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Experienced History Teacher, all levels especially AP
Eric B.

975 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $80

Response time: 43 minutes

Eric B.'s Photo

Experienced History Teacher, all levels especially AP
Experienced History Teacher, all levels especially AP
Eric B.

975 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

975 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Eric


Bio

Hello! I am Eric, a veteran social studies teacher who loves helping students to think about the past. During three decades teaching high school history I have learned that guided practice is the essence of education. My students practice by examining sources, connecting concepts, and answering sample questions. Studying history can be fascinating, and I help my students to see this. My teaching career in California and Minnesota includes years of AP World and AP European History, along with...

Hello! I am Eric, a veteran social studies teacher who loves helping students to think about the past. During three decades teaching high school history I have learned that guided practice is the essence of education. My students practice by examining sources, connecting concepts, and answering sample questions. Studying history can be fascinating, and I help my students to see this. My teaching career in California and Minnesota includes years of AP World and AP European History, along with US and World history classes at all levels. I provide specific, high quality feedback on student writing based on experience as an official reader for the AP World and AP Euro exams. I have published more than 150 practice questions for AP World History and I compose original practice questions for other subjects. Working with these helps students to learn how to break down stimulus-based multiple-choice questions, a skill that is also useful for the SAT and ACT.

I prepare students prepare for assessments, including AP History exams by practicing test elements with detailed and precise feedback. I closely read student work to identify strengths and weaknesses, and then provide specific feedback for student improvement.

I love helping students to think historically. History fascinates me and I am constantly expanding my knowledge with academic books and podcasts. Combining these two passions, I deeply enjoy working individually with students to become successful history students.

I have been a licensed teacher since 1990. In addition, I completed a year of graduate classes in curriculum and instruction while in California, and in 2015 I earned a graduate certificate in Online Teaching & E-Learning for the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Education

Luther College
Political Science
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Masters
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: For groups: $50/student/hour for 2 students; $45/student/hour for 3; $40/student/hour for 4-5 students.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/19/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

History

American History,

American History

Years of experience teaching US History allows me to identify the most important that material that students study and to see where they sometimes get stuck. I am also deeply familiar with AP History exam question types as a veteran AP Reader in World and European History and as a writer of practice multiple-choice questions.
European History,

European History

I taught AP European History for eleven years and was an official Reader for the AP Euro exam four times. I write practice questions for students and closely read their practice essays. I have also taught and Read for AP World History. European History is a fascinating subject and I have read a lot scholarly work on my own.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

30+ years of teaching experience allows me to see where students struggle with understanding and with writing. I help students to organize information based on connections and key concepts. This increases their confidence and their scores!
World History

World History

I am deeply familiar with AP World exam questions as a veteran Reader for all three free-response types and as a writer of practice multiple-choice questions. 30+ years of teaching experience allows me to see where students struggle with understanding and with writing. I help students to organize information based on connections and key concepts.

Examples of Expertise


Eric has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Excellent and knowledgeable

Eric has been amazing with my son in AP World History, he's super nice, patient, gives great strategies in test taking and essay writing and organizes the information in ways my son can understand easily. He uses the session time efficiently and my son feels so much more confident in the class with Eric's guidance. So grateful for his flexibility in rescheduling things last minute as well. Highly recommended!!

Ruby, 5 lessons with Eric

Knowledgeable, kind and excellent tutor!

World history. Can’t find the correct words to express our gratitude to Eric. My daughter is actually taking her AP World History exam right now while I’m writing Eric’s review and prior to knowing whether she passed or not. Honestly, because it’s irrelevant. Eric came through for us quite late into the year, and right away connected with lia and arranged a weekly schedule for their lessons. Communication with Eric is impeccable. My daughter literally enjoyed her lessons, and found Eric to be very patient,sensitive, attentive, understanding and encouraging. She admired the amount of knowledge he posses and his way of teaching and sharing his knowledge effectively. All in all our experience couldn’t have been more perfect!

Yael, 18 lessons with Eric

Knowledgeable, kind and excellent tutor!

World history. Thorough, punctual, attentive, extremely accommodating, and an excellent tutor who makes each lesson something to look forward to. We’re extremely grateful!

Yael, 18 lessons with Eric

Patient and helpful!

Eric is always has patience and is very helpful. He is also very flexible with scheduling. He’s the perfect tutor.

Synetta, 3 lessons with Eric

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Eric is very patient, he provided great help and lots of guidance within short time. This is our first lesson with Eric, we definitely look forward to more lessons with Eric.

Sherry, 17 lessons with Eric

Excellent

Extremely helpful with resources! Very patient and understanding! I had an emergency arise and he worked with me. Very fair and efficient!

Leigh, 1 lesson with Eric

I found the right teacher

This is my son's first AP Europe History class with Eric. I thought we found the right teacher. I hope we can cooperate happily in the future study. I hope my son can get good grades in this AP course with the help of Eric.

Yizhou, 101 lessons with Eric

Excellent tutor

Eric was great helping with a last minute cram session for my sons ap world history exam. My son had 3 lessons with Eric the week of his ap exam and it was a much needed review session. Eric really knows his material and also gives additional questions after the lesson is done for extra review which was a nice bonus ! And a Very nice guy!

Jae, 3 lessons with Eric

Best tutor for AP World History

We feel so lucky that we found Eric on Wyzant! He has been guiding my son with AP World and he really is tremendously helpful. He is very knowledgeable and patient. My son said he is very "chill" too, which is probably the highest compliment you can get from a teenager :)

Linda, 13 lessons with Eric
Hourly Rate: $80
Response time: 43 minutes
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