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Richard: Friendly easygoing teacher years of computer and ESL training

Richard: Friendly easygoing teacher years of computer and ESL training

$20/hour

  • 83 hours tutoring

  • Seattle, WA 98198

About Richard


Bio

I have been recognized as one of the most patient, caring instructors in the fields in which I have taught. As a student I initially struggled in college until a caring and skilled professor took the time to work with me and help me become a top student.

Much of my University teaching experience, prior to many years teaching ESL in Turkey and Thailand, was in the computer application and networking field. I am possibly one of the leading experts in working with the Microsoft suite of...

I have been recognized as one of the most patient, caring instructors in the fields in which I have taught. As a student I initially struggled in college until a caring and skilled professor took the time to work with me and help me become a top student.

Much of my University teaching experience, prior to many years teaching ESL in Turkey and Thailand, was in the computer application and networking field. I am possibly one of the leading experts in working with the Microsoft suite of computer applications.

My teaching experience has ranged from ESL to skiing lessons for asthma patients, geography, World and American history and all Microsoft Office applications, MCSE’s and Cisco certifications. I have a passion for working with non-native speakers in the ESL field. I have had extensive experience with corporate executives, students and professionals working on their dissertations or important presentations. My many years in University have honed my writing skills and have edited and served as a consultant on many academic papers and business proposals.

I graduated first from the University of Wisconsin (BS) with emphasis in History, International Economics and the University of Denver (MBA) Finance and Marketing. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. The TEFL/TESOL certificate is the worldwide standard for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL.)

I have had six years of English/ESL classroom experience abroad and have taught students from age 10 to 60. My ESL teaching focus is to help my students become well rounded in all elements of learning English.

Typically, students tell me that they want to learn to speak but that is only half of learning conversational English. The other part, and possibly an even more important element, is listening. Most students find that listening is more difficult than they anticipated and; without good comprehension of the other side of the conversation, real communication isn't possible.

I have taught grammar, conversation, writing, obviously speaking and writing as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on academic papers and thesis’s.

Granted it may sound a little corny, but I love to share my knowledge and support students learning and; teaching is my gift to all with whom I have the privilege to work.

I look forward to working with students of ESL, computing, business and writing.


Education

U of Wisconsin - Madison
International econ
U of Denver
MBA
U of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $20
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Seattle, WA 98198
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

My business experience is broad and extensive. I had my first business venture when I was only 11 years old. My experience culminated in being the CEO of a company for which I undertook a successful IPO. In addition to running my own companies, I have worked for several major airlines and one of the nation's largest public accounting firms.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have an MBA in marketing. I have also had many years of practical experience, including a successful IPO of a company I founded.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

When you really want to explain something, the cliche "...A picture is worth a thousand words..." is why PowerPoint is such a universally used and powerful tool. Information presented in graphic form allows you to much more effectively present your message - your viewers don't have to look a lots of numbers and come to the same conclusions as you. PowerPoint allows you to graphically present your point of view with no ambiguity. I love the program and have used it for many years - let me help you become proficient also.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have been using MS Publisher for over ten years. With it I have produced short books, brochures, countless business cards and stationary layout. For one of my clients I actually produced a 100 page prospectus for an IPO. With the ability to import documents into it, it lends itself to great flexibility in the production of a wide variety of formats and layouts. The templates are very useful for getting started and can then be modified as desired.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have been using and teaching Word since it's first release. I am one of the most knowledgeable users of Word in the US. Over the years I have used almost every feature from simple formatting to "master documents" and "tracking changes". I am patient, knowledgeable and love working with students and this program. I have written extensively, created forms, edited PhD thesises. I look forward to working with you.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My first "public speaking" experience was entertaining the guests at my parents resort in Florida when I was only 10 years old. In high school I became the play-by-play announcer for our athletic events. By the time I was in college I was the “MC” for a variety of campus events and studied public speaking at the University of Wisconsin. As the founder of a public corporation, I gave presentations throughout the US to investor groups. I was chosen as a presenter for Delta Airlines for their national convention. Following my entry into the IT field I was a presenter for Microsoft traveling throughout the US presenting to groups of 500-1,000 the firm's new software products. Having worked in IT for some time I was asked to join the faculty as the head of the IT department where, as an instructor, one is a public speaker every day, several times a day. I have become an expert in public speaking and enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained.
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel

Computer

DOS,

DOS

I first worked with DOS shortly after the first IBM PC was introduced. At that time the earliest PC had evolved from a two floppy system to a floppy/hard drive machine - the hard drive was a 5MB whopper - more storage than we thought we would ever need! DOS still exists in the command line window of modern PC's and is still useful.
Microsoft Access,

Microsoft Access

I have worked as a software instructor for almost two decades, working with Microsoft Access and teaching students how to run queries. I have designed databases using Access and have also designed reports. I can assist people with setting up databases, setting up queries, and designing reports.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

