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Christopher L.

AP & IB World History examiner. 21 years of teaching experience.

AP & IB World History examiner. 21 years of teaching experience.

$80/hour

  • 213 hours tutoring

About Christopher


Bio

HI! My name is Chris. I have always loved helping students hone their history skills and putting them in the best position possible to earn college credit through their AP and IB exams.

I understand that some students really like history and others... not so much. That's OK! I know you still want to do well in your class and on your exams. I can help you identify the most important information for day-to-day classes, exam prep, and definitely help you learn the best strategies for...

HI! My name is Chris. I have always loved helping students hone their history skills and putting them in the best position possible to earn college credit through their AP and IB exams.

I understand that some students really like history and others... not so much. That's OK! I know you still want to do well in your class and on your exams. I can help you identify the most important information for day-to-day classes, exam prep, and definitely help you learn the best strategies for structuring and writing those DBQs, LEQs, & SAQs.

I began teaching AP World History in 2003. It is my passion! After attending AP Summer Institutes to learn the best strategies for teaching the course, I started teaching other teachers how to help their students. I began grading AP exams for the Collegeboard in 2007 and have acted as a Reader, Table Leader, Exam Leader, and a Question Leader. Through these positions, I have not only graded tens of thousands of exams, I have also learned awesome strategies that have helped my own students pass their AP exams at an incredibly high rate. I've even worked on the construction of an AP World review guide for a major publisher!

In addition to my love for AP World History, I am also currently an IB Diploma Programme Coordinator that examines Internal Assessments and History Paper 2.

I am confident that whether you are struggling student or a history dynamo, I can help you take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific needs. I look forward to working with you!


Education

Oakland University
History
MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: Group rates are available if more than one student wishes to participate. Please message me for details.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
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History

World History

World History

I began teaching AP World History in 2003 and have been grading AP exams for the Collegeboard in 2007. I have acted as a Reader, Table Leader, Exam Leader, and a Question Leader. Through these positions, I have not only graded tens of thousands of exams, I have also learned awesome strategies that have helped my own students pass their AP exams at an incredibly high rate. I've even worked on the construction of an AP World review guide for a major publisher! In addition to my love for AP World History, I am also currently an IB Diploma Programme Coordinator that examines Internal Assessments and History Paper 2.

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best teacher

Very nice and supportive and super helpful, knows information and how to teach it very well. Worth the money.

Janani, 1 lesson with Christopher

Great AP world history tutor

Excellent and able to help with all aspects of AP World History. Passionate and engaging tutor! Highly recommend to help with written DBQ as well. He is able to give feedback to student and assist with writing

Lisa, 1 lesson with Christopher

Exceptional tutor - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced, and patient

Chris has been helping my son to prepare for the AP World History exam. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced - Chris helped my son to identify the areas that needed improvement and has been working diligently and patiently to help him improve. My son absolutely loves his tutoring sessions with Chris and finds them helpful and insightful. Chris is enthusiastic about history and tutoring students - it is evident in the way that he conducts his sessions. In addition to packing each session with loads of helpful information and clever tips on how to improve performance, Chris makes each session fun and enjoyable. We are extremely satisfied with all the help that Chris has provided and would highly recommend him!

R, 13 lessons with Christopher

A Fantastic Teacher

I can’t express enough on how much did Mr. Layson helped me during the long journey of humanities. Before I met Mr. Layson, humanities has been a huge mountain that crushed me under, making me very desperate and exhausted. However, after Mr. Layson walked me through the amazing world from Song, toward India through silk road, advanced to Abassid through Indian Ocean, further to Swahili Coast and Bantus from Trans-Saharan, journey through the Byzantines and Rome, eventually reached Aztecs and roady Incas. I felt that the world of humanities suddenly opened a window for me and embraced me for success. Mr. Layson used a unique way to explain everything in a language that I can totally understand and made the extremely difficult concepts in humanities quickly become clear. Mr. Layson helped me understand the true meaning of humanities isn’t being remembering about dates and every letter you see on a textbook, instead, he made me understand that humanities is to analyze what is the causation and relationship between different event that resulted the seemingly normal events and phenomenon around us. During the class time, Mr. Layson is an efficient teacher that can help go through the materials quickly in a way that is easy to understand. Not only that, Mr. Layson is also an enthusiastic teacher that is willing to help you on any question at any time. With him as my guidance, I feel much more confident and humanities and I genuinely think that he is a fantastic teacher.

Grace, 3 lessons with Christopher

Knowledgeable and experienced AP World History teacher

We used Chris to tutor my twins in AP World History. They were having a difficult time retaining all the information in class. Chris spike with them and found a way to relay the information in a way that they can comprehend and retain the information so they can be prepared for class. My girls said that Workd History finally made sense to them. I am so glad that I took initiative to connect with Chris to help my girls. I know they will now be successful in class and in the test.

Avishag, 1 lesson with Christopher

Engaging and highly effective

By far the most engaging and highly effective tutor we have been privileged to work with. Chris know his material and has a great knack for engaging his students to build confidence and enthusiasm for history.

E, 11 lessons with Christopher

Excellent Tutor!

AP World History was challenging for my 10th grade son even though he never had trouble in history courses before. We were very lucky to find Chris. Not only does he have great knowledge of World History being an AP test grader, he is also able to make each session engaging and interesting. My son says his tutoring sessions are a lot more interesting than his school history lessons. Chris spends time to individualize each lesson, writes lesson recap after each session, and teaches my son study skills. He really cares about my son’s success. He was so excited when my son started to get A’s in his school tests. Thank you so much, Chris!

Lin, 8 lessons with Christopher

Enthusiastic and responsive

Christopher helped two of my kids with their AP World History class. He was quick to respond, eager to help and provided great instruction tailored to their needs/learning styles. Christopher sent a thorough and thoughtful follow-up after the session so I knew exactly what was covered. I know Christopher genuinely wants to see his students learn, understand and improve. Both of my kids gave him a great review and look forward to working with him again.

Kimberly, 5 lessons with Christopher

Very helpful!

Made the material very easy to understand and explained everything in a helpful way. I feel much more prepared for my upcoming test!

Sarah, 1 lesson with Christopher
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$80/hour

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$80/hour

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