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Walter V.

Experienced and Supportive Tutor in Writing, Math, Science, Dutch

Experienced and Supportive Tutor in Writing, Math, Science, Dutch

$35/hour

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Both sides of my family have been heavily invested in education for generations, as public school teachers, university professors with terminal degrees, and published scientific researchers. I took all the math and science courses my private prep school offered, but majored in Philosophy in college, though I took numerous courses in Chemistry (no minors at my college); later I obtained a Juris Doctor degree to become a lawyer. After passing the Bar exam, I changed careers and traveled...

Both sides of my family have been heavily invested in education for generations, as public school teachers, university professors with terminal degrees, and published scientific researchers. I took all the math and science courses my private prep school offered, but majored in Philosophy in college, though I took numerous courses in Chemistry (no minors at my college); later I obtained a Juris Doctor degree to become a lawyer. After passing the Bar exam, I changed careers and traveled extensively with my family, first by RV and then by sailboat. Our oldest child was on his way to college and law school; he is now an attorney. Our two youngest were homeschooled, one in grades 2-12, the other K-12. Both did well in college; our youngest graduated first in a class of 8500. One became a lawyer and the other earned a graduate degree and is pursuing a professional degree.

I taught and tutored my children all those years and, occasionally, a succession of new friends as well. I provided additional tutoring, by phone and email, to all three in college, law school and graduate school, and in the first years of law practice for the two lawyers. In addition, I have provided tutoring to the children of neighborhood friends. I greatly enjoy helping students conquer the mysteries of our modern world; it is wonderful to be able to share their pleasure at mastering something new.

I loved math in high school and scored an 800 on the Advanced Math SAT. But what gives me the greatest enjoyment now is to show how story problems may most easily be solved by breaking up the problems into a series of mathematical statements, which then lead to the correct answer. Also, seemingly impenetrable algebraic expressions may, with the application of a relatively small number of rules, logically be processed to obtain the desired result.

While my primary and secondary education took place in the United States, Dutch is my mother tongue and was the only language spoken at home. I also studied Philosophy for a year at the Uni


Education

Yale University/Reed College, Portland, OR
Philosophy
Willamette University, Salem, OR
J.D.

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Corporate Training

Dutch

Dutch

Born in Amsterdam and raised in an academic household (both parents Ph.D.s) speaking exclusively Dutch, I was educated in the United States but returned to the Netherlands for a year of upper-class study of Dutch philosophy at the Leidsche Universiteit (University of Leiden). I have translated Dutch philosophy and have studied theoretical Dutch psychology. My accent is university Dutch with a touch of Leiden.

Homeschool

Dutch

Dutch

Born in Amsterdam and raised in an academic household (both parents Ph.D.s) speaking exclusively Dutch, I was educated in the United States but returned to the Netherlands for a year of upper-class study of Dutch philosophy at the Leidsche Universiteit (University of Leiden). I have translated Dutch philosophy and have studied theoretical Dutch psychology. My accent is university Dutch with a touch of Leiden.

Language

Dutch

Dutch

Born in Amsterdam and raised in an academic household (both parents Ph.D.s) speaking exclusively Dutch, I was educated in the United States but returned to the Netherlands for a year of upper-class study of Dutch philosophy at the Leidsche Universiteit (University of Leiden). I have translated Dutch philosophy and have studied theoretical Dutch psychology. My accent is university Dutch with a touch of Leiden.

$35/hour

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Walter V.

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