Greg B.


Greg B.

Tutor

Dickinson, TX 77539

Will travel 15 miles

$30 per hour.

5.0 97 ratings

Tutor with a Lifetime of Reading, Writing, and Music Experience

Hi, my name is Greg, and I?m here to help you. If you are reading this, I can assume that either you, or someone you love, is struggling in the areas of reading and writing or having problems with grammar and vocabulary. I am a retired career librarian with an undergraduate degree in English and a Master?s degree in Library Science. I have a lifetime of reading and writing experience behind me. Learning to read well is a joy and learning to write well becomes fun once you get over your fea... [more]


Vocabulary

Being an English major, I believe in the power of words. I also love to play with words. My family and I often compete to see who can make the best pun on a word. We often use our large Webster's dictionary to look up unfamiliar words, especially when we play Scrabble, which is one of our favorite games.


Grammar

Grammar is a challenge for many of us. Even with a college degree in English, I find myself having to stop and think about the correct usage of a word or words in a sentence. I think American English must be very confusing to foreigners; we use so much slang nowadays, and many words mean the opposite of what they traditionally meant.


Reading

I have an undergraduate degree in English and a master's degree in Library Science. Reading (and writing) has been a vital part of my profession. But beyond that, reading is also something I like to do because it's fun. For a good reader, the world of knowledge is wide open. I want to pass this skill along to any student who is struggling, and help them learn to enjoy their accomplishments and well as the process of learning.


Writing

While earning my undergraduate degree in English, I had to write many kinds of papers. I have experience writing persuasive essays, comparison/contrast and descriptive essays, among others. Working towards a master's degree in Library Science, I was required to write a number research papers. As a librarian (now retired) part of my job involved writing and submitting blog posts about books and events that were happening at the library.


English

My undergraduate degree is in English, with a minor in European Studies. The required course work included reading many works of literature and history, and writing numerous papers demonstrating my grasp of the assigned material. My career over the last twenty five years as a librarian has also given me the opportunity to read in various subjects. I write regular book reviews and blog posts. Assisting library customers with questions about reading and writing is a daily part of my job.


Literature

I have an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Texas, and a Master's degree in Library Sciences from the University of North Texas. I have worked almost all of my adult life in libraries. I feel very confident that I can help anyone who is having trouble dealing with studies in Literature.


Proofreading

I have an undergraduate degree is English because I admire the written word. I enjoy the discipline it takes to be a good proofreader. I also have a natural bent for finding editing errors in writing.


Guitar

I've been playing guitar for over 40 years. I also studied classical violin for several years. I read music and guitar tablature. I have taken both private lessons and college level music courses. I have occasionally played in public venues.