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Stephen S.

New York, NY

$55/hr

experienced Ph.D.tutors history, humanities, Latin, Greek

Usually responds in about 14 hours

experienced Ph.D.tutors history, humanities, Latin, Greek

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I hold a doctorate in history from The University of Michigan, have passed written doctoral examinations in classics at Johns Hopkins, and have extensive teaching experience in history (many fields including U.S.), humanities, and ancient languages at The University of Illinois, NYU, Fordham,and elsewhere. I have tutored privately in many of these fields. I proceed from the known to the unknown, use easily memorable approaches, review often by putting the same material in other terms, and use flexible individually tailored methods. I start by getting the student's background and specific goals and later ask questions along the lines of the test or course for which the student is studying. I anticipate potential problems, such as language, based on the student's background. I am not without a sense of humor, and I vary my approaches where appropriate. I know where memorization is necessary and I draw on my extensive and varied experience.

Science:
Archaeology
History:
American History,
Archaeology, Classics,
European History,
Geography, Religion, World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I have taught American history at several colleges and have been employed as a researcher for 25 years at a local historical society.

Classics

I hold a doctorate in ancient history from The University of Michigan and have passed written doctoral examinations in classics, including classical linguistics and Latin literature, at The Johns Hopkins University. I have taught Latin at The University of Illinois and classical Greek at Seton Hall University. I have published two scholarly books and over forty journal articles, have read many papers at scholarly conferences, and have tutored in ancient Greek and Latin.

European History

Substantial college teaching experience in this and related areas.

World History

I hold the doctorate in history and have taught world history, western civilization, and related courses at colleges, mostly in the New York area, for many years. I have also tutored in the same fields.

Columbia University
Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs -- Certificate in Minority Leadership in Business
Graduate Coursework
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

Columbia University

Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs -- Certificate in Minority Leadership in Business (Graduate Coursework)

University of Michigan (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003.


About Stephen

I hold a doctorate in history from The University of Michigan, have passed written doctoral examinations in classics at Johns Hopkins, and have extensive teaching experience in history (many fields including U.S.), humanities, and ancient languages at The University of Illinois, NYU, Fordham,and elsewhere. I have tutored privately in many of these fields. I proceed from the known to the unknown, use easily memorable approaches, review often by putting the same material in other terms, and use flexible individually tailored methods. I start by getting the student's background and specific goals and later ask questions along the lines of the test or course for which the student is studying. I anticipate potential problems, such as language, based on the student's background. I am not without a sense of humor, and I vary my approaches where appropriate. I know where memorization is necessary and I draw on my extensive and varied experience.

Education

Columbia University
Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs -- Certificate in Minority Leadership in Business
Graduate Coursework
University of Michigan
PhD

Education

Columbia University

Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs -- Certificate in Minority Leadership in Business (Graduate Coursework)

University of Michigan (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003

Stephen’s Subjects

Science:
Archaeology
History:
American History,
Archaeology, Classics,
European History,
Geography, Religion, World 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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