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Sonya M.

Atlanta, GA

$50/hr

This AP US History Teacher has the best prep for DBQs and FRQs

Background check passed as of 10/17/12
Usually responds in about 23 hours

This AP US History Teacher has the best prep for DBQs and FRQs

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I have been teaching American History for the past five years and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my expertise in the subject. Although I can provide basic preparation for the End of Course Test (EOCT), I specialize in preparation for writing persuasive arguments, especially in the Advanced Placement United States History course's (APUSH) Document Based Question (DBQ) and Free Response Questions (FRQ).

My writing preparation includes how to:
- brainstorm (which is more complicated than usual, most notably for the DBQ)
- include outside information (without which, students will not receive college credit)
- set up a convincing thesis statement (a skill that needs to be developed across multiple subjects)
- interpret documents for symbolism and historical references
- manage time
- quickly proofread

During tutorials, I will also provide outside resources to extend and clarify any portion of American History that may confuse the student.

APUSH is the most difficult and longest standing course offered by the College Board. The writing portion of the exam leaves very little "wiggle room" for fabrication of facts and the APUSH instructors who grade the exam have standards to prevent those with a limited scope in knowledge of American History from exempting the course in college.

I was certified at the Marist Summer Institute (2008) by a highly successful instructor who had deep insight into the test. I know how the exam is graded and the kind of pressure it puts on students in order to exempt the college course. Students that score a 3 or above are able to skip completion of the class, saving them THOUSANDS of dollars in tuition.

I invite you or your child to ensure success by investing the time in preparing for one of the hardest exams of a high school career.

Testimonials

"Incredibly Thorough and Enthusiastic"

- Paula, Atlanta, GA on 1/20/13
History:
American History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Berry College
History
Georgia State University
Master's

Education

Berry College (History)

Georgia State University (Master's)

Incredibly Thorough and Enthusiastic — Sonya is a real expert in her discipline of teaching AP US History. We saw a marked improvement in our son's contributions to his class and his grade immediately after the first session. Sonya is very thorough. She came with checklists to ensure she was covering the right content and spent a great deal of time assessing where he was in his class to make sure he was on track. She is also very ent ...

— Paula, Atlanta, GA on 1/20/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rate subject to change if located outside 10 mile radius.

Travel policy

Sonya will travel within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30306.


About Sonya

I have been teaching American History for the past five years and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my expertise in the subject. Although I can provide basic preparation for the End of Course Test (EOCT), I specialize in preparation for writing persuasive arguments, especially in the Advanced Placement United States History course's (APUSH) Document Based Question (DBQ) and Free Response Questions (FRQ).

My writing preparation includes how to:
- brainstorm (which is more complicated than usual, most notably for the DBQ)
- include outside information (without which, students will not receive college credit)
- set up a convincing thesis statement (a skill that needs to be developed across multiple subjects)
- interpret documents for symbolism and historical references
- manage time
- quickly proofread

During tutorials, I will also provide outside resources to extend and clarify any portion of American History that may confuse the student.

APUSH is the most difficult and longest standing course offered by the College Board. The writing portion of the exam leaves very little "wiggle room" for fabrication of facts and the APUSH instructors who grade the exam have standards to prevent those with a limited scope in knowledge of American History from exempting the course in college.

I was certified at the Marist Summer Institute (2008) by a highly successful instructor who had deep insight into the test. I know how the exam is graded and the kind of pressure it puts on students in order to exempt the college course. Students that score a 3 or above are able to skip completion of the class, saving them THOUSANDS of dollars in tuition.

I invite you or your child to ensure success by investing the time in preparing for one of the hardest exams of a high school career.

Testimonials

"Incredibly Thorough and Enthusiastic"

- Paula, Atlanta, GA on 1/20/13
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Education

Berry College
History
Georgia State University
Master's

Education

Berry College (History)

Georgia State University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rate subject to change if located outside 10 mile radius.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30306

Sonya’s Subjects

History:
American History

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.


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