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  • 00:56

    Total Tutor Show 10-27-14

    in Entertainment

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Jarrett will provide developmental therapy tips.

  • 00:20

    Celebrity John Kapelos from The Breakfast Club

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview John Kepelos from The Breakfast Club.

    John Kapelos (FX's Justified, Modern Family, Franklin & Bash, Shameless) .He received critical acclaim for his roles in Amazon's Golden Globe winning series TRANSPARENT. John also starred in pop culture phenomenon films such as The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, and Weird Science. He will soon become a regular on Disney's popular sitcom, I Didn't Do It. His jazz compilation, Too Hip For the Room, will drop this Spring, 2015.

  • 00:14

    Professor David Stone Author of The Russian Army in the Great War

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview David Stone.

    A full century later, our picture of World War I remains one of wholesale, pointless slaughter in the trenches of the Western front. Expanding our focus to the Eastern front, as David R. Stone does in this masterly work, fundamentally alters—and clarifies—that picture. A thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of the Russian front during the First World War, this book corrects widespread misperceptions of the Russian Army and the war in the east even as it deepens and extends our understanding of the broader conflict. 

    Of the four empires at war by the end of 1914—the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, German, and Russian—none survived. But specific political, social, and economic weaknesses shaped the way Russia collapsed and returned as a radically new Soviet regime. It is this context that Stone's work provides, that gives readers a more judicious view of Russia's war on the home front as well as on the front lines. One key and fateful difference in the Russian experience emerges here: its failure to systematically and comprehensively reorganize its society for war, while the three westernmost powers embarked on programs of total mobilization.  


  • 00:29

    Author and Film Director William Dickerson

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview William Dickerson.

    William Dickerson is a writer and director whose debut feature film, "Detour," was hailed as an “underground hit” by The Village Voice, an “emotional and psychological roller-coaster ride” by The Examiner, and nothing short of “authentic” by The New York Times. He self-released his metafictional satire, "The Mirror," which opened YoFi Fest’s inaugural film festival in 2013 and he alsoe recently completed his third feature film, "Don’t Look Back," for MarVista Entertainment. His award-winning work has been recognized by film festivals across the country. His first book, "No Alternative," was declared, “a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in ‘90s music” by Kirkus Reviews. He currently serves on AFI’s Alumni Executive Board and is a Faculty Member at the New York Film Academy.

    Based on his challenges while making his debut “microbudget” film, Detour, Dickerson walks the reader through every aspect of making a film in Hollywood. From style direction to financial obstacles, it’s a detailed guide of the experiences of up and coming filmmakers in Los Angeles. 

    Kirkus Reviews said Detour: Hollywood is “A breezy guide that takes readers inside the sometimes-hair-raising world of do-it-yourself filmmaking, capturing its many frustrations and challenges.”

  • 01:01

    Total Education News Show 03-30-15 Common Core, Education in Europe

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    Neil Haley, The Total Tutor, and Dede Rittman, award-winning author of Student Teaching:The Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher, discuss topics from the Common Core to education in other countries.  Dede's book is available at www.dederittman.com 

  • 00:23

    Award Winning Actress from NBC's A Different World Jasmine Guy

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    Jasmine Guy was born in 1962.  She is an American actress, singer, director, and dancer.  Some of her shows include:  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,  Alex Haley's Queen, Melrose Place, Touched by an Angel, and many others, but she is best known for her role as the "Southern Belle" Whitley Gilbert-Wayne on the NBC television sitcom A Different World (1987-1993)  Jasmine also does voiceover work for animation. 



  • 00:31

    NFL and Washington State Star Anthony McClanahan

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Anthony McClanahan. 

