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Desiree D.

Highly Qualified Teacher and Essay Coach for AP History and English

Highly Qualified Teacher and Essay Coach for AP History and English

$200/hour

  • 45 hours tutoring

About Desiree


Bio

Hello! My name is Desiree D. I am a teacher, artist, and writer with an advanced degree in History as well as an undergraduate degree in the same, both degrees focused on the elements of academic and/or argumentative writing and debate.

I am a current AP English and AP History high school instructor who has been teaching ELA and Social Studies in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse...

Hello! My name is Desiree D. I am a teacher, artist, and writer with an advanced degree in History as well as an undergraduate degree in the same, both degrees focused on the elements of academic and/or argumentative writing and debate.

I am a current AP English and AP History high school instructor who has been teaching ELA and Social Studies in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse environments for students as young as first grade all the way through college and even worked with some adults continuing their educations or seeking help with writing projects. While an undergraduate, I also spent two summers as a remedial reading specialist for at-risk students in the K-12 range.

I approach education by helping students to engage with the academic writing process through a fresh, engaging, and holistic approach. I teach and help employ a unique step-by-step approach to essays that incorporates creative thinking, pre-writing organization, and thesis development and support, all while discovering and encouraging each student's strengths.

One of my most popular specialties is Essay Help. I have spent years teaching the writing process to virtually every type of student. I can help with many things: individual essay help, editing and proofreading, formal style guide training (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), argumentative tactics, rhetorical devices, and I can teach my special step by step approach to anyone, a practice that will carry students through their academic careers and the rest of their lives. I have a record of success with hundreds of students of all different skill levels.
I am also experienced and able to help with reading comprehension, rhetorical and literary analysis, remedial reading, and test preparation for all AP English and AP History exams, and the language arts sections of the ISEE, the SAT, and the ACT.


Education

California State University—Northridge
History
California State University—Northridge
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $200
  • Rate details: Base: $200/hr for subjects; may vary based on grade and complexity or amount of help/materials Essay help: $200-300/hr; varies on grade level, subject, complexity, etc. Writing Improvement: $250+/hr
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/14/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History,

Art History

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I am myself an independent artist who works with oil and acrylic paint on canvas in a generally abstract style.
Art Theory

Art Theory

I am myself an independent artist who works with oil and acrylic paint on canvas in a generally abstract style. I am an "art nerd" and have a vast knowledge of art history and a firm grasp on theoretical art principles. In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.

Business

Law

Law

I have been teaching English & Language Arts and History (including AP in both subjects) in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse environments for students as young as first grade all the way through college and even worked with some adults continuing their educations or seeking help with writing projects. While an undergraduate, I also spent two summers as a remedial reading specialist for at-risk students in the K-12 range.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Law,

Law

I have been teaching English & Language Arts and History (including AP in both subjects) in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse environments for students as young as first grade all the way through college and even worked with some adults continuing their educations or seeking help with writing projects. While an undergraduate, I also spent two summers as a remedial reading specialist for at-risk students in the K-12 range.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have six years of experience teaching full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students.
Grammar,

Grammar

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Reading,

Reading

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English (reading and writing) sections of standardized tests.
English,

English

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Grammar,

Grammar

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Literature,

Literature

I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English (AP Language and AP Literature) and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Reading,

Reading

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. As a graduate student in History at CSU Northridge, I helped create and run the specialized History Writing Center in the History department.
Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Art History,

Art History

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I am myself an independent artist who works with oil and acrylic paint on canvas in a generally abstract style.
European History,

European History

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Geography,

Geography

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History (including intensive work with geography) full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Philosophy,

Philosophy

MA in History (2015) BA in History (2012) Current Teacher of AP US History and AP World History
Political Science,

Political Science

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have been teaching English & Language Arts and History (including AP in both subjects) in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse environments for students as young as first grade all the way through college and even worked with some adults continuing their educations or seeking help with writing projects. While an undergraduate, I also spent two summers as a remedial reading specialist for at-risk students in the K-12 range.
World History

World History

MA in History (2015) BA in History (2012) Current Teacher of AP US History and AP World History

Homeschool

English,

English

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Reading,

Reading

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. As a graduate student in History at CSU Northridge, I helped create and run the specialized History Writing Center in the History department.
Spanish, Spelling

Language

Spanish

Most Popular

English,

English

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Reading,

Reading

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. As a graduate student in History at CSU Northridge, I helped create and run the specialized History Writing Center in the History department.
Spanish

Other

Geography,

Geography

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History (including intensive work with geography) full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
Law,

Law

I have been teaching English & Language Arts and History (including AP in both subjects) in the classroom at a middle and high school level since 2016. Before I began teaching in the classroom, I worked as a writing tutor in diverse environments for students as young as first grade all the way through college and even worked with some adults continuing their educations or seeking help with writing projects. While an undergraduate, I also spent two summers as a remedial reading specialist for at-risk students in the K-12 range.
Philosophy

Philosophy

MA in History (2015) BA in History (2012) Current Teacher of AP US History and AP World History

