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John H.

Get great help with presentations, English, German, and computers

Get great help with presentations, English, German, and computers

$40/hour

  • 348 hours tutoring

  • Alexandria, KY 41001

"Expert of presentation coaching"

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About John


Bio

As a young adult, I seized all the opportunities that study abroad in Germany afforded me. I immersed myself by choice in the culture. It was the culture of the poor student — but still! This was living a dream: I was a university student, a seasonal worker, an English tutor, and a traveler. The initial 1-year plan wasn’t enough, so all in all, I stayed 3 years. I made friends from many walks of life. I owe my fluency in German to teachers, hosts, friends, and mentors of those years. Travel...

As a young adult, I seized all the opportunities that study abroad in Germany afforded me. I immersed myself by choice in the culture. It was the culture of the poor student — but still! This was living a dream: I was a university student, a seasonal worker, an English tutor, and a traveler. The initial 1-year plan wasn’t enough, so all in all, I stayed 3 years. I made friends from many walks of life. I owe my fluency in German to teachers, hosts, friends, and mentors of those years. Travel became a passion—especially bicycle touring in Northern Germany, Poland, France, and Denmark.

To me, it’s very important that spirits stay strong for lifelong learning. Today, students who come to me, also come from many walks in life. Some are busy professionals or students needing short-term help in a subject I offer. Others want to learn German for personal or work-related reasons or they want to dive deeper into the language they’re learning, to become the best writers and second-language learners they can be. And the list goes on.

For students from high-school age to retiree: I help you draw from your own strengths and knowledge. As we come across knowledge gaps or misunderstandings, we fill or fix them quickly and move on. For subjects new to you, I first provide an overview, a roadmap. Depending on subject and circumstances, online sessions may be an excellent choice for flexibility, convenience, “green-ness,” and value.

For younger students and for special education: In consultation with other experts in the family (one retired, one in student teaching now), I plan next steps for going forward based on needs.

In all cases, to the extent that’s feasible, I tailor tutoring experiences to your needs and build bridges between your learning challenges and your interests. Home-school groups: Contact me about learning experiences I can offer for your curricula. I look forward to finding out more about your learning goals!


Education

University of Southern Indiana
Communications
University of Kentucky (Graduate)
Graduate Coursework
Universität Hamburg
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: $10/ add'l student; $10/hr. add'l travel >25 mi. (North to Cincinnati, East Galbraith Rd; S to Falmouth KY)
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Alexandria, KY 41001
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/3/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Past experience includes visualization of technical content for corporate clients. Tools include Adobe CS6 with InDesign.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

My past experience includes visualization of technical content for corporate clients. Tools include Adobe CS6 with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Many years ago, I was editor, photographer, and keyliner/paste-up artist for university and student publications. I use words and images to help you make your message clear to the audience that you want to reach.
Photography

Photography

I serve occasionally as a photographer assistant, and in past, have served as a staff photographer at university. I help students and hobbyists apply principles of physics and composition to help plan the work, evaluate work, and as needed, improve approaches to lighting and composition.

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Not a professional counselor in this field, I can offer insights and lessons learned about resources available today to help professionals advance by honing communication and leadership skills. As an independent/ contractor, I am frequently in the market, so I can help find sensible directions in job search and business development processes based on experience—my own and that of my colleagues—to bolster effectiveness of job applications, resumes, and cover letters. I can help you see how your qualifications may be valuable in more positions than you might currently be considering.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