    In 2003, Anthony McClanahan recognized the need to create a fitness program for kids. There was nothing on the market that he felt was targeted, or appropriate for the growing need for fitness programs that would help the hundreds of thousands of American children who were overweight. In this effort he developed the 41 Sports program, which has expanded over the years and serves thousands of men, women and children each year. The name 41 Sports originated from his football number while playing as a starting linebacker at Washington State University (1989-1993). In addition to fitness programs including boot camps, personal training, sports training, and conditioning, Anthony offers food coaching and has helped hundreds of people to reach and maintain their weight loss and overall health goals. Having achieved great success in this area, Anthony authored a book entitled The Power of 14, which provides daily nutritional needs, meal plans, and health tips to boost energy levels and help anyone to attain optimal health. The Power of 14 is a simplistic and easy to follow plan that he devised from lessons he learned from his grandmother who fed her community from her very own garden.  

    During Anthony’s collegiate career at WSU, he played alongside athletes such as Drew Bledsoe, Mark Fields, Mike Pattinson, Torey Hunter, Singor Mobley, Justin Debeaumont, Darron Pointer, Marlin Brown and Paul Wulff, to name a few. He was coached by Mike Price, Bill Doba, and last but not least, his amazing mentor, Judy Doba. To this day, he holds several records at WSU. After college, Anthony went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, Amsterdam Admirals and Calgary Stampeders, and also had a brief television stint on the hit show, Battle Dome Warriors.


  • 00:27

    Celebrity Kat Kramer Discusses Her Latest Projects

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview celebrity Kat Kramer. She will discuss the following topics:

    "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World" event on 4/10

    "Child Of The Seventies" premiering on 4/29!

    Presenting Lainie Kazanthe Eternity Award.

    Stanley Kramer

    One Woman Show


  • 00:15

    New York Times Best Selling Author Karen Kingsbury

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview New York Times Best Selling author Karen Kingsbury.

    Chasing Sunsets (Howard Books – April 7, 2015). With more than 25 million copies of her award winning books in print and several under development with Hallmark Channel and as major motion pictures, Kingsbury has been recognized by Time Magazine and The Today Show for her Life-Changing Fiction®. From her early days as a sports reporter for The LA Times, her passion for sports and changing lives through her writing shines through, and her latest book is no exception.

    Just in time for Easter and Opening Day of Major League Baseball, Karen’s new "Angels Walking:" series features angels that are sent on missions to earth to help Karen’s characters who are in desperate need of divine intervention, including the MVP pitcher for the LA Dodgers!



  • 00:19

    ABC"s Modern Family Star Brooke Sorenson

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    The Total Tutor will interview Brooke Sorenson.

    Sorenson, who got her start doing local community theater, spent time in her hometown being part of professional theater companies as well as working in commercials and voice-over projects. She continued to challenge herself and spent summers auditioning for Broadway as well as studying acting, voice, and dance in New York City before moving to Los Angeles at the age of twelve to pursue a career in television and film.

    Sorenson’s hard work and dedication shined through, and eighteen months after moving to the west coast she booked the lead role on a FOX pilot, “The Gabriels” with Angela Kinsey (“The Office), Tim Meadows (“Mean Girls”), and Rob Riggle (“The Hangover”). Soon after, she booked the role of ‘Heidi’ on Disney XD’s “Kickin It.

  • 00:23

    Actor Nicholas Guest

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview the star of  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ,  Nicholas Guest.

    Nicholas Guest has either appeared in or lent his voice to everything from Mad Men  to Frozen  to  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation . He explores a lifetime in search of a personal identity through music, poetry, comedy and storytelling in Finding Nick . The setting is the time period of the '60s, the mythical "Summer of Love," and just as a young Guest is choosing a college and gearing up for his life to begin, his British diplomat father is reassigned to Geneva, causing the whole family must immediately relocate. The Zephyr Theater presents the premiere of this autobiographical show, which mixes vignettes of the eccentric characters Guest encounters along his travels with popular songs of the period sung in both English and French that Guest performs with accompaniment from guitar, cello and additional vocals courtesy of a surprise special guest. 


    Nicholas Guest was born and raised in New York City. Because his British father worked at the United Nations during his childhood, the family travelled all over Europe. His first professional job was opposite Maureen Stapleton in The Gingerbread Lady, directed by Anthony Perkins. He studied in New York with William Hickey at H.B. Studios, and later with Stella Adler. He started working in the theatre in New York and then segued to television and film work.