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Morgan M.

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

$130/hour

  • 2,938 hours tutoring

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 te


Education

University of California, Irvine
History

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  • Hourly Rate: $130
  • Rate details: Please ask about group rates if you are interested!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/19/2016

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading

English

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!
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, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

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!

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing Tutor!

Morgan taught my son AP US History for past few months. He is very Flexible and quick in responding or last minute schedule changes. Patient and good at explaining. Very knowledgeable of US History. Good approach for helping students who aren't very interested in it. Thank you so much for helping my son!

Christina, 9 lessons with Morgan

awesome!

Morgan not only pin-pointed which mistakes I have been making in my essays and studying APUSH, but he also explains in a way where I can apply those concepts to multiple subjects and assignments. Thus, he helped me become a better independent essay writer and thinker. 5 stars for sure!

Yuyi, 20 lessons with Morgan

Knowledgable and Flexible Tutor

Morgan is a great tutor that really helped my daughter obtain the knowledge for the AP World History Exam and properly prepare her for everything that is necessary for the exam. He really helped my daughter improver her writing overall and gain better studying habits, as well as explaining all the concepts and events in detail. He was able to work around our schedules and had many different methods to try and teach my daughter, and used what worked in our favor

Lubo, 29 lessons with Morgan

Knowledge and patient tutor

Morgan M was a great tutor that taught my daughter with precision and great detail. With Morgan’s help, she was able to face her AP test feeling confident and prepared. Morgan was very knowledgeable and professional regarding the subject and knew what to work on with my daughter that helped her to strengthen her weak points. Jung

Jung , 1 lesson with Morgan

Helpful Tutor

Despite me being incredibly unprepared for APUSH just a few weeks before the AP test, Morgan helped me review and do as much as I could to improve my chances for a better score.

Tori, 13 lessons with Morgan

Extremely Knowlegeable and patient tutor

My son says Morgan is the GOAT (Greatest of All Times) in European history. This says it it all, no other explanation is needed. Thank you Morgan for all the help. You are the best.

Rajeshwari, 9 lessons with Morgan

Excellent AP World History Tutor!

Morgan helped my daughter to accomplish to a very high grade in the class. Not only that, he made her love her history class. In a very short time and right before her finals he was successful enough to help her so much to raise her grade up from where she was. He has a lot of patience and cares a lot for his students. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in AP world history class. Thank you Morgan for everything you have done. I am sure we will have you again for one more semester.

Azadeh, 32 lessons with Morgan

Great interaction and to the point tutor session

In just the first lesson, Morgan quickly identified key areas of focus for course study and walked through sample quiz questions. My daughter has a new and more focused way to look at the reading material. Thank you!

Cindy, 8 lessons with Morgan

Excellent Tutor

Morgan has been extremely helpful in helping my son with his US History SAT Subject test. He is knowledgeable, patient and took time to understand which areas my son needed improvement. He developed a rapport with him, set goals and always answered questions with a real understanding of the subject. We also really appreciated his willingness to find session times that suited our son's busy schedule. We would highly recommend him as a tutor.

William, 14 lessons with Morgan
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$130/hour

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$130/hour

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Response time: 7 hours