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Barry H.

Orono, ME

$50/hour

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

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/22/14

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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)

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.
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 ( Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Orono, ME 04473
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Music:
Composition (Music), Music History
Art:
Architecture, Art History, Art Theory , Ballroom Dancing, Composition (Music), Drawing, Painting, Photography, Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, GRE, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
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
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing, Baseball, Chess, Cooking, Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga

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.

SAT Reading

My SAT reading qualifications include having earned a very high reading score on my SAT's, many years ago (700 out of 800). Other relevant qualifications including earning a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, as well as a B.A. in World History (earned with Honors and highest distinction). I am also a published author of two non-fiction books and numerous articles. All of those accomplishments required me to have advanced reading ability.

Social Studies

My relevant qualifications to tutor students in Social Studies include an undergraduate major in world history, as well as significant undergraduate coursework in political science, sociology, anthropology, and social psychology, which includes significant study of American government and society. My graduate work in Religious Studies and my postdoctoral reading and reflection have focused on public policy, social justice, peace, civil rights, and ethnic diversity issues that are also relevant to Social Studies. I sincerely believe that Social Studies is a strong area of expertise for me.

Study Skills

I think that my good study skills can be substantiated by the fact that I earned a Ph.D. (in Religious Studies) from the Graduate Theological Union (in Berkeley, California), and earned a Masters Degree (in Religious Studies) from Harvard Divinity School, and earned my B.A. in History (with Honors and Highest Distinction) from the University of Maine (Orono, Maine). Other relevant credentials include, some informal volunteer tutoring of Elementary School, Junior High School, and High School Students; teaching adult education classes at the University of Maine, and being a published author of two books and numerous articles.

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

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