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Henry I.

Vancouver, WA

$45/hour

Experienced, Patient Math and English teacher

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600+ Hours
5.0 average from 147 ratings
A Natural Teacher
— RACHEL, Portland, OR on 4/24/16

$45/Hour


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University of Oregon
Psych with Eng. cert
U. of Portland
Master's
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Oregon (Psych with Eng. cert)

U. of Portland (Master's)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

About Henry

I have more than 30 years' experience teaching at the high school and university levels. I love my students and flourished working in the classroom. Now I am free to give each student the attention that he or she deserves.

My education comprises 12 years of post-secondary work. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon, fifth-year teaching certification at Portland State University, a Master of Arts from the University of Portland, and four years of doctoral study (ABD) from the University of Washington in mass communication law.

My areas of teaching expertise include math (up to and including pre-calculus), test preparation (including the SAT, ACT, GRE and ASVAB), and a wide variety of English language skills (including literature, writing, editing, vocabulary, and grammar).

I taught for 19 years in the Battle Ground (WA) School District in English, journalism, public speaking, and math. I taught public speaking while studying at the University of Portland and mass communication law and broadcasting while studying at the University of Washington. I was an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Northern Iowa for four years.

I accept students in 8th grade, high school, and college and also welcome adult students.
I have more than 30 years' experience teaching at the high school and university levels. I love my students and flourished working in the classroom. Now I am free to give each student the attention that he or she deserves.

My education comprises 12 years of post-secondary work. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates: Add $10 per hour per additional student. For example, the rate for two students is $55 per hour, for three students $65 per hour (total) up to five students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Vancouver, WA 98665
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A Natural Teacher"

- RACHEL, Portland, OR on 4/24/16

"Confidence builder"

- Alice, Vancouver, WA on 10/5/17

"Knowledgeable and easy to work with"

- Michael, Vancouver, WA on 6/17/17
Henry replied on 6/21/2017

Thanks, Michael! It's always a pleasure to work with such a motivated student.

"Great Tutor!"

- Jerry, Vancouver, WA on 1/10/17
Henry replied on 1/17/2017

Thank you for the very positive review, Jerry! Max is great to work with and seems very motivated to improve his understanding and grades.

"Reliable, engaging tutor"

- Robyn, Vancouver, WA on 9/17/16

"Very professional"

- Ellen, Ridgefield, WA on 5/24/16
Henry replied on 5/24/2016

I appreciate your very kind words, Ellen. It has been a true pleasure.

"Awesome!"

- Tyna, Vancouver, WA on 5/19/16
Henry replied on 5/24/2016

Thank you for the very nice comment, Tyna. The best thing a teacher can hear is that he has been helpful to the student!

"Great tutor, very thorough."

- Becky, Ridgefield, WA on 1/24/16

"A gentle, patient, and articulate tutor."

- Jennifer, Vancouver, WA on 8/18/15
Henry replied on 8/19/2015

Thank you very much for your nice words, Jennifer. I felt that we had an excellent first session and look forward to continuing to work with you!

"Very professional."

- Annemarie, Vancouver, WA on 7/28/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
GRE,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GRE,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Writing
Business:
GRE,
Writing

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.

Algebra 1

I empathize with students who feel inadequate in certain subjects because I've been there myself. I have also learned how to get out of such holes. This attitude--that problems can be overcome with the proper help--is what I offer my students, along with years of tutoring experience in Algebra 1 and 2.

Algebra 2

Sometimes students just don't feel quite up to the task of an advanced course. I identify with those students since I've had the same experience. But since I also figured out how to salvage situations like this, I can help you do the same.

I have years of experience in tutoring students in both high-school and college-level algebra, and I would be happy to help you, too.

English

I have taught English (writing, literature, journalism) at the high school and college levels for more than 30 years. I have worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and copy editor. I have also advised student publications in high school and college.

Geometry

I typically have several geometry students on my schedule. Word travels fast, and my students often tell their friends that they have gotten helpful advice in an informal atmosphere when we work together. Need to know how to get started on a challenging proof? Which one of those triangle theorems to use? Give me a call. I can help get you back on track and earning the grade you want.

Grammar

I have taught writing, literature, and newspaper journalism (including editing) for 30 years and have worked professionally as a reporter and desk editor. At the high school where I most recently taught, I was designated the "Grammar Guardian," the one to whom faculty members went when there was a grammatical question or dispute.

GRE

The so-called "Grand Reduction of Ego" (GRE) is a real intimidator. I managed above 700 scores on both the language and math portions, without undue stress. I also earned a 90+ score in the Miller Analogy exam. My test preparation philosophy includes both practice with the material and emotional preparation for the event. I have been a successful grad student at Portland State University, the University of Portland, and the University of Washington and know what is required to handle challenging material.

Literature

I've taught literature in the classroom for a long time and am an avid reader myself. Yet, when I was in high school, how to interpret novels, poetry, and drama eluded me. Fortunately, I had a gifted teacher who got me on the right track. I would love to share those insights with you and help you read with deeper understanding than you ever have!

Proofreading

I have assisted high school and college students in proofreading both school assignments and newspaper stories for approximately 30 years. In addition to teaching regular English classes, I have advised both high school and college newspapers. I have also worked as a newspaper editor-in-chief and desk editor. My free-lance work has included editing a doctoral dissertation.

SAT Math

The math portion of the SAT is a tricky test, and I will be happy to give you a lot of hints about what these College Board people have up their sleeves. With the recent revision of the test, skills such basic trigonometry and circle graphs are part of the deal. The good news is that if you know what you're doing, lengthy calculations aren't required. I'll help you review any necessary skills and then tackle strategies for this test.

SAT Reading

My long experience in coaching this test tells me that reading speed is the most common challenge students face on this portion of the SAT. If that's you, I have some great hints for you. If your reading speed is already above average, we will work more on strategies for time management and sorting wrong answers from correct ones.

SAT Writing

I am a former reporter, editor, and writing teacher and the recipient of the coveted Grammar Guardian title from my colleagues. :) I love working with motivated young or beginning writers but also with more mature writers who want to polish their skills.

Writing

I am a former reporter, editor, and writing teacher and love to share these skills with both young writers and more mature ones looking for some polish.

University of Oregon
Psych with Eng. cert
U. of Portland
Master's
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Oregon (Psych with Eng. cert)

U. of Portland (Master's)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

A Natural Teacher

A natural teacher - well rounded, knowledgeable and experienced - Henry offers clear guidance to help you achieve your goals!

— RACHEL, Portland, OR on 4/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates: Add $10 per hour per additional student. For example, the rate for two students is $55 per hour, for three students $65 per hour (total) up to five students.

Travel policy

Henry will travel within 12 miles of Vancouver, WA 98665.