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Arthur H.

Chelsea, MA

$20/hr

European & American History are at the center of knowledge

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European & American History are at the center of knowledge

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At Boston University, I majored in Slavic History and Literature covering the main outlines of Russian and Polish history and Russian Literature. Emphasis was placed on learning Russian. At Columbia University I enrolled in the East Asian Institute and received a MA in Chinese history. At Columbia I certified my knowledge of both Russian and Chinese, qualifying at the MA level in both languages. At Columbia my course work was equally divided between Russian and Chinese history. This was continued at New York University which unlike Columbia or Harvard agreed to offer me a split doctoral program between Chinese and Russian history. My doctoral dissertation "Soviet Political, Military, and Economic involvement in Sinkiang: 1928 to 1949" was published by the Garland Press. I recently publish "The Axis of Shame: Great Britain, Israel, the United States, and Turkey in the Middle East. This work discusses the disastrous policies of the Western Powers and their allies in the Middle East that have failed to achieve peace or security in the region and have been so costly in terms of casualties and resources.

An understanding of European (including Russia) and American history is essential to comprehending current events and trends in the present century. Placing political, economic, military, and artistic achievements of the foregoing areas into their proper contexts distinguishes the educated individual from the vast majority of the population.

I believe that these topics should be addressed in a way that combines both chronological and thematic approaches. History tutoring should be done within a chronological framework with important themes carried through different time periods. Periodically, I will test the student on the understanding of the main themes that underlie the important events being discussed. I have given many lectures focusing on the periods of English-French rivalry, the Reformation, European political, military and economic rivalries, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I, the Crimean War, Nicholas II and the First World War and Russia's participation in the Second World War.

In language training (Russian or English), I will stress basic conversational skills and/or basic reading skills. Home study work will be assigned in all cases. Elementary Russian should stress basic phraseology and vocabulary building. Sentences emphasizing the peculiar nature of Russian verb structures are essential. Basic reading can be included depending on the objectives of the student.

In the past, I have tutored students in New York and Boston in modern European, Russian and Chinese history. When I lived in New York City, I would advertise for students in the "Village Voice" and on the college bulletin boards. Later, in Boston I would advertise for students in the "Back Bay Ledger" and on college bulletin boards It is always gratifying to see the students respond to informative and exciting presentations. I would be happy to meet with representatives of your organization if that should be deemed helpful.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Sophia, Brookline, MA on 11/17/13
English:
English, Public Speaking, Writing
Language:
Chinese,
Russian
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Public Speaking, Russian

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.

Chinese

I graduated from the East Asian Institute of Columbia University in New York City where I received an M.A. in Chinese history and had to qualify in the M.A. Chinese language exam. Then I went on at New York University to receive my Ph.D. in Chinese history and politics. I can hold conversations in Mandarin.

Russian

I have taken Russian language courses from the elementary level to the advanced level in college. In graduate school (Columbia University and New York University), I twice succeeded in passing the qualifying examination in the Russian language. I have also over the years repeatedly reviewed all ninety lessons of the Pimsleur Russian course (elementary through the advanced). I stress basic phraseology and verb structure within the context of simple conversational exercises. I have taught students while I was a graduate student in New York City and later in Boston with good results.

Boston University
Slavic History
Columbis University
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

Boston University (Slavic History)

Columbis University (Master's)

New York University (PhD)

Great Tutor — Arthur is a great tutor both in teaching and in history. We definitely will work with him for a long time, we have already learned a lot even with a few lessons with him. ...

— Sophia, Brookline, MA on 11/17/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Arthur will travel within 20 miles of Chelsea, MA 02150.


About Arthur

At Boston University, I majored in Slavic History and Literature covering the main outlines of Russian and Polish history and Russian Literature. Emphasis was placed on learning Russian. At Columbia University I enrolled in the East Asian Institute and received a MA in Chinese history. At Columbia I certified my knowledge of both Russian and Chinese, qualifying at the MA level in both languages. At Columbia my course work was equally divided between Russian and Chinese history. This was continued at New York University which unlike Columbia or Harvard agreed to offer me a split doctoral program between Chinese and Russian history. My doctoral dissertation "Soviet Political, Military, and Economic involvement in Sinkiang: 1928 to 1949" was published by the Garland Press. I recently publish "The Axis of Shame: Great Britain, Israel, the United States, and Turkey in the Middle East. This work discusses the disastrous policies of the Western Powers and their allies in the Middle East that have failed to achieve peace or security in the region and have been so costly in terms of casualties and resources.

An understanding of European (including Russia) and American history is essential to comprehending current events and trends in the present century. Placing political, economic, military, and artistic achievements of the foregoing areas into their proper contexts distinguishes the educated individual from the vast majority of the population.

I believe that these topics should be addressed in a way that combines both chronological and thematic approaches. History tutoring should be done within a chronological framework with important themes carried through different time periods. Periodically, I will test the student on the understanding of the main themes that underlie the important events being discussed. I have given many lectures focusing on the periods of English-French rivalry, the Reformation, European political, military and economic rivalries, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I, the Crimean War, Nicholas II and the First World War and Russia's participation in the Second World War.

In language training (Russian or English), I will stress basic conversational skills and/or basic reading skills. Home study work will be assigned in all cases. Elementary Russian should stress basic phraseology and vocabulary building. Sentences emphasizing the peculiar nature of Russian verb structures are essential. Basic reading can be included depending on the objectives of the student.

In the past, I have tutored students in New York and Boston in modern European, Russian and Chinese history. When I lived in New York City, I would advertise for students in the "Village Voice" and on the college bulletin boards. Later, in Boston I would advertise for students in the "Back Bay Ledger" and on college bulletin boards It is always gratifying to see the students respond to informative and exciting presentations. I would be happy to meet with representatives of your organization if that should be deemed helpful.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Sophia, Brookline, MA on 11/17/13

Education

Boston University
Slavic History
Columbis University
Master's
New York University
PhD

Education

Boston University (Slavic History)

Columbis University (Master's)

New York University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chelsea, MA 02150

Arthur’s Subjects

English:
English, Public Speaking, Writing
Language:
Chinese,
Russian
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, World History
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
Public Speaking, Russian

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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