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Preston B.

History: AP World, AP U.S., AP European + SAT/GRE reading/writing

Los Angeles, CA (90039)

Travel radius
35 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I love to tutor because, quite simply, I am great at it! My approach to teaching achieves positive results and nothing is more rewarding, both for myself and the student, than success. I have over seven years experience teaching and tutoring History at the college level, especially Freshmen just out of secondary school. The high demand for my services at the university during office hours, which are reserved for personal one-on-one tutoring and review, convinced me to tutor professionally.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in European history and trained to teach World history as well as U.S. history. I have an excellent familiarity with the college board exams in these subjects. Whether it is AP U.S. History, or AP World History, or AP European history, I have found that the key to success is as much about learning how to approach the question as it is knowledge of the topic being tested. In other words, I do not lecture, that is for the classroom. My students will train in actual questions from actual exams. They will gain a familiarity with not only the exam itself but all the topics and periods most commonly tested. Most importantly, they will learn how to read the questions for clues which will aid them in the process of elimination which is the most beneficial skill the student can acquire. In addition, students will learn how to, and produce themselves, essay outlines on the major topics most commonly presented on the writing sections of the AP exams. In short, I make my students into expert test takers as much as experts in the history itself. Not to mention that this material is, indeed, so fascinating in itself.

I have a high degree of confidence in my ability to tutor and improve your test score. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied I will refund the bill for that session. I can be very flexible with my approach and if a student has a very specific area or subject they wish to focus on that can certainly be arranged. I have a generous and flexible eight hour cancellation policy and I also offer makeup sessions.

I can travel to tutor students in the convenience of their own homes anywhere in the Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica. In addition, I can tutor students at different locations such as a Starbucks or a local library.

I greatly look forward to hearing from you and achieving the rewards of success together. Many thanks.

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Preston’s subjects

English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

American History

I have many years experience teaching American History at the undergraduate collegiate level. I have excellent familiarity with the AP U.S. History test and take it annually.

European History

I am a Ph.D. candidate in European history. I have many years experience teaching European history at the undergraduate collegiate level. I have a high familiarity with the AP exam in European history and take the exam annually.

Social Studies

Often in education Social Studies is another name for History. If this is true, then I am the tutor for you. I am a trained historian and as a result have an excellent familiarity with most of the social sciences as well.

World History

I have many years experience teaching World History at the undergraduate collegiate level. I also have great familiarity with the AP World history exam and take it annually. My unique and proven approach to this wide-ranging and difficult topic will work to your great advantage.

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Education

New York University (History)

University of California, Irvine (PhD)

California State University, Northridge (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Preston will travel within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90039.

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