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William R.

Congratulations to my students entering Harvard and Yale Sept. 2019!

Congratulations to my students entering Harvard and Yale Sept. 2019!

$110/hour

  • 6,066 hours tutoring

About William


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SUMMER 2020: Congratulations George and Akshay on perfect "5s" on AP European History and AP U.S. History!

DECEMBER 2019: CONGRATULATIONS TO: AMELIA AND ALEX ON EARLY ACCEPTANCE TO HARVARD AND DUKE! CONGRATS ALSO TO CELINE, HONORED AS "NOTABLE AND QUOTABLE" IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL! JANUARY 2020: I RANKED AMONG THE TOP TUTORS ON WYZANT NATIONWIDE. MY PERCENTILE RANKING WAS 99.87 %!

SPRING 2019: 1500 FIVE STAR REVIEWS! CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE ON ACCEPTANCE AT YALE; ALICE AT...

SUMMER 2020: Congratulations George and Akshay on perfect "5s" on AP European History and AP U.S. History!

DECEMBER 2019: CONGRATULATIONS TO: AMELIA AND ALEX ON EARLY ACCEPTANCE TO HARVARD AND DUKE! CONGRATS ALSO TO CELINE, HONORED AS "NOTABLE AND QUOTABLE" IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL! JANUARY 2020: I RANKED AMONG THE TOP TUTORS ON WYZANT NATIONWIDE. MY PERCENTILE RANKING WAS 99.87 %!

SPRING 2019: 1500 FIVE STAR REVIEWS! CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE ON ACCEPTANCE AT YALE; ALICE AT HARVARD, CHRISTINE AT COLUMBIA!

2018: Congratulations Tryggvi for front page story in The New York Times! Congratulations, Subah, perfect 5 on AP EURO, to Alice, perfect 1600 on SAT; Tryggvi on graduation, Columbia University School of Journalism; and students accepted at Carnegie Melon, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech!

September, 2017: Congratulations 5 students with 750+ Reading/Writing , August SAT!

Spring 2017: Congratulations: Tryggvi-- $50,000 scholarship to Columbia University School of Journalism! Lydia-- acceptance: Dartmouth, NYU! Tina-- UC Berkeley! Joey-- Gallatin/NYU!

April, 2016: Congratulations students accepted at Brown, Georgetown, UCLA, and UC Berkeley! JULY 2016: Congratulations to Nick: 5 on AP Euro!

Summer 2015: Congratulations to Miye on acceptance at WILLIAMS! And to Emaan: UC BERKELEY!

March 20, 2015: Congratulations SAT students Alice and Lisa on acceptances at Dartmouth and Northwestern.

March 2015: CONGRATULATIONS TAO ON ACCEPTANCES AT DUKE AND UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; Judy on grad school acceptances at GEORGETOWN and UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO!!

Dec. 28. Congratulations to two students who received $50,000+ in scholarship offers!

May, 2014: Congratulations Marcia: Claremont-Mckenna! Rachel: full tuition at UC SD!

March, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS, GOR ON ACCEPTANCES AT YALE, PRINCETON, WILLIAMS, COLUMBIA, U. PENN and U.C. BERKELEY!

February, 2014: Congratulations Erica on $40G scholarship to NYU!

Oct. 24, 2013: Congratulations to Gor on perfect 800s on both SAT Critical Reading and Wri


Education

Harvard College
English
USC
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $110
  • Rate details: Special rates available to those impacted by the current crisis. Please inquire.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/13/2015

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Subjects

Art

Photography,

Photography

My photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including TIME, PREMIERE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ROLLING STONE, and CONDE NAST TRAVELER. My photographs of the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas of Nepal were exhibited in a one-man show at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. I've worked on film sets and music videos with Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Emmy winner Patricia Arquette, Aerosmith, Madonna, Val Kilmer, Grace Jones, U2, and many others. One of my photos of Bono is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Also, my photography of U2 is a significant part of the beautiful coffee table book: U2 SHOW. As a production still photographer, I have worked on film sets from Italy to Malaysia. These days I mostly shoot nature, most recently (2011/2012) in the Greek Islands, Swiss Alps, Burgundy, the Eastern Sierra, and the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. I'm a good teacher-- and have led several filmmaking classes with kids for Star Education, a leading provider of Enrichment Services and Gifted/Talented programs.
Art History

Computer

Photography

Photography

My photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including TIME, PREMIERE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ROLLING STONE, and CONDE NAST TRAVELER. My photographs of the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas of Nepal were exhibited in a one-man show at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. I've worked on film sets and music videos with Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Emmy winner Patricia Arquette, Aerosmith, Madonna, Val Kilmer, Grace Jones, U2, and many others. One of my photos of Bono is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Also, my photography of U2 is a significant part of the beautiful coffee table book: U2 SHOW. As a production still photographer, I have worked on film sets from Italy to Malaysia. These days I mostly shoot nature, most recently (2011/2012) in the Greek Islands, Swiss Alps, Burgundy, the Eastern Sierra, and the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. I'm a good teacher-- and have led several filmmaking classes with kids for Star Education, a leading provider of Enrichment Services and Gifted/Talented programs.

