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Rolf M.

Albany, OR

$30/hour

Algebra, Geometry, English, Writing, Reading, Dyslexia, ADHD

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Background check passed as of 7/11/13
4.4 average from 73 ratings
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— Heidi, Albany, OR on 8/28/15

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University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Biology, Chemistry
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg
MEd
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (Biology, Chemistry)

University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg (MEd)

University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Graduate Coursework)

About Rolf

I have been teaching for 35 years at the high school level. I have taught math, Algebra I & II, language arts, Senior Writing, Advanced Placement English Composition, literature, speech, poetry, and photography. I often work with ESL students, and have taught students from China, Korea, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and Chile. I love helping students learn and succeed.

I am a prolific writer. I have written and published 30 books. I am also a drama director. I often adapt famous plays from the past so students can perform dramas that are intellectually challenging and informative. I wrote about directing and producing plays. I wrote a book called "Teaching AP Language and Composition."

When I tutor, I work along with the student so answers and intellectual strategies can be compared. In this way, students can clearly see how I approached the exact same issues faced by them.

I currently tutor several students in Salem in math, reading, and writing. I have many resources to offer students, although usually they work with the books assigned to them by their school.

I am cheerful and friendly, and I explain things simply and directly.
I have been teaching for 35 years at the high school level. I have taught math, Algebra I & II, language arts, Senior Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Albany, OR 97322
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing Tutor"

- Heidi, Albany, OR on 8/28/15

"Patient tutor"

- Delia, Salem, OR on 10/12/14
Rolf replied on 10/12/2014

Thank you very much!!

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Science:
Biology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Speech,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Economics, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have taught high school students for 30 years. I have worked with about ten different ADD/ADHD students. Most obtained modified academic requirements while they participated in the standard classroom. Some obtained books on tape to listen to at home. I met with families often to assess progress and consider means of better assisting the students. I tutored a college student who suffered from a case of extreme autism. I have taught students who have occasional seizures in class. I listen carefully and offer direction as best I can.

Business

I have studied economics at The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. I have studied economic principles for 30 years, and am familiar with the functions of free market economics, supply and demand, profit and loss, and investment strategies. I have a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree. I truly enjoy studying the role of business in society, because those who engage in business create jobs for workers, create innovation of new products, and create increased wealth due to innovation and increased productivity. Efficient business practices lead to prosperity and employment for the benefit of consumers and workers.

English

I have taught American & European Literature, British Literature, Senior Writing, and Advanced Placement English Composition. I am a writer who has written and published 20 books.

GED

I have often tutored students in preparation for taking the GED test. I worked in Hawaii assisting students who had dropped out of high school. I have tutored at-risk students from both Albany high schools in math, reading, vocabulary and other basic skills. I like to see students succeed, and am able to give them the encouragement and training they need.

Phonics

I can teach phonics. I have been teaching reading, literature, and writing for 25 years. I have taught Advanced Placement English Composition as well. I have taught students in elementary school up through high school.

Public Speaking

I have taught Speech Class at the high school level for several years. I tutored a college student last summer who was having issues with stage fright and focus in his course. I have been a frequent public speaker, and served as vice-president of my university. I have taught Drama Class for 20 years, and have directed more than 60 plays, emphasizing diction, projection, articulation, and voice for all the actors on stage.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs students often during my 33 years of teaching experience. I also taught high school dropouts in Hawaii as a VISTA Volunteer, and I taught students in grades 5-6 in a school in an impoverished inner-city area in Louisville, Kentucky. Students there had a variety of very special needs due to broken families, drug abuse, single parents, and psychologically troubled young people. I have a wide variety of experience teaching various races and income groups, as well.

Speech

I have taught high school speech classes for ten years. My students generally delivered a three-minute speech at least three times per week, so they obtained lots of speaking practice. I assigned topics that did not require research. I allowed them to speak from personal experience so they would possess knowledge of their subject and personal interest in the topic. I scored their speeches for projection, eye-contact, gesture, movement, enthusiasm, and voice variation.

I assigned a topic daily but gave them the choice to speak on another topic if they had something special to share. One former student wrote the following remark after attending Oregon State University: "I took a speech class this last term in college, and I have to say, the one I took from you in high school taught me WAY more, truly prepared me to give future speeches, and I had a blast in the process. Thank you for teaching. You shook life up and kept it exciting." --Elle

Study Skills

I have taught high school for 33 years. I have attend twelve colleges. I have a Master's degree in Adult Education. I have taught Advanced Placement writing courses, and I have written and published 15 books. I can help with study skills. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. I have taught writing, language arts, poetry, economics, and drama courses.

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Biology, Chemistry
University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg
MEd
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (Biology, Chemistry)

University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg (MEd)

University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Graduate Coursework)

Amazing Tutor — My son is about to start second grade, and he has struggled in school from the very beginning. My son has dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADD. When my son and Rolf had begun working together, my son was tested by his school to see where he was academically. At that time, he was testing at an early first grade level. Since school is about to start, we tested again. In the 3 months that they have been work ...

— Heidi, Albany, OR on 8/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rolf will travel within 40 miles of Albany, OR 97322.