College is an extraordinary opportunity—and a major life transition. As a private tutor with a Ph.D. who has been both a high school teacher and a university professor, David Wolf is sensitive to the new academic, social, and logistical demands that students face in college. An English tutor in Portland with vast experience, David knows how to help them adapt for success at this level.
Suddenly, you are on your own to keep up with the extensive reading and break down complex assignments into steps. You’re learning the specialized language of scholarly disciplines and undertaking interdisciplinary projects. Having designed and taught many interdisciplinary courses for freshmen, your university tutor, David Wolf, can help you meet and surpass course expectations while becoming a more rigorous researcher and writer of argument papers.
In college you will take more than thirty courses, so it’s paramount you master the fundamental research skills. In every field of the Humanities and Social Sciences, these include:
As a Writing Instructor in Portland State University’s Honors College, David Wolf worked closely with hundreds of college seniors, supporting their research and writing for their honors theses. As your college tutor in Portland, David will use his successful teaching methods to help you learn how to research effectively.
Without strong critical reading skills, you will struggle in college. As your reading tutor in Portland, David Wolf will teach you to become a strong critical reader so that you derive more from what you read. It is never too late to become an outstanding critical reader. You need a skilled reading tutor and a willingness to work hard.
David will also introduce you to some useful online tools for learning the best critical reading practices, such as this series of short videos designed by the English department at the University of Texas at Austin. Together with your English tutor, you’ll devise the best methods to improve as a critical reader and increase your understanding.
David Wolf has taught for ten years at the college level, both in English departments and general education programs. As a college tutor in Portland, he understands the learning goals, course requirements, and skill expectations for the 21st century college student.
During his years as a university professor, David,
As a university tutor in Portland, David is patient and encouraging, always drawing you out on what you understand and where you still have questions. He concentrates on helping you develop and clearly express your ideas as you write a paper or meet the requirements of a course project.
If you’re writing a paper or presenting research, here are some good resources. For more, check out the Resources page.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, providing these as a free service to help with writing projects.
Learn how to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style; also includes other MLA resources.
Learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style; also includes other APA resources.
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