Over 200 tutoring hours

Geoffrey H.

Ann Arbor, MI


Experienced/committed tutor-great academic/professional background

Background check passed as of 2/19/16
4.9 average from 57 ratings
Extremely helpful and knowledgeable tutor.
— Zach, Ann Arbor, MI on 2/26/16


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UC Berkeley
City University London
Oxford University UK


UC Berkeley

City University London (MBA)

Oxford University UK (Other)

About Geoffrey

Experienced Responsive Tutor who has helped many students address College Course, Career Direction and Highschool AP Course challenges.

I have had a varied career as an academic, business executive, government official and non profit manager. I have a passion for teaching and learning especially when it comes to helping young people. I am married and have three children. I currently am an adjunct faculty member at Cleary University teaching financial management, economics and global healthcare. Previously, I served as an adjunct professor at Washtenaw Community College teaching business, innovation and entrepreneurship, at Concordia College teaching marketing and Wayne State University teaching strategic management. Earlier in my career, I was Director of Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School, a program officer with the US State Department, a Gas "Coordination" Executive with Shell International Petroleum Company, Director General Aid and Development programs in Bangladesh for the World Council of Churches, Special Advisor to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia on Aid and International Development and CEO cofounder of several private companies. I am very widely read and have a great interest in new ideas and technologies that improve education and training. I have also been an advisor to the Ann Arbor Schools and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) on the use of technology and new teaching methodologies in primary and secondary education and school-to-work programs. I was educated in private boarding schools in Europe and the US growing up. Besides English, I also speak French and German. I was born in the Hague in the Netherlands, though I have been a US citizen since birth - my parents are Americans who have lived in Europe throughout my life. My higher education has included the following: I attended the University of California Berkeley where I obtained a BA in Economics and Political Science and was part of their "Great Books (Tussman)" program (a special program for high achievement students which focused on learning the great classics of Western Civilization). I was also an Alumni Scholar. My post graduate education included attending Trinity College, Oxford University where I studied International Relations and Development Economics and City University Business School (Cass) in London UK where I obtained an MBA specializing in Finance and Insurance.
Experienced Responsive Tutor who has helped many students address College Course, Career Direction and Highschool AP Course challenges.

I have had a varied career as an academic, business executive, government official and non profit manager. I have a passion for
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My average rate is $59. I am willing to adjust it up or or down depending on the subject, the number of hours committed and the nature of the work and customer.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely helpful and knowledgeable tutor."

- Zach, Ann Arbor, MI on 2/26/16

"Very supportive and clear"

- Tori, Ann Arbor, MI on 12/15/15

"Great resource to turn to."

- Dafa, Northville, MI on 8/6/15

"Highly recommended!"

- Lori, Ypsilanti, MI on 4/15/15

"Great tutor!"

- Gail, Ann Arbor, MI on 4/15/15

"Very knowledgeable"

- Russ, Ann Arbor, MI on 2/24/13

"Good Guy"

- William, Ann Arbor, MI on 12/7/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Physiology
Music History
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling,
GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63
Microsoft PowerPoint
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Career Development,
GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, 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.


I am an adjunct faculty member at Cleary University (Business School) Ann Arbor, MI teaching undergraduates and MBA students Finance, Economics, Global Healthcare, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity. I have an MBA from City University Cass Business School, London UK and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. I have worked as a business executive and a start-up entrepreneur for the last 30 years. I have also been an adjunct Professor teaching Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategic Management at Wayne State University Business School Detroit, Concordia University Ann Arbor MI and Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI.

Career Development

I have helped many people with resume writing and career development in a 40-year career as a senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, management consultant, government official and business school professor. I have also written dozens of resumes and job applications for myself and others. I have done this in the U.S. and abroad.

College Counseling

As a former senior college administrator and current adjunct faculty member, I have a great deal of experience with college counseling and admissions strategies and tactics. I can help students and parents write and/or edit winning college application. I am also good at advising students about what sort of educational experience might be best suited for them. As a result of my varied and successful career path and experience as an entrepreneur, senior manager corporate manager and non profit leader I have a great deal of knowledge about career options and career development strategies. I can help people discover and develop their talents, find great job opportunities and enhance their career.


I studied Economics (my major) and was an A student in the field at the University of California Berkeley and was accepted into the Phd. program there. During my career, I practiced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as an international business executive and government advisor. I am particularly interested in new models of Economic Development and Innovation. At present, I teach Economics as an adjunct professor at a local university in Ann Arbor.


During my career, I have helped many students and employees with their English reading, writing, spelling, speaking and comprehension. I am widely read and skilled at helping people with these challenges using many person-appropriate techniques and tools for improving skills in these domains. As part of my work in Detroit, I have been developing new interactive online exercises and games to assist young people to become proficient in all areas of English reading, writing, spelling, speaking and comprehension. My education in English prep schools and at Oxford were particularly powerful influences on my development as a tutor and teacher of English language skills.


