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Raymond Q.

Boston, MA

$40/hour

History/Writing/English Boston, MA

In-person lessons
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B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst
History
Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduate Coursework
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (History)

Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

About Raymond

I have 30 years of teaching and tutoring experience with a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in American history. I enrolled in a PhD program in Political Science at same university. I taught more than 25 courses in the department, mostly Introductory American Government. I completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation. I left to work as a freelance writer in American history for one year, and it turned out to be 5 years. I contributed to more than half a dozen publications, mostly almanacs. I could have taken M.A. degree but intended to return to complete PhD. The University had a rule at the time not allowing student to receive 3 degrees. Also, I completed several graduate courses at Harvard Extension School, including the proseminar in Social Studies.

I worked as the Library Assistant for 5 semesters in Library Media Center at Hingham (MA) High School. During this period, I helped hundreds of students - probably more than a thousand - with the the research and writing of papers and other school assignments. I also worked as a substitute teacher in English and Social Studies. I taught AP US History for a month. I was granted certification in Social Studies and History (9th-12th) by MA Department of Education in May 1996 based on my teaching experience at the University of Massachusetts. This certification is still valid.

From 2002 to 2007, I worked as a private tutor with two students, sister and brother, from Nigeria attending UMass-Boston. This included their two required freshmen English classes. One was majoring in political science and graduated in 2004, the other entered the business program in 2007.

I worked as substitute teacher and library assistant for the Somerville Public Schools from 2002-2010.

I have passed History and Communication and Literacy -- Writing subtest tests (8-12). I scored a perfect 5 on all three open response essays, but I still need to pass the Reading subtest. I will be taking the Political Science/Political Philosophy and English (8-12) certification tests soon. Passing the English test will establish my certification for Humanities (5-8).

I can tutor students at any grade level from 6th-12th and undergraduate and graduate school students at any level. I can tutor in any subject in the humanities and social sciences. My knowledge in both the areas of History and Political Science is at a PhD level.

Helping students with the research and writing of papers and other class assignments is my strongest ability. I scored 100% on both of the WyzAnt Writing and English Certification tests.

While I am a very good teacher and I am an exceptional tutor.
I have 30 years of teaching and tutoring experience with a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in American history. I enrolled in a PhD program in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02122
In-person lessons
Math:
Discrete Math, Elementary Math
Science:
Philosophy, Sociology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Reading, SSAT
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent a decade working with students at all grade levels for the Somerville Public Schools. I can help students in any subject at the K-6 level.

Sociology

I have helped many students with the writing of their sociology papers and I am certain that I would be able to help students with either essay or research type papers. Every student I have helped has received an A on their paper submissions.

Study Skills

I can help students at any grade level with general study skills, such as research techniques, time mangement, discipline tactics. I have worked with hundreds of students over several decades with their homework, reading and writing, and other class assignments.

Writing

I have more than 30 years of experience helping students with their writing. First, as an instructor in the Department of Political Science, as the library assistant in the Library Media Center at a high school in the 1990s, and now working with students through WyzAnt. I scored extremely high in passing the MTEL Literacy & Communication-Writing subtest, including a perfect 5 on the open response essay. Same with the History (8-12) test, where I also scored a perfect 5 on the two open response essays.

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst
History
Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduate Coursework
Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Coursework

Education

B.A from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst (History)

Ph.D Program University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Graduate Coursework)

Harvard University Extension School (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Raymond will travel within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02122.