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Academic Editing by Richard Thripp, PhD

I founded Thripp Enterprises, LLC to offer academic / thesis / dissertation editing specializing in educational and social sciences. I am an experienced editor of published academic books, conference proceedings, dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and more, mainly in social sciences and education in APA style.

Please email if you are interested. Please include details relating to your project. I can help at all stages of the editing process as well as coaching, feedback, and guidance at earlier stages including conceptualization and research design.

Click here to see my CV (my published editing work is on page 3).

FTCE and FELE Tutoring by Dr. Richard Thripp

I am offering tutoring for the FTCE and FELE (Florida Teacher Certification Exams and the leadership exams to be an assistant principal) at $100 per hour. This can be done over Zoom, or in-person in the Orlando, FL area. Please complete this Google Form:

Dr. Richard Thripp’s FTCE/FELE Tutoring Intake Form

I am a certified Florida teacher in these areas: Business Education 6–12, Computer Science K–12, Educational Media Specialist PK–12, Elementary Education K–6, Engineering and Technology Education 6–12, English 6–12, English for Speakers of Other Languages K–12, Exceptional Student Education K–12, Family and Consumer Sciences, General Science 5–9, Marketing 6–12, Mathematics 5–9, Mathematics 6–12, Music K–12, and Social Science 6–12; Reading Endorsed (via exam)

I have a PhD in Education in the Instructional Design & Technology track from University of Central Florida and have taught educational technology at the university level, social studies at the high school level, and exceptional student education, civics, math, and science at the middle school level.

I have also passed the FELE in its entirety but am not certified in Educational Leadership due to not having completed a Master’s or modified program in educational leadership.

I am offering to tutor for the FTCE and FELE at a rate of $100 / hour. Although this is higher than many tutors, you will be more successful under my guidance.

DISCLAIMER: We cannot discuss actual exam questions. It is a violation of the testing confidentiality agreement to do so and may have civil, criminal, and teacher licensure consequences. However, we can use the exam blueprint and sample questions from the state website, which are quite detailed and are best aligned with what you will encounter on the exams. I also focus on test-taking strategies. If you have already taken the exam and did not pass, we cannot discuss specific items, but we can use your detailed performance analysis from your score report.

Optional but helpful: Include the specific subject-area exam(s) you are studying for (if any), the specific sub-tests of the General Knowledge exam you are studying for (if applicable), and write about what study materials you are using now, what you are doing well at, and what you are having trouble with.

Your Homework

I will still tutor you even if you don’t do your homework, but you’ll get the best value for your money if you complete this homework before meeting with me.

Prior to the tutoring session, please use this website to do the following:

1. Review the exam blueprint(s) in detail
2. Take notes on areas of concern
3. Review the sample questions and try your best at answering them. Don’t reveal the answer until after you have taken your best guess, and take notes of the questions you miss. Each exam has from 15 to 90 sample questions (most have 30). Bring these notes to your tutoring session.
4. If your exam has an essay component, there will be a sample prompt available and it is advisable to write an essay for practice under exam conditions (timed, and do not use Google or spellcheck). Bring your essay to the tutoring session with Dr. Thripp.

To access the exam blueprint:
1. Click the exam name.
2. Under “Resources,” click “View the content resource materials available for this test”
3. Click “Competencies and Skills and Blueprint”

To access the sample questions:
1. Click the exam name.
2. Under “Resources,” click “View the content resource materials available for this test”
3. Click “Test Format and Sample Questions”
4. Click “Begin” (blue button) at bottom-right.

If your exam has multiple sub-tests, there is a blueprint and sample questions available for each. Please review all of them.

Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested:
Dr. Richard Thripp’s FTCE/FELE Tutoring Intake Form

Formation of Thripp Enterprises, LLC

I have formed a business named Thripp Enterprises, LLC. There are a myriad of services I can offer including tutoring, dissertation editing, financial advice, notary / notary signing agent, political consulting, and instructional design, as well as training others to do the same. I enjoy some of these tasks more than others and will also have to consider what is most marketable.

Thripp Enterprises, LLC business listing