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Adam W.

PhD in History/Literature, AP Grader, 15 Years Teaching Experience

PhD in History/Literature, AP Grader, 15 Years Teaching Experience

$75/hour

  • 3,519 hours tutoring

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I have been teaching for fifteen years in-person and online in high school and college classrooms in the United States and Japan. I serve annually as an AP grader for AP World History, and have experience with AP US History and AP European. As a former department chair for English, I taught and supervised the instruction for AP Literature and AP Language. I have worked in and managed writing centers specializing in undergraduate/graduate-level research, college applications and writing...

I have been teaching for fifteen years in-person and online in high school and college classrooms in the United States and Japan. I serve annually as an AP grader for AP World History, and have experience with AP US History and AP European. As a former department chair for English, I taught and supervised the instruction for AP Literature and AP Language. I have worked in and managed writing centers specializing in undergraduate/graduate-level research, college applications and writing fluency. I am also an organic farmer, running a three-acre teaching farm on which I demonstrate sustainable practices, provide gardening workshops, and discuss principles of environmental science; it's the basis for a Food History course that I'm presently teaching online.

I have a PhD in World History, an MA in modern Japanese history, and a BA in English Literature and Philosophy. Over the years, I have taught a range of courses that include Global History, Japanese History, History of the Tea Ceremony, History of the Samurai, Chinese History, East Asian Civ, World Environmental History, American Environmental History, US History I and II, Modern European History, Agricultural History, History of Science and Technology, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Criticism, Dystopian Novels, Romanticism and Transcendentalism, Nature Writing, Mythology, Semiotics, Introduction to Philosophy, 19th Century Philosophy, Ethics, as well as God and Religion.

In tutoring, I tailor my approach to your needs, working on the content and skills you require. I teach in a logical and straightforward manner, developing your understanding of the material while honing skills and strategies that contribute to you becoming a more effective learner. By emphasizing core concepts, we work to improve comprehension and confidence, strengthening critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

For editing and proofreading: I edit/proofread at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels in all citation styles. I offer detailed feedback fo


Education

Whittier College
Phil., Engl Lit
University of Hawaii
Masters
University of Hawaii
PhD

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a competitor, I participated in Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary and Policy Debate, as well as Drama, Duo Interp, Extemp and Impromptu. I have experience as a Speech and Debate coach, particularly in overseeing Oratory. In my classrooms, I conduct informal and formal debates, speeches and presentations on a weekly basis. I also assist colleagues, and students, with formal addresses, particularly for graduation ceremonies.
GRE

Corporate Training

Japanese,

Japanese

I've been engaged in academic Japanese-language research and education for over a decade, having completed a PhD in Japanese agricultural history. But because I only started learning Japanese the year before grad. school, I had to learn quickly and efficiently. As a result, I'm familiar with a wide range of materials and learning approaches and can help you develop an assemblage that works best for how you learn.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have several peer-reviewed publications, have edited for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a competitor, I participated in Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary and Policy Debate, as well as Drama, Duo Interp, Extemp and Impromptu. I have experience as a Speech and Debate coach, particularly in overseeing Oratory. In my classrooms, I conduct informal and formal debates, speeches and presentations on a weekly basis. I also assist colleagues, and students, with formal addresses, particularly for graduation ceremonies.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

I have a BA in English Literature, with a specialization in Literary Criticism. I've taught English Language and Literature at AP, Honors and standard levels, both in the US and abroad, inclusive of courses in American, British and World Literature; I have served as an AP grader. I excel in teaching students how to master the essay components of both the Language and Literature exams.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have several peer-reviewed publications, have edited for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a competitor, I participated in Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary and Policy Debate, as well as Drama, Duo Interp, Extemp and Impromptu. I have experience as a Speech and Debate coach, particularly in overseeing Oratory. In my classrooms, I conduct informal and formal debates, speeches and presentations on a weekly basis. I also assist colleagues, and students, with formal addresses, particularly for graduation ceremonies.
Writing,

Writing

I have several peer-reviewed publications, edit for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I have taught American History (college, AP, honors and regular curriculum) in national, regional and global contexts. I have edited publications for peer-reviewed journals in the field. In tutoring, I excel in teaching students how to master content, critical reading and writing skills, as well as how to earn top scores on standardized history exams, inclusive of the AP and SAT II subject exams.
European History,

European History

Modern European history is one of my fields of expertise (in my doctoral studies). For over a decade, I have been teaching European history at the college and high school levels, inclusive of AP courses. I have publications in the field and a book (forth-coming). In tutoring, I excel in clarifying complicated themes and terms, teaching critical reading and writing, as well as guiding students towards top scores on standardized exams.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a BA in Philosophy, including training in both continental and Chinese schools of thought. Through my history of philosophy course work I have experience inclusive of classical, medieval and modern thinkers, though I suppose I am most familiar with nineteenth-century European social and political philosophy.
Religion,

Religion

I have taught religion in historical contexts for over a decade, inclusive of all of the world's major faiths and ideologies. I hold a minor in religious studies and a PhD in world history.
World History,

