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James H.

English Major with Graduate Coursework in Secondary Education

English Major with Graduate Coursework in Secondary Education

$35/hour

  • 13 hours tutoring

  • Eugene, OR 97401

About James


Bio

I am a lifelong reader, learner and writer. I have a degree in English from the University of Oregon. Samples of my writing, including articles, poetry and a little short fiction may be seen by request.

I was going to be a teacher and now wish I had been, but spent years in the business world of title insurance instead. Even in that business, I was involved in education, designing and presenting classes for new real estate agents and lenders. I trained many people over the years in the...

I am a lifelong reader, learner and writer. I have a degree in English from the University of Oregon. Samples of my writing, including articles, poetry and a little short fiction may be seen by request.

I was going to be a teacher and now wish I had been, but spent years in the business world of title insurance instead. Even in that business, I was involved in education, designing and presenting classes for new real estate agents and lenders. I trained many people over the years in the basics of title insurance.

I am also a poet and belong to a writing group that meets and critiques each other's work regularly.

As to my methods of tutoring, I want to start where the problem is, whether it is basic grammar, writing technique, reading or interpreting literature. Once that is established, perhaps from teacher's notes or parental input, I will design a method to work on the specific problem.

I am now qualified on WyzAnt to tutor in American History as well.


Education

University of Oregon
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Eugene, OR 97401
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.
Grammar

Grammar

The ability to write and speak standard English is a must in this twenty-first century. To be able to do so requires that we learn certain rules about spelling, agreement of subject and verb, use of plurals, pronouns and apostrophes as well. I am also married to a former English teacher, so must use poor grammar at my peril or strictly in jest.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

The ability to write and speak standard English is a must in this twenty-first century. To be able to do so requires that we learn certain rules about spelling, agreement of subject and verb, use of plurals, pronouns and apostrophes as well. I am also married to a former English teacher, so must use poor grammar at my peril or strictly in jest.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Words have always fascinated me. As a student of literature and as a writer, I always hope to find what the French author Flaubert called le mot juste (the perfect word). That is not to say I look for the longest or most obscure word however. Clarity in writing of any kind is paramount.

English

English,

English

I have published newsletters and engaged in business correspondence for many years. Also, I have designed and presented classes with accompanying handouts for new real estate agents to help them understand their careers.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.
Grammar,

Grammar

The ability to write and speak standard English is a must in this twenty-first century. To be able to do so requires that we learn certain rules about spelling, agreement of subject and verb, use of plurals, pronouns and apostrophes as well. I am also married to a former English teacher, so must use poor grammar at my peril or strictly in jest.
Literature,

Literature

My library of read and unread books fills many shelves. I received a BA in literature from the University of Oregon with a GPA of 3.7. I have been a lifelong reader and make a study of language and its uses.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Words have always fascinated me. As a student of literature and as a writer, I always hope to find what the French author Flaubert called le mot juste (the perfect word). That is not to say I look for the longest or most obscure word however. Clarity in writing of any kind is paramount.
Writing

Writing

I have written stories and poetry for years, and have won some contests with the Oregon Poetry Association. Samples of my writing, including some poetry, short fiction and articles may be seen on request.

History

American History

American History

I have been a student of American History all my life. If I had a minor in college, it would have been American History. I read much about it even today. In tutoring American History, as in any subject, I would start where the problem lies, whether it is simple lack of interest or a reading problem or not grasping concepts.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have published newsletters and engaged in business correspondence for many years. Also, I have designed and presented classes with accompanying handouts for new real estate agents to help them understand their careers.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.
Writing

Writing

I have written stories and poetry for years, and have won some contests with the Oregon Poetry Association. Samples of my writing, including some poetry, short fiction and articles may be seen on request.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have published newsletters and engaged in business correspondence for many years. Also, I have designed and presented classes with accompanying handouts for new real estate agents to help them understand their careers.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.
Writing

Writing

I have written stories and poetry for years, and have won some contests with the Oregon Poetry Association. Samples of my writing, including some poetry, short fiction and articles may be seen on request.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with a Puerto Rican born student who, though she speaks English quite well, was having problems with sentence structure and repetitive grammar errors. Her grades and her writing ability have both improved due to the lessons we have completed. I believe her rating of me and the comments she left illustrate my success with her.
Writing

Writing

I have written stories and poetry for years, and have won some contests with the Oregon Poetry Association. Samples of my writing, including some poetry, short fiction and articles may be seen on request.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great tutor.

James is a great tutor. He answers all my questions very calmly, and he explains difficult grammar rules in a clear and concise manner. My grammar has improved because he encourages me to ask questions. He is supportive and very helpful.

Lizzie, 7 lessons with James
Tutor responded:

Your feedback was available for me to read this morning. Thank you very much for such kind words, Lizzie. Let me know when you wish to meet again, and good luck on that paper!

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James H.

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