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Larry P.
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Learn to analyze the most important books of all time.
If there is a particular author or work that you wish to work on, we can of course accommodate. For a class representative of World Literature, a nominal lesson plan might include Poe's "The Raven" and "The Tell Tale Heart" (American Lit), Shakespeare (one play and one sonnet, for English Lit), Shikibu's "The Tale of Genji" (Japanese), and Cervantes' "Don Quixote". We will look at excerpts from these books and discuss what sets them apart from their contemporaries.
About Larry P.

***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/Curriculum Development and Teaching and Learning with Technology). 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 school, high school, and college students, and my specialization is geared in four areas: 1) The Humanities: History (U.S., 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. 4) Test Prep: ACT, SAT, PSAT, ISEE, TACHS ***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. *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.

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Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology

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Good evening I am interested in learning from your expertise on history. Unfortunately I am unable to message you through take lessons. Please PM me for more details / I have preliminary several questions.

Posted Jan 10, 2023

Larry P. tutored my teenage son with his high school world history class, and helped him to understand the topic in straight-forward and relaxed online sessions. I recommend him as a great tutor who will talk about the subject matter, ask questions to get the student to talk it out and understand why things happened in history, and discuss how it affects current events.

Posted Jun 14, 2022

The back and forth discussion has been really valuable in helping me to learn to organize my thoughts in my writing.

Posted Aug 19, 2021
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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 Teaching and Learning with Technology
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
Ashford University
Master's Degree in Education (MAEd)
Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
Ashford University
Dean's List
Jan 2009
Ashford University

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Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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