Keith H.

Mcminnville, OR


Math and More: Patient, Flexible, and Experienced Teacher

In-person lessons
1500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/19/14
4.9 average from 396 ratings
Very Knowledgable
— Nadia, Mcminnville, OR on 11/1/17


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Northwestern University
George Fox University


Northwestern University (Psychology)

George Fox University (Master's)

About Keith

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.
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
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12 hours notice required

Discounts: * If a lesson is 1 1/2 hours or longer, the last 10 minutes are free. ** If a lesson is 2 hrs, the last 15 minutes are free. Cancellation fee: $25 with less than 12 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mcminnville, OR 97128
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Knowledgable"

- Nadia, Mcminnville, OR on 11/1/17

"Excellent tutor!"

- Linda, Happy Valley, OR on 11/27/17

"Hands-on and very knowledgeable tutor"

- Lesley, Beaverton, OR on 9/3/17

"Patient and Persistent"

- Sarah, Salem, OR on 8/23/17

"Great Tutor!"

- April, Newberg, OR on 5/31/17

"Great teacher"

- Stefanie, Dallas, OR on 9/15/16

"GED prep,All tests passed first try."

- Randy, Sherwood, OR on 6/16/16

"Great tutor"

- Jennifer, Dayton, OR on 1/20/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Stacy, Mcminnville, OR on 7/10/15

"Excellent teacher"

- William, Sherwood, OR on 6/17/15

"Knowledgeable and kind with a patient disposition"

- Vicki, Wilsonville, OR on 6/1/15

"Great Tutor"

- James, Mcminnville, OR on 4/25/15

"Couldn't ask for better"

- Jenny, Dayton, OR on 2/25/15

"On time and prepared!"

- Gerry, Amity, OR on 2/4/15

"Great Tutor"

- Shawn, Salem, OR on 1/16/15

"Great tutor!!"

- Katie, Beaverton, OR on 12/8/14


- Anne, Redwood City, CA on 11/16/14

"Excellent Tutor Who Really Cares"

- Rhonda, Mcminnville, OR on 10/29/14

"Good First Lesson"

- Rebecca, Sherwood, OR on 7/4/14
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
SAT Math,
Elementary Science, Geology, Physical Science, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Macroeconomics, Marketing, Microeconomics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,

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.

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

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.

American History

In addition to my liberal arts degree, I have taken one year of American History at a local college and a term of Native American History. I have taught U.S. History at the middle school and high school level.


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.


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


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.


At Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan, I was the chess and checkers teacher for five years. Chess is a game which has significant connections to math, computer science, language, and other disciplines. It has been a tool that has been of great value to me in connecting with other students, particularly boys struggling socially and academically.

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

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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

Public Speaking

I absolutely love public speaking and can empathize with those who fear it more than death. Opportunities to speak publicly are always welcomed.

Public speaking engagements of mine include: 8th grade promotion, middle school recognition ceremonies, and presentations to employee groups when I worked in human resource management and in business settings.

In addition, I have taught the required speech component as a semester-long course to freshmen at Dayton High School, Oregon.

I am ordained through the Universal Life Church to conduct marriage ceremonies.


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

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

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

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.

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.

Northwestern University
George Fox University


Northwestern University (Psychology)

George Fox University (Master's)

Very Knowledgable

Keith was on time and on the ball from the start. My daughter really liked him and thought he was very helpful on the subject of advance Algebra 2. He was very patient and very clear when explaining the subjects she had issues with. Helping the student understand the process and being part of finding the solution was key for us.

— Nadia, Mcminnville, OR on 11/1/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $37.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Discounts: * If a lesson is 1 1/2 hours or longer, the last 10 minutes are free. ** If a lesson is 2 hrs, the last 15 minutes are free. Cancellation fee: $25 with less than 12 hours notice.

Travel policy

Keith will travel within 30 miles of Mcminnville, OR 97128.