Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Caring Tutor: History
Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Caring Tutor: History
Hi! I am an experienced, credentialed teacher and private tutor with a passion for working with high school and college students to master and enjoy the mysteries of history – how to succeed in your history courses, including AP courses – as well as to conquer and succeed at standardized tests (ACT, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, HSPT, PLAN.) I also work with students on perfecting their writing skills. As both a classroom teacher and private tutor, I excel at discovering each student’s individual...
Hi! I am an experienced, credentialed teacher and private tutor with a passion for working with high school and college students to master and enjoy the mysteries of history – how to succeed in your history courses, including AP courses – as well as to conquer and succeed at standardized tests (ACT, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, HSPT, PLAN.) I also work with students on perfecting their writing skills. As both a classroom teacher and private tutor, I excel at discovering each student’s individual learning style and tailoring lessons to meet each student’s needs.
My degrees are from Swarthmore College (B.A.) and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (M.A. and Ph.D. in American History) and I have over 15 years of experience teaching in high school and community college. My success rate in raising students’ grades and achieving top AP scores is high. Trained by leading test prep companies, I have been tutoring test prep for over ten years, and my students are delighted with the considerable improvement in their scores.
My greatest joy is working one on one with students and discovering how they learn and what resources, from my vast supply (which even includes plush creatures to illustrate how the Bubonic Plague was spread!), will work best to make the subject fun and understandable for them.
On a personal note, I am married and my son just graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. I live in Mill Valley with my husband and our Siberian cat, Katya.
I look forward to working with you!
Trained by two top test prep companies, I've been tutoring the "verbal" portions of the SAT, ACT, and SSAT exams for over 10 years. I am as familiar as anyone can be at this point with the major overhaul of the SAT and the new exam, which rolls out in October 2015 (PSAT) and March 2016 (SAT). I've developed my own training materials, and the success of my methods is evident in the vast improvement in my students' test scores. Thanks to work with me, students have been admitted to universities to which they were previously not qualified. I am skilled at figuring out each student's learning style and challenges and planning my lessons to fit those needs. I am also very caring and patient, and make each lesson fun and enjoyable. I truly am committed to each student's success!
With a Ph.D. in American history, I am deeply knowledgeable about U.S. and European history, and I bring to each student a vast grasp and understanding of content as well as the historical thinking and writing skills so necessary to succeed in history courses, in high school or college. I have over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher in high school and community college, including 10 years teaching AP U.S. History and AP European History. I hold a lifetime community college teaching credential in history, and I have passed the College Board Audit to teach AP U.S. and AP Euro. I am thus intimately familiar with the changes that both courses and exams have undergone and are currently undergoing. In my private tutoring in these subjects, I've been successful in training students for the new exam when their own classroom teachers failed to do so.
On a personal note, I have also been a participant in history myself. I am a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement (I was a Freedom Rider, and I later spent two years in the deep South working with local African-Americans to overcome the barriers to voting.)
Please contact me to learn more about how I work and how we can schedule lessons! I look forward to working with you!
Knows how to teach! Knowledgeable, passionate, and very skilled AP history teacher!
Mimi is extremely knowledgeable in her field of history (she has a PHD!) and in what we have selected her for - AP European History. In addition to this, and of utmost importance - she knows how to teach! She is not only charming, she is thorough in her explanations, delivers it in a clear direct manner with concise communication, seems to warm up to anyone she encounters, has a great deal of enthusiasm which is inspiring, can get down to basics very quickly, assesses the situation, is fair in her rate structure, doesn't waste a second of time and we are extremely pleased. She interacts to create a fun learning environment. We have only had two sessions, but my high school sophomore daughter is already pleased with the progress they are making, which will carry over into other subjects in terms of balancing time and what to focus on with the vast amount of material to cover. (Note I have a very bright child who is over booked and over worked, yet Mimi knew exactly how to work with her and to meet the challenge!) Our goal is to successfully complete AP Euro History prepared for the exam next May with the highest grade possible in the course and we think Mimi will have no trouble getting us there, if we stick to her plan. We have signed up for weekly tutoring sessions. I met with a couple of other tutors and spoke to several on the phone. Without a doubt Mimi was the best suited and most experienced in teaching kids and has the skill, knowledge and passion to do so. I would imagine she would be a success with a broad age range and skill set just given her obvious capabilities as an excellent teacher.Sue, 24 lessons with Mimi
Great rapport, postive energy
Mimi is helping my daughter with Honors US History, she is in junior year. She is an accomplished educator and we look forward to more lessons.Christine, 12 lessons with Mimi
Incredible History Tutor
Mimi is a true find. She is helping my daughter develop the research and executive functioning skills to tackle her high school history projects/research papers. They started with brainstorming, developing a direction for finding sources, reviewing the sources and determining which ones to focus on.Mia, 17 lessons with Mimi