I have lived and worked in several countries besides the US (England, France, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan) and grew up in Europe where I learned to speak German and French besides my native language which is English. I have taught many people how to speak English using a variety of techniques including those used most frequently in ESL/ESOL Tutoring.

European History

I lived, worked and studied in Europe for over 20 years. I attended primary and secondary school in England, France and Switzerland where I studied European History. Besides my native language of English, I speak French and German. I took European History and International Relations at Trinity College, Oxford University and also at UC Berkeley. I have deep expertise in the subject and have taught it as a tutor to students of all ages. I have lectured on European history as an adjunct faculty member, graduate student and guest speaker in many settings here in the US and abroad.


I teach financial management at Cleary University in Ann Arbor and Howell as an Adjunct Professor and tutor students who are taking finance and financial management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. My strength and focus is on the concepts of finance. I understand the challenges faced by students trying to grapple with the sometimes unfamiliar terminology of finance, often unfamiliar concepts and all the many formulas. I appreciate the difference between a finance perspective and an accounting perspective. I have real world experience in finance as a result of a varied career in international and entrepreneurial business.

Public Speaking

I teach a variety of subjects at Cleary University, including Public Speaking. I am also a member of Toastmasters International where we help each other to improve our Public Speaking and Leadership Skills. As a senior executive during my career and founder CEO of several companies I was often called on to make presentations and do Public Speaking about a variety of products, technologies and topics. During my Public Speaking career I have developed a variety of methodologies that have helped my students become good public speakers and overcome their fear of speaking in public.


For many years I have helped people of all ages with their reading. This has included helping inner city adults and young people as well as college and high school students. I am a professor at Cleary University where we get students locally, nationally and from abroad with a whole variety of Reading challenges which I work with. I have had a career that has taken me to many parts of this country and abroad so I am familiar with lots of different contexts and challenges.


I recently stepped down after my term ended as a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. I was elected to a three year term in that position because, among other things, I have spent 30 years studying and tutoring/teaching comparative religion.

I am a professor at a local business university in Creativity, Innovation, Economics and Culture but I have read widely and deeply int religious studies. My education at UC Berkeley, City University, London UK and Oxford University, though not in Religious Studies (I did Economic, Business and Political Science), involved taking numerous courses on religion and culture and writing about these topics.

I have served in Christian, Islamic and Buddhist countries and engaged with those religions along with many others throughout my life.

Social Studies

I have a BA degree in Economics and Political Science Double Major (also an MBA - Finance) which also involved extensive study of History, Western Civilization, Sociology, The Great Books and The Arts. During a lifetime of teaching and practice as a consultant, executive and policy advisor, I have been involved in technical (energy, healthcare and expert systems, economic and financial evaluations), marketing, environmental, cultural, marketing, socio-political and futures forecasting work. I am widely and deeply read in all these areas and have taught them at one time or another in academic, governmental, non profit and business contexts. I am an adjunct professor at Cleary University at the present time teaching Economics, Finance and Global Healthcare and receive very high ratings from my students.

World History

I studied World History at Trinity College, Oxford University as part of my work in International Relations and Development Economics. I also studied the field at the University of California Berkeley as part of my dual Degree in Economics and Political Science. I always incorporate World History into the courses I teach at Cleary University. These include Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (includes the global history of innovation), International Business, Economics and Project Management. I find when I do that it provides an excellent context for my students they do not get anywhere else. I have lived around the world and know the history of many countries very well. I am trilingual in English, French and German.


I know first hand how challenging writing (and spelling) can be. I had to learn how to write in three languages growing up: English, German and French. I have done a lot of work with students of all ages and my own kids over the years helping them to improve their writing and spelling. Along the way I have come up with a few useful tools and tricks of the trade that can really help. Usually its a case of getting the young person really "motivated" to express themselves well and with accuracy. This includes helping them to determine who their audience is and what goal they are aiming to achieve with a piece of writing. Then you show them how to interest the selected audience and communicate with that audience in the most compelling way. I always try to work with lots of fun examples. I like to have my students practice around their interests and experience. My writing background includes literary work, business reports and academic papers. I have tutored people of all ages in writing from age 5 to age 50.

UC Berkeley
City University London
Oxford University UK


UC Berkeley

City University London (MBA)

Oxford University UK (Other)

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable tutor. — Geoffrey was one of the best tutors I have used in a long long time. He was extremely helpful and knew a lot about numerous subjects. He seemed to care about his clients immensely and was willing to put in extra effort and work to help my achieve my goals. I highly recommend using Geoffrey. ...

— Zach, Ann Arbor, MI on 2/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My average rate is $59. I am willing to adjust it up or or down depending on the subject, the number of hours committed and the nature of the work and customer.

Travel policy

Geoffrey will travel within 30 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104.