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Preston B.

Los Angeles, CA

$100/hr

History Specialist: AP and SAT II U.S., Euro, World + Soc Sci, AP Lit

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Knowledgable & Patient
— Karen, Glendale, CA on 6/26/15

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New York University
History
University of California, Irvine
PhD
California State University, Northridge
Master's

Education

New York University (History)

University of California, Irvine (PhD)

California State University, Northridge (Master's)

About Preston

Greetings, I specialize in tutoring Advanced Placement U.S., European, and World History. Whether you need a boost in in-class material or are looking specifically for AP or SAT II exam training or both, you could not find a more effective or qualified instructor in the Greater Los Angeles/Pasadena/Arcadia area.

History is often frustrating for even the brightest of students. This is often due to the sheer mass of material presented and the varying degrees of their teacher’s emphasis on the AP exam material itself.

What I provide is a filter for the student to zero in on the facts, themes, and questions that the actual AP exam tests time and time again. My students go into the exam knowing exactly what to expect which helps immensely with accuracy and time management. In my experience, students' familiarity with the exam is best achieved through intensive practice of the exam itself.

My instruction is especially useful in training the student for the essay portions of the exam. Students will learn the format, style, and strategies of effective writing that AP readers are looking for in a max score essay. In this way, my students become expert history test takers as much as historians.

Often students require help keeping up with the in-class lectures, homework, and projects assigned during the year. I find that students not only will produce better work but even learn how to approach and manage the subject of history in ways which will aid them at the university level. I can gladly provide this type of week to week service as well.

I am a Ph.D. candidate in European history and trained to teach World history and U.S. history. I have nine years experience teaching and tutoring History at the high school and college levels.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied I will refund the fee for that session. I have a flexible cancellation policy as well. I am also available for single/emergency lessons and irregular schedules that better fit your needs.

I can travel to tutor students in the convenience of their own homes or if you’d prefer at a public location such as a Starbucks or a local library.

I look forward to achieving the rewards of success together. Many thanks for your interest.
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90039
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgable & Patient"

- Karen, Glendale, CA on 6/26/15

"Enthusiastic About History"

- Nancy, Los Angeles, CA on 9/23/14
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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American History

I have many years experience teaching American History at the undergraduate collegiate level. I have excellent familiarity with the AP U.S. History test and take it annually.

European History

I am a Ph.D. candidate in European history. I have many years experience teaching European history at the undergraduate collegiate level. I have a high familiarity with the AP exam in European history and take the exam annually.

Social Studies

Often in education Social Studies is another name for History. If this is true, then I am the tutor for you. I am a trained historian and as a result have an excellent familiarity with most of the social sciences as well.

World History

I have many years experience teaching World History at the undergraduate collegiate level. I also have great familiarity with the AP World history exam and take it annually. My unique and proven approach to this wide-ranging and difficult topic will work to your great advantage.

New York University
History
University of California, Irvine
PhD
California State University, Northridge
Master's

Education

New York University (History)

University of California, Irvine (PhD)

California State University, Northridge (Master's)

Knowledgable & Patient — Preston is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. My son said "He shows a great understanding of the material even without a book" My son's grade had improved significantly in a very short period of time in his AP European class. Since Preston tutored my son in 2nd semester, my son felt very confident taking the test and enjoyed the class more. ...

— Karen, Glendale, CA on 6/26/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Preston will travel within 35 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90039.

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