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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

$90/hour

  • 5,733 hours tutoring

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Bio

**2021-2022 Academic Year Update** As my schedule for regular/weekly sessions is full, I'm only able to take on individual essay and/or project editing/proof-reading requests at this time.

For 15+ years, I have been teaching 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 (WHAP), a class I teach extensively. I also teach and have scored materials for AP US History (APUSH) and AP European History...

**2021-2022 Academic Year Update** As my schedule for regular/weekly sessions is full, I'm only able to take on individual essay and/or project editing/proof-reading requests at this time.

For 15+ years, I have been teaching 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 (WHAP), a class I teach extensively. I also teach and have scored materials for AP US History (APUSH) and AP European History (AP Euro). As a former department chair for English, I taught and supervised AP English Literature and AP English Language. I have managed writing centers specializing in writing fluency, undergraduate and graduate-level research, and college applications. I am also an organic farmer, running a three-acre teaching farm where I demonstrate sustainable practices, provide gardening workshops, and discuss principles of environmental science; it is the basis for a Food History course that I'm teaching online.

The classes I teach include World (Global) History, Japanese History, Chinese History, East Asian Civilizations, Global Environmental History, American Environmental History, American History, Modern European History, the History of Science and Technology, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Criticism, Nature Writing, Mythology, and Introduction to Philosophy.

Through tutoring, I teach in a logical and straightforward manner. We develop understanding of content while honing skills and strategies that contribute to your emergence as a more effective learner and communicator. By emphasizing core concepts, we work to improve comprehension and confidence, strengthening critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

If you want a cheerful and flexible tutor who explains concepts and materials clearly and effectively, please reach out.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Most Popular

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.
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.
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.
Biology, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, GRE, PSAT, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Adam has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Truly amazing AP English Lang

Adam tutored our daughter through her Junior year helping her in AP English Lang and teaching her how to write essays for her AP History course. Despite the pandemic ups and downs of her high-school, she found in Adam a true teacher who taught her with patience, humor and wit. She loved the time spent in her online lessons and she obtained a five at both AP Exams. We are so incredibly grateful for his teaching.

M, 28 lessons with Adam

Fun and very knowledgable tutor at the same time

My daughter has been with Adam for 6 sessions already and so far he has been very knowledgable about the subject and makes learning very fun and interesting. My daughter is always excited to talk about what new things she had learned during the lessons. I'm so glad that I found Adam through Wyzant otherwise, previewing the thick textbook by herself would've been really boring and difficult

Amy, 9 lessons with Adam

US History

Adam is patient, knowledgeable and organized. He is prompt with his responses and teaches my son how to think about history not just memorize. He is diligent about communicating with me and approaches each lesson with goal of helping the student think about his interpretations of the historical event.

Sandra, 17 lessons with Adam

Great Teacher, Knowledge and Approach

Adam makes learning fun and helps my gifted student who needed to adjust to a style and format not expected. As well as explore areas of challenge. Another great lesson.

Amanda , 20 lessons with Adam

Patient and funny tutor.

Adam taught me a large amount of things, from analyzing the lives of food critics and chefs to the case of the Radium Girls. He made the lessons both interesting and educational.

Clara, 72 lessons with Adam

Life Saving AP English Language and Composition tutor

Adam allowed me to grow from a good AP English student into a confident A+ one. I am a STEM oriented girl with reasonable writing skills and in the beginning AP English Language and Composition was a challenge. Different types of essays that my school teacher barely discussed in school, a changed approach to MC questions with respect to the SAT questions. Before studying with Adam I was struggling to maintain my grades. His patience, down-to-earth explanations, clear logic and his emphasis on a coherent structure changed my experience, and as a bonus improved my SAT score. Thank you so much!

Andrea, 33 lessons with Adam

Gratitude

I've been working with Adam for more than a year, and he never disappointed me. He always helps me finish my tasks on time. His notes and advice given by him are timely, punctual, and meticulous in performance.

Hamad, 11 lessons with Adam

the research paper

It was great!! and super well! also I love Adam he is my favorite teacher! My drawback is work cited, but he teach me very well! I want to learn more about the research paper next time

Yilong, 4 lessons with Adam

Adam is an approachable and effective tutor.

In our first lesson, Adam asked me what I wanted to achieve with our lessons in order to figure out how to cater to my goal effectively. I learned more than I had expected to, so I decided to book our next lesson before our first lesson finished. Yuko

Yuko, 4 lessons with Adam
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$90/hour

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$90/hour

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Response time: 38 minutes