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Henry tutors in Boston, MA

Henry H.

Private tutor in Boston, MA

Education

Graduated from the New York City specialized high school Bronx Science. Undecided Boston University sophomore but most likely a history or journalism major.

Experience

First SAT: 2150 Math: 760 Reading: 670 Writing: 720 Second SAT: 2200 Math: 800 Reading:720 Writing: 680 SAT Combined: 2240 SAT II World History: 800 SAT II English Literature: 710 AP World History: 5 AP US History: 5 AP Comparative Government and Politics: 5 AP Psychology: 5 AP English Literature and Composition: 5 AP Chemistry: 4 AP Statistics: 4 AP Art History: 3 Received AP Scholar with Honors Award Anyone who wants to be a successful teacher first has to be passionate about the subject they teach. That’s why tutoring has always come naturally to me - I can claim a heartfelt interest in the subjects I tutor. Academics excite me (especially history, geography, and the humanities), and this has been my most important asset as a tutor. Enthusiasm is contagious, and I first became passionate about my studies after meeting teachers who were really serious about what they taught because they loved it so dearly. Their excitement was tangible and they left you wondering just what about this subject gave them such a thrill. This is the kind of energy I bring to the table every day because its the best way to teach my students. My passion for knowledge has been my biggest advantage over my fellow tutors because I never have to feign enthusiasm or worry about my students staying interested. I have never had to push myself to review the curriculum one more time, to explain the answer one more time, to seek out more information, or to walk the extra mile. I like tutoring, that is motivation enough. I like knowing all the facts and I have been searching for them my whole high school and college career, regardless of whether someone was going to test me on them. This is the kind of attitude and energy I strive to impress upon my students.My drive to learn has been my best way to teach, something that makes me a better tutor all the time. Besides tutoring friends in my off time in high school and college, one of my most important tutoring experiences was teaching seniors how to use computers for an NYC senior outreach program called Dorot. Although much of the subject material was not particularly complicated, many of the seniors struggled with it because they had no experience with computers or were physically impaired in some way. It was difficult for me because unlike academics, teaching someone how to shutdown a computer was not particularly thrilling. But, I learned how to be patient from this - how to keep pushing someone who felt like their efforts are useless. I also took pleasure in seeing their delight when they did reach their goals, even if it seemed like something small.

Availability

Monday after 1PM, Tuesday after 7PM, Wednesday after 2PM, Thursday after 7PM, Friday after 3PM, Saturday at any time, Sunday at any time

Can Meet

Up to 45 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 1 hour away for a flat fee

Hobbies

In my off time I love to read, draw, and play sports. I am a huge basketball fan, whether I am watching the nba at home or in the gym exercising and playing pickup games. Basketball really forces you to work as a team which is one of the reasons I prefer it to other sports. I am always trying to improve upon my skills, but more importantly I try to make my teammates better. This is the best way to win in basketball. I also love books, and reading was a habit I picked up early which is something I become more and more grateful for as I grow older. Fiction thrillers, novels, and classics are all great reads and I devour anything by Stephen King, Jack London, or George Orwell. I also dabble in non fiction, mostly historical biographies and stories. Drawing is a hobby I probably get to do the least frequently, but its one that really consumes me when I do get the chance to practice. My style is very meticulous and exact. If I had to critique myself I would probably say that I’m very good at copying what I see but that I need to improve on adding my own style and personality to my drawings. I love classical art and sculpture, which I try to sketch whenever I run into a fine piece of art. Overall, I am a pretty active person, someone who likes facing challenges and learning new things. I am serious about my passions, and I have found that complete concentration is the best way to reach my goals. I love to laugh and have fun, but business comes first. Maybe this makes me sound more intense than I actually am, because I’m really a pretty calm, lighthearted person. I would describe myself as an easy going, sociable, and, honestly, goofy person.

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