Polaris English And Reading Tutoring

Polaris English And Reading Tutoring

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About this tutor

BA, MA, and ABD in English

Taught Freshman English composition for 10 years at Kent State and The University of Akron.

Good humor and fun; I like crossword puzzles

Excellent people and communication skills

I enjoy supporting people to achieve excellence in their endeavors.  

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Baltimore, MD 21231
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  • Drew Davidsen

    Tom coached me in to different programs for several months. We first met several years ago when Tom was coaching a high-level leadership course I was taking. The course was three months long and it was one of the most impactful times in my training and development.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I prefer to use the student's SAT study book to gat a baseline and then work at a pacethat will get us fluent in the time allowed.  I like to have fun with the work; I enjoy crossword puzzles.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA, MA and ABD (Ph.D. all but dissertation) in Englilsh from Cal State Univ. Long Beach and Kent State Univ.

I taught Freshman English forseveral years at Kent State and The University of Akron.

I wrote successful million dollar grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the US DHS.

In my business, I created many marketing pieces and 2 seminal white papers.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I negotiate pricing with students.

How did you get started teaching?

I aimed my life at it.

What types of students have you worked with?

I taught typical freshmen at Kent and The University of Akron.

I also developed the Freshman English curriculum for the Dept. of Pan-African Studies at Kent State. Students came from US and Africa, primarily Nigeria. I taughtthere for 3 years.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone you enjoy qorking with who will inspire you toward competence if not excellence.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What will I put at stake for this engagement?

Am I really willing to be truthfull and diligent?

What must I do to make this effort engaging, fun and rewarding?

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