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Abraham F.

Concord, MA

$50/hour

History and Math from licensed teacher and Revolutionary Reenactor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/12/11
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Very experienced teacher who connects well with students.
— Andrew, Concord, MA on 8/9/16

$50/Hour


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Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
Economics
Boston University Arts & Sciences
Master's
Brandeis Universitry
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Northfield, MN) (Economics)

Boston University Arts & Sciences (Master's)

Brandeis Universitry (Master's)

About Abraham

I was a software developer for 17 years before getting my M.A. in U.S. History and my M.A.T. in teaching Secondary History. I have a license to teach Social Studies and also Math in Massachusetts. I bring an unusual point of view towards History, as I am an experienced Revolutionary War reenactor. I am an excellent editor and writing coach.

History can be taught in terms of facts (the old boring names & dates so many people think of) or in terms of ideas and themes. Although you need to have some facts to build up the ideas and themes, I prefer to think about (and teach) history in terms of stories. What were people thinking? Why did they act the way they did? What happened as a result? This permits me to engage students more completely, which in turns helps them build a mental "framework" in which they can file the information.

I'm also a math nut. I think playing with math and numbers can be a great deal of fun. I want to relay that sense of fun to my students. Finding patterns, figuring things out for yourself, learning how things all fit together are all passions with me.

I have a lot of experience with people with ADD/ADHD. I have a good understanding of how ADD/ADHD students operate and can work with them to help make it less of a "disability".

Finally, I love writing and using words. I have enough experience as a writer in graduate school and as a teacher/grader of writing that I know I can help many students improve their academic prose. My own college age children swear that my help on a paper is worth at least one half a letter grade.

I look forward to meeting you and your children and helping them improve their understanding of history, math, and writing.
I was a software developer for 17 years before getting my M.A. in U.S. History and my M.A.T. in teaching Secondary History. I have a license to teach Social Studies and also Math in Massachusetts. I bring an unusual point of view towards History, as I am an experienced Revolutionary War reenactor. I am an excellent editor and writing coach. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Rate includes travel up to 15 miles from my home (01742) by reasonable routes. Hourly rate applies to time after that.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Concord, MA 01742
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very experienced teacher who connects well with students."

- Andrew, Concord, MA on 8/9/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

American History

Our country's history is fascinating. Learn more about it from a licensed teacher who has more than just book knowledge, but also personal knowledge as a "living historian" (re-enactor).

Social Studies

I am licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach Social Studies for grades 6-12. That primarily means History, but also includes Geography, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, and Sociology. My personal strengths are in the areas of History, Geography, Economics, and Political Science, but I have a reasonable acquaintance with the others as well.

Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
Economics
Boston University Arts & Sciences
Master's
Brandeis Universitry
Master's

Education

Carleton College (Northfield, MN) (Economics)

Boston University Arts & Sciences (Master's)

Brandeis Universitry (Master's)

Very experienced teacher who connects well with students.

Abraham was able to quickly identify and focus in on trouble spots in both my children's understanding. Both children really enjoyed their first session

— Andrew, Concord, MA on 8/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Rate includes travel up to 15 miles from my home (01742) by reasonable routes. Hourly rate applies to time after that.

Travel policy

Abraham will travel within 25 miles of Concord, MA 01742.