When you really want to explain something, the cliche "...A picture is worth a thousand words..." is why PowerPoint is such a universally used and powerful tool. Information presented in graphic form allows you to much more effectively present your message - your viewers don't have to look a lots of numbers and come to the same conclusions as you. PowerPoint allows you to graphically present your point of view with no ambiguity. I love the program and have used it for many years - let me help you become proficient also.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have been using MS Publisher for over ten years. With it I have produced short books, brochures, countless business cards and stationary layout. For one of my clients I actually produced a 100 page prospectus for an IPO. With the ability to import documents into it, it lends itself to great flexibility in the production of a wide variety of formats and layouts. The templates are very useful for getting started and can then be modified as desired.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have worked with and taught all of the Windows operating systems. Starting with DOS in 1984, I followed the Microsoft path as it meandered through 3.1 then Windows '95 I worked with Microsoft introducing the Win95 and Office 95 products. We next had Windows 98 and NT 4.0 followed by one of the worst operating systems they ever produced - Windows 2000. Followed quickly by Win '03 then Windows '95 (the first true GUI from Microsoft.) A few years later they changed their their nomenclature and brought us XP that evolved into a great system by SP3. Disaster struck again and they tried to force us to use "Vista" a typical fairly good idea but buggy and incomplete. With Windows 7 we again have an excellent system - the jury is still out on the newest version. I've seen them all, worked with them all, loved some disliked others.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have been using and teaching Word since it's first release. I am one of the most knowledgeable users of Word in the US. Over the years I have used almost every feature from simple formatting to "master documents" and "tracking changes". I am patient, knowledgeable and love working with students and this program. I have written extensively, created forms, edited PhD thesises. I look forward to working with you.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

My business experience is broad and extensive. I had my first business venture when I was only 11 years old. My experience culminated in being the CEO of a company for which I undertook a successful IPO. In addition to running my own companies, I have worked for several major airlines and one of the nation's largest public accounting firms.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

When you really want to explain something, the cliche "...A picture is worth a thousand words..." is why PowerPoint is such a universally used and powerful tool. Information presented in graphic form allows you to much more effectively present your message - your viewers don't have to look a lots of numbers and come to the same conclusions as you. PowerPoint allows you to graphically present your point of view with no ambiguity. I love the program and have used it for many years - let me help you become proficient also.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I have been using MS Publisher for over ten years. With it I have produced short books, brochures, countless business cards and stationary layout. For one of my clients I actually produced a 100 page prospectus for an IPO. With the ability to import documents into it, it lends itself to great flexibility in the production of a wide variety of formats and layouts. The templates are very useful for getting started and can then be modified as desired.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

I have been using and teaching Word since it's first release. I am one of the most knowledgeable users of Word in the US. Over the years I have used almost every feature from simple formatting to "master documents" and "tracking changes". I am patient, knowledgeable and love working with students and this program. I have written extensively, created forms, edited PhD thesises. I look forward to working with you.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My first "public speaking" experience was entertaining the guests at my parents resort in Florida when I was only 10 years old. In high school I became the play-by-play announcer for our athletic events. By the time I was in college I was the “MC” for a variety of campus events and studied public speaking at the University of Wisconsin. As the founder of a public corporation, I gave presentations throughout the US to investor groups. I was chosen as a presenter for Delta Airlines for their national convention. Following my entry into the IT field I was a presenter for Microsoft traveling throughout the US presenting to groups of 500-1,000 the firm's new software products. Having worked in IT for some time I was asked to join the faculty as the head of the IT department where, as an instructor, one is a public speaker every day, several times a day. I have become an expert in public speaking and enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I love to share my knowledge and support a students learning – teaching is my gift to all with whom I have the privilege to work. I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from the US, Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. My teaching focus is to help my students become well rounded in all elements of learning English – typically students tell me that they want to learn to speak but that is only half of learning conversational English. The other part and possibly an even more important element, is listening. Most students find that listening is more difficult than they anticipated – without good comprehension of the other side of the conversation, real communication isn’t possible. All of this is supported by the basic elements of grammar, writing and spelling. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s. I first graduated from the University of Wisconsin (BS) with emphasis in History, International Economics and then earned an MBA from the University of Denver in Finance and Marketing. My teaching has ranged from ESL to geography, World and American history, all Microsoft Office applications and MCSE’s and Cisco certifications.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My first "public speaking" experience was entertaining the guests at my parents resort in Florida when I was only 10 years old. In high school I became the play-by-play announcer for our athletic events. By the time I was in college I was the “MC” for a variety of campus events and studied public speaking at the University of Wisconsin. As the founder of a public corporation, I gave presentations throughout the US to investor groups. I was chosen as a presenter for Delta Airlines for their national convention. Following my entry into the IT field I was a presenter for Microsoft traveling throughout the US presenting to groups of 500-1,000 the firm's new software products. Having worked in IT for some time I was asked to join the faculty as the head of the IT department where, as an instructor, one is a public speaker every day, several times a day. I have become an expert in public speaking and enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History,