Corporate Training

Italian

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

Music History,

Music History

I teach Humanities courses at the college level-- including the history of Romanticism, which includes the music of Berlioz, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius, and Mahler. I have personally met some of the most important figures in classical music of the past half-century, including Artur Rubinstein (considered by many the greatest Chopin interpreter of the 20th Century, friend of Ravel and Stravinsky), Yehudi Menuhin (perhaps the greatest violin prodigy of the 20th century, who collaborated with Sir Edward Elgar and many others). I have attended concerts by all of the most important orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, and Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. I have personally discussed both composers and performance practice with such leading contemporary figures as Esa Pekka Salonen, Helene Grimaud, Andrew Von Oeyen, and Emmanuel Villaume, music director of the Dallas Opera and popular conductor also at the Lyric Opera, Chicago, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Met. At the Village at Northridge I have led a popular course on Romanticism in Music for over 4 years. I studied the piano in my youth, but was content to quit after learning Mozart's 23rd Piano, Concerto, which remains perhaps my favorite work. At Wyzant, I am one of the top tutors in Los Angeles; indeed, during the first week of May, 2015, briefly I was #1 out of more than 4,000. I have more than 600 five-star ratings.
American History, Art History, European History, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

English, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Italian

Most Popular

English, Writing

Music

Music History

Music History

I teach Humanities courses at the college level-- including the history of Romanticism, which includes the music of Berlioz, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius, and Mahler. I have personally met some of the most important figures in classical music of the past half-century, including Artur Rubinstein (considered by many the greatest Chopin interpreter of the 20th Century, friend of Ravel and Stravinsky), Yehudi Menuhin (perhaps the greatest violin prodigy of the 20th century, who collaborated with Sir Edward Elgar and many others). I have attended concerts by all of the most important orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, and Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. I have personally discussed both composers and performance practice with such leading contemporary figures as Esa Pekka Salonen, Helene Grimaud, Andrew Von Oeyen, and Emmanuel Villaume, music director of the Dallas Opera and popular conductor also at the Lyric Opera, Chicago, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Met. At the Village at Northridge I have led a popular course on Romanticism in Music for over 4 years. I studied the piano in my youth, but was content to quit after learning Mozart's 23rd Piano, Concerto, which remains perhaps my favorite work. At Wyzant, I am one of the top tutors in Los Angeles; indeed, during the first week of May, 2015, briefly I was #1 out of more than 4,000. I have more than 600 five-star ratings.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over five years experience counseling students on the college application process, from test prep to college selection, as well as guidance on the essay. I consider the college selection process as a part of education itself. When a student views the many programs of study available, it can open him/her up to the many possibilities life itself offers. Too often today students are not even aware of the tradition of liberal arts education, falling into a pattern of applying only to "brand names" they or their parents are already familiar with. That said, students I have advised have been accepted at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Amherst, Williams, U. Penn, Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Claremont McKenna, and other top schools.
Philosophy

Science

Philosophy

Summer

Italian, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over five years experience counseling students on the college application process, from test prep to college selection, as well as guidance on the essay. I consider the college selection process as a part of education itself. When a student views the many programs of study available, it can open him/her up to the many possibilities life itself offers. Too often today students are not even aware of the tradition of liberal arts education, falling into a pattern of applying only to "brand names" they or their parents are already familiar with. That said, students I have advised have been accepted at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Amherst, Williams, U. Penn, Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Claremont McKenna, and other top schools.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,724 ratings)
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1 star
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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and motivating teacher!

AP Euro! William is an expert on European history and has been great at providing the contextual and in-depth knowledge that has been lacking in my class. I love working with him!

Elisabeth, 20 lessons with William

Very knowledgeable and motivating teacher!

AP Euro! William is an expert on European history and has been great at providing the contextual and in-depth knowledge that has been lacking in my class. I love working with him!

Elisabeth, 20 lessons with William

A message from William’s student Eric

William taught me about so many of the grammar mistakes that I don't even know that was a thing. I really think that he is a living treasure chest. From my perspective, he basically know about everything. He knows so much information in a short amount of time for me to use. Some of the things that William has helped me with his basically all of the word tenses, how to write an analysis, and much more. I got far more better in writing than before with his help. I also started my SAT training with him in writing and grammar. He is really a great and also resourceful teacher both in learning or basically learning about a lot of the wonders of the world.

Michelle, 44 lessons with William

knowledge and patient tutor

William taught me about so many of the grammar mistakes that I don't even know that was a thing. I really think that he is a living treasure chest. From my perspective, he basically know about everything. He knows so much information in a short amount of time for me to use. Some of the things that William has helped me with his basically all of the word tenses, how to write an analysis, and much more. I got far more better in writing than before with his help. I also started my SAT training with him in writing and grammar. He is really a great and also resourceful teacher both in learning or basically learning about a lot of the wonders of the world.

Michelle, 44 lessons with William

European AP history... very knowledgeable teacher!!

Reviewed some of the basic points related to AP European History. Went through practice exam questions and tutor was able to explain responses in great depth highlighting the key events. William also explained and reviewed the areas I need to improve in. Overall a very knowledgeable tutor and I look forward to continuing lessons and improving in my AP European History!

Asok, 5 lessons with William

The great first session with William

My daughter took the first writing / history session with William tonight. William is very patient and he took time to find out what she likes to learn and showed her some excellent pictures, videos, painting and poems related to her interests and learning. William is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. My daughter really enjoyed her first session with William. She is very looking forward to continuing more sessions with William!! 😃 👍

JC, 60 lessons with William

Engaging!

William made European history fun and interesting for my daughter. He knows his history and shares it so students can understand it. Not just dates and events; comprehensive study on European history and history in general.

Nara, 8 lessons with William

Worth Every Penny :)

Wonderful first lesson with my daughter. Had her looking at new ways to brainstorm for her college essay. Gave her great insight on the application process. Glad we found him.

Yvette, 2 lessons with William

Daughter bounces out of lessons thrilled by the history William's covered

She just loves her lessons with William. She can't stop talking about the topics/stories they cover. We are so happy she's found someone engaging and so knowledgeable. THank you!

Meta, 2 lessons with William
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$110/hour

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