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Joseph R.

West Haven, CT

$30/hour

Goal-Oriented, Hands-on History and English Tutor

In-person lessons

$30/Hour


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University of New Haven
English and History

Education

University of New Haven (English and History)

About Joseph

Growing up and going through school, I often found that people had a dislike or were uninterested with History and English classes. Many people thought history was boring and hard because all you had to do was try and remember names, dates, and places. English was a chore because who wanted to read that boring 200 page book? I am here to tell you that your dislike for subjects like History and English because they are "boring" or "difficult" can easily be turned around!

I am a graduate of the University of New Haven with Bachelors Degrees in both History and English and a minor in Political Science. I am a member of the nationally-recognized History Honors Society Phi Alpha Theta and the nationally-recognized English Honors Society Sigma Tau Delta. While my focus is primarily in American History (I wrote my thesis on why the Marshall Plan caused the Cold War), I have plenty of experience in European history (particularly 18th to 21st Centuries) and Asian history. I am also very knowledgeable in both literature and grammar. I have read almost all of the "100 books every High School student should read" multiple times, and have been an editor for a literary magazine. To tie everything together, I have experience in the Political Science arena, with extensive knowledge on political theorists and American government functions.

When tutoring for either History or English, most of my experience comes from helping high school-level kids. I was part of a mentoring program at my former high school, so I am comfortable around kids from 8th grade through high school. In terms of how I approach tutoring, I enjoy more of a one-on-one style of teaching that involves the student and myself being able to communicate with each other in a space that allows for little distraction. I find that giving multiple choice quizzes in history is a good starting point for understanding the facts of the subject, while writing short answers helps in measuring the student's understanding of how the facts of history result in the actions that were taken. English is a similar approach with multiple choice questions on the content of literature along with writing prompts which will help in both understanding the material and providing an opportunity to enhance writing skills.

I know education is very important. I also know that I am expected to help students understand the material. That is why I will not accept payment for my lesson if both the student and the parents are not confident that the material was not understood effectively. Feedback is how I as a tutor and a person, make myself better so that is very important to me.

I am really excited to hear from you, and look forward to helping you achieve a better understanding in History and English!
Growing up and going through school, I often found that people had a dislike or were uninterested with History and English classes. Many people thought history was boring and hard because all you had to do was try and remember names, dates, and places. English was a chore because who wanted to read that boring 200 page book? I am here to tell you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Haven, CT 06516
In-person lessons
Music:
Music History
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of New Haven
English and History

Education

University of New Haven (English and History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of West Haven, CT 06516.