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Henry H.

Portland, OR

$35/hour

Patient and skillful tutor in writing, grammar and literature

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/28/16
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Personal assessment acutely provided and tutor progam created
— Tina, Portland, OR on 3/11/17

$35/Hour


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University of South Carolina
English BA and MA
Duke University
PhD
University of Akron
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of South Carolina (English BA and MA)

Duke University (PhD)

University of Akron (Graduate Coursework)

About Henry

I love to learn and to help others learn, a pleasure I had for nearly forty years as a college instructor in writing and literature at The College of Wooster in Ohio. Although I taught many classes in these subjects, much of my teaching was done in one-on-one conferences on how to write for a variety of purposes: explanations, arguments, analyses, research, poetry and fiction. I worked with writers from those having basic difficulties to sophisticated seniors working on complex research papers or creative collections of stories and poems.

My primary approach is first to try to understand you as a learner, to identify not just problems but also how you work best with a particular style, and to devise a way of learning that fits both you and the form of writing to be developed. Although a writer needs to understand the "rules," such as grammar, the goal is to discover how you can learn to use both the rules and your knowledge and creativity for your own purposes.

In literature, my tutoring begins with an emphasis on comprehending the text, identifying patterns and themes, and finally coming to an analysis or interpretation that arises from this understanding and makes sense of as many aspects as possible. Literary interpretation is not a mysterious game, but a skill that can be learned and practiced by you with excellent results.

In tutoring for tests, such as the GRE or SAT, my approach focuses on understanding the kinds of thinking the tests want to identify, the ways in which the questions try to identify them, and the best strategies for answering the kinds of questions asked. Importantly too, I help the you to recognize your past experiences with these questions--perhaps in other forms--as an important way of easing anxiety about the tests.

I am a patient, understanding and experienced tutor, mentor and teacher. My basic belief is that people learn best from encouragement and practice that brings insight, and never from ridicule or harshness. I look forward to working with you to improve your skills in the subjects and goals you want to work on.
I love to learn and to help others learn, a pleasure I had for nearly forty years as a college instructor in writing and literature at The College of Wooster in Ohio. Although I taught many classes in these subjects, much of my teaching was done in one-on-one conferences on how to write for a variety of purposes: explanations, arguments, analyses, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Rates: $35 per hour in person; $30 online; group rates (4 maximum) $25 per person online or in person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219
Background Check: Passed

"Personal assessment acutely provided and tutor progam created"

- Tina, Portland, OR on 3/11/17

"Very knowledgeable, experienced in teaching"

- Jing, Portland, OR on 9/11/16
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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.

Writing

I taught writing and literature at a liberal arts college for forty years, much of it in one-on-one sessions with students in the senior year. I have also been tutoring students from twelfth grade to graduate school for the past year. My education includes a Ph.D. from Duke University. My approach is to assess the student's needs and to work out an individual plan to help his or her writing.

University of South Carolina
English BA and MA
Duke University
PhD
University of Akron
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of South Carolina (English BA and MA)

Duke University (PhD)

University of Akron (Graduate Coursework)

Personal assessment acutely provided and tutor progam created

Henry has provided accurate approaches to my writing challenges and continues to provide me with the training necessary to accomplish my personal goals. Henry encourages in a positive manner that reassures my growth. His tutoring style enabled me to request his ongoing education with my daughter who struggles in reading. His time with my daughter and I is valuable.

— Tina, Portland, OR on 3/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Rates: $35 per hour in person; $30 online; group rates (4 maximum) $25 per person online or in person.

Travel policy

Henry will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97219.