Tutor profile: Ray D.
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Hi! I want to help you reach your goals, and improve your English communication skills! What do you need help with? I’m experienced in many areas: * Tutoring English as a Second or Foreign Language * Writing essays and professional letters * Advising college-bound students * Navigating the film industry I'm a big believer in planning and problem-solving. I’ve worked at Disney and Warner Bros. Studios for many years, and helped advertise major releases like Hamilton and Avengers: Endgame. The film industry developed my skills in massive...
I am a TEFL Certified college graduate. I've tutored students who are studying for their US citizenship test and improving their workplace vernacular. I've worked one-on-one with students to help them learn common phrases and pronunciation. I have a lot of experience mentoring people, advising college-bound students, and working with children. I've trained employees in the film, musical theater, and customer services industries.
University of Arts
2007 - 2011
The Walt Disney Studios, Production Coordinator
2018 - Present
Coordinating and helping to produce Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and 20th Century marketing campaigns, including trailers for Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars, and Hamilton. Meeting constant deadlines for Vice Presidents and Producers during 12+ hour work days. Covering Associate Producer roles while delivering the finishing assets for multiple projects. All work was with Disney's in-house trailer production team: The Hive.
International TEFL Academy, Private ESL Tutor
2021 - 2021
Customizing one-on-one coaching to help my student utilize common English phrases, workplace phrases, and complex pronunciation. Our meetings are catered to the student's needs and interests, which includes discussing favorite foods and travel, and reading Harry Potter.
Asian Human Services, Private ESL Tutor
2021 - 2021
Tutoring students studying for (and passing) their US citizenship test.
Make-A-Wish: Greater Los Angeles, Wish Granter
2016 - 2017
Coordinated with families to assure that their child’s wish could come true. Spoke with many children, ages 3-17, to learn about their passionate interests and dreams. Continued communication with many families of wish-children who were aspiring-filmmakers and fans of Harry Potter by giving them personalized tours of Warner Bros. studios. Completed necessary billing paper work for the Make-A-Wish company.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Operations Lead and Deluxe Tour Guide
2015 - 2017
Exercised a professional level of customer service to set example for new employees. Trained new employees with my extensive knowledge of the film industry and history. Received two promotions: Deluxe Tour Guide and Operations Lead, Conducted 6-hour Deluxe tours of the Warner Bros studio back lot and sound stages. Improved and problem-solved employee-to-director relations in a studio-based committee.
The University of the Arts, Admissions Counselor
2011 - 2011
Advised college-bound students who were submitting art portfolios and applying to the university that I had recently graduated from with Honors.
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
2004 - 2006
Helped with the painting, cleaning, and construction of houses in the Hartford, Connecticut, area. Traveled with my church to Florida to help repair houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Elected by Asylum Hill Congregational Church to be their newest Deacon at the time.
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