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Amanda R.

Santa Monica, CA

$75/hour

History and English Tutor (Official AP History Reader)

Background check passed as of 3/27/13
5.0 average from 481 ratings
Caring and knowledgeable
— Martin, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/14/16

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About Amanda

History is fun! I didn't think so when I was a kid. But I learned the secret in college and now I'm hooked -- and I promise, you will be too. After receiving a BA, MA and doing work towards a Phd in history at UCLA, I started writing history books (the "Nutshell Notes" series), taught American history in Lithuania and tutored learning disabled students. I now teach Western Civilization and Middle East History at Santa Monica College, conduct professional development classes for Social Studies teachers, and help students achieve outstanding scores on their AP history exams. My specialty: making complicated information simple and interesting. History is fun! I didn't think so when I was a kid. But I learned the secret in college and now I'm hooked -- and I promise, you will be too. After receiving a BA, MA and doing work towards a Phd in history at UCLA, I started writing Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401
Background Check: Passed

"Caring and knowledgeable"

- Martin, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/14/16

"Knowledgeable"

- Afshan, Springfield, OH on 4/28/16

"Fantastic!"

- Jodi, Land O Lakes, FL on 4/8/16

"Thorough, and helping our child"

- Sam, Culver City, CA on 3/18/16

"Fabulous history tutor!!"

- Kristen, Ashburn, VA on 2/3/16

"Organized and Knowledgeable"

- Marjorie, Torrance, CA on 1/20/16

"Tutor Angel"

- Katie, Tarzana, CA on 12/17/15

"Knowledgable and patient."

- Monna, Los Angeles, CA on 10/27/15

"I am very satisfied working with her!"

- Belgin, Los Angeles, CA on 9/19/15

"Best tutor ever! Super smart and caring :)"

- Melissa, Santa Monica, CA on 6/6/15

"Great Results!!"

- Janice, Torrance, CA on 4/1/14

"Takes her time and connects with my daughter to help her understand"

- Marcie, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/24/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Shelly, Santa Monica, CA on 10/23/13

"Knowledgeable, patient and very personable."

- Jane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/7/12

"Better than my College Professor!"

- Ryan, Los Angeles, CA on 10/19/12

"Very enthusiastic, clear and patient!"

- Lilan, Los Angeles, CA on 9/26/11

"Focused and on-target"

- Susane, Los Angeles, CA on 12/14/10
Art:
Art History
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Social Studies

I've been tutoring history, political science, religious studies and geography for the past five years. I am also president-elect of a state social studies council and am currently planning the next conference which features 100s of sessions and workshops on the topic.

I am also a professor of history at a college in Santa Monica.

CSUN
History
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Master's
UCLA
PhD

Education

CSUN (History)

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UCLA (PhD)

Caring and knowledgeable — Amanda tutored our 15 year old in AP US History this past semester. She was amazing! My son found that she was time efficient, patient, fun, and much better at explaining the material than his disorganized high school teacher. She knows the material so well and teaches with such high interest that I would want to listen in when I walked past their tutoring sessions. She is very valuable and di ...

— Martin, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 15 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401.