For Fortune 50 clients, I have created training in PowerPoint on a range of complex topics. Each time, the focus was on each teams’ precise “need to know” about the business applications that were extensively customized. Slide decks often became source material for web-based training (WBT) courses.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a life-long learner of its myriad features, I use Microsoft Word frequently. I understand Word much better than most people. Whether you seek a better understanding of basics, or complex tables, metadata, outlines, tracked changes, cross-references, templates, or outputs, or how pieces interrelate, I can help you make sense of the part of Word you need to know best. As you may know, Word is simply vast, designed to handle an incredible number of needs for users around the world. Very few people understand it to a substantial degree, and even authors of books about it admit right inside their books that they do not understand it 100%.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My Public Speaking tutoring will focus on you as an individual, your current strengths and areas for improvement, your goals, and the learning modes that work best for you. Approaches can range from “high attention to both substance and mechanics” to “substance only.” The specific details of your person, your situation, and your goals are all essential and valuable inputs to finding an approach that will work best. For more than 20 years, I have been active either as a classroom teacher or as a member of Toastmasters International. I identify and pursue practical approaches to help you increase your effective use of skills in communication, leadership, and public speaking. To address any particular challenges or concerns, I may be able to offer to distill personal experience into helpful stories and insights to help make your reach for success seem much easier.

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Past experience includes visualization of technical content for corporate clients. Tools include Adobe CS6 with InDesign.
General Computer,

General Computer

Most of my computer skills have been self-taught. I read and research extensively to keep up to date and maintain an ability to address most questions. As a former classroom teacher, I am experienced in making explanations easy to follow.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

My past experience includes visualization of technical content for corporate clients. Tools include Adobe CS6 with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Many years ago, I was editor, photographer, and keyliner/paste-up artist for university and student publications. I use words and images to help you make your message clear to the audience that you want to reach.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

For Fortune 50 clients, I have created training in PowerPoint on a range of complex topics. Each time, the focus was on each teams’ precise “need to know” about the business applications that were extensively customized. Slide decks often became source material for web-based training (WBT) courses.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a life-long learner of its myriad features, I use Microsoft Word frequently. I understand Word much better than most people. Whether you seek a better understanding of basics, or complex tables, metadata, outlines, tracked changes, cross-references, templates, or outputs, or how pieces interrelate, I can help you make sense of the part of Word you need to know best. As you may know, Word is simply vast, designed to handle an incredible number of needs for users around the world. Very few people understand it to a substantial degree, and even authors of books about it admit right inside their books that they do not understand it 100%.
Photography

Photography

I serve occasionally as a photographer assistant, and in past, have served as a staff photographer at university. I help students and hobbyists apply principles of physics and composition to help plan the work, evaluate work, and as needed, improve approaches to lighting and composition.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Not a professional counselor in this field, I can offer insights and lessons learned about resources available today to help professionals advance by honing communication and leadership skills. As an independent/ contractor, I am frequently in the market, so I can help find sensible directions in job search and business development processes based on experience—my own and that of my colleagues—to bolster effectiveness of job applications, resumes, and cover letters. I can help you see how your qualifications may be valuable in more positions than you might currently be considering.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
General Computer,

General Computer

Most of my computer skills have been self-taught. I read and research extensively to keep up to date and maintain an ability to address most questions. As a former classroom teacher, I am experienced in making explanations easy to follow.
German,

German

I started learning German as a freshman in college. Eventually, I also joined a study-abroad program. After college, I taught German for 6 years. Students ranged in age from 10 to 20. I stay up to date through family ties and German-language resources online. Students who stick with me will learn to pronounce German authentically, master its clever grammar, and become greatly attuned to the riches of our cultures.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a native speaker of American English with high proficiency in German, I’ve always had a strong interest and aptitude for grammar. I enjoy showing how to diagram sentences—a powerful tool to help with understanding.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

For Fortune 50 clients, I have created training in PowerPoint on a range of complex topics. Each time, the focus was on each teams’ precise “need to know” about the business applications that were extensively customized. Slide decks often became source material for web-based training (WBT) courses.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

As a life-long learner of its myriad features, I use Microsoft Word frequently. I understand Word much better than most people. Whether you seek a better understanding of basics, or complex tables, metadata, outlines, tracked changes, cross-references, templates, or outputs, or how pieces interrelate, I can help you make sense of the part of Word you need to know best. As you may know, Word is simply vast, designed to handle an incredible number of needs for users around the world. Very few people understand it to a substantial degree, and even authors of books about it admit right inside their books that they do not understand it 100%.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

