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Jesse R.


Experienced, Inspirational Teacher and Student

Charlotte, NC 28226

Male ( Age 58 )

Member since:08/2014

Rates from $30 to $40

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 20 miles

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I have over 25 years as a classroom teacher primarily on the college level but I have secondary and middle school experience as well. I assume the best from my students and dedicate myself to helping them learn and inspiring their best work. Students will thrive and prosper if they put forth their best effort. Study materials are not included in the rate and a cancellation without notification will require a full session payment. Students are expected to provide their own study guide books and software.

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About Me

Experience Summary

I am a career educator who has taught English and other Humanities based courses extensively since 1988. My primary experience is on the college and university level but I also have a high school and middle school background. The educational and pedagogical philosophy I hold is this: The ability to communicate effectively remains the most vital of skills and is crucial to academic and career advancement. It is with a sense of privilege and honor I teach and with a sense of urgency as communication skills continue to evolve in a quickly changing world. Technology is not a substitute for literacy. It is there as a vital augmentation of learning.

Teaching Style

Critical thinking is nourished so well-considered and studied opinions are more than welcome; they are essential. Students have conveyed to me that my style is one of "relaxed intensity" with a flair for the dramatic laced with a sense of humor and a genuine appreciation and respect for the views of others. Focused creativity is required.

My Hobbies

If reading can be viewed as a hobby, then it is perhaps my favorite. Writing rivals reading for me. I also enjoy beyond words time I spend with my eight year old son and my beautiful wife of nearly 20 years. I am a fan of tennis, golf and hiking and occasional photography, also.

Other Comments

The well lived life is the life that loves well the love of learning.


Type Level Year Title Issued By

Subject Commentary

Composition This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
This is one of my specialties and I have taught literally thousands of students.
Journalism Proficiency: Experienced
I am a former college journalist and have done occasional freelance work since.
Poetry Proficiency: Expert
In addition to an extensive study of poetry in all major styles and periods, I have published some of my poems and received positive reviews.
Reading Comprehension This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I have extensive experience teaching this and know how difficult reading comprehension can be, especially in an era where this skill is being increasingly overlooked in public and private education. I never take reading comprehension for granted when teaching students how to improve their skills and abilities in any subject area.
Shakespeare Proficiency: Experienced
I have taught Shakespearean drama and poetry in courses exclusive to the Bard and in literature survey courses.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • ACT
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Entrance Exams
  • Grammar
  • GRE
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • SAT - Verbal
  • Shakespeare
  • Spelling
  • Test Preparation
  • Testing Skills
  • Testing Strategies
  • Writing