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Raymond Q.

Boston, MA

$40/hr

History/Writing/English Boston, MA

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History/Writing/English Boston, MA

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I have 30 years of teaching and tutoring experience with a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in American history. I enrolled in a PhD program in Political Science at same university. I taught more than 25 courses in the department, mostly Introductory American Government. I completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation. I left to work as a freelance writer in American history for one year, and it turned out to be 5 years. I contributed to more than half a dozen publications, mostly almanacs. I could have taken M.A. degree but intended to return to complete PhD. The University had a rule at the time not allowing student to receive 3 degrees. Also, I completed several graduate courses at Harvard Extension School, including the proseminar in Social Studies.

I worked as the Library Assistant for 5 semesters in Library Media Center at Hingham (MA) High School. During this period, I helped hundreds of students - probably more than a thousand - with the the research and writing of papers and other school assignments. I also worked as a substitute teacher in English and Social Studies. I taught AP US History for a month. I was granted certification in Social Studies and History (9th-12th) by MA Department of Education in May 1996 based on my teaching experience at the University of Massachusetts. This certification is still valid.

From 2002 to 2007, I worked as a private tutor with two students, sister and brother, from Nigeria attending UMass-Boston. This included their two required freshmen English classes. One was majoring in political science and graduated in 2004, the other entered the business program in 2007.

I worked as substitute teacher and library assistant for the Somerville Public Schools from 2002-2010.

I am currently working as a Substitute Teacher with the Belmont Public Schools.

I have passed History and Communication and Literacy -- Writing subtest tests (8-12). I scored a perfect 5 on all three open response essays, but I still need to pass the Reading subtest. I will be taking the Political Science/Political Philosophy and English (8-12) certification tests soon. Passing the English test will establish my certification for Humanities (5-8).

I can tutor students at any grade level from 6th-12th and undergraduate and graduate school students at any level. My knowledge in both the areas of History and Political Science is at a PhD level.

Helping students with the research and writing of papers and other class assignments is my strongest ability. I scored 100% on both of the WyzAnt Writing and English Certification tests.

While I am a very good teacher and I am an exceptional tutor.

Math:
Discrete Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent a decade working with students at all grade levels for the Somerville Public Schools. I can help students in any subject at the K-6 level.

Sociology

I have helped many students with the writing of their sociology papers and I am certain that I would be able to help students with either essay or research type papers. Every student I have helped has received an A on their paper submissions.

Study Skills

I can help students at any grade level with general study skills, such as research techniques, time mangement, discipline tactics. I have worked with hundreds of students over several decades with their homework, reading and writing, and other class assignments.

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst
History
Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduate Coursework
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (History)

Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Raymond will travel within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02122.


About Raymond

I have 30 years of teaching and tutoring experience with a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in American history. I enrolled in a PhD program in Political Science at same university. I taught more than 25 courses in the department, mostly Introductory American Government. I completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation. I left to work as a freelance writer in American history for one year, and it turned out to be 5 years. I contributed to more than half a dozen publications, mostly almanacs. I could have taken M.A. degree but intended to return to complete PhD. The University had a rule at the time not allowing student to receive 3 degrees. Also, I completed several graduate courses at Harvard Extension School, including the proseminar in Social Studies.

I worked as the Library Assistant for 5 semesters in Library Media Center at Hingham (MA) High School. During this period, I helped hundreds of students - probably more than a thousand - with the the research and writing of papers and other school assignments. I also worked as a substitute teacher in English and Social Studies. I taught AP US History for a month. I was granted certification in Social Studies and History (9th-12th) by MA Department of Education in May 1996 based on my teaching experience at the University of Massachusetts. This certification is still valid.

From 2002 to 2007, I worked as a private tutor with two students, sister and brother, from Nigeria attending UMass-Boston. This included their two required freshmen English classes. One was majoring in political science and graduated in 2004, the other entered the business program in 2007.

I worked as substitute teacher and library assistant for the Somerville Public Schools from 2002-2010.

I am currently working as a Substitute Teacher with the Belmont Public Schools.

I have passed History and Communication and Literacy -- Writing subtest tests (8-12). I scored a perfect 5 on all three open response essays, but I still need to pass the Reading subtest. I will be taking the Political Science/Political Philosophy and English (8-12) certification tests soon. Passing the English test will establish my certification for Humanities (5-8).

I can tutor students at any grade level from 6th-12th and undergraduate and graduate school students at any level. My knowledge in both the areas of History and Political Science is at a PhD level.

Helping students with the research and writing of papers and other class assignments is my strongest ability. I scored 100% on both of the WyzAnt Writing and English Certification tests.

While I am a very good teacher and I am an exceptional tutor.

Education

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst
History
Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduate Coursework
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (History)

Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02122

Raymond’s Subjects

Math:
Discrete Math
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics
Homeschool:
Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, 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.


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