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Qualifications & Experience

No teaching takes place without rapport -- humor the best ice breaker. I respect and enjoy getting to know my students.

I have fifteen plus years of experience, teaching English to high school and college students, in NYC, L.A., Florida, and Europe (Germany).

I have been tutoring one-on-one for the past ten years.

I specialize in working with high school students with ADD, Learning Differences, and Gifted.

I tutor and conduct classes in SAT, PSAT, ACT, and English GRE.

I am a Florida State Educator certified teacher, in English 6-12 (pending qualifying tests).

I am also an experienced Adult Education teacher, lifetime credential from California, and ESL Instructor with experience abroad.

I can help in all English Language Arts related studies, from composition, to creative writing and journalism.

I've also enjoyed a second career in USA and Europe, as a writer and creative producer, in print, film and TV, and my love for storytelling is as much a part of my identity, as is my pleasure in cultivating aspiring minds.

I use student-centered strategies in an Outcome-Based Education model.

Education

1987

San Diego State University

English: Creative Writing

1970

University of New Hampshire

English Literature

Awards & Honors

1987

Scholastic Achievement Award

1970

Scholastic Achievement

Subjects

English

High School Level English College Level English

Eugene ’s Rating

4.8
4.8
Articulation
4.8
Proficiency
4.8
Punctuality

Reviews

Laura D.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

My daughter can express herself better than me because she has a way with words, thanks to Mr. Davis, who believed in her. He saw a talent and worked, encouraged, tutored and mentored her to appreciate English, love writing and reading.

a year ago

Eli G.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Mr. Davis was instrumental in helping me prepare myself for academic life at the University of Michigan. I used his writing tips and lessons repeatedly to help me achieve great things in writing. I highly recommend him!

a year ago

Lena S.

4.0 Articulation
4.0 Proficiency
4.0 Punctuality

As a student who struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, it's unique and comforting to find a teacher who Is as encouraging and passionate as Mr. Davis.

a year ago

Anne A.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I was lucky to have one on one English lessons with Mr Davis for a semester at the Bavarian International School. I had an awkward selection of classes and he helped me still pursue English even when my timetable clashed! I remember our interesting talks and his empowering way of teaching. His passion for literature and teaching was obvious!

a year ago