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Thea H.

Portland, OR

$35/hour

Teaching with Knowledge, Compassion and Persistence

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North Carolina State University
Botany, Ecology
Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Master's
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
Master's

Education

North Carolina State University (Botany, Ecology)

Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (Master's)

Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR (Master's)

About Thea

Students and parents who are looking for a thoughtful, ethical and individually responsive elementary trained teacher need look no further! My specialties include elementary math, writing, vocabulary, all elementary sciences (physical, life, earth, health, technology) and high school biology. I'm currently a retired teacher, and am focusing on the needs of my individual clients. This includes content, assessments (tests, other) and the experiential requirements of the subjects I teach.

Before retirement, my specialty was providing individualized project-based and service-learning experiences in the classroom. To do this successfully, I approached every level of student in a way that met their individual needs; I worked carefully with individuals, groups and whole classes. My teaching experiences include working with 3rd through 12th grades, and I've been trained in a variety of learning techniques that educate the "whole child." After 23 years of public and private school teaching experience, I recognize that every person learns differently. I know how to listen and insist on treating students as developing human beings. It is my strong belief that it takes a village, and I'm an integral part of that village. Ask me what you want or need to learn, and I will work to make it a positive experience that will leave you wanting to learn more!
Students and parents who are looking for a thoughtful, ethical and individually responsive elementary trained teacher need look no further! My specialties include elementary math, writing, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

This rate is based on an hourly fee for tutoring 1 student, and includes travel fees. If a client wants tutoring for more than one student at the same time, the rate is $50 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Portland, OR 97233
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Biology, Botany,
Ecology, Geology, Nutrition,
Physical Science, Zoology
Art:
Drawing
English:
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
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.

Botany

I have a Standard Elementary Teaching License (4/1/12 - 3/31/17)Pre-primary through Grade 9, and a Grade 5-12 Basic Biology endorsement; I can provide my license number upon request. I have a BS. in Botany and a Master's in Forest Science in addition to my M.A.T., plus 21 years (this June) teaching experience in public and private school with a specialty in the middle school sciences and health. My work in teaching includes life science and environmental science, and I am a Board Member of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.

Drawing

As a person who has received many years of drawing instruction myself, and one who observed many students using this art form to express themselves, I chose to incorporate this skill into multiple settings. My yearbook / newsletter classes used student drawing in their publications for several years of my career. I chose to teach cartooning/drawing as electives (5 different classes) at the middle school level, so students could learn the basic techniques and apply them to projects and subjects of interest to them. I also taught after school drawing/cartooning classes at this level. In all classes that I have taught in (21 years public, 10 years private, concurrently), I'm observant of students' abilities, particularly artistic, and encourage them with suggestions, ideas and materials to enhance their work and presentation of that work.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Standard Elementary Teaching License (4/1/12 - 3/31/17)Pre-primary through Grade 9, and a Grade 5-12 Basic Biology endorsement; I can provide my license number upon request. As of this June, I have 21 years of teaching experience in public and private school, including 4th, incoming 6th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. My work with students has included math, intervention math, nutrition, botany and environmental science, public speaking, reading, writing, study skills, vocabulary, and designing lessons & activities to fit the needs of students with a rates, levels and intelligences (Blooms).

Elementary Science

I've taught Life, Earth and Physical Science for 21 years, have a Biology Endorsement, have attended Yale University as Forest Science graduate, and North Carolina State University as a Botany-Ecology undergraduate.

Nutrition

I have a Standard Elementary Teaching License (4/1/12 - 3/31/17) Preprimary through Grade 9, and a Grade 5-12 Basic Biology endorsement; my license number is 284880. I have a BS. in Botany and a Master's in Forest Science in addition to my M.A.T., plus 21 years (this June) teaching experience in public and private school with a specialty in the middle school sciences and health. My work with students has included nutrition through collaboration with Oregon State University/USDA Food Plate program, gardening education and utilization of the NSF health curriculum for 7th and 8th grades. I am currently working on developing a nutrition-linked gardening program at the elementary school where I have recently worked.

Public Speaking

I have a Standard Elementary Teaching License (4/1/12 - 3/31/17)Preprimary through Grade 9, and a Grade 5-12 Basic Biology endorsement; I can provide my license number upon request. I have two Master's degrees, including one from Yale University and another from Lewis & Clark College. I was the Commencement Speaker at my L&C graduation (M.A.T.), a Regional Membership Coordinator for Amnesty International in Virginia for 2 years (many speaking engagements), on the Education Advisory Board of PGE for several years, currently a Board Member of the Oregon Invasive Species Council, and have 21 years (this June) of teaching experience in public and private school. I have taught public speaking techniques to students for many years.

Study Skills

Hello! I have a Standard Elementary Teaching License (4/1/12 - 3/31/17)Pre-primary through Grade 9, and a Grade 5-12 Basic Biology endorsement; I can provide my license number upon request. My 21 years (this June) teaching experience in public and private school includes yearly preparation for tests, study skills, vocabulary, note-taking and presentation preparations. I have designed activities and lessons to fit the needs of students with different needs and intelligence aspects (Bloom's).

North Carolina State University
Botany, Ecology
Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Master's
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
Master's

Education

North Carolina State University (Botany, Ecology)

Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (Master's)

Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

This rate is based on an hourly fee for tutoring 1 student, and includes travel fees. If a client wants tutoring for more than one student at the same time, the rate is $50 per hour.

Travel policy

Thea will travel within 12 miles of Portland, OR 97233.