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Joshua M.

History and Writing Tutor, Graduate Student

History and Writing Tutor, Graduate Student

$40/hour

  • 7 hours tutoring

  • Loganville, GA 30052

About Joshua


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Hello! I am a recent Master’s student from San Diego State University, with a BA from UC Merced. I studied and pursued degrees in both US (BA) and World (MA) histories with minors in Political Science and Creative writing. I have journeyed for roughly ten years as a tutor and even obtained more recent experience as an educator at the university level. I have primarily taught in the fields of history and writing, but have experience in a wide array of disciplines and levels. I have educated...

Hello! I am a recent Master’s student from San Diego State University, with a BA from UC Merced. I studied and pursued degrees in both US (BA) and World (MA) histories with minors in Political Science and Creative writing. I have journeyed for roughly ten years as a tutor and even obtained more recent experience as an educator at the university level. I have primarily taught in the fields of history and writing, but have experience in a wide array of disciplines and levels. I have educated students from middle school through the graduate level, from basic writing techniques to more complex historiographical and research projects. While a graduate student, I served as an advisor and mentor to college students of all levels and taught survey history classes and a graduate seminar. I have a deep passion for education and have an immense drive to help facilitate a student’s greater success!

When working one on one with a student, I am a strong proponent of person-centered planning and curriculum. Learning is complex and I never find that there is a one size fits all approach. Learning each students strengths and deficits is an integral component for selecting the correct approach. Periodically talking directly with the student about what they feel is holding them back, as a sort of metacognitive exercise, can really help get to the root of any difficulty. If the student is against you or being forced to do things a certain way, it can hamper progress! Good communication and feedback is such an important aspect of my teaching, as it allows the student to be more engaged in the structuring and direction of their tutoring to find an approach that they can agree with.

Most students can seek to improve their writing, no matter what level they are at, and this is an area that I have likely garnered the most experience with. Beginning with any student who seeks to improve their writing first starts with an understanding of where their writing is at and where they would like it to be (or think it should be). Even strong writers in their waning years of high school or undergraduate studies may seek to improve their techniques for the next big step. As one who has graded literal thousands of essays, I know exactly what professors and teachers are looking for at varying levels of education. Learning to deeply read and breakdown a prompt is one of the most important and undertaught skills in schools that can vastly increase the proficiency of essay writing. Other vital skills like solid, but simple, outlining or visual brainstorming can immensely help make writing a significantly easier endeavor, even for those who may dread the horrors of an essay assignment!

Now, I also have a number of years working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I have helped facilitate the acquisition of GEDs, High School Diplomas, and college degrees with a wide array of learning disabilities. I have specific training that allows me to develop and adapt the curriculum to make it more accessible to those who may be struggling in the classroom or at home with their school. Everything I have done has been to help others push forward to conquer their educational or career goals. So if you just need a bit of help to get ahead or feel like you may have started to fall behind we can find an approach that works best for you!


Education

UC MERCED
History
SAN DIEGO STATE
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

English

English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Writing

History

American History,

American History

I have a BA in US history and have ten years of experience tutoring history at all levels from grade school through graduate school. I have taught history at the university level and know what instructors are looking for at the different levels of education.
European History, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing

Language

Spanish, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have worked as a college admission counselor for a number of years and am intimately familiar with the requirements and processes. I have also worked as an advisor or mentor to admitted students in accessing resources and honing their skills for success in their classes. I have experience working in the disability service departments of universities which has further familiarized me with processes and resources available to the disabled population.

Summer

Algebra 1, GED, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked as a college admission counselor for a number of years and am intimately familiar with the requirements and processes. I have also worked as an advisor or mentor to admitted students in accessing resources and honing their skills for success in their classes. I have experience working in the disability service departments of universities which has further familiarized me with processes and resources available to the disabled population.
GED, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL

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$40/hour

Joshua M.

$40/hour

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