For better or worse, I have an eye for mistakes in publications and documents of all kinds -- even restaurant menus and product labels. On one hand, few people want to hear about typos and errors, so I say nothing to them. On the other, some people need strategies for avoiding errors, and I think I can help. Even if your studies are in a field unfamiliar to me, your writing is still subject to standard sets of rules (cultural expectations). I will do what I can to help you master the challenges at hand.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My Public Speaking tutoring will focus on you as an individual, your current strengths and areas for improvement, your goals, and the learning modes that work best for you. Approaches can range from “high attention to both substance and mechanics” to “substance only.” The specific details of your person, your situation, and your goals are all essential and valuable inputs to finding an approach that will work best. For more than 20 years, I have been active either as a classroom teacher or as a member of Toastmasters International. I identify and pursue practical approaches to help you increase your effective use of skills in communication, leadership, and public speaking. To address any particular challenges or concerns, I may be able to offer to distill personal experience into helpful stories and insights to help make your reach for success seem much easier.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I adapt my approach as needed to what works well for the student. I have years of classroom teaching experience. It is a thrill to help a student become more excited about learning.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a native speaker of American English with high proficiency in German, I’ve always had a strong interest and aptitude for grammar. I enjoy showing how to diagram sentences—a powerful tool to help with understanding.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I offer ten years of practical experience in teaching handwriting with elementary students. Patience and praise are keys. As needed, I adapt my approach to the particular requirements a student faces (vertical or slanted). My personal, everyday practice is to write in a very legible manner. Hobby-wise, I practice calligraphy.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former classroom teacher who has completed coursework in Reading for educators. Reading is about seeing the world from new perspectives and making discoveries, perhaps exactly as authors intend, or perhaps differently, depending on our own needs and goals. To be a good reader is to be a keen observer and assessor of authors’ intentions and a careful listener to our own critical thought processes.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Rightly or wrongly, our career success and our reputations are based in part on ability to express ourselves well and choose our words appropriately. Students eager to build a great vocabulary should read the works of great authors and learn more about how they use unfamiliar words. Students eager to pass an important test can make progress by learning strategies for what to do when encountering unfamiliar words. When I write, I use everyday words as much as possible. Still, at times, a "fancy" word is precisely what is needed to make my point. As a student or young professional, when you may least expect it, your "word power" will help or hinder your chances of success.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Throughout her high school years, my daughter allowed me to help her with English papers. On her ACT test (recent years), on her first and only try, she scored in the 30s in English and Reading. My English and Reading skills are honed through coursework at University of Kentucky among other institutions, experience as a classroom teacher, and experience as one who became bilingual as a young adult. German is my second language.
English,

English

I am a native speaker of American English who became bilingual by personal choice in my mid-20s (proficient non-native speaker of German). As needed, I can help with composition, comprehension, and even sentence diagramming (just one more tool to help with understanding).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a native speaker of American English with high proficiency in German, I’ve always had a strong interest and aptitude for grammar. I enjoy showing how to diagram sentences—a powerful tool to help with understanding.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

For better or worse, I have an eye for mistakes in publications and documents of all kinds -- even restaurant menus and product labels. On one hand, few people want to hear about typos and errors, so I say nothing to them. On the other, some people need strategies for avoiding errors, and I think I can help. Even if your studies are in a field unfamiliar to me, your writing is still subject to standard sets of rules (cultural expectations). I will do what I can to help you master the challenges at hand.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My Public Speaking tutoring will focus on you as an individual, your current strengths and areas for improvement, your goals, and the learning modes that work best for you. Approaches can range from “high attention to both substance and mechanics” to “substance only.” The specific details of your person, your situation, and your goals are all essential and valuable inputs to finding an approach that will work best. For more than 20 years, I have been active either as a classroom teacher or as a member of Toastmasters International. I identify and pursue practical approaches to help you increase your effective use of skills in communication, leadership, and public speaking. To address any particular challenges or concerns, I may be able to offer to distill personal experience into helpful stories and insights to help make your reach for success seem much easier.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former classroom teacher who has completed coursework in Reading for educators. Reading is about seeing the world from new perspectives and making discoveries, perhaps exactly as authors intend, or perhaps differently, depending on our own needs and goals. To be a good reader is to be a keen observer and assessor of authors’ intentions and a careful listener to our own critical thought processes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer 30 years experience as a professional communicator with several years as a classroom teacher (speech, German). Standardized test questions are sophisticated but I can help students recognize what each question is asking and also help them to develop the thinking strategies they need to succeed.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

