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Morgan M.

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

$100/hour

  • 1,742 hours tutoring

  • Culver City, CA 90230

About Morgan


Bio

I teach because it allows me to share my love of learning. I'm most satisfied when I can awaken a new interest in a “boring” subject or show a student a new way of looking at a problem. I get excited when students tell me that they see connections that weren't there before or that they finally understand something that has always baffled them. I try to bring passion to everything I teach, and I work hard to push my students to their highest potential.

I'm an English and History specialist...

I teach because it allows me to share my love of learning. I'm most satisfied when I can awaken a new interest in a “boring” subject or show a student a new way of looking at a problem. I get excited when students tell me that they see connections that weren't there before or that they finally understand something that has always baffled them. I try to bring passion to everything I teach, and I work hard to push my students to their highest potential.

I'm an English and History specialist with two years of full-time experience tutoring college admissions tests (ACT and SAT, as well as AP exams) and college essays. Until recently, I worked in Brentwood for a national test-prep company. I taught more than 100 students from public high schools in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and West Los Angeles, and from top private schools like Brentwood, Marlborough, and Harvard Westlake. That experience has given me a deep understanding both of the tests and the students who take them. If you work with me, I'll use that understanding to target your specific challenges and help you make the most efficient, lasting progress.

I believe the best teaching is personal: It happens when the teacher knows the student and can relate to them as an individual. Private tutoring allows me to do that. I do my best to make my students comfortable and meet them where they are—whether they're already scoring 33s on their ACTs or are struggling to score 13s. I pride myself on my patience and my success working with students of all academic levels. Wherever you're starting from, I'll help you go higher and hopefully learn something about yourself along the way. The only catch is that I'll make you work as hard as I do for it. Wherever you start from, you'll have to be committed to taking charge of your own improvement: Be willing to make mistakes in order to get better, and face your weaknesses head-on so you can learn from them.

If you like the sound of that, I'd love to hear from you. Message me with some info on what you need and I'll tell you how I might help. Take care, and keep on learning.


Education

University of California, Irvine
History

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $100
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Culver City, CA 90230
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/19/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring the ACT to dozens of college students for close to four years, first as a test-prep specialist at a nationwide tutoring company (C2 Education) and now for the past two years through Wyzant. I have taken a recent official administration of the exam and scored a 36 composite, including a 36 on both English and Reading! More importantly, I genuinely enjoy working with students and helping them learn grammar and reading skills that will help them not just on this test, but hopefully in their future academic pursuits, as well. My goal is not simply to teach you a "trick" for this test (although I do know a few!), but to make you a more skilled reader and writer who is better prepared for college. I am always interested in meeting new students and hearing about their testing goals, so I hope you'll get in touch with me and see how I might help you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Speed is the key here! Almost everyone has trouble finishing ACT reading when they start out. But you can improve if you learn how to break down a passage and focus on the most important points. We'll learn about typical passage structures, how to categorize passages to help with question accuracy, and which information in most important. These things will actually help you in college when you have mountains of reading to do! I've worked personally with over two dozen ACT reading students and seen some great improvements. I hope I get a chance to help you, too.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. The Writing section is a bit simpler than the Reading but it still requires you to think deeply about how the whole passage is constructed and how that context affects which answer to pick. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!
English, Proofreading, Reading, Writing

History

American History,

American History

I have a B.A. in history from UC Irvine and have been tutoring US History for nearly four years at both the high school and AP level. I have tutored more than 35 students in AP US History, and I have a strong background with all aspects of the AP course and exam, especially the essay sections which are the biggest challenge for many students. Nearly all of my students have achieved scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, and I can also of course help students in non-AP courses with essays, exam prep, or anything else they are struggling with. I enjoy teaching history students and strive to show them new ways to think about and study what they're learning, so that they can hopefully better learn and understand the material in the future even without my help. I have more than 30 positive reviews on my profile page from history students I've worked with during my past year and a half on Wyzant, and I am always eager to hear from new students about their challenges and explore how I might help them. If you think I can give you a hand with your course or exam, I hope you'll get in touch!
European History,

European History

As a history specialist, I have a strong background in many topics in European history and have taught many students in a variety of Euro history courses. While I have helped students with everything from Ancient to 20th century European history, my greatest depth of experience is with modern European history since the 14th century, which is the same time period covered by the AP European History exam as well as the "Modern World History" or "Modern Western Civilization" courses taken by most high school sophomores in California and other states. As an AP specialist, I have particular expertise with all aspects of the AP Euro course and exam, and I have helped many students with learning the specific requirements and format for DBQs and LEQs, as well as adapting to the challenges of AP-style stimulus multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Get in touch with me about your particular situation and I will tell you more about how I can help!
World History,

World History

I have a degree in history from UC Irvine and nearly four years of experience teaching more than 45 students in various World History courses. I have helped many high school students taking standard 9th or 10th grade World History courses, and I am an especially good choice to help students with the challenging AP World History course and exam. I have a very strong knowledge of all aspects of the AP World exam and have helped nearly 30 students specifically with this test. Nearly all of my past students have achieved scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, and I have helped many of them achieve significant improvements in their skills and understanding in as little as two or three weeks. I've also helped many students in non-AP World History courses with studying for exams, learning how to write research papers, and other projects. My goal with every student is to help them develop skills and habits that will eventually allow them to succeed on their own. My favorite thing to hear from students is that I showed them a way of thinking about or studying history that they had never heard about before, and that they now found it much easier to understand and approach the subject. If you'd like to know more, please see the more than 30 positive reviews from history students posted on my profile page, or get in touch with me with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!
Government & Politics, Social Studies

