- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 1984
Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages.
Teach all grades and subjects while specializing in English, AP classes, SAT preparation, TEFL, English for Special Purposes; German; Social Studies; History & Geography; Communications including journalism and broadcast news.
Select, develop and plan reporting assignments, either news events or feature stories, to be covered by reporters.
Field calls from the public, who give news tips, or information about a possible story or event to be covered. Sometimes, these calls may:
Alert editors about a disaster – perhaps something as minor as a car accident or as major as a large industrial fire with mass casualties.
Be someone wishing to make a complaint about corporate or governmental practices, or have information or an opinion about a major decision that a local or state government is making.
Be something as minor as a child building the world's largest sand castle or a budding entrepreneur wanting to promote his/her product.
Other times, the news tip may come in the form of a news release, which may either promote an event, meeting, etc.; or alert editors and reporters about an upcoming news conference. Sometimes, assignment editors must sift through hundreds of news releases each day. In many cases, possibly dependent on the market, assignment editors use police scanners, listening to traffic between 911 dispatchers and police officers in the field.
Whatever the case, it is my job to determine what news tips and news releases are the most newsworthy, and then decide which reporter to assign a story to. Those assignments are often determined based on the reporter's experience, skills and his/her beat (e.g., police, courts, schools, city hall, county, etc.).
If a major story develops – such as a disaster or economic development -- it is my job to enlist several reporters (in addition to whoever usually covers that beat) to cover various angles of a story. For instance, if the story is about a plant closing, one reporter may be asked to do the main story about the closing, while other reporters may be asked to do stories on such things as employee reaction, reaction from business and community leaders, a history of the plant (and other plant closings, if appropriate), etc.
Coordinate activities for an organization representing one of the world's largest news gathering organizations.
Teach all levels in an interactive environment with special emphasis on student needs and goals.
Teach all levels with an emphasis on job placement, intercultural competence, computer skills, vocational training, business, economics, law, history, geography and science.
Special emphasis on Business English, Job Placement, Intercultural Competence, Science, History and Cultural Anthropology. Taught up to the standards of the Common European Framework of Languages. Classroom work involved all aspects of learning, including essays and report writing.+ Read More
General Assignment Reporter for KCBS News, Radio in San Francisco up until May of 2010 when I moved to Berlin to freelance as a foreign correspondent for the CBS News, Radio network out of New York. General Assignment reporting on all aspects of foreign affairs, including economics and law.+ Read More
Certified to teach for intercultural competence in English: Intercultural theory and practice, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Material and Methodology
Certified in leadership skills through the United States Chamber of Commerce.
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
The past five months spent with Henry teaching me my second language has been worthwhile. My decision to choose him as my instructor has paid off exponentially. He immediately immerses you in the language and steadily increases your exposure as you gain proficiency. This is exactly what I was looking for in a teacher, someone to push and challenge me to learn but also there when I was having difficulty.
As someone who has zero experience with the German language he definitely provided the firm foundation I needed to confidently continue my studies alone. I have no doubt when the time comes for more lessons I will revert back to Henry.
Er ist ein sehr guter Lehrer!
Thank you for your good lesson!
The best ESL teacher EVER
I highly recommend, the best teacher I’ve had. Responsible! Caring!
I took TOEFL perpetration classes with Henry. He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Because of his experience in journalism he has amazing knowledge in writing, reading, speaking, He worked on my general English skills first because I thought I had enough proficiency in English while I didn't, and after some classes he started TOEFL, he definitely knows what area of English I was weak in so, step by step, he lead me in the right direction. He's very responsible and carrying. I got a higher score than I was expecting.
I hired Henry to teach English for my little daughter. The reason i have chose him was he was the only one on the list who accept half hour lessons. I wanted to see şf he is good. I was gonna rşse to one hour if i like. And his hourly rate was reasonable too. We met and he was perfect. After my daughter we have studied with him. He has provided fastest improvement on my special purpose of need. It is really not common to see this passionate teachers around. His academic approach to your need and support with newest material in the maket was excellent. I think he is ahead of others because of his major. A senior jounalist, a TV person... he helped me a lot for my journalism career too... So i definitely can call him An excellent career coach. While i was trying to be on time with my project in Los Angeles, i was the lucky one to meet him through takelessons.com. He gave me what i need only at three weeks. We together focused on my certain project's needs and after i was ready to move alone almost. He is great to teach on bussiness emails, phone conversations, expressing your basic work situation etc.
He is great on accent reduction too. While i wrote this review my concerns is he will see and will find anything to correct... But he also has taught me to be courage enough too... Thank you Henry for everything you have done. I am a freelance foreign journalist in LA. He did his best for me both as a teacher and colleague. And such a good heart... Even if you don't share same opinions on any affair he respect you and try to give his best and more than what you have paid. He is patient too.
Henry is a very good teacher and I have been very happy with my ESL lessons. He teaches me a lot. He always corrects my mistakes and helps me to improve. Henry is very professional and a very nice person.