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Ted

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I am an actor, artist, and teacher, with my Bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and my Master's of Fine Arts from Brown University. At Boston College, my two majors were in Theatre Arts and Theology, and at Brown, I was a part of a three year conservatory in Acting and Theatre Arts.
Over the past few years I have tutored students of all ages, from the middle school level all the way to college undergraduates and even middle-aged professionals. With every student, however, I start with one simple premise: how can we be ourselves as we seek to improve in our subjects? Perhaps my favorite subjects to teach are critical writing and essay coaching, and it is crucial in these areas that we stay true to ourselves, stand behind our opinions, and use language as a powerful and persuasive tool. My job as a tutor is not to tell my students what to think, but to give them the rhetorical tools to express their opinions clearly and concisely. The same premise applies to my reading comprehension and literature tutoring. I want my students to get closer to the writer, to see how they are similar, to understand more about themselves as they work to understand the material. Of course, students should enjoy themselves in all of their academic endeavors, and I like to have fun in my tutoring sessions. As an actor I usually play the role of the fool, so when I’m teaching I like to keep the energy light and fast, while still maintaining a rigorous learning environment.
When I’m not teaching or acting I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors biking, hiking, fishing, swimming - you name it, I love being outside. I also really enjoy traveling and adventuring. I've been all over the world. I've lived in Scotland, London, and Sweden, and I've visited Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Ireland, and Canada. My spirit for adventure also makes me a great geography tutor, and I like to ignite that passion for learning and travel in my students.

Ted’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Boston College - Bachelor in Arts, Double: Theatre, Theology

Graduate Degree: Brown University - Master of Fine Arts, Acting

Hobbies

Anything outdoors! Hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, skiing. For sports I really enjoy football and soccer. And I LOVE board games (Settlers of Catan is my favorite).

Tutoring Subjects

Art

College English

College Geography

Comparative Literature

English

Essay Editing

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

IB Theatre

IB Theatre HL

IB Theatre SL

Literature

Other

Public Speaking

Reading

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

World Religions

Writing