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Darrell R.

Huntington Beach, CA


History and Social Sciences Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/19/12
5.0 average from 12 ratings
Awesome Tutor!!
— Margaret, Fountain Valley, CA on 10/29/13

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About Darrell

I am an experienced historian and social scientist with a specialization in American and European History, and International Relations. I have lectured and spoken on scores of subjects, predominantly focusing on the American Civil War, vexillology, the history of Britain, and Middle East politics. I completed International Relations coursework at American University, and held a concentration in Honors History at Orange Coast College. I operate a history and political blog and have extensive experience in writing. I am a reliable and very effective tutor.

I frequently work as a consultant to movie and television studios as a historical advisor, aiding cast and crew in historical research and creating accurate portrayals of the past. I have extensive references throughout Orange County and Long Beach. I am an Eagle Scout and an active community leader. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I am an experienced historian and social scientist with a specialization in American and European History, and International Relations. I have lectured and spoken on scores of subjects, predominantly focusing on the American Civil War, vexillology, the history of Britain, and Middle East Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome Tutor!!"

- Margaret, Fountain Valley, CA on 10/29/13

"Almost knows every detail about American history. Knowledgeable and generous."

- Arwa, Manhattan Beach, CA on 10/17/13

"Exceptional tutor and he has the knowledge of the encyclopedia!"

- Satomi, Costa Mesa, CA on 8/4/13
Bible Studies,
English, Literature, Public Speaking,
American History,
Archaeology, Classics, European History,
Government & Politics, Music History,
Social Studies,
World History
Music History
Architecture, Art History
Elementary Education:
Economics, Public Speaking
Economics, English
Corporate Training:
Economics, Italian, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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American History

I have extensive knowledge of American History; I am a noted local historian and frequently lecture on various topics, particularly the Civil War.


I have taken extensive courses in anthropology including Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, Ethnology, and Archaeology. I am very experienced in World Ethnology and the ethnographic aspects of studying world cultures, namely indigenous peoples. I also am well versed in Linguistic Anthropology and have tutored on most levels of linguistics and phonetics. Have helped many anthropology students throughout the years and have been very effective.

Art History

Can cover a wide range of topics from all eras and areas of art history including ancient civilizations, early modern art movements, and architecture.

Bible Studies

I am thoroughly qualified to tutor bible studies. I am both well versed in biblical history and writings, as well as religious studies. I have taken many classes in Religious Studies and theology. Furthermore I have lectured on various scriptural subjects including the history of the Holy Land and the Old Testament in general.


I have tutored chess to a number of students over the past years in varying ages. I teach both the history of chess and the basics of the game. This is then coupled with learning various strategies and the tactical traits of some of the masters.

European History

Superbly knowledgeable on all aspects of European history from prehistory to the contemporary. Specialized in British, French, German and Italian history.


I am very helpful when it comes to learning geography. I have tutored extensively in geography, and have an encyclopedic knowledge of physical, political, cultural, and historical geography.

Music History

I have taken a number of Music History courses from early modern composers through to the mid-20th century. I have lectured on music history in the 19th century. I am also a frequent patron of local Wagner Societies.

Public Speaking

I have vast public speaking experience over the past few years including lectures, large events and ceremonies. I am able to coach and tutor both public speakers and students taking public speaking courses. I have completed coursework in public speaking / traits of notable speakers.


I have experience with comparative religions and tutoring students in religious studies both from a historical and sociological perspective. I have been an effective resource on religious studies and using religious as a focus for history and social sciences. I have taken comparative religion, Islam, and biblical history courses.

Social Studies

I have experience in most of the social sciences. I have completed coursework in linguistics, anthropology, cultural anthropology and sociology. I am able to tutor social studies students by effectively conveying the principle concepts.

World History

Experienced in all facets of World History. Please let me know if you have any questions as to a specific area or era.

American University
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American University (Int'l Relations)

Awesome Tutor!! — Darrell is a fantastic History tutor!! I came across him when I was looking for a U.S. History tutor for my daughter. Darrell responded to my search very promptly. He made himself available and we were able to set up the first meeting time right away. I was extremely amazed by his knowledge and expertise in the subject of U.S. History. He is like a walking encyclopedia! I was also impressed that D ...

— Margaret, Fountain Valley, CA on 10/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darrell will travel within 20 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Background Check Status for Darrell R.

Darrell R. passed a background check on 12/19/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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