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!
English, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Math

ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Other

Government & Politics

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been tutoring the ACT to dozens of college students for close to four years, first as a test-prep specialist at a nationwide tutoring company (C2 Education) and now for the past two years through Wyzant. I have taken a recent official administration of the exam and scored a 36 composite, including a 36 on both English and Reading! More importantly, I genuinely enjoy working with students and helping them learn grammar and reading skills that will help them not just on this test, but hopefully in their future academic pursuits, as well. My goal is not simply to teach you a "trick" for this test (although I do know a few!), but to make you a more skilled reader and writer who is better prepared for college. I am always interested in meeting new students and hearing about their testing goals, so I hope you'll get in touch with me and see how I might help you!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Speed is the key here! Almost everyone has trouble finishing ACT reading when they start out. But you can improve if you learn how to break down a passage and focus on the most important points. We'll learn about typical passage structures, how to categorize passages to help with question accuracy, and which information in most important. These things will actually help you in college when you have mountains of reading to do! I've worked personally with over two dozen ACT reading students and seen some great improvements. I hope I get a chance to help you, too.
ISEE,

ISEE

During my two years as a tutor at a C2 Education center from 2014 to summer 2016, I worked long-term with more than 15 ISEE students. I have taught the lower, middle, and upper levels of this test and have equal experience with all sections of the exam. My ISEE students have scored well enough to be admitted to competitive Southern California private schools such as Marlborough, Brentwood, and Harvard-Westlake. My two-plus years of experience as an SAT and ACT tutor give me further foundation in the skills and content tested on this exam and the logic of standardized tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. The Writing section is a bit simpler than the Reading but it still requires you to think deeply about how the whole passage is constructed and how that context affects which answer to pick. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!
ACT Math, ACT Science, LSAT, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


SAT

This is my second child Morgan tutors I was pleased with the results from our first tutorial sessions with our other child that we had to go with Morgan again..

Charles, 8 lessons with Morgan

thank you

My son learned World History AP with Morgan and received a 5/5. Morgan teaches all the main concepts with great detail and his lessons are productive and efficieny. His instructions on essays proved to be very helpful on the exam.

Yanli, 23 lessons with Morgan

Great SAT Reading and Writing tutor

Morgan is an excellent tutor of helping my daughter on SAT reading and writing! He is experienced and clear in communicating ideas to student, responded to my questions/request promptly, and flexible on class time. I would recommend Morgan to anybody who would need similar help.

Joyee, 3 lessons with Morgan

Great tutor

Morgan was a great tutor. He was easy to work with and very thorough. He explained the concepts and problems well. Morgan provided me with good test-taking tips and made me feel more confident in my abilities. I was well prepped for the SAT.

Sarah, 8 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your review, Sarah! I enjoyed working with you and am glad our sessions helped you move in the right direction! Hope your test turns out great!

a great private tutor for highschoolers

Morgan has been instrumental in helping my daughter’s APUSH exam. He always find a way to clearly explain the complicated to terminologies to my daughter. My daughter is very comfortable walking with Morgan. She since then has improved a lot with her understanding of the APUSH concept. Morgan has also used many templates to help her memorize and understand the significance of the historical event. I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering find a private tutor.

Joe, 8 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, Joe! I enjoyed working with your daughter and I'm glad she found the time helpful with increasing her understanding of AP History concepts. Look forward to hearing AP results!

excellent teacher!

Morgan has helped my daughter greatly in history. After just one session she got the best grade on a test this year! Cannot recommend enough! Thank you, Morgan!

Michelle, 3 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your review, Michelle! I've enjoyed working with your daughter so far and am truly glad I was able to help her significantly improve her approach after just one lesson. That is just great! Congrats and hope she continues making progress!

Helped move the needle on grades and instill confidence

Morgan's approach turned an AP World History student who was skeptical about tutoring into a true fan. The sessions helped my son improve my son's grade in class to a solid A, and gave him confidence going into the AP exam itself. Morgan really packed a ton of information into each session, and if we have more AP needs in the future we certainly will turn to him!

Michael, 13 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your review, Michael! I enjoyed working with your son and I'm glad I was able to help him develop skills to improve and succeed in his class even after a small number of sessions. Thanks for having me work with him and hope the AP test goes well!

Superb tutor

Morgan is a top notch tutor. He tutored my son in AP Euro. I was so impressed that he didn’t use a cookie cutter approach with my son. He really got to know him and tailored their sessions to focus on his particular weaknesses. He was always reliable and on time and is immensely knowledgeable. He helped my son gain a better understanding of the skills required to write DBQs as well as solid essay questions and so much more. I highly recommend Morgan!

Sharon, 14 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Wow, Sharon, thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review! This really captures what I try to do with all my students--zero in on their exact weaknesses and give them the precise and targeted skills needed to make the most improvement. I enjoyed working with your son and wish him success on the AP exam!

Very helpful and clear!

Morgan M. did a wonderful job preparing my daughter for her AP European History exam. After her lesson, she said she felt better prepared and mentioned that Morgan gave specific and valuable instructions! I would definitely recommend him for tutoring!

Pavel, 2 lessons with Morgan
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, Pavel! I enjoyed working with your daughter and am so glad she found our work helpful for her specific needs and felt better prepared even after one lesson. Thank you for having me work with her and best of luck with the AP Euro exam!

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