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Amanda R.

Santa Monica, CA

$68/hr

History and English Tutor (Official AP History Reader)

Background check passed as of 3/27/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

History and English Tutor (Official AP History Reader)

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History is fun! I didn't think so when I was a kid. But I learned the secret in college and now I'm hooked -- and I promise, you will be too. After receiving a BA, MA and doing work towards a Phd in history at UCLA, I started writing history books (the "Nutshell Notes" series), taught American history in Lithuania and tutored learning disabled students. I now teach Western Civilization and Middle East History at Santa Monica College, conduct professional development classes for Social Studies teachers, and help students achieve outstanding scores on their AP history exams. My specialty: making complicated information simple and interesting.

Testimonials

"Great Results!!"

- Janice, Torrance, CA on 4/1/14

"Takes her time and connects with my daughter to help her understand"

- Marcie, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/24/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 10/23/13

"Knowledgeable, patient and very personable."

- Jane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/6/12

"Better than my College Professor!"

- Ryan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/12

"Very enthusiastic, clear and patient!"

- Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 9/26/11

"Focused and on-target"

- Susane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/14/10
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.

Social Studies

I've been tutoring history, political science, religious studies and geography for the past five years. I am also president-elect of a state social studies council and am currently planning the next conference which features 100s of sessions and workshops on the topic.

I am also a professor of history at a college in Santa Monica.

CSUN
History
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Master's
UCLA
PhD

Education

CSUN (History)

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UCLA (PhD)

Great Results!! — Thank you, Miss Amanda! My student had an enjoyable time during her first session. You were prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and you listened to her understanding of the material and then worked on the areas she was not clear on. She said you were like Miss Honey in the musical Matilda, very sweet yet challenging her to the next level. Looking forward to learning about more World History! Update ...

— Janice, Torrance, CA on 4/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $68.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 15 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401.


About Amanda

History is fun! I didn't think so when I was a kid. But I learned the secret in college and now I'm hooked -- and I promise, you will be too. After receiving a BA, MA and doing work towards a Phd in history at UCLA, I started writing history books (the "Nutshell Notes" series), taught American history in Lithuania and tutored learning disabled students. I now teach Western Civilization and Middle East History at Santa Monica College, conduct professional development classes for Social Studies teachers, and help students achieve outstanding scores on their AP history exams. My specialty: making complicated information simple and interesting.

Testimonials

"Great Results!!"

- Janice, Torrance, CA on 4/1/14

"Takes her time and connects with my daughter to help her understand"

- Marcie, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/24/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 10/23/13

"Knowledgeable, patient and very personable."

- Jane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/6/12

"Better than my College Professor!"

- Ryan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/12

"Very enthusiastic, clear and patient!"

- Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 9/26/11

"Focused and on-target"

- Susane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/14/10
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Education

CSUN
History
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Master's
UCLA
PhD

Education

CSUN (History)

undefined (Master's)

UCLA (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401

Amanda’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Amanda R.

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