My tutoring in Writing for standardized tests focuses on you as an individual, your current strengths and areas for improvement, the learning modes that work best for you, and the task at hand in the ACT or SAT. Approaches can range from “high attention to both substance and mechanics” (most students need help with grammar and usage) to “substance only” (the message only, ignoring mechanics and grammatical correctness). To address challenges and to keep things interesting, I can distill personal experience into helpful stories and insights. I was a high-school German teacher early in my professional career and am now a technical writer. I have attended to ongoing refinement of writing, listening, and presentation skills through long-time membership with Toastmasters and websites that I am developing. In a similar vein, I help local experts refine their written works to bring them to market. These and other experiences in language-learning, linguistics, teaching and tutoring abroad, and editing for publication all influence my appreciation for the sheer and enduring power of the written word, and I enjoy sharing this with my students.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Rightly or wrongly, our career success and our reputations are based in part on ability to express ourselves well and choose our words appropriately. Students eager to build a great vocabulary should read the works of great authors and learn more about how they use unfamiliar words. Students eager to pass an important test can make progress by learning strategies for what to do when encountering unfamiliar words. When I write, I use everyday words as much as possible. Still, at times, a "fancy" word is precisely what is needed to make my point. As a student or young professional, when you may least expect it, your "word power" will help or hinder your chances of success.
Writing

Writing

As a tutor for writing (or advanced writing), I consider what you want to accomplish alongside the requirements of the assignment or task at hand. I offer personal experience as a former teacher, a technical writer, and one who has refined writing, listening, and presentation skills over many years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My past experience includes teaching in the classroom but my normal assignments were language and communications related (math only on a substitute basis). I completed all my math classes attempted with mostly A, maybe some B, grades. My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With years of experience as a classroom teacher who's tutored my own daughter as needed throughout her academic career, I offer a solid command of math from basics to algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus. With language skills as a strength (bilingual: German), I can help students structure thought processes to approach math challenges with greater confidence.
English,

English

I am a native speaker of American English who became bilingual by personal choice in my mid-20s (proficient non-native speaker of German). As needed, I can help with composition, comprehension, and even sentence diagramming (just one more tool to help with understanding).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fascinating subject, and though it is not my strongest in terms of tutoring, I think I can do a fine job in helping students. (I'm stronger with words than numbers.) As a geometry student years ago, I got an A, and my daughter, not long ago, also did very well in geometry with some help from me.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I offer ten years of practical experience in teaching handwriting with elementary students. Patience and praise are keys. As needed, I adapt my approach to the particular requirements a student faces (vertical or slanted). My personal, everyday practice is to write in a very legible manner. Hobby-wise, I practice calligraphy.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better. I am a former classroom teacher of language and communications (math on a substitute basis only). I completed all math classes that I attempted with high grades.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former classroom teacher who has completed coursework in Reading for educators. Reading is about seeing the world from new perspectives and making discoveries, perhaps exactly as authors intend, or perhaps differently, depending on our own needs and goals. To be a good reader is to be a keen observer and assessor of authors’ intentions and a careful listener to our own critical thought processes.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer 30 years experience as a professional communicator with several years as a classroom teacher (speech, German). Standardized test questions are sophisticated but I can help students recognize what each question is asking and also help them to develop the thinking strategies they need to succeed.
Writing

Writing

As a tutor for writing (or advanced writing), I consider what you want to accomplish alongside the requirements of the assignment or task at hand. I offer personal experience as a former teacher, a technical writer, and one who has refined writing, listening, and presentation skills over many years.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
German

