Larry Paullin

Larry P.

Cave Creek, AZ
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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
History is far more than memorizing names and dates, and I don't think it should be taught like that either. We work at understanding what happened and why it happened while understanding when it happened.

I have a Master's Degree in Education, and have been a professional tutor for 9 years.
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Larry delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
April 2010

***My Takelessons Blog Posts:***

My name is Larry, and I was born and raised in Chicago and now call the Phoenix, AZ metro area home. I have a Master's Degree in Education (Higher Ed. and Curriculum Development). I have a Tutoring and Educational Consulting 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 four areas:

1) The Humanities: History (U.S., European, 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 - including citation & formatting.

3) Drama (the Theatre kind of drama, not life drama): Acting, directing, staging, analysis, including 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 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, and a willingness to learn and have fun.

***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.

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.

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.

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Feb 2012 - Present
Private company

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


Master's Degree in History
Jul 2015 - Present
Southern New Hampshire University
Master's Degree in Education (MAEd)
Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
Ashford University


Dean's List
Jan 2009
Ashford University

24 Reviews

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Chanda S. Jan 14, 2019
History · Online

Evan Dec 1, 2018
Acting · Online

Larry is an experienced director and actor. He is very good at what he does and he is very easy to work with

Chris S. Nov 28, 2018
Acting · Online

He helped me become more aware of my voice and body language. He gave me a lot of tools that I can use when speaking to people to customize my talks.

Ramona Jun 21, 2018
Writing · Online

Wonderful first lesson with Larry. Looking forward to many more!

Ming-Yang (Michael) C. Apr 16, 2018
English Literature · Online

My son just had his first lesson and all I hear are positive comments. Look forward to future sessions.

Ming-Yang (Michael) C. Apr 15, 2018
Writing · Online

Conglin Mar 23, 2018
History · Online

today's class was very intresting.I got to learn lot's of details that the books did not tell me

Elizabeth P. Dec 27, 2017
Essay Writing · Online

He has been an amazing. My kids are taking the ISEE test and he is helping them prepare for the verbal reasoning and essay portion. He researched the test, came up with a strategic plan for each kid based on the strengths and weaknesses, and prepared lessons appropriately.

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Lata V. Nov 12, 2017
AP English · Online

Krystal N. Nov 10, 2017
AP English Literature · Online

Eric Sep 14, 2017
Stage Performance · Online

Very helpful. This is the instruction i believe I need.

Monica F. Aug 21, 2017
English Literature · Online

We've Been Working With Larry For Quite Some Time Now, And He Is A Real Professional. Excellent Communication & Very Patient. Larry Works With Our Schedule Anytime Something Unexpected Comes Up. Always Prompt, Always Kind, And A 100% Honest Man. A True Value To Take, And A True Value To Anyone That Has The Opportunity To Work With Him.
One Of The Very Best! You'd Be Lucky To Work With Him!!

Thank You For Everything Larry! :)

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Corissa S. Aug 3, 2017
Test Prep · Online

Slawomir Jul 26, 2017
Acting · In studio

All the classes are very fun. Mr. Larry is very patient and super helpful. I'm enjoying every minute of each class.

Chanda S. Dec 5, 2016
History · Online

We have very lively discussions which are less like lectures and more like questions and answers. Since Larry is very knowledgeable, he is flexible in where we take our lessons. We've started with Classic Greek but we've also delved into other periods. This makes it quite enjoyable, since it's nice to be able to bounce around at times.

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Chanda S. Nov 7, 2016
History · Online

Jane Sep 12, 2016
ACT English · Online

Great teacher - knows how to guide you - looking forward to my next lesson.

Deanna G. Jun 7, 2016
Acting · Online

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

Eric B. Apr 4, 2016
Writing · In studio

Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.

Eric B. Apr 4, 2016
Writing · In studio

Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring.

James M. Mar 23, 2016
ACT Test Prep · Online

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

Larry is very patient and a great instructor.

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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