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

MA in History (2015) BA in History (2012) Current Teacher of AP US History and AP World History
Astronomy, Geology, Physical Science

Summer

Reading,

Reading

In 2012, I graduated with a BA in History, and went on to earn my MA in History in 2015. I have six years of experience teaching AP English and AP History full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in all AP English and all AP History exams, the English sections of popular standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, and ISEE, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. I have worked with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to adult learners.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization. As a graduate student in History at CSU Northridge, I helped create and run the specialized History Writing Center in the History department.
Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English (reading and writing) sections of standardized tests.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have six years of experience teaching English full-time in Los Angeles to middle- and high-school students. Outside of my work in the classroom, I also have five years of experience tutoring individual students in the English sections of standardized tests, and eight years of tutoring individual students in essay writing and organization.
SSAT

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Desiree has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 24 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great tutor!

My daughter loved her first class! She needed help with her history essays and Desiree did an amazing job. She taught her how to do analysis step by step, she is very patient and well organized. My daughter says that "Desiree brings out the potential within her students" and she is very excited to learn more. Therefore, we schedule a regular weekly class with her! Totally recommend her!

Silvina, 1 lesson with Desiree

Amazing, thank you so much

Desiree is so helpful. I really appreciate her help so much. I had to write a paper and she helped me understand the topic and get ready to write about it when I really thought I couldn't do it. I felt very lost and she helped me write out my thoughts and really outline stuff and make it make sense like other people said. I will definitely come back for help, she made me feel at ease and helped with a really difficult paper.

Julio, 1 lesson with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Thanks Julio! So glad we were able to talk it out and get it done!

Professional and efficient teacher

My kid needed help with writing. After 2 lessons he feels already much better. She is so fantastic that HE is looking forward to more lessons with Desiree to get better !

Yong-mi, 3 lessons with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Love to hear this! It’s a blast working with him, and I love seeing the improvement in just a few lessons!

Amazing session I will be back for my next essay!

I learned so much in just one session with this tutor Desiree. She helped me so much with my AP World History essay. She helped me understand the different types of essays on the exam which my teacher for the entire last year did not help me understand. Desiree helped me understand in just one session and she even taught me how to outline each different type of essay. We even had time to go over some strategies for multiple choice. I found that she was really easy to talk to, and I didn't feel embarrassed by the fact that I didn't understand so many of the important factors of the exam. She made me feel comfortable and she is funny. I can't wait to work with her again because she helped me more in this session than any tutor or teacher has in much longer periods of time. I recommend that you hire her for any paper or tutoring session you will not regret it you will learn a lot to take with you back to class.

Nate, 1 lesson with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Thanks Nate, I appreciate your words and I am so happy these strategies have made you more confident!

Hard-won Tutor of Trustworthiness

I am currently taking World History lesson with Ms.D. As Ms.D is a very experienced teacher in secondary education, she always knows where my confusion would be and the most efficient way to guide me through. Her class is highly interactive and enlightening!!

Maggie, 2 lessons with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Thank you Maggie! You’re so fantastic! Such a pleasure working with such a dedicated and ambitious student!

I got my paper done and learned a lot, couldn't ask for more

Writing a paper for my Criminal Justice class. Felt completely lost and had no idea what to do. Brought my ideas to Desiree and she put me at ease right away by talking me through the prompt and she made it seem like I could do it. It seemed impossible before but she made it seem so much less intimidating right away. The prompt was weirdly worded and she helped me rewrite it into a question which helped me a lot in making a thesis and then she showed me how to make an outline and I think I will use that thesis to outline process she showed me for the rest of my life. Legit game changer. Also Desiree is just plain cool. She is really fun to talk to, she's funny, she knows her stuff, she is encouraging and chill. She made this paper fun, which I could not have imagined possible just hours earlier before I scheduled my tutor session. I will definitely be hitting her up next time I need help. 100% recommend.

Lane, 2 lessons with Desiree

Very knowledgeable and patient

Desiree is so amazing! She really knows what she's talking about and has a knack for finding weaknesses and making them our strengths. I needed help prepping for my AP US History Exam, and we got rolling in our first class. Desiree is super nice and is really easy to talk to, plus, she makes learning fun! I would recommend her to anyone who need an amazing tutor! Thank you so much!

Shreya, 1 lesson with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Thanks Shreya! Working with such a talented and motivated student is my pleasure! Looking forward to the next session this weekend!

Knowledgeable and extremely helpful

Desiree was awesome! She helped me out so much with my personal statement, as well as other things to get me set up to send out my law school applications. I will absolutely contact her again for more help!

Jenna, 3 lessons with Desiree
Tutor responded:

Hey Jenna, I’m so glad I was able to help out! I really look forward to hearing how your applications go!

Extremely helpful and skilled tutor

Desiree did a lot to help me out. I was really confused but just after talking things out with her I got my ideas together and was ready to write. She is patient and really nice and a chill person. She gave me some ideas and techniques for understanding what I read and then making outlines and taking notes that doesn't take too long. It was a good session.

Victor, 1 lesson with Desiree
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