German

I started learning German as a freshman in college. Eventually, I also joined a study-abroad program. After college, I taught German for 6 years. Students ranged in age from 10 to 20. I stay up to date through family ties and German-language resources online. Students who stick with me will learn to pronounce German authentically, master its clever grammar, and become greatly attuned to the riches of our cultures.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My past experience includes teaching in the classroom but my normal assignments were language and communications related (math only on a substitute basis). I completed all my math classes attempted with mostly A, maybe some B, grades. My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With years of experience as a classroom teacher who's tutored my own daughter as needed throughout her academic career, I offer a solid command of math from basics to algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus. With language skills as a strength (bilingual: German), I can help students structure thought processes to approach math challenges with greater confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fascinating subject, and though it is not my strongest in terms of tutoring, I think I can do a fine job in helping students. (I'm stronger with words than numbers.) As a geometry student years ago, I got an A, and my daughter, not long ago, also did very well in geometry with some help from me.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better. I am a former classroom teacher of language and communications (math on a substitute basis only). I completed all math classes that I attempted with high grades.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My past experience includes teaching in the classroom but my normal assignments were language and communications related (math only on a substitute basis). I completed all my math classes attempted with mostly A, maybe some B, grades. My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With years of experience as a classroom teacher who's tutored my own daughter as needed throughout her academic career, I offer a solid command of math from basics to algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus. With language skills as a strength (bilingual: German), I can help students structure thought processes to approach math challenges with greater confidence.
English,

English

I am a native speaker of American English who became bilingual by personal choice in my mid-20s (proficient non-native speaker of German). As needed, I can help with composition, comprehension, and even sentence diagramming (just one more tool to help with understanding).
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fascinating subject, and though it is not my strongest in terms of tutoring, I think I can do a fine job in helping students. (I'm stronger with words than numbers.) As a geometry student years ago, I got an A, and my daughter, not long ago, also did very well in geometry with some help from me.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better. I am a former classroom teacher of language and communications (math on a substitute basis only). I completed all math classes that I attempted with high grades.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former classroom teacher who has completed coursework in Reading for educators. Reading is about seeing the world from new perspectives and making discoveries, perhaps exactly as authors intend, or perhaps differently, depending on our own needs and goals. To be a good reader is to be a keen observer and assessor of authors’ intentions and a careful listener to our own critical thought processes.
Writing

Writing

As a tutor for writing (or advanced writing), I consider what you want to accomplish alongside the requirements of the assignment or task at hand. I offer personal experience as a former teacher, a technical writer, and one who has refined writing, listening, and presentation skills over many years.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My past experience includes teaching in the classroom but my normal assignments were language and communications related (math only on a substitute basis). I completed all my math classes attempted with mostly A, maybe some B, grades. My command of math is solid from basics to Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2. Because of my attention to language, I am very good with helping students understand story problems better.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

With years of experience as a classroom teacher who's tutored my own daughter as needed throughout her academic career, I offer a solid command of math from basics to algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus. With language skills as a strength (bilingual: German), I can help students structure thought processes to approach math challenges with greater confidence.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adults in American English overseas (inlingua) and in Greater Cincinnati (Berlitz). Interested to improve speaking skills? I am a long-time member of Toastmasters International (practicing public speaking skills). This, together with my study of languages, combines for a helpful skill set.
Geometry,

Geometry

Geometry is a fascinating subject, and though it is not my strongest in terms of tutoring, I think I can do a fine job in helping students. (I'm stronger with words than numbers.) As a geometry student years ago, I got an A, and my daughter, not long ago, also did very well in geometry with some help from me.
German,

German

I started learning German as a freshman in college. Eventually, I also joined a study-abroad program. After college, I taught German for 6 years. Students ranged in age from 10 to 20. I stay up to date through family ties and German-language resources online. Students who stick with me will learn to pronounce German authentically, master its clever grammar, and become greatly attuned to the riches of our cultures.
Reading,

