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Henry H.

Patient, experienced tutor in writing, grammar, literature, 6th-adult

Patient, experienced tutor in writing, grammar, literature, 6th-adult

$50/hour

  • 483 hours tutoring

  • Multnomah Village Portland, OR 97219

About Henry


Bio

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...

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 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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Rates: $75 per hour in person; $50 per hour online.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/30/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I have taught and tutored students extensively in English grammar for many years. My knowledge of grammar--from parts of speech to verb tenses to writing forceful sentences--is very thorough. My emphasis focuses not just on knowing the details of grammar, but on how grammar functions to make us effective speakers and writers.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have taught and tutored students extensively in English grammar for many years. My knowledge of grammar--from parts of speech to verb tenses to writing forceful sentences--is very thorough. My emphasis focuses not just on knowing the details of grammar, but on how grammar functions to make us effective speakers and writers.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught literature, writing and grammar extensively. I am quite familiar with the test structure and kinds of questions asked. I am a patient and careful tutor.
English,

English

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language and literature--grammar, essay writing, creative writing and literary criticism. I have worked successfully with students from the sixth grade through graduate school on both short and long projects. I am very patient and seek to develop in students an independent mastery of the subject.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught and tutored students extensively in English grammar for many years. My knowledge of grammar--from parts of speech to verb tenses to writing forceful sentences--is very thorough. My emphasis focuses not just on knowing the details of grammar, but on how grammar functions to make us effective speakers and writers.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught literature at all levels in college and have tutored students from sixth grade to college in literary analysis. I focus on an understanding of key elements--plot, character, setting and theme. I also put a strong emphasis on understanding more complex techniques, such as metaphor and symbol. In the end, the goal is for the reader to be able to see the literary work as an integrated whole.
Writing,

Writing

I taught writing at a liberal arts college for forty years, much of it in one-on-one sessions with students in the senior year; and have been tutoring students from twelfth grade to graduate school for two years. My approach is to assess the student's needs and to work out an individual plan to help his or her writing, from the core elements of grammar to the more complex matters of organization and style.
SAT Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language and literature--grammar, essay writing, creative writing and literary criticism. I have worked successfully with students from the sixth grade through graduate school on both short and long projects. I am very patient and seek to develop in students an independent mastery of the subject.
Writing

Writing

I taught writing at a liberal arts college for forty years, much of it in one-on-one sessions with students in the senior year; and have been tutoring students from twelfth grade to graduate school for two years. My approach is to assess the student's needs and to work out an individual plan to help his or her writing, from the core elements of grammar to the more complex matters of organization and style.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught and tutored all aspects of English language and literature--grammar, essay writing, creative writing and literary criticism. I have worked successfully with students from the sixth grade through graduate school on both short and long projects. I am very patient and seek to develop in students an independent mastery of the subject.
Writing

Writing

I taught writing at a liberal arts college for forty years, much of it in one-on-one sessions with students in the senior year; and have been tutoring students from twelfth grade to graduate school for two years. My approach is to assess the student's needs and to work out an individual plan to help his or her writing, from the core elements of grammar to the more complex matters of organization and style.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I taught writing at a liberal arts college for forty years, much of it in one-on-one sessions with students in the senior year; and have been tutoring students from twelfth grade to graduate school for two years. My approach is to assess the student's needs and to work out an individual plan to help his or her writing, from the core elements of grammar to the more complex matters of organization and style.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught literature, writing and grammar extensively. I am quite familiar with the test structure and kinds of questions asked. I am a patient and careful tutor.
SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent first session.

Met expectation of having experienced writer critique a very drafty first draft of a story in its early phase. Provided clear direction on what is next in development for greater clarity.

Dean, 2 lessons with Henry

Very Thorough and helpful!

My daughter loved meeting with Henry. We haven’t had a strong English teacher in several years and now with AP/Dual credit as a junior the expectations have risen but the writing level still needs help! Look for ward to many more assignments with Henry!

Hattie, 1 lesson with Henry

Very nice teacher

I have a lot questions and Mr Henry answer all of it, he is a very patient and nice teacher!

Nick, 22 lessons with Henry

Extremely knowledgeable graduate level tutor!

Henry and I have worked together for numerous sessions on graduate level research papers. He’s gone above and beyond to offer support and resources to improve my writing and teaches me to tailor my writing for the audience or purpose I’m writing for. Additionally, his help has been applicable for job applications and other important documents. He helped tremendously with learning a new citation method and applying it to difficult examples. I am pleased I found him!

Mariah, 9 lessons with Henry

Helpful and patient

Very helpful, patient, low stress for those with writing anxiety. Perfect match for my daughter who needs someone to help build her writing confidence. Planning to return regularly.

Tam, 5 lessons with Henry

Excellent tutor and very thorough.

My son had the privilege of having Dr. Herring help him with his essay. He said that Dr. Herring was very helpful and easy to understand. He looks forward to using him again.

Ethan, 1 lesson with Henry

Very prepared!

Henry had taken the time to read my paper and offer a constructive critique. His suggestions were thoughtful and insightful. Calmed my anxiety and made me feel I had new focus to better organize my paper.

Emily, 3 lessons with Henry

Useful guidance

Henry has helped me work on my character development, dialogue and other key elements of my creative writing. Very kind and prepared. He has good knowledge of the structural components of writing.

Betsy, 30 lessons with Henry

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Great approach to teach grammar and writing skills. Very patient and methodical with explanations. Good exercises for practice. Always prepared for the class and develops a long-term plan to address weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

Olga, 29 lessons with Henry
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$50/hour

Henry H.

$50/hour

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