American History

I have always been a huge fan of American History - as is said, those who ignore history are likely to make the same mistakes over again. How true if we look at many of our government's policies today. Our history is as varied as are the people of the US - some of our history are shining examples of how we see ourselves - others are profoundly sad and tragic. Learn our history from all perspectives from me - I will make it exciting, fun and informative for all ages.
World History,

World History

I have a passion for world history. I have traveled to almost 30 different countries around the world and enjoyed the history of each. When teaching World History, I like to follow the AP organization of the subject. Although I follow that organization, my tutoring ranges from young students just being introduced to the subject to AP high school students and undergraduates. I have journeyed all over the world seeing remnants of history first hand – from the fabled ruins of Troy and the pyramids of Ghiza to the mysteries of Maya in Mexico. One can never compare reading about them in a textbook vs. seeing the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamen’s treasures in the Egyptian museum in Cairo - the sense of awe one feels when standing in Bethlehem in the cave where Mary was to have birthed Jesus. My design is to help students develop greater understanding of the contacts and interactions between different types of Human societies. My chronological time frame ranges from the River Valley civilizations, circa 8,000 BCE to the present. The AP organization divides World History into five time periods: 8000 BCE to 600 CE - the River Valley civilizations 600 CE to 1450 CE - Rise and spread of Islam, Christianity, Nomadic Kingdoms, Indian and Chinese diplomacy 1450 CE to 1750 CE - Colombian and hemispheric exchange, gunpowder empires 1750 CE to 1914 CE - Imperialism, colonialism, and industrialization 1914 CE to present - World War I, World War II, Cold War, de-colonization, and globalization I am happy to work with students in any of these time frames or on special subjects within a period.
European History, Geography

Homeschool

English,

English

I love to share my knowledge and support a students learning – teaching is my gift to all with whom I have the privilege to work. I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from the US, Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. My teaching focus is to help my students become well rounded in all elements of learning English – typically students tell me that they want to learn to speak but that is only half of learning conversational English. The other part and possibly an even more important element, is listening. Most students find that listening is more difficult than they anticipated – without good comprehension of the other side of the conversation, real communication isn’t possible. All of this is supported by the basic elements of grammar, writing and spelling. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s. I first graduated from the University of Wisconsin (BS) with emphasis in History, International Economics and then earned an MBA from the University of Denver in Finance and Marketing. My teaching has ranged from ESL to geography, World and American history, all Microsoft Office applications and MCSE’s and Cisco certifications.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.

Most Popular

English,

English

I love to share my knowledge and support a students learning – teaching is my gift to all with whom I have the privilege to work. I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from the US, Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. My teaching focus is to help my students become well rounded in all elements of learning English – typically students tell me that they want to learn to speak but that is only half of learning conversational English. The other part and possibly an even more important element, is listening. Most students find that listening is more difficult than they anticipated – without good comprehension of the other side of the conversation, real communication isn’t possible. All of this is supported by the basic elements of grammar, writing and spelling. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s. I first graduated from the University of Wisconsin (BS) with emphasis in History, International Economics and then earned an MBA from the University of Denver in Finance and Marketing. My teaching has ranged from ESL to geography, World and American history, all Microsoft Office applications and MCSE’s and Cisco certifications.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Marketing,

Marketing

I have an MBA in marketing. I have also had many years of practical experience, including a successful IPO of a company I founded.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.
Geography

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have over 8,000 hours of teaching experience - the last three years in English/ESL. I have taught students from age 10 to 60, from countries ranging from Korea and Thailand in Asia to Turkey and other European countries. I earned my certificate for teaching English in 2007. I have taught grammar, conversation, writing and obviously speaking as well as doing considerable editing and consulting on business proposals, academic papers and thesis’s.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I have a BS degree in Economics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My study skills were abysmal in high school – I was bored all of the time and with the exception of one teacher, I was never challenged in any subject. When it came time to take the ACT’s, I did no preparation and finished in the 97% to 99% range so I went off to college thinking that it would be “a piece of cake”. I was so wrong. Suddenly, I found myself among a very different population then my small high school. I did very very badly and quit and joined the military. On my return from the military I got serious about study habits, techniques and structuring my approach to learning and found that we a few simple changes (including my attitude) I was able to excel in school and continued on to earn a Master’s degree and work on a PhD. Studying is not hard – it is an internal discipline that you must learn coupled with some simple techniques and a structural approach and you can accomplish almost anything academically. We start with reading techniques – reading is the fundamental building block of learning, master reading skills and I think that you are over halfway there.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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