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Henry I.

Experienced, Patient Math and English teacher

Experienced, Patient Math and English teacher

$55/hour

  • 1,125 hours tutoring

  • Vancouver, WA 98665

About Henry


Bio

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)...

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.


Education

University of Oregon
Psych with Eng. cert
U. of Portland
Masters
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Group rates: Add $10 per hour per additional student. For example, the rate for two students is $65 per hour, for three students $75 per hour (total) up to five students.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/6/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

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.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Proofreading

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar

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.

English

English,

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.
Grammar,

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.
Literature,

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,

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 Reading,

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,

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

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
SAT Math,

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.
Writing

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.

Test Preparation

GRE,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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,

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.
ACT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Thank you!

First session with Henry and I couldn’t be happier. My daughter is very happy and hopeful...as am I. We are looking forward to her next session and seeing her grow more confident in her abilities.

Kim, 7 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Kim! My goal is always to meet the needs of my students and parents and to put them at ease when we're working together. I, too, felt that our first session went very well.

Effective and Productive!

My 18yo son spent an hour with Henry today. What Henry did well was to make sure my son understood and grasped each step of Algebra II, instead of just 'showing' him how and then moving on, which is what he was experiencing in class and with other instructors. Thank you!

Laurie, 9 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your very kind words, Laurie! I always tell my students that this is *their* time and that if they will be honest with me about what they "get" and don't "get," I will adjust accordingly.

Awesome teacher. Lite and funny. Keeps even teenagers engaged.

Algebra 2. Such a great job! Already bringing grade up and understands. Always very punctual and vey professional too. Comes prepared and ready. Really a great guy too.

Maryjo, 15 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Maryjo, for your very kind words. I am really enjoying working with you!

Knowledgeable and personable - a great tutor!

After four sessions with Hank, it's clear why he's so highly regarded. Patient and knowledgeable, he's able and willing to break a problem down with you and review how to arrive at an answer. He's great at showing different approaches/tactics to various problems, and adept in math as well as reading comprehension strategies. I've been working with Hank in preparation for the GRE, and can say I'm seeing the ROI with additional studying - I'm averaging 4 points higher on math practice test and 2 points higher on verbal from where I started. Looking forward to acing the exam thanks to Hank's support!

Ben, 4 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

It has been a true joy working with you, Ben. I genuinely appreciate your glowing review and wish you all the best. I am obliged to say, however, that only students who work hard see the sort of improvement in their scores that you are seeing :)

connects with students

Both of my children have had instruction with Henry. Would highly recommend for anyone struggling with mathematics or other subjects.

Erin, 60 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your very kind words, Erin! I've truly enjoyed working with your family and am happy to hear that I've been of some help.

Confidence builder

Henry is tutoring my daughter in Geometry. After the first session she expressed feeling more confident, gained tips, and is ready to re-take a test she bombed. She is relieved to have the additional help.

Alice, 10 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your good words, Alice. As you know, every teacher hopes to hear that they have been of help to their students. I am so glad that she is feeling good about her progress!

Knowledgeable and easy to work with

We worked on math and it was very easy and comfortable. He worked with me to find a good starting point and he was able to present the information in a comfortable and easy to follow method.

Michael, 2 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

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

Great Tutor!

Knows the material well. Gave us good recommendation on textbook to supplement his class materials. My 12 y/o son Max liked him and felt that he had learned a lot that he did not learn (or did not pay attention to) in his class,in just one hour of tutoring with Henry.

Jerry, 20 lessons with Henry
Tutor responded:

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

Henry has tutored both of my children for the SAT plus provided guidance on key school assignments. He challenges his students while maintaining an excellent working relationship!

Robyn, 21 lessons with Henry
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