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Tom H.

Beaverton, OR

$30/hour

Tutoring in Middle and High School Subjects

5.0 average from 4 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient teacher
— Mark, Alpharetta, GA on 3/25/16

$30/Hour


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About Tom

I have a PhD in Agronomy with minors in statistics and engineering. I had a 20 year career in scientific research and publication where I published many papers and reviewed colleagues papers and proposals. I have worked extensively with students online and in person. I can tutor in most subjects at the elementary to college level including English, math, biology, physics, chemistry, history, social studies...

I am expert with Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat. I have been doing online classes on InDesign, Dreamweaver, wordpress, and other software for two years.

I have experience with most computer operating systems but mostly with Intel-compatible PC systems running Windows or Linux or the Apple operating system. I am very familiar with Ubuntu system administration.

I have also worked with and am very familiar with Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Encore, OnLocation, Vlogit, Visual Communicator, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Gimp, and Scribus.
I have a PhD in Agronomy with minors in statistics and engineering. I had a 20 year career in scientific research and publication where I published many papers and reviewed colleagues papers and proposals. I have worked extensively with students online and in person. I can tutor in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

rates are adjustable. 30/hr for school tutoring 30/hr/person for Adobe software lessons, reduced for groups and multiple days

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Beaverton, OR 97005

"Knowledgeable and patient teacher"

- Mark, Alpharetta, GA on 3/25/16

"Very knowledgeable and patient!"

- Kate, Portland, OR on 8/19/13

"He knows his stuff!"

- Pam, Portland, OR on 6/18/12
Science:
ACT Science,
Physical Science,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
GED,
GRE, PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Computer Programming,
Dreamweaver,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History,
European History,
Geography,
Government & Politics, Political Science, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Bridge,
Chess

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 have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.
I am proficient at technical writing for popular magazines and peer reviewed publications. I have reviewed hundreds of articles for technical journals so I have excellent command of English expression and syntax.

ACT Math

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

ACT Science

I have a PhD in Agronomy with work in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, climatology, and statistics.

Adobe InDesign

I supported Adobe InDesign for seven years. I resolved all types of prepress issues for print shops. I assisted home users in completing books, dissertations, photo albums, technical books, childrens books, etc.

I have a portfolio of sample documents created in InDesign and saved to PDF or Flash.

I have been doing online classes in InDesign fsince 2009. These are 2-3 day intensive classes providing an introduction or intermediate grasp of InDesign.

Algebra 1

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Algebra 2

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

American History

I have a PhD in science. I am widely read in all aspects of history, social science, and political science. Formal courses include Russian history, American history, and world history.

I am very experienced working with students in person and online.

ASVAB

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Bridge

I am a strong bridge player. Back in the 80's I gained some master points. I am fluent with all the popular American bidding systems.

Chess

I play chess at the A level. I also play Go (related game) at the Dan level. I have instructed many youngsters and beginners to intermediate level.

Computer Programming

I am expert with several Adobe applications. I have experience in programming with several scripting languages such as php, css, html, perl, sql, fortran, basic. I am familiar with the MS Office suite, with email basics, IP addresses, linux admin, windows admin, Mac admin, spreadsheets, etc.

Dreamweaver

I have been teaching online classes for DreamWeaver for 2 years. These are 2-3 day classes to provide an introductory or intermediate grasp of DreamWeaver. I designed sites with DreamWeaver. The site also uses some scripts (perl, php, and javascript).

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses also). I work well with kids, treating them with respect both teenagers and younger children. My philosophy is that a teacher should never talk down to children (or adults) while presenting materials in a form that they can grasp. For math, it is important to talk about how it can be used as well as how to solve problems. For reading, find out what they are interested in and direct them to materials on those topics that will challenge their reading abilities and comprehension.
I also have years of telephone tech support that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Elementary Math

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Elementary Science

I have a PhD in Agronomy with work in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, climatology, and statistics. I have worked with beginning to advanced students in math, history, biology, and chemistry in person, online, and by phone. I present material in a way that is understandable to beginners or advanced students.

English

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

I am proficient at writing for popular magazines and peer reviewed publications. I have reviewed hundreds of articles for technical journals so I have excellent command of English expression and syntax.

European History

My PhD in science includes many liberal arts courses including Russian history, world history, geography, and political processes. I have spent time in several European countries.

i have extensive experience working with students in person, online, and by phone.

GED

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youths, treating them with respect. Initial development of study habits requires an interruption free study environment (no phones, texting, TV, etc.). GED requires a basic grasp of all the areas covered in High School.
I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Geography

I have a PhD in science with course work in the social science including history, geography, hydrology, and land use. I am very familiar with soil use patterns and soil reclamation.

I have a great deal of experience working with students in person, by phone, and online.

Grammar

I have reviewed hundreds of articles for technical journals so I have excellent command of English expression and syntax.

Literature

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youths, treating them with respect. Initial development of study habits requires an interruption-free study environment (no phones, texting, TV, etc.). GED requires a basic grasp of all the areas covered in High School.

I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Microsoft Word

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youths, treating them with respect.

I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

I have used Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Outlook Express extensively over the years.

Physical Science

I have a PhD in Agronomy with work in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, climatology, and statistics. I have worked with beginning to advanced users of complex graphics software to instruct them how to get the most our of it. I am able to present subject matter in a way that is understandable beginners or advanced students.

Prealgebra

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with kids, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Proofreading

I have a PhD in Agronomy. While working in research, I reviewed and proofed articles for peer reviewed journals, grant proposals, and book chapters. I was also a technical editor for Agronomy Journal and Journal of Sustainable Agriculture.

PSAT

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Reading

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children and youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.
I am proficient at technical writing for popular magazines and peer reviewed publications. I have reviewed hundreds of articles for technical journals so I have excellent command of English expression and syntax.

SAT Math

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

SAT Reading

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

SAT Writing

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with youth, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.

Study Skills

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses also). I work well with kids, treating them with respect. I have years of telephone tech support that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding. I also authored many scientific papers and edited a book so I know how and why to study and can explain or demonstrate study skills to those who are having difficulty learning material.

World History

I have a PhD in science with courses in all the social sciences including Russian history, American history, world history, geography, political science, and cultural anthropology.

I have great experience working with students both in person and online.

Writing

I have a PhD in Agronomy (statistics minor, biochem, plant science, engineering courses, advanced math also). I work well with children, treating them with respect. I also have years of telephone tech support experience that involves explaining usage of complex graphics software to inexperienced users so I am good at presenting things at the level of my students' understanding.
I am proficient at technical writing for popular magazines and peer reviewed publications. I have reviewed hundreds of articles for technical journals so I have excellent command of English expression and syntax.

Knowledgeable and patient teacher — Tom knows his stuff and he gears the lesson to the current knowledge level of the student. He answered all my questions. Thank you, Tom! ...

— Mark, Alpharetta, GA on 3/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

rates are adjustable. 30/hr for school tutoring 30/hr/person for Adobe software lessons, reduced for groups and multiple days

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 10 miles of Beaverton, OR 97005.