Douglas K.

Douglas K.


Manteca, CA 95337

Will travel 20 miles

$50 per hour.

4.99 376 ratings

Executive English language coaching, public speaking, writing,

I am a certified, highly qualified, English language teacher/tutor with a strong background in communications/media. Besides teaching I have experience as a video script and copy writer. I was publisher and editor-in-chief of a print and electronics media/communications company in Silicon Valley. I have extensive professional experience as writer and public speaker in all media and fora. I am subject matter competent (CSET I, II, III, IV) in English and Communications. I tutor AP and IB pr... [more]


If you understand the vocabulary, you know the subject. Your ability to understand the vocabulary determines your test results. It delimits reading,comprehension, writing, and ability to interpret test questions and choose the correct answers. Building your vocabulary cannot be crammed into a couple of tutorials but there are techniques for building and expanding your vocabulary rapidly. English borrows as much as 60% of its vocabulary from Latin. Learning Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes can multiple your English vocabulary, and help you to decipher words newly seen. A few Greek roots help too. Since few today study Latin or Greek in High School or College, an English tutor grounded in the classics can help you expand your vocabulary rapidly, focusing on the roots and words used in the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and other key tests.



I tutor Latin language and literature levels 1 to 4. I have a degree in classical languages and literature, and I can help you master the the language. Latin study can be particularly helpful for your English reading, writing and vocabulary, and is applicable to the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT and other tests.


I have worked with young people of all levels to help them improve their skills in reading, writing and literature.


Good writing is the essential skill for high school achievement, university entrance, obtaining a scholarship or grant, even career advancement. A sample of my professional writing experience includes magazine articles, video scripts, TV and print ad copy, executive speeches and presentations, business reports, and every form of marketing communications visual or printed. As an English teacher and tutor I've helped many to improve their writing skills from high school essays to AP poetry, from speech writing to grad school thesis publication.


I'm a writer, an editor, and a certificated English teacher. Whether you are an English learner or need help with an essay or paper, I have the skill to help you improve your written and spoken English skill and ability.


Literature is a very wide arena from early English through modern drama, video and film, from poetry to drama, from the short story to the novel. However, equipped with a University education in English and American Literature, certification as a "highly qualified" English teacher, I can help you with your literature literary essays and studies.


I passed the LSAT, and was accepted to Bolt, Hastings, and Santa Clara University law schools based on my score. I can help you with prepare for LSAT.

SAT Reading

Reading: that's the easy part. Reading quickly, with good comprehension, and under the tight time limits of the SAT test, that's harder. I can help.

SAT Writing

Practice for the SAT writing segment can greatly help with your score, and your chances for acceptance at the the University of your choice. Learning to read carefully, quickly organize your thoughts in response to the written prompt, write the required short responses, and quickly review and correct your written response for grammar, spelling and punctuation within time limits is key to success. Practice working "on the clock" with coaching and feedback, can help you improve your written responses, and your score.


I have taught High School Seniors, Grad Students, and Business Executives to improve their English language speaking, listening and writing skills. I have prepared and trained for TOEFL and Grad School entrance exams, personal essays, as well as research papers.


I taught English as a Second Language, levels 0, 1, 2 and 3, as a certified teacher in the East Side Union High School District. I taught students from Mexico and South and Central America, Vietnam, China, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mongolia, and the Middle East. Students' initial skill levels ranged from completely illiterate to fully literate in their native language. Their English language skill levels at start included those with no English verbal or writing experience to ESL students learning more advanced grammar, speech and writing skills.


A former editor-in-chief and writer for technical publications, copy writer, and script writer for TV and film, I tutor writing and offer editing services to students from high school to post-graduate level, editing personal statements, scholarship applications, essays, term papers, theses, short-stories and novels, as well academic, business and technology articles and papers. I write and edit as well as tutor.

ACT Reading

ACT English