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Chad
« As an international student, I have found Chad very easy to work with. He is very kind and takes extra care when explaining my grammar mistakes and my phrasing. In addition, he is a top-notch, experienced teacher with knowledge in many other areas. I am very lucky to have Chad as my own private professor. -- Genie Yang »
$30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 8h
Lessons offered by Chad
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Authentic High School-to-College Transitions with your very own private professor, Chad Day, PhD

Methodology

In all of my sessions, I use a semi-Socratic approach. (I learned years ago, as a TA during my MA and PhD programs, that preaching to/at students does not work.) With this approach, I am also in the process of diagnosing them so that I can get at the real roots of their academic struggles. Doing so, carefully and patiently, allows me to really help them remove any barriers to learning and help them build their own academic self-confidence. Over the years, I have enjoyed much more authentic student success with this kind of sensible approach than with any other fancy-named pedagogies.

Background

For the last 10 years, I have been a Professor of English and Humanities at MCC, and an award-winning faculty mentor for Phi Theta Kappa. Also, for the last 8 years, I have worked as a private academic coach, helping students of all ages with Academic Writing, Reading Strategies, Trivium, Test Prep, Research Methods, Nonlinear Processes, Executive Functions, Social Studies, Biblical Studies, et al. I am very proud that, in the last decade, I have helped 3000+ students learn how to learn on their own, and how to win the academic game.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $135
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250

Details

50% deposit on scheduled sessions. Please postpone, reschedule, or cancel appointments at least 6 hours before our scheduled meeting. Thank you.

Lessons offered by Chad
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
  • High School Entrance Exam
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Chad's resume

Chad Day, MA, PhD
Academic Performance Coach
Professor of English and Humanities
Mesa Community College (MCC)
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PROFILE
Award-winning Professor of English and Humanities with over 15 years of experience in F2F and online classrooms. Seasoned educationist dedicated to helping all students overcome their academic struggles and learn how to learn. Conscientious mentor who works well under pressure and collaborates well with program/school administrators. Skilled liaison who takes pride in clear, direct communication . . .


EDUCATION
PhD (ABD), Religious Studies – Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
Rice University, Houston, TX
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. April DeConick

MA, Religious Studies – Biblical Languages and Literature
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
Thesis Advisors: Dr. John Reeves and Dr. James Tabor

BA, Sociology and Religion (Minor: English)
Lander University, Greenwood, SC


WORK HISTORY
Mesa Community College (MCC) Writing Center, Southern/Dobson, Mesa, AZ
Faculty, Full-Time Learning Facilitator | January 2017 – present
■ Supervisor: Prof. Tim Florschuetz – Director, MCC Writing Center
■ Guide students of all ages through the methodical process of academic writing
■ Teach English grammar, syntax, and punctuation to students from all disciplines
■ Work daily with ESL/ESOL students and with students with learning disabilities
■ Coach each student, one-on-one, through all assignments
■ Assess the academic and writerly needs of 12–15 students per shift, in rapid succession



Transition Academics, LLC, Tempe, AZ
Owner and Head Academic Performance Coach, April 2018 – present
■ Specialties: HS-to-College Transitions, Trivium, et al.
■ Visit transitionacademics.com.

Mesa Community College (MCC), Southern/Dobson, Mesa, AZ
Full-Time Professor, English & Humanities | August 2009 – August 2016
■ Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Andelora – Chair, English Department
■ Phi Theta Kappa Mentor Awards (2014 and 2016) for exemplary service to MCC Honors students
■ Designed and taught over 75 F2F and online courses in Rhetoric/Composition and Humanities
■ Planned, designed, and authored all course/instructional materials as well as all academic templates (print, electronic, and Web) for use in students' thinking, research, and writing processes
■ Developed, composed, and delivered countless lectures to thousands of traditional, non-traditional, ESL, and international learners at MCC and at various professional seminars and conferences
■ Guided students regularly in the use of digital technologies to support their research and writing
■ Managed the educational, intellectual, writerly, and emotional needs of 100+ students per semester
■ Worked closely with the English Department Composition Committee to design and produce several ready-to-use ENG 101 and ENG 102 courses (in accordance with WPA and Departmental standards)

Mesa Community College (MCC) Writing Center, Southern/Dobson, Mesa, AZ
Faculty, Part-Time Writing Tutor | January 2010 – May 2014
■ Mentored 8–10 students per shift, one-on-one, in both F2F and online settings
■ Taught English grammar, syntax, and punctuation to students from all disciplines

Wilson Street Editing, LLC, Tempe, AZ
Academic Editor and Writing Coach | July 2008 – August 2009
■ Coached ASU graduate students through their research and writing processes
■ Edited, proofread, and formatted students’ essays, theses, and dissertations




Abingdon Press, Publications Department, Nashville, TN
Ancient-Language Proofreader | January 2005 – May 2007
■ Edited, proofread, and formatted all ancient-language usage in authors' manuscript submissions
■ Languages: Greek, Hebrew (Biblical and Rabbinic), Latin, Coptic, Syriac, and Armenian

Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Atlanta, GA
Dissertation Editor | March 2005 – August 2005
■ Edited, proofread, and formatted authors' manuscript submissions for potential SBL publication


AFFILIATIONS
Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
Intl. Association of Professional Writers & Editors (IAPWE)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)


CORE SKILLS
■ Specialist in academic-thinking and -writing processes
■ University-trained sociologist, historian, and linguist
■ Extensive experience with ESL/ELL/ESOL students
■ Expert with APA, Chicago, CSE, and MLA guidelines
■ Proficient in MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Docs
■ Comfortable with LMS and CMS interfaces and applications
■ Exceptional project, schedule, and administrative management


PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Dr. Jeff Andelora
Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Mesa Community College
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Prof. Tim Florschuetz
Director, MCC Writing Center
Mesa Community College
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Chad

As an international student, I have found Chad very easy to work with. He is very kind and takes extra care when explaining my grammar mistakes and my phrasing. In addition, he is a top-notch, experienced teacher with knowledge in many other areas. I am very lucky to have Chad as my own private professor. -- Genie Yang

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