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Kelly H.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Fun, engaging tutoring in art, history, english, and writing

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Reed College
Art History

Education

Reed College (Art History)

About Kelly

Tutoring offers a unique opportunity to tailor the learning experience to each individual child. I love trying to figure out the best ways to capture kids' imagination and interest.

I started tutoring in history, English and writing college essays four years ago in a small private school for unconventional students in the suburbs of Washington, DC. In the following years I would go on to teach Art History, English, History, Humanities and Studio Art in both middle and high school. One of my most popular classes was Microhistory: big history through small stories. By framing history through the stories of individuals like Oliver Cromwell or goods like sugar, students were much better able to remember the stories behind events like the English Civil War and concepts like globalization! The most valuable thing I learned from teaching has been learning how to capture even the most recalcitrant student: it may not be easy, but the rewards are immense.

Some notable lessons included a game I devised to teach fifth graders about medieval warfare and Genghis Kahn (Can You Defeat the Mongols was a massive hit -- I'm told they still use their decks for fun today) and an art history field trip to the Hirshhorn after which a curator told me she'd never seen such interested, engaged high schoolers). My goal as a tutor is to help students find their love of learning and a way to love even their most difficult subjects, and to help them help themselves to improve their scores.

Now that I've moved to Portland, I'm looking forward to working one-on-one with students, helping to find the individual ways that help them learn best. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Kelly
Tutoring offers a unique opportunity to tailor the learning experience to each individual child. I love trying to figure out the best ways to capture kids' imagination and interest.

I started tutoring in history, English and writing college essays four years ago in a small private school for unconventional students in the suburbs of
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97214
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Art Theory
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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.

Reed College
Art History

Education

Reed College (Art History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97214.