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Jeff B.


Experienced journalist and writing instructor

San Jose, CA 95124


Member since:11/2011

Rates from $15 to $30

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 30 miles

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Cancellation without notice fee of $15 - Materials not included in rate

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About Me

Experience Summary

I have more than 15 years of experience as a news reporter and editor, plus 10 years as a college instructor of journalism, business writing, academic writing. I am the author of four books. I have worked as a book editor and communications director. I was a Fulbright Scholar in journalism teaching overseas in Baku, Azerbaijan in Spring 2011.

Teaching Style

I emphasize going over student writing in-person. I give reading and writing assignments and require set deadlines for completion by the student.


Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Bachelors 1978 Political science U.C. Berkeley
Degree Masters 1984 Communications/Print Journalism American University
Award Highest 2000 Outstanding Journalist Nevada Press Association

Subject Commentary

Communications Proficiency: Expert
MA degree in Communications, American University
Journalism This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
15 years as new reporter and editor, newspapers, online
Political Science Proficiency: Expert
BA degree in political science, UC Berkeley
Writing This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
10 years college-level writing teacher; author of four books
Writing Skills Proficiency: Expert
10 years as college-level writing instructor

All Subjects I Tutor

  • American History
  • Communications
  • Composition
  • English
  • Government
  • Grammar
  • Journalism
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Resume Writing
  • Social Studies
  • World History
  • Writing
  • Writing Skills