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Trevor E.

Carrboro, NC

$40/hour

UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. for History, Russian, and Writing Tutoring

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Portland State University
History
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master's
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Portland State University (History)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Master's)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

About Trevor

Hello! I am a recent Ph.D. and lecturer in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's History Department. My training as a historian of modern East Europe and Russia has required me to critically engage texts, use them to formulate and corroborate compelling arguments, and present my findings to a larger audience, both orally and in writing. These are crucial life-skills that I help my students to attain as well. I've also spent countless hours reading what other historians have already written and immersing myself in other cultures, and strive to be a good resource for knowledge about the human past and the world beyond the borders of the USA. My academic interests range beyond history into the fields of philosophy, politics, literature, music, and art, all of which I like to incorporate into my work as an educator and a scholar.

Having spent over 6 years studying Russian -- including two summers of intensive study in St. Petersburg, Russia, and 10 months of living in L'viv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright scholar -- I possess near-native fluency in Russian and Ukrainian, and am well prepared to tutor beginner- and intermediate-level students in these languages.

I am an accomplished writer with publications in peer-reviewed academic journals. I enjoy helping students appreciate the power of the written word in their own lives. As a tutor and instructor, my aim is to help students of history and related disciplines to organize their thoughts, craft strong thesis statements, and present their case clearly and logically on the page. I also facilitate the critical reading of different kinds of sources to help students uncover deeper layers of meaning, place them in their historical contexts, and appreciate the perspectives and intentions of their authors. Reading and writing can (and should) be fun and rewarding activities for every student.

I currently work as a lecturer at UNC-CH, where I develop courses, lead discussions, design and grade papers and exams, give lectures, and provide one-on-one help to undergraduate students.

As a teacher, I strive to provide students with a positive learning environment, encouraging them to succeed, helping them develop good study habits, holding them to high standards, and praising their hard-earned accomplishments. I believe in active rather than passive learning. That is, I do not simply bombard my students with knowledge, vainly expecting it all to "stick," but provide them with tools and advice as they follow their own, unique path to personal enlightenment. In this sense, I see my role as a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage."

It would be an honor to tutor you or your child!
Hello! I am a recent Ph.D. and lecturer in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's History Department. My training as a historian of modern East Europe and Russia has required me to critically engage texts, use them to formulate and corroborate compelling arguments, and present my findings to a larger audience, both orally and in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Carrboro, NC 27510
In-person lessons
Math:
GRE
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Russian,
Writing
History:
European History,
World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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European History

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department of UNC-Chapel Hill with years of coursework and research under my belt, including as a Fulbright fellow in Ukraine (2014-15). I have published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and have experience as a teaching assistant and tutor of history at UNC. As an undergraduate at Portland State University I majored in History, graduating summa cum laude with departmental honors. I have received various awards, honors, and grants for my work as a historian of modern Europe, Russia, and the Soviet Union.

Russian

My experience includes over six years of coursework and use of Russian at Portland State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University, 10 months of daily use in L'viv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright Fellow, and two intensive summers of study at Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia. As a historian of modern Russia and Ukraine, I often consult Russian-language sources in my work and am quite familiar with the language's complicated grammar and vocabulary. For those interested, I am also proficient in Ukrainian.

World History

I hold a Ph.D. from the History Department of UNC-Chapel Hill with years of coursework and research under my belt, including as a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine (2014-15). I have published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and have experience as an instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor of history at UNC. As an undergraduate at Portland State University I majored in History, graduating summa cum laude with departmental honors. I have various awards, honors, and grants for my work as a historian of modern Europe, Russia, and the Soviet Union.

Portland State University
History
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master's
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Education

Portland State University (History)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Master's)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Trevor will travel within 30 miles of Carrboro, NC 27510.