World History

I have a PhD in World History and have taught the subject at college and high school levels, including AP and honors courses, for over a decade. I have several publications in the field and work regularly in the peer-review of articles and textbooks for several major academic publishers. In tutoring, I excel in teaching students how to earn top scores on standardized history exams, inclusive of the AP and SAT II subject exams.
Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies

Homeschool

Japanese,

Japanese

I've been engaged in academic Japanese-language research and education for over a decade, having completed a PhD in Japanese agricultural history. But because I only started learning Japanese the year before grad. school, I had to learn quickly and efficiently. As a result, I'm familiar with a wide range of materials and learning approaches and can help you develop an assemblage that works best for how you learn.
Writing,

Writing

I have several peer-reviewed publications, edit for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Reading, Spelling

Language

Japanese,

Japanese

I've been engaged in academic Japanese-language research and education for over a decade, having completed a PhD in Japanese agricultural history. But because I only started learning Japanese the year before grad. school, I had to learn quickly and efficiently. As a result, I'm familiar with a wide range of materials and learning approaches and can help you develop an assemblage that works best for how you learn.
TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1

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Japanese,

Japanese

I've been engaged in academic Japanese-language research and education for over a decade, having completed a PhD in Japanese agricultural history. But because I only started learning Japanese the year before grad. school, I had to learn quickly and efficiently. As a result, I'm familiar with a wide range of materials and learning approaches and can help you develop an assemblage that works best for how you learn.
Writing,

Writing

I have several peer-reviewed publications, edit for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Reading

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a BA in Philosophy, including training in both continental and Chinese schools of thought. Through my history of philosophy course work I have experience inclusive of classical, medieval and modern thinkers, though I suppose I am most familiar with nineteenth-century European social and political philosophy.
Religion,

Religion

I have taught religion in historical contexts for over a decade, inclusive of all of the world's major faiths and ideologies. I hold a minor in religious studies and a PhD in world history.
Geography, Government & Politics

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I have a BA in Philosophy, including training in both continental and Chinese schools of thought. Through my history of philosophy course work I have experience inclusive of classical, medieval and modern thinkers, though I suppose I am most familiar with nineteenth-century European social and political philosophy.
Biology, Ecology

Summer

Japanese,

Japanese

I've been engaged in academic Japanese-language research and education for over a decade, having completed a PhD in Japanese agricultural history. But because I only started learning Japanese the year before grad. school, I had to learn quickly and efficiently. As a result, I'm familiar with a wide range of materials and learning approaches and can help you develop an assemblage that works best for how you learn.
Writing,

Writing

I have several peer-reviewed publications, edit for academic journals and regularly review new textbooks in my fields of expertise. During my career, I have worked in and directed writing centers specializing in analytical writing and college entrance/applications. In tutoring and editing, I am happy to work with students on long research papers as much as shorter assignments, inclusive of creative writing and DBQ, LEQ and SAQ compositions.
Algebra 1, Biology, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, GRE, PSAT, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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An all round fantastic tutor

He was concise and understood exactly what was needed, which helped me have a far better understanding of my Mandarin History paper. He also accommodated a Hong Kong time difference.

Nic, 2 lessons with Adam

Knowledgable and came through in a pinch.

Why doesn’t my daughter tell me until the last minute that she is struggling? I wish I knew. I reached out to Adam by chance and he was able to help her with what she needed to complete her paper. She was much more confident and Adam was very accommodating. We will be using him again for sure-hopefully not last minute again!

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Adam

Awesome tutor

I had questions regarding my work (IT) speech and how to present it properly. Adam helped with detailed explanation how, what and why he recommended to improve. For sure I'll continue lessons with him.

Yulia, 6 lessons with Adam

Excellent guide.

This was my first time using Wyzant, but Adam was just the guide I was looking for. He was knowledgeable, relaxed and good fun. Recommended to anyone looking for crash course in world history, exp if you have an interest in food and agriculture.

Micheal, 1 lesson with Adam

great progress

Adam continues to refine my sons Composition skills, grammar, and essay organization skills . Looking forward to the end result

Shilajit, 42 lessons with Adam

Excellent AP English tutor

Adam has a great way of interacting with my son, keeping the discussion interesting. He also knows the subject matter extremely well and does an excellent job explaining what ito do.

Bonni, 6 lessons with Adam

Excellent tutor

Adam is the excellent tutor and very knowledgeable not only about lesson content but also about where the student's problems are. My son loves his lessons a lot!

Jessica, 12 lessons with Adam

Incredibly patient and smart

Adam is tutoring my daughter in apush and she is a student that is completely lost in the whole year. Adam continues to explain things to her every step of the way in a way she can understand. I’ve never heard a teacher as fluent as he is in any subject taught. I highly recommend Adam.

Karen, 9 lessons with Adam

Great Teacher, Knowledge and Approach

Adam makes learning fun and helps my student her is gifted but needed to adjust to a style and format not expected. Another great lesson.

Amanda , 17 lessons with Adam
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Response time: 57 minutes