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$70/h
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Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • All Levels

American Studies Ph.D. and Freelance Writer and Tutor available for college essay coaching, SAT/ACT Prep (Reading, Writing, English), English (high school and college literature), and American History

Methodology

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the desire and firm commitment to give what I know to my students and based in the belief that, above all, education must be an empowering process for students. These values extend to my approach to teaching everything from communication skills through literature and literature/history (American Studies). In this way, “empowerment” means that students not only develop and enhance their basic skills for their career development (for example, employers continuously state that communication skills are paramount in evaluating prospective employees) but also that students emerge from my classes with a stronger sense of who they are and of the world in which they live.

Background

I am an American Studies Ph.D., and over the years, I have taught a great number and range of English, Writing and U.S. History courses to a very diverse body of students in the New York/New Jersey Area.

I work as a private tutor working with students ranging from middle school to graduate school on English, Writing, U.S. History, SAT Reading and Writing, and ACT English. I am presently working as an online tutor providing college essay coaching. I also recently tutored Chinese students in English online. Additionally, I work as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader.

From 2014-2016, I worked for Honors Review and Advanced Education Institute (both located in Marlboro, NJ) as an individual and class tutor in a range of subjects.

My teaching philosophy is grounded in the desire and firm commitment to give what I know to my students and based in the belief that, above all, education must be an empowering process for students.

I am expert in English grammar and punctuation. I am fluent in the various rhetorical modes – both as a teacher and writer – and I have an acute awareness of, as well as technical skill with, the ever-changing and newly developing platforms for student and professional writing in the twenty-first century.

I developed and taught an American Studies course (U.S. History and Literature) at FIT. I also have a wealth of experience teaching English Composition, Developmental, and other writing courses at both county colleges and universities.

Four years ago, I wrote a writing curriculum for the KEC Learning Center in Warren, NJ. I then implemented the course, working with middle and high school students on both expository and creative writing.

I find classroom teaching and one-on-one tutoring equally challenging and rewarding.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $60
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $50

Details

Rates might be higher or lower (negotiable) based upon travel expense and time.

Lessons offered by James
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • All Levels

James's resume

JAMES ANTHONY DIEVLER

OVERVIEW
As an American Studies Ph.D., I have over twenty years of college/university teaching experience in subjects ranging from English Composition, Business Writing, American History, and Literature. I am a published scholarly writer and freelance writer. I am also a passionate creative writer, engaged in writing short and long fiction as well as poetry. In addition, I am an experienced private tutor in subjects including English, Writing, History, SAT and ACT. Further, I work as a freelance editor and writer, possessing expert skills in grammar, punctuation, and proofreading. Presently, as an engaged and active resident of the Journal Square Community of Jersey City, I am a board member of both the New Journal Square Association and The Bergen Square Historical Society.

EDUCATION
Ph.D.: AMERICAN STUDIES, New York University - New York, NY; May 1997
Master of Fine Arts: RADIO, TELEVISION AND FILM, Temple University - Philadelphia, PA; May 1989
Bachelor of Arts: PHILOSOPHY, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA; May 1981

WORK EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, TUTOR, January 2011 – Present
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – New Brunswick, NJ: Adjunct Professor, 2014-2015
ADVANCED EDUCATION INSTITUTE – Marlboro, NJ: Tutor, 2014-2015
HONORS REVIEW – Marlboro, NJ: Tutor 2014-2015
KEC LEARNING CENTER – Warren, NJ: Curriculum Writer and Instructor, 2014
MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE – Edison, NJ: Adjunct Professor, 2010
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY – West Long Branch, NJ: Adjunct Professor, 2009-2010
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY - New York, NY: Adjunct Professor, 2000-2009
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY - Brooklyn, NY: Adjunct Professor, 2000-2008
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CUNY - New York, NY: Adjunct Professor, 2001
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE - Cranford, NJ: Adjunct Professor, 1997-2000
DELAWARE COUNTY COLLEGE - Media, PA: Adjunct Professor, 1986-1987
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - Philadelphia, PA: Graduate Assistant, 1985-1986

FACULTY SERVICE
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Tenure and Promotions Committee, 2007-2009, American Studies Committee, 2001, Writing Committee, Writing Assessment Committee, 2000- 2002
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE: Faculty Advisor, The Sheaf - the student literary magazine, Spring 2000.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/INVOLVEMENT
THE NEW JOURNAL SQUARE ASSOCIATION: Board Member and Chairperson of History Committee 2016-present
BERGEN SQUARE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: Board member, 2017-present
RED BANK WRITERS: member, 2012-2016
BAYSHORE WRITERS: Chairperson, 2015-2016

LINKEDIN
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WRITING SAMPLES
Accessible via my website (concealed information) I have more available upon request..

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