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Keith H.

Math and More: Patient, Flexible, and Knowledgeable Teacher

Math and More: Patient, Flexible, and Knowledgeable Teacher

$50/hour

  • 3,710 hours tutoring

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Are you not getting the grade you know you deserve? Are you struggling with a new concept or formula? Does the latest assignment just not make sense? If this is you, then I can help! Clients say that I am trustworthy, reliable, accomodating, punctual, eager to help, and kind, with a great sense of humor.

My tutoring is designed to be an efficient use of your time, providing exactly the help that you need. I will customize your instruction so that you have the best chance of succeeding, and...

Are you not getting the grade you know you deserve? Are you struggling with a new concept or formula? Does the latest assignment just not make sense? If this is you, then I can help! Clients say that I am trustworthy, reliable, accomodating, punctual, eager to help, and kind, with a great sense of humor.

My tutoring is designed to be an efficient use of your time, providing exactly the help that you need. I will customize your instruction so that you have the best chance of succeeding, and your lessons will be thoughtfully prepared, reflecting your unique learning needs as well as preferences. I use a variety of teaching techniques including: hands-on, verbal, written, and digital. I can also Skype with you.

My teaching experience beyond tutoring includes 11 years in the classroom full-time with middle school students, three summers teaching Upward Bound high school students at Linfield College, several semesters with Central Texas College as a business instructor, and facilitating a Soft Skills workshop for the State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, small groups of between two and ten high school students have participated in my SAT Preparation Classes. I am licensed in Oregon to teach at all grade levels, and earned highly qualified status in mathematics and social studies.

Fun free-time activities of mine include: Scrabble, long-distance running, fixing things, collecting vinyl rock and roll records, and puzzles of all kinds.


Education

Northwestern University
Psychology
George Fox University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Cancellation fee: $35 with less than 12 hours notice. Online lessons: I will wait a maximum of 15 minutes online.
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  • Background check passed on 6/19/2014

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

My 12 years of experience in human resource and risk management include these highlights: key member of Transition Team for a golf course owner and operator with an increase in net worth of over $100,000,000 in a 16-month period; key team member and trainer of line supervisors to implement a managed care plan across a dozen business units, affecting approximately 5,000 employees; and team member responsible for the benefits portion of merging seven disparate human resource information systems into one standardized HRIS. I have taught as an adjunct professor, Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for Central Texas College distance learning onsite at Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. Not only have I actively participated in the purchase, sale, creation, and management of small businesses, I have also taught college-level courses in Small Business Management, Salesmanship, Human Resource Management and Business Math. Certified Professional in Human Resource Management, 1992-1997
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

My 12 years of experience in human resource and risk management include these highlights: key member of Transition Team for a golf course owner and operator with an increase in net worth of over $100,000,000 in a 16-month period; key team member and trainer of line supervisors to implement a managed care plan across a dozen business units, affecting approximately 5,000 employees; and team member responsible for the benefits portion of merging seven disparate human resource information systems into one standardized HRIS. I have taught as an adjunct professor, Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for Central Texas College distance learning onsite at Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. Not only have I actively participated in the purchase, sale, creation, and management of small businesses, I have also taught college-level courses in Small Business Management, Salesmanship, Human Resource Management and Business Math. Certified Professional in Human Resource Management, 1992-1997
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a highly qualified teacher with an active Oregon Initial II teaching license. This license qualifies me to teach grades 5-12 in several areas. I do have a full year of experience with a self-contained classroom of sixth graders, and I learned much about those students, what works and what does not work.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I'm a highly qualified (under Federal guidelines) math teacher, beginning with grade 5. I have additional coursework beyond those requirements in the pedagogy of teaching math. This provides many opportunities to apply those practices that yield good results. Examples of such practices include: using flashcards for vocabulary and numerous activities with a multiplication table, including least common factor, proportions, and how to divide!
Reading,