Reading

I am a former classroom teacher who has completed coursework in Reading for educators. Reading is about seeing the world from new perspectives and making discoveries, perhaps exactly as authors intend, or perhaps differently, depending on our own needs and goals. To be a good reader is to be a keen observer and assessor of authors’ intentions and a careful listener to our own critical thought processes.
Writing

Writing

As a tutor for writing (or advanced writing), I consider what you want to accomplish alongside the requirements of the assignment or task at hand. I offer personal experience as a former teacher, a technical writer, and one who has refined writing, listening, and presentation skills over many years.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Throughout her high school years, my daughter allowed me to help her with English papers. On her ACT test (recent years), on her first and only try, she scored in the 30s in English and Reading. My English and Reading skills are honed through coursework at University of Kentucky among other institutions, experience as a classroom teacher, and experience as one who became bilingual as a young adult. German is my second language.
Career Development,

Career Development

Not a professional counselor in this field, I can offer insights and lessons learned about resources available today to help professionals advance by honing communication and leadership skills. As an independent/ contractor, I am frequently in the market, so I can help find sensible directions in job search and business development processes based on experience—my own and that of my colleagues—to bolster effectiveness of job applications, resumes, and cover letters. I can help you see how your qualifications may be valuable in more positions than you might currently be considering.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer 30 years experience as a professional communicator with several years as a classroom teacher (speech, German). Standardized test questions are sophisticated but I can help students recognize what each question is asking and also help them to develop the thinking strategies they need to succeed.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

My tutoring in Writing for standardized tests focuses on you as an individual, your current strengths and areas for improvement, the learning modes that work best for you, and the task at hand in the ACT or SAT. Approaches can range from “high attention to both substance and mechanics” (most students need help with grammar and usage) to “substance only” (the message only, ignoring mechanics and grammatical correctness). To address challenges and to keep things interesting, I can distill personal experience into helpful stories and insights. I was a high-school German teacher early in my professional career and am now a technical writer. I have attended to ongoing refinement of writing, listening, and presentation skills through long-time membership with Toastmasters and websites that I am developing. In a similar vein, I help local experts refine their written works to bring them to market. These and other experiences in language-learning, linguistics, teaching and tutoring abroad, and editing for publication all influence my appreciation for the sheer and enduring power of the written word, and I enjoy sharing this with my students.

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Recommended tutor

John helped me gain a better understanding of one of my first assignments in an engineering class and the ideas that the professor wanted us to pull together and work through. He showed how to create a quick first draft and then refine answers later.

Enad, 1 lesson with John

Tailors Lessons to Individual and Keeps it Interesting

My husband is German, so we have decided it was important for our girls (age 8 & 10) to learn German. We chose John since a) he was fluent in many languages-all with great reviews and b) he lived in Hamburg for some time and could teach not just the language, but the culture and context behind the words. After 2 months of weekly lessons, we are very pleased with the progress. Despite the age and learning style differences, John takes common content and tailors it so suit each child's pace and style. He also makes it incredibly interactive (games/songs/videos/flashcards/worksheets). The end result is that, despite all the differences with each child, they continued to be energized and familiar with the same content, at the same pace. This allows our family to discuss each lesson and practice our new words together. I assume that this takes quite of bit of effort from John, but you would not know it from how seamless the lessons go. I highly recommend John for anyone looking for high quality German lessons.

Jean, 10 lessons with John

Very helpful

I asked John to help me prepare for a speech that I had to make for work. He helped me to improve my text and my delivery. He also went out of his way to provide additional materials to help me prepare. John was friendly and helpful throughout our sessions and the skills that he gave me will benefit me in the future. Thanks to John's help, my speech was a success, and I received favorable feedback.

Jonathan, 5 lessons with John

Very Thorough

John did a great job helping our son review for the ACT. He increased our son's score considerably and it was more than enough to allow him to get into the college of his choice. Thanks again for all the hard work.

Tammy, 163 lessons with John

$40/hour

John H.

$40/hour

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