency and pedagogy
2008-2009 Contracted Blizzard Writer
2008-2010 High school instructor at George Gervin Academy
2010-2012 Research Assistant on long term educational study between UTSA and Berkeley
2012 Substitute teacher (was finishing masters degree and preparing to move out of San Antonio.
2012-2013 Assistant to the lead professor University of Houston
2013-2014 Partner, the Jerold La Beaux talent agency (verbal skills combined with marketing experience to fashion targeted ads and video as well as develop our web presence)
2013-2014 Negotiating publication of The Dream Map
2014 Tutor, CATAPULT Tutoring Services and the Huntington Tutoring Service
2014 Tutor University system Lone Star College System
2015 My curriculum for the ISEE exam is being franchised.
2015 My first book, FLOOR 21, is being published by Kindle Press.
HobbiesBeyond my academic credentials I have mentioned my creative writing side. I continue to enjoy both science fiction and fantasy, enjoy a robust social life that has included travel around the world, indulge movies and books that capture my imagination and find good music and great company to be the spices of life.
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