Reading

I have taught the REWARDS reading intervention program to 7th and 8th graders. My training beyond my college degree includes SIOP, an intensive language-based enrichment program, and several years teaching language arts and literature in two Oregon school districts. As a tutor, I use current assessment materials to determine the fluency, comprehension and vocabulary level for a student. I love helping children discover the beauty and power of language, both written and spoken. And finally, when working with students, we always find subject matter that is interesting, relevant, and age-appropriate.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have taught the REWARDS reading intervention program to 7th and 8th graders. My training beyond my college degree includes SIOP, an intensive language-based enrichment program, and several years teaching language arts and literature in two Oregon school districts. As a tutor, I use current assessment materials to determine the fluency, comprehension and vocabulary level for a student. I love helping children discover the beauty and power of language, both written and spoken. And finally, when working with students, we always find subject matter that is interesting, relevant, and age-appropriate.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I teach strategies to help students use their time efficiently on the Reading portion of the SAT. Working together, we also uncover areas which need more practice. Most recently, I took the SAT in January 2017. I am continually learning more about the content and structure of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Although the new SAT offers an optional essay, I do recommend that students practice and take this part of the test. Most recently, I took the SAT in January 2017.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am highly qualified under federal guidelines to teach social studies in Oregon for grades 5-12. I am a liberal arts major, with a B.A. in psychology, and have pursued my passion for social studies by: regular reading of periodicals, (e.g. 'The Economist' and 'The Week') and by ongoing education, (e.g. 1 year of U.S. History and Native American History at Chemeketa Community College). I have taught social studies at Falls City Elem. School, Faulconer Chapman School in Sheridan, and at Dayton High School.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught two years of Algebra I to advanced 8th graders, and have tutored high school as well as community college students for four years. Clients routinely say that I teach algebra in a way that finally makes sense to them, eliminating any confusion. My undergraduate coursework included one year of calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I honestly love Algebra 2 and I know how to explain it in different ways and modes to satisfy any student. My undergraduate college coursework includes 1 year of calculus. As a refresher, I took Math 111 at Chemeketa Community College. I have tutored other students in Math 111, Math 112, Algebra 2 and precalculus.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a highly qualified teacher with an active Oregon Initial II teaching license. This license qualifies me to teach grades 5-12 in several areas. I do have a full year of experience with a self-contained classroom of sixth graders, and I learned much about those students, what works and what does not work.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry in the public schools and have tutored high school students in this fascinating subject continuously over the past three years. My familiarity with the geometry curriculum at five local school districts makes tutoring time efficient and smooth.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught at least one class of prealgebra at the middle-school level every year for eleven years. Pre-algebra is a terrific subject to teach and to learn. Students get a chance to build a solid foundation for algebra, gaining insights while also practicing skills. I enjoy this time in a child's math development because improvement frequently occurs. Also, if it is taught well, prealgebra can be a strong bridge that gets rid of the anxiety that often comes with algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My pre-calculus tutoring includes my experience with non-linear functions, advanced trigonometry that incorporates the unit circle, and exercises that explore the concept of limits, to name a few.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught the REWARDS reading intervention program to 7th and 8th graders. My training beyond my college degree includes SIOP, an intensive language-based enrichment program, and several years teaching language arts and literature in two Oregon school districts. As a tutor, I use current assessment materials to determine the fluency, comprehension and vocabulary level for a student. I love helping children discover the beauty and power of language, both written and spoken. And finally, when working with students, we always find subject matter that is interesting, relevant, and age-appropriate.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Using a wide variety of source materials, and continually tutoring in geometry, algebra 2 and pre-calculus keeps me well-versed in the SAT content. I can fine-tune study time to raise a student's score from a prior test attempt as well as introduce a new test taker to specific concepts and strategies to achieve a best score. Most recently, I took the SAT test in January 2017.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I teach strategies to help students use their time efficiently on the Reading portion of the SAT. Working together, we also uncover areas which need more practice. Most recently, I took the SAT in January 2017. I am continually learning more about the content and structure of the test.
English, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught two years of Algebra I to advanced 8th graders, and have tutored high school as well as community college students for four years. Clients routinely say that I teach algebra in a way that finally makes sense to them, eliminating any confusion. My undergraduate coursework included one year of calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I honestly love Algebra 2 and I know how to explain it in different ways and modes to satisfy any student. My undergraduate college coursework includes 1 year of calculus. As a refresher, I took Math 111 at Chemeketa Community College. I have tutored other students in Math 111, Math 112, Algebra 2 and precalculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry in the public schools and have tutored high school students in this fascinating subject continuously over the past three years. My familiarity with the geometry curriculum at five local school districts makes tutoring time efficient and smooth.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught at least one class of prealgebra at the middle-school level every year for eleven years. Pre-algebra is a terrific subject to teach and to learn. Students get a chance to build a solid foundation for algebra, gaining insights while also practicing skills. I enjoy this time in a child's math development because improvement frequently occurs. Also, if it is taught well, prealgebra can be a strong bridge that gets rid of the anxiety that often comes with algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My pre-calculus tutoring includes my experience with non-linear functions, advanced trigonometry that incorporates the unit circle, and exercises that explore the concept of limits, to name a few.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Using a wide variety of source materials, and continually tutoring in geometry, algebra 2 and pre-calculus keeps me well-versed in the SAT content. I can fine-tune study time to raise a student's score from a prior test attempt as well as introduce a new test taker to specific concepts and strategies to achieve a best score. Most recently, I took the SAT test in January 2017.
ACT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught two years of Algebra I to advanced 8th graders, and have tutored high school as well as community college students for four years. Clients routinely say that I teach algebra in a way that finally makes sense to them, eliminating any confusion. My undergraduate coursework included one year of calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I honestly love Algebra 2 and I know how to explain it in different ways and modes to satisfy any student. My undergraduate college coursework includes 1 year of calculus. As a refresher, I took Math 111 at Chemeketa Community College. I have tutored other students in Math 111, Math 112, Algebra 2 and precalculus.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a highly qualified teacher with an active Oregon Initial II teaching license. This license qualifies me to teach grades 5-12 in several areas. I do have a full year of experience with a self-contained classroom of sixth graders, and I learned much about those students, what works and what does not work.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry in the public schools and have tutored high school students in this fascinating subject continuously over the past three years. My familiarity with the geometry curriculum at five local school districts makes tutoring time efficient and smooth.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught at least one class of prealgebra at the middle-school level every year for eleven years. Pre-algebra is a terrific subject to teach and to learn. Students get a chance to build a solid foundation for algebra, gaining insights while also practicing skills. I enjoy this time in a child's math development because improvement frequently occurs. Also, if it is taught well, prealgebra can be a strong bridge that gets rid of the anxiety that often comes with algebra.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

