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Josh R.

Washington, DC


High-Quality History, English, Music Tutor

Background check passed as of 2/17/15
5.0 average from 66 ratings
Great tutor
— Rose, Washington, DC on 4/24/16

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Furman University


Furman University (History)

About Josh

I am a history enthusiast who enjoys writing as well as music. I have tutored students in history, government, and English (reading, writing, editing) from ages 12-20, and have seen wonderful results. I love that material, and do my best to generate the same enthusiasm among my students. Once students take to a subject or course, their response improves rapidly! Whether it's preparing for a test, writing an essay, or analyzing a piece of literature, I would be happy to help you out. Not only do I want to help you with a specific class or assignment, but I want to improve your overall abilities in whatever area you need assistance in. Hiring me as a tutor will provide short-term and long-term benefits.

My past students' improved performance in the classroom has directly correlated to their time with me. I have tutored mostly one-on-one, but have also taught in a classroom overseas, and as part of a community education program in this country. I hold a BA in Political Science and History with a minor in Music. I am very flexible with times and learning pace. I have used a number of different tutoring methods in the past, and will quickly find what best suits you or your child.

I also have extensive experience teaching music lessons (trumpet) from ages 11 to 18 with great success. Several of my students have performed in local and regional honor bands, and received awards after their time with me. I have tried and tested methods for success that will work with any trumpet student; contact me today to test them out! I will adapt my methods to fit your student the best way possible. I always put the needs of my individual students first, and will remain committed, even in extenuating circumstances. I have a great deal of patience and enthusiasm, and thoroughly enjoy these subjects. I look forward to working with you soon!
I am a history enthusiast who enjoys writing as well as music. I have tutored students in history, government, and Read more

1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Washington, DC 20002
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Rose, Washington, DC on 4/24/16

"Great tutor, very patient."

- Hannah, Hyattsville, MD on 8/20/15

"A great first lesson"

- Maxine, Washington, DC on 8/20/15

"Josh is knowledgeable and patient."

- Mary, Greenbelt, MD on 7/6/15
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Political Science

I hold a BA in Political Science and have tutored undergraduate students in the subject. I have also tutored high school students in Government and AP Government classes. Furthermore, I passed the AP government exam in high school and am familiar with most political material, both foreign and domestic.

Social Studies

I hold a BA in History and am well-versed in the material that Social Studies encompasses. I have tutored middle and high school students in a variety of social studies with great success. I also assisted college students in history and geography classes while completing my degree.


While achieving a BA from Furman University, I was a part of numerous musical ensembles. I received a music scholarship for all four years, and have taught trumpet lessons for 6 years. My students have gone on to participate in several different honor bands. I also tutored students in trumpet while living abroad.

Furman University


Furman University (History)

Great tutor — Josh is wonderful. He comes prepared with handouts and teaches to the individual need with a view to achieving a top grade. He is very knowledgeable and quickly addresses all the needs. I highly recommend him. ...

— Rose, Washington, DC on 4/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 2 miles of Washington, DC 20002.