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Rory H.

Ann Arbor, MI

$100/hour

Also my day job! College Essays; ACT; SAT; AP; Online Class Support

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Rory is experienced, patient and knowledgeable. A great guy to work with.
— Nils, Ann Arbor, MI on 6/9/15

$100/Hour


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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MEd

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (English)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MEd)

About Rory

As a high school English teacher, I think the most telling description of what I can offer comes from former students. Here is one testimonial:

"As an immigrant from a low-income family, I needed all the help and encouragement I could get as a high school student. Rory provided both, as my English teacher and as a mentor. He gave me books to read that have had a lasting effect on both my writing and my world view. (Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison continues to be one of my favorites). He was never afraid to provide the constructive criticism that I needed to strengthen my writing skills, and I still use his advice today. In fact, I currently attend Harvard Law School, and I don't believe I would have been accepted had it not been for my writing and for Rory's careful coaching during high school. Most importantly, his encouragement and unceasing confidence in my abilities motivated me and bolstered my ambition. Anyone would be lucky to be his student!" --Pamela, Harvard Law School

Probably my greatest asset as a tutor is the fact that I've been teaching high school English for nearly a decade, primarily to 11th graders who are preparing for the ACT and the AP Language and Composition Exam, and who are applying for college (the personal essay is their culminating writing assignment). I spend much of my prep and lunch time working with students individually, so I have pretty much seen it all; some struggle to formulate a sentence, while others need help polishing their application essay to MIT. I'm driven by the belief that good writing is the most important skill to have but the most difficult to learn.
As a high school English teacher, I think the most telling description of what I can offer comes from former students. Here is one testimonial:

"As an immigrant from a low-income family, I needed all the help and encouragement I could get as a high school student. Rory provided both, as my English teacher and as a mentor. He gave me
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48103

"Rory is experienced, patient and knowledgeable. A great guy to work with."

- Nils, Ann Arbor, MI on 6/9/15
Math:
Common Core
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, College Counseling,
Common Core, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

ACT English

I taught ACT Prep for nine years (English, Reading, Writing).

College Counseling

I have been teaching Advanced Placement English for seven years. The culminating project each year is a college search which includes a college application essay. My students have gone on to such universities as Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, and the University of Michigan. In addition to teaching the application essay, I have written countless recommendations, assisted with financial aid and scholarships, and helped students navigate the college search to find their perfect school.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
English
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MEd

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (English)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MEd)

Rory is experienced, patient and knowledgeable. A great guy to work with.

Rory has a gift for teaching. He passed on valuable tools that will help our son on his ACT retake, but also with his English skills as he prepares for college. The greatest part of all is that our son's confidence has increased tremendously. He is going into his test so much better prepared, knowing he can do well if he applies the strategies he has been taught. He would highly recommend Rory to

— Nils, Ann Arbor, MI on 6/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rory will travel within 30 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48103.