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James E.

Stratford, NJ

$50/hr

James - World History, European History Tutor

Background check passed as of 5/21/13
Usually responds in about 2 days

James - World History, European History Tutor

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As a history tutor, I believe there are strong similarities between how one learns history and how one might learn a foreign language. With language, it is impossible to start reading and writing without before basic knowledge is attained. It is important to start with basic grammar and sentence construction, and then move on to more complex structures and ideas. In history, students must achieve knowledge and fluency on basic material: important dates, people, places, etc. Students must also become comfortable with ideas: feudalism, capitalism, rise of the nation state, and so on. With these tools, the student can develop their own narratives and ideas while remaining grounded in historical discourse. Narrative construction can be extended or truncated to fit the needs of the student/parent. Typically, I start with the year 1500 as a starting point and slowly move to contemporary history. However, I have tutored students starting at 1789, 1815, 1914, and 1945. I prefer a long-term approach that involves a mix of weekly Powerpoint presentations, assigned readings, and short essay assignments.

It is my goal as a tutor to help my students develop their skills in history as I guide them through increasingly challenging readings and essay prompts. I make it a point to help with the editing and revising process of my student's writings to assist their growth as young writers.



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English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Social Studies

My qualifications in social studies include a Masters degree in History from Villanova University, with a concentration in world history. A Bachelors in History from Temple University. I have tutored undergraduate students in writing at Temple University in writing since 2007. I also have experience working with library collections at the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Temple University

Education

Temple University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Stratford, NJ 08084.


About James

As a history tutor, I believe there are strong similarities between how one learns history and how one might learn a foreign language. With language, it is impossible to start reading and writing without before basic knowledge is attained. It is important to start with basic grammar and sentence construction, and then move on to more complex structures and ideas. In history, students must achieve knowledge and fluency on basic material: important dates, people, places, etc. Students must also become comfortable with ideas: feudalism, capitalism, rise of the nation state, and so on. With these tools, the student can develop their own narratives and ideas while remaining grounded in historical discourse. Narrative construction can be extended or truncated to fit the needs of the student/parent. Typically, I start with the year 1500 as a starting point and slowly move to contemporary history. However, I have tutored students starting at 1789, 1815, 1914, and 1945. I prefer a long-term approach that involves a mix of weekly Powerpoint presentations, assigned readings, and short essay assignments.

It is my goal as a tutor to help my students develop their skills in history as I guide them through increasingly challenging readings and essay prompts. I make it a point to help with the editing and revising process of my student's writings to assist their growth as young writers.



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Education

Temple University

Education

Temple University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Stratford, NJ 08084

James’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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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