Raymond Park
Raymond Park

Raymond Park

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$60/hour
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Introduction: I teach English and martial arts at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. In terms of reading and writing, I teach reading comprehension strategies, essay mechanics (thesis statements, sentence structure, paragraph structure, MLA/APA), and critical thinking skills. For more advanced students, this may include literature analysis and rhetoric. In terms of martial arts, I teach Setchu Ryu Jujutsu, a blend of Japanese jujutsu (small joint manipulation, chokes, throws) and Filipino Martial Arts (knife, stick, and empty hand) with additional elements of Hawaiian Lua.
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Hired 3 times

Serves Livermore, CA

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5 years in business

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Cash, Venmo, Zelle

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Lindsey L.
Jul 4, 2021
Raymond Park has exceptional skills in critical reading and writing skills. He is an excellent resource for help with a wide variety of English strategies. He has aided in the development of my essay writing abilities by strengthening my thesis statements (something I struggled with before working with Professor Park), paper organization, and overall giving incredibly valuable essay feedback. I was a student of his at Las Positas College, where he assigned and led valuable text-based group discussions with the class. Although I am now a UCSD graduate, the class I took with him encouraged me to continue seeking his feedback on school application essays and educational discussions. Overall, Raymond Park’s knowledge and teaching abilities have grated me skills that I continue to carry with me. I highly recommend his services for any and all your reading and writing needs.
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Delano A.
Dec 11, 2017
Ray is great at communicating the basics in a way that is easy to remember. Sometimes trying to learn basic martial arts/self-defense can be intimidating but Ray created a very comfortable environment.
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Casey C.
Dec 5, 2017
I have trained with Ray on a number of different occasions. His broad knowledge of different art forms and the length of which he has studied makes him a great teacher. His attention to detail is shown through in his ability to convey form, technique, and strength needed to become a martial artist.
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For both martial arts and reading and writing, I try to keep pricing at $60 an hour, but it may vary depending on the number of students and skill level.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For reading and writing, the customer's prior experience and academic goals dictate the material. Once I have met with the customer and understand their goal(s), I will devise individualized curriculum accordingly. For martial arts, I gauge the customer's prior experience and physical ability. Prior experience is not particularly important, but physical ability will dictate the kinds of techniques the customer can safely receive. For example, some older students I have worked with typically refrain from receiving harder take-downs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    For reading and writing, I have a Bachelor's degree in English from CSU East Bay and a Master's degree in English Composition from San Francisco State University. For martial arts, I earned my Nidan (second degree black belt) under my instructor, Craig Kutil. I have a total of 11 years of training in my system.

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