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Amanda R.

History and English Tutor (Official AP History Reader)

History and English Tutor (Official AP History Reader)

$95/hour

  • 2,769 hours tutoring

  • Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA 90401

About Amanda


Bio

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...

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.


Education

CSUN
History
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Masters
UCLA
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $95
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Lesson cancellation: 10 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/27/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

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.
American History, Art History, European History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Writing

Other

Government & Politics

Summer

Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgeable and kind

Amanda jumped to my daughter's rescue when she was stuck writing a history paper. She helped clarify and analyze the text and help her organize her thoughts on writing the paper.

Sandra, 1 lesson with Amanda

Awesome!

My son was struggling with AP World History before he started tutoring lessons with Amanda. Despite his best effort, he got Cs on most tests. Immediately after he started tutoring lessons with Amanda, my son's grades dramatically improved and he started getting As. It almost seemed miraculous! Amanda is an amazing teacher!

Zori, 50 lessons with Amanda

Very knowledgeable and engaging tutor

Amanda has done a great job helping my niece understand world history and make conceptual connections. She has been very patient even with some of more geography question to help my niece see the history unfold. My niece is now asking much more thoughtful questions and even taking more interest in modern events. For a 16 year old this is huge. Highly recommend Amanda

Jusitn, 3 lessons with Amanda

Excellent teacher

Our daughter loves Amanda and is 100% more confident about her ability to do well in her very challenging AP US History class. ! Amanda is such an excellent teacher of AP US History. She knows how to engage a student in the complexities and to develop their own critical responses to US history.

Ellen, 34 lessons with Amanda

Very Knowledgeable and Interesting

Amanda helped my son go from a D to getting an 87% on the first exam in AP US History after they starting working together. She's extremely knowledgable and makes it fun and interesting. She's an excellent tutor. We highly recommend her.

Jennifer, 11 lessons with Amanda

Amanda saved our bacon!

I had a question that only someone with Amanda's special skills and depth of knowledge could answer. She knows the AP system from the inside out, and that is just what my son needed as he started in his first AP class! She has a good sense of humor and a very easy, comfortable manner. Highly recommended!

John, 1 lesson with Amanda

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 did a great job preparing him for his AP exam. I would highly recommend Amanda.

Martin, 27 lessons with Amanda

Knowledgeable

Amanda is helpful and focused. She is very knowledgeable with World History but more importantly can teach it. She is always prompt and makes good use of the time while tutoring.

Afshan, 8 lessons with Amanda

Fantastic!

Amanda did a wonderful job helping me get ready for my AP World History Exam and I am looking forward to our next lesson.

Jodi, 3 lessons with Amanda

Thorough, and helping our child

Amanda has found a way to "turn the light on" for our daughter when it comes to AP US History. The skills our daughter's learned have helped her focus and identify what the important themes are, while also teaching her to understand what specifics she needs to understand as well. We're very pleased.

Sam, 10 lessons with Amanda
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$95/hour

Amanda R.

$95/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Response time: 6 hours