My pre-calculus tutoring includes my experience with non-linear functions, advanced trigonometry that incorporates the unit circle, and exercises that explore the concept of limits, to name a few.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught the REWARDS reading intervention program to 7th and 8th graders. My training beyond my college degree includes SIOP, an intensive language-based enrichment program, and several years teaching language arts and literature in two Oregon school districts. As a tutor, I use current assessment materials to determine the fluency, comprehension and vocabulary level for a student. I love helping children discover the beauty and power of language, both written and spoken. And finally, when working with students, we always find subject matter that is interesting, relevant, and age-appropriate.
English, Writing

Other

Geography

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught two years of Algebra I to advanced 8th graders, and have tutored high school as well as community college students for four years. Clients routinely say that I teach algebra in a way that finally makes sense to them, eliminating any confusion. My undergraduate coursework included one year of calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I honestly love Algebra 2 and I know how to explain it in different ways and modes to satisfy any student. My undergraduate college coursework includes 1 year of calculus. As a refresher, I took Math 111 at Chemeketa Community College. I have tutored other students in Math 111, Math 112, Algebra 2 and precalculus.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a highly qualified teacher with an active Oregon Initial II teaching license. This license qualifies me to teach grades 5-12 in several areas. I do have a full year of experience with a self-contained classroom of sixth graders, and I learned much about those students, what works and what does not work.
GED,

GED

I have been tutoring GED students since 2012, most of whom are adults seeking to better themselves with improved job opportunities. The State of Oregon has approved me to assist clients participating in vocational rehabilitation. My GED students have a high pass rate on the test, including a score at the honors level.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught geometry in the public schools and have tutored high school students in this fascinating subject continuously over the past three years. My familiarity with the geometry curriculum at five local school districts makes tutoring time efficient and smooth.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught the REWARDS reading intervention program to 7th and 8th graders. My training beyond my college degree includes SIOP, an intensive language-based enrichment program, and several years teaching language arts and literature in two Oregon school districts. As a tutor, I use current assessment materials to determine the fluency, comprehension and vocabulary level for a student. I love helping children discover the beauty and power of language, both written and spoken. And finally, when working with students, we always find subject matter that is interesting, relevant, and age-appropriate.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Using a wide variety of source materials, and continually tutoring in geometry, algebra 2 and pre-calculus keeps me well-versed in the SAT content. I can fine-tune study time to raise a student's score from a prior test attempt as well as introduce a new test taker to specific concepts and strategies to achieve a best score. Most recently, I took the SAT test in January 2017.
Writing

