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Amy B.

Experienced AP History Teacher

Experienced AP History Teacher

$80/hour

  • 230 hours tutoring

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Hi! My name is Amy and I am a history teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. This is my eighth year as a history educator, and my fourth school year tutoring with Wyzant. I have taught world, US, AP World and AP US History. I am certified as special education Highly Qualified in the State of New York. I also participated in an AP World History training in 2015 as part of my development.

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**Ask me about group lessons for AP Review! Great prep for less money**

Hi! My name is Amy and I am a history teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. This is my eighth year as a history educator, and my fourth school year tutoring with Wyzant. I have taught world, US, AP World and AP US History. I am certified as special education Highly Qualified in the State of New York. I also participated in an AP World History training in 2015 as part of my development.

What my students love about me: Besides the content expertise, I am invested in getting to know my students as learners. Every lesson begins with a check-in to gauge how we're feeling (and that means generally! not just in school!), followed by an opportunity to review and set goals for the week. I believe so much of our development as learners comes down to our mindsets about our ability to learn, so my approach emphasizes retrieval practice to help students learn how to self-assess their own understandings. My students tell me I often fill in the gaps where their teachers aren't teaching to a high standard. As such, my students gain confidence in their work and come to enjoy studying history and preparing for their exams.

Though I am not an AP Government & Politics teacher, I am qualified to tutor as a result of my previous professional experience. For nearly eight years, I was a policy advisor on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. where I gained an immense amount of hands-on experience in Congress, public policy and politics.

I love teaching because I love seeing my students' development as thinkers and writers. I also love the relationships I have built with students, many of which will last a lifetime. I am excited to help you develop your skills and study habits! Hope to hear from you soon.


Education

B.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Political Science, Zoology
Graduated from the George Washington University
Masters
Relay Graduate School of Education
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: For lessons with two students, I charge $60/hr for each student. For three or more, $40/hr per student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/12/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

In graduate school, I specialized in social policy, which meant I took several courses in the sociology department. This includes a small seminar that focused on the corrections system, and other coursework on urban policy problems and economic justice. I also specialized in criminal justice policy as a Capitol Hill aide, including juvenile justice policy and reducing crack cocaine disparities.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

As a history teacher, I teach a Common Core aligned curriculum which focuses on non-fiction standards. Most of my work centers around determining a central idea with appropriate supporting evidence, analysis related to overall context and theme, and determining point of view/purpose within a text. I aim for students to use context to articulate the most authentic ideas possible, but understand that students need scaffolds and practice to develop strong writing habits as well.
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History,

American History

I teach APUSH as a learning specialist, which means I support students with disabilities and others who may have special needs. I also taught MS American History for two years.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a former senior Congressional aide with 7+ years teaching history.
Political Science,

Political Science

I have a degree in Political Science from Wisconsin, and I have a Master of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University. Additionally, I served as a policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2006-2013 where I gained significant experience in how the U.S. government works.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am a certified middle grades teacher in NY state, and have taught world history consecutively for the last four years. I have also written middle school curriculum and developed other middle school history teachers in world history content.
World History,

World History

I teach APWH as a learning specialist, which means I support students with disabilities and others who may have special needs. I also taught MS World History for four years.
Geography

Homeschool

Reading, Study Skills, Writing

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Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I am a former senior Congressional aide with 7+ years teaching history.
Geography, Study Skills

Special Needs

Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am certified as highly qualified to teach special education in NY State. I have several years' experience as a co-teacher, and am transitioning to work as a learning specialist in high school. I assess what students are able to do and create scaffolds that support students' gaps. I break down texts so that they are more manageable, but believe students who struggle benefit from a high bar for excellence and will work toward it with support!
Study Skills

Summer

Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

As a history teacher, I teach a Common Core aligned curriculum which focuses on non-fiction standards. Most of my work centers around determining a central idea with appropriate supporting evidence, analysis related to overall context and theme, and determining point of view/purpose within a text. I aim for students to use context to articulate the most authentic ideas possible, but understand that students need scaffolds and practice to develop strong writing habits as well.

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Awesome tutor

Amy helped my son with his 1500 word essay on the 14th amendment. Once she explained the historical context, my son was able to complete his essay!

Jimita, 2 lessons with Amy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Amy has been tutoring my 15-year-old on AP World History and he really enjoys his sessions. He feels more confident on the subject now and is working on improving his grade. I would highly recommend Amy!

Jessi, 13 lessons with Amy

Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Very knowledgeable and helpful! I learned a lot. The teacher very patient to answer all my questions in great details. The teacher also provide the test in advance and follow up. Thanks for all the help!

Jun, 6 lessons with Amy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Before studying with Amy, I thought I didn't know much for my upcoming AP US Government exam. Amy showed me that I knew much more than I thought I did, and taught me to have confidence in myself regarding the subject. Needless to say, the exam was a breeze thanks to Amy, and if you're looking for a government-related tutor you've found the right person!

Ann, 6 lessons with Amy
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