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Barry H.

Orono, ME

$50/hr

Caring, Patient, Tutor for English, History, and other fields

Background check passed as of 1/22/14

Caring, Patient, Tutor for English, History, and other fields

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I am a very patient, caring tutor, and can help students develop a passionate love for learning and intellectual inquiry. I adjust my tutoring methods to the needs and preferences of individual students. Fields of study that I can tutor include, English (reading and writing), history, social studies, humanities, social sciences, creative arts, preparation for SAT and GRE, as well as others.

I have had broad graduate and undergraduate coursework, as well as significant teaching experience, in the humanities and social sciences. The primary focus of my PhD and Masters' study was in The History of Religions, particularly, how various religions have shaped the historical development and creative arts of various nations and regions of the world. My PhD is from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California), my Master's is from Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge Massachusetts), and my BA is from the University of Maine (Orono, Maine; majored in History, graduated with Honors and Highest Distinction). My teaching experience includes tutoring and teaching junior high school students, high school students, college students, and adult education students in their senior years.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music), Music History
Art:
Architecture, Art History, Art Theory , Ballroom Dancing, Composition (Music), Drawing, Painting, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Baseball, Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I took extensive graduate coursework in Biblical Studies and Biblical Hebrew language as part of my Doctoral work in Religious Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and my Master's work at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge Massachusetts. I am highly familiar with modern scientific approaches to biblical interpretation, such as, source criticism, redaction criticism, literary analysis, philology, historical interpretation, as well as comparative studies of the Ancient Near East. Furthermore, I am familiar with Jewish and Christian theological, exegetical, mystical, and Midrashic, interpretations of biblical texts. I have developed deep personal experiential insight into how studying the Bible can provide inspiration, and help transform our individual life, human relationships, and society, for the better.

Religion

I have a Doctorate (PhD, from the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California) and a Master's Degree (from Harvard Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts), as well as extensive teaching experience, in The History of Religions (Religious Studies). Therefore, I am familiar with the theology, mystical/spiritual wisdom teachings, practices, creative arts, and historical development of major world religions such as, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, as well as Native American religions. I can help students explore and gain insight into their own religious or spiritual development, if they wish for me to do so.

University of Maine (Orono, Maine)
History
Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California)
PhD
Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Master's

Education

University of Maine (Orono, Maine) (History)

Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California) (PhD)

Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Barry will travel within 25 miles of Orono, ME 04473.


About Barry

I am a very patient, caring tutor, and can help students develop a passionate love for learning and intellectual inquiry. I adjust my tutoring methods to the needs and preferences of individual students. Fields of study that I can tutor include, English (reading and writing), history, social studies, humanities, social sciences, creative arts, preparation for SAT and GRE, as well as others.

I have had broad graduate and undergraduate coursework, as well as significant teaching experience, in the humanities and social sciences. The primary focus of my PhD and Masters' study was in The History of Religions, particularly, how various religions have shaped the historical development and creative arts of various nations and regions of the world. My PhD is from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California), my Master's is from Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge Massachusetts), and my BA is from the University of Maine (Orono, Maine; majored in History, graduated with Honors and Highest Distinction). My teaching experience includes tutoring and teaching junior high school students, high school students, college students, and adult education students in their senior years.

Education

University of Maine (Orono, Maine)
History
Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California)
PhD
Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Master's

Education

University of Maine (Orono, Maine) (History)

Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California) (PhD)

Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Orono, ME 04473

Barry’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Word, Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Music:
Composition (Music), Music History
Art:
Architecture, Art History, Art Theory , Ballroom Dancing, Composition (Music), Drawing, Painting, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Baseball, Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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