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am familiar with the ASVAB test battery. I took a similar test - the AQT-FAR - as an officer candidate. My best experience as a tutor was working with an 18 year old army recruit candidate whose ASVAB score qualified him for every possible MOS except linguistic cryptology.
CBEST,

CBEST

I took, and successfully passed, this test prior to entering the Master's degree program in teaching at George Fox University. My current teaching licensure in Oregon includes endorsements in multiple subjects, math, social studies, and self-contained classroom. I have taught 11 full years as a public school teacher in grades 6-8, as well as 3 years of summer school for grades 9-12.
GED,

GED

I have been tutoring GED students since 2012, most of whom are adults seeking to better themselves with improved job opportunities. The State of Oregon has approved me to assist clients participating in vocational rehabilitation. My GED students have a high pass rate on the test, including a score at the honors level.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Using a wide variety of source materials, and continually tutoring in geometry, algebra 2 and pre-calculus keeps me well-versed in the SAT content. I can fine-tune study time to raise a student's score from a prior test attempt as well as introduce a new test taker to specific concepts and strategies to achieve a best score. Most recently, I took the SAT test in January 2017.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I teach strategies to help students use their time efficiently on the Reading portion of the SAT. Working together, we also uncover areas which need more practice. Most recently, I took the SAT in January 2017. I am continually learning more about the content and structure of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Although the new SAT offers an optional essay, I do recommend that students practice and take this part of the test. Most recently, I took the SAT in January 2017.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, PSAT

Examples of Expertise


Keith has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (799 ratings)
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(58)
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Reviews


Pre calculus

Keith helped me to better understand the concepts as well as assist me in am assignment that I got an A on! I'll be working with Keith again very soon. Thanks again Keith!

Stuart, 3 lessons with Keith

Algebra for Alex

My son Alex is on the autism spectrum and really struggles with math. Keith was patient and persistent in helping Alex get a better grasp of the concepts and get through Algebra 1. Thanks Keith

Greg, 19 lessons with Keith

A real help to our son

Keith is relating wonderfully to our 15 year old son and able to really help him in his geometry. We really feel fortunate to have found Keith! I would highly recommend him.

Christina, 9 lessons with Keith

Wonderful tutoring.

Keith did a great job with his ASVAB test for the Army. After working with him he increased his overall score by 7 points! I highly recommend Keith and we are so happy we found him.

Kevin, 7 lessons with Keith

Excellent Math Tutor!

Keith is an excellent math tutor. Patient, encouraging and thorough. I learned everything I needed to know and all done in a most enjoyable atmosphere. I recommend Keith to anyone interested in improving their math skills.

David, 16 lessons with Keith

Very effective teaching style

When I was tutored by Keith, the first thing I noticed was that he answered questions with follow up questions. This style of teaching made me understand the specific problem we were working on, but also every other problem of the same topic. Through this process I was able to grasp concepts and knowledge a lot more effectively, and it made my entire learning experience much more applicable. Everything that we went over is still fresh in head, unlike some other teaching styles where the information is forgotten by the student in a few hours. I decided to work with Keith because I had a midterm coming up and I did not feel the most prepared to take it. After two sessions my confidence shot up, and I absolutely aced the exam. I highly recommend Keith because his teaching style is very effective, and he is easy to connect and work with.

Kim, 2 lessons with Keith

Adaptable, patient math tutor

Keith has been teaching math to my two boys, ages 6 and 8, once a week for the past 5 months. My boys love their lessons with Keith and have been improving significantly. When Keith observed that the whiteboard feature wasn’t ideal for my young sons, who are easily distracted, Keith quickly adapted, and transitioned to paper and pencil, finding a way to make that format work well online. I highly recommend Keith as a math tutor.

Jenny, 72 lessons with Keith

Kind and patient tutor

Keith worked with my 8th grader on alegbra 1 homework. She missed a lot of instruction last year due to covid, is in a new school district now, and is struggling to fill in the gaps in her math education, but Keith was extremely patient with her and allowed her to work out the solutions on her own. We really appreciate the help.

Sonia, 4 lessons with Keith

Knowledgeable, Patient & Enthusiastic!!

Zaire has been trying out different tutors over the last two weeks and we’ve been trying to find the “right fit.” After today’s session Zaire was upbeat, confident and eager to continue learning new math concepts. He is convinced that “Keith” is the “one”.... I can’t wait to see how my boy continues to progress over the next year. Thanks Keith!

Brandy, 1 lesson with Keith
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