Larry Paullin

Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ

About Larry P.

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Larry teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: April 2010
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Overview

***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***
http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-have-stage-presence

My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have two Master's Degrees in Education (Higher Ed. and Teaching and Learning with Technology), and am working on another M.A. currently in History. I have a tutoring business of my own, working with excellent education partners like Takelessons.

My tutoring business is geared towards middle, high school,and college students, and my specialization is geared in three arenas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, Oriental, and World), English, Literature (with a special passion for all things Shakespeare), and Social Studies (including American Government and Political Science).

2) Papers: Research papers (and how to do the research for them), essays, creative writing - everything to do with papers you ever wanted to know.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including the aforementioned Will Shakespeare.

***My Promise to You***

I will treat you like an individual - that means that we'll find out how YOU learn best, and we'll work that way. I don't teach "to the test", I don't teach memorization. I teach by asking and answering questions, as well as providing information.

***My Expectation of You***

That you will come with an open mind, come with questions, come with not just the willingness to learn and have fun, but the expectation to do both.

***Lesson Details***

*The Humanities*
The reason so many people go screaming into the night when confronted with lessons in things like history, or government, or English for that matter, are all the names and dates to memorize. I don't teach that way. We begin with things you want (or need) to know. From there, we cover how those things affected other things, It's a huge world out there, and how we got here from where we started is a wonderful and complicated trip. History doesn't happen in a vacuum, and we learn who we are by knowing where we come from.

*Papers*
Obviously I won't write your paper for you, but I will show you how and where to start your research (and how to sort it as well). I will also proof-read for grammar and/or organizational errors and show you how to structure it in general terms.

*Drama*
I have acted, I have directed. From the community to professional levels. We will talk about character creation, about staging, about working with your director as well as your fellow actors. We will mostly brainstorm, and you will be able to experiment in vision as well as technique.

Experience

Owner/Teacher/Tutor

Feb 2012 - Present
Private company

Writing, teaching, editing, tutoring, with specializations in English, English Lit, Shakespeare, History, Creative Writing, Copy writing, and Ghostwriting.

Education

Master's Degree in History

Jul 2015 - Present
Southern New Hampshire University

Master's Degree in Education (MAEd)

Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
Ashford University

Awards

Dean's List

Jan 2009
Ashford University
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9 Reviews on Larry P.

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Chanda S. Nov 7, 2016
History · Online
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Jane Sep 12, 2016
ACT English · Online
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Great teacher - knows how to guide you - looking forward to my next lesson.
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Deanna G. Jun 7, 2016
Acting · Online
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Larry went out of his way to accommodate my daughter at a last minute for a coaching session . He took the time with my daughter to go over her lines and build her confidence . We will def be using Ladry again . Thank you
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Eric B. Apr 4, 2016
Writing · In studio
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Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.
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Eric B. Apr 4, 2016
Writing · In studio
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Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.
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James M. Mar 23, 2016
ACT Test Prep · Online
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What a fantastic experience it has been working with such a wonderful man. If you are definite about achieving your study goals Larry is the tutor for you. He works vigorously to get you the materials you need. He has methods and that is "ask questions, use what you got to achieve your goals." Larry is a giver and has been very generous with his time. At such an affordable rate he cannot be matched.
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Miguel B. Mar 10, 2016
English Literature · Online
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Larry is very patient and a great instructor.
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Yael U. Aug 11, 2014
History · In studio
Larry is an incredible teacher. I was never bored at any lessons, Larry had me thinking hard every lesson, challenging the way I looked at history. I feel like not only did I learned what happened in history but I came out of it looking through a different paradigm.

I recommend him to everyone.
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Julie A. Aug 11, 2014
Writing · In studio
As an adult student who has struggled with creative writing, Larry has been instrumental in opening a whole new world of self expression for me. I highly recommend him for any student who wishes to either grasp fundamental skills or for the one who simply wishes to polish their own.

Additionally Larry has been able to introduce me to Shakespeare, a life long interest of mine... one which has always frustrated me do to my lack of understanding, in a non threatening, non stressful way.

Thank you Larry.
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