***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.
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2010
Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology
Teaches ages 12+
Has background check
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.
The back and forth discussion has been really valuable in helping me to learn to organize my thoughts in my writing.
Very smart and knowledgeable in writing. I see him taken me a long way in time!