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Maximize your AP World History grades and Acceptances to Colleges!

Maximize your AP World History grades and Acceptances to Colleges!

$120/hour

  • 2,248 hours tutoring

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94% of clients raised their Social Studies and English grades to As or A-s within 2 months.

More than 75% earned a 4 or 5 on an AP Social Studies exam.

98% scored in the 90s on NYS Regents Global History and U.S. History exams.

92% of clients gained admission to their reach colleges, including 7 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 25 schools. 100% of their personal statements and supplemental essays have been positively memorable. Andrea draws out students' own voices in their writing,...

94% of clients raised their Social Studies and English grades to As or A-s within 2 months.

More than 75% earned a 4 or 5 on an AP Social Studies exam.

98% scored in the 90s on NYS Regents Global History and U.S. History exams.

92% of clients gained admission to their reach colleges, including 7 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 25 schools. 100% of their personal statements and supplemental essays have been positively memorable. Andrea draws out students' own voices in their writing, instead of following a formula.

Andrea has been tutoring Regents and AP Social Studies students since October 2009.
She began offering Writing instruction and College Application Essay editing in 2013.

As an experienced historian, social sciences editor, admissions interviewer, and Humanities teacher, Andrea focuses on what she knows best. Andrea's professional feedback, guidance, and customized instruction enable teens to maximize their grades and admissions results. She is an expert at helping teenagers to become stronger students, innovative thinkers, and compelling writers.

During sessions, Andrea asks questions, models answers, and makes lots of suggestions. She is known for establishing a strong personal rapport with both teenagers and their parents, and for explaining the backstories that textbooks assume students already know. Most importantly, Andrea encourages students to think for themselves!


Education

Georgetown University
History and International Affairs
Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Masters
Stony Brook U. (Education) and The College of William & Mary (History)
Graduate Coursework

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  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: Online college counseling, including essays, costs $180. Cancellations without rescheduling that occur 12 hours or less in advance will result in being charged $60. Thank you for understanding.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/3/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

Writing

Writing

During the school year, Andrea integrates her writing instruction with Social Studies and English tutoring or with college application essay editing. Over the summer, Andrea tutors writing as a special, customized, enrichment module. Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college, she can help you to master the art of writing! During graduate school at Columbia, Andrea was specifically trained in multiple methods of effectively teaching writing to adolescents and young adults. A few professors even used excerpts from her written work as examples for classmates who needed to revise and resubmit. Andrea has twelve years of experience teaching English and History - lots of analytical essays and creative writing - to both middle school and high school students. These experiences have strengthened my ability to guide students through the processes of crafting creative short stories, academic essays, research papers, narrative essays (like the Common App personal statement, supplemental essays, and the UC application essays), and literature reviews. As a result of sessions with Andrea, you will become a clear, compelling writer, thus maximize your academic and admissions success. Andrea will teach you how to strengthen and prove an argument, or to present a unique story through showing, not telling. She supplements her writing instruction and editing with grammar tips and guidelines. Whether you need help with brainstorming techniques, organizing your thoughts into a coherent essay using the perfect graphic organizer, forming and expanding the analytical meat of body paragraphs and conclusions to conclusively prove a thesis, or perfecting the storytelling craft, Andrea would love to help you to improve as a writer.

History

American History,

American History

95% of clients raised their Social Studies grades to As or A-s within 2 months. 95% of Regents U.S. History students scored above a 92. 85% of AP United States History students earned a 5. College students working with Andrea earned B+ or higher on their U.S. History exams and research papers. American History courses require new ways of thinking, document analysis, comparisons across time and space, close reading, and insightful essay writing. Andrea helps students learn how to master content understanding, improve their note-taking and study skills, apply historical thinking, draft compelling thesis statements, respond successfully to CRQs / SAQs, and write successful (AP U.S. History) document based questions (dbqs), long essays (leqs), (Regents U.S. History) extended essays, and research papers. Sessions often incorporate storytelling, to help students make connections across time and space. Whether teaching how to analyze past events or situations, or strengthen a written argument, Andrea draws upon multiple approaches verified by cognitive research. She maximizes student effectiveness and minimizes student anxiety by providing clear feedback and examples. Overall, her tutoring students become better students in all subjects.
European History,

European History

Looking for a tutor experienced in designing, teaching, and tutoring AP European History, Modern Western Traditions, and Western Civilization I and II? Look no further! 85% of my high school and college clients raised their course grades to A within 3 months. All but one of my past students have passed (score of 3) the AP Euro exam! More than 65% earned a 4 or 5! Whether you are struggling with writing (especially the thesis, analysis, proof, and conclusion), and or struggling to decipher primary sources and or a dense history textbook, and or struggling to acquire historical thinking skills for the multiple-choice questions, I can help you to thrive, not just survive. AP and College History courses require new ways of thinking, document analysis, comparisons across time and space, close reading, and insightful essay writing. Andrea helps students learn how to master content understanding, improve their note taking and study skills, apply historical thinking, draft compelling thesis statements, respond well to constructed response short answer questions, and write successful document-based essays (dbqs) and research papers. Sessions often incorporate storytelling, to help students make connections across time and space. Whether teaching how to analyze past events or situations, or strengthen a written argument, Andrea draws upon multiple approaches verified by cognitive research. She maximizes student effectiveness and minimizes student anxiety by providing clear feedback and examples. Overall, her tutoring students become better students in all subjects.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

Maximize your chances of earning As in Social Studies! 95% of clients raised their Social Studies and English grades to As or A-s within 2 months. More than 75% earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP European History, or AP Government exam. 98% scored in the 90s on NYS Regents Global History and U.S. History exams. Andrea starts by assessing students’ strengths and weaknesses. This enables her to provide customized instruction, which maximizes students’ performance. Sessions often incorporate storytelling, to help students make connections across time and space. Whether teaching how to analyze past events or situations, or strengthen a written argument, Andrea draws upon multiple approaches verified by cognitive research. She maximizes student effectiveness and minimizes student anxiety by providing clear feedback and examples. Overall, her tutoring students become better students in all subjects.
World History

World History

94% of clients raised their Social Studies grades to As or A-s within 2 months. 100% of NYS Regents Global History students scored above a 92. 77% of AP World History students scored a 4 or 5. World History courses require new ways of thinking, document analysis, comparisons across time and space, close reading, and insightful essay writing. Andrea helps students learn how to master content understanding, improve their note-taking and study skills, apply historical thinking, draft compelling thesis statements, respond successfully to CRQs / SAQs, and write successful (AP World History) document based questions (dbqs), long essays (leqs), (Regents Global History) extended essays, and research papers. Sessions often incorporate storytelling, to help students make connections across time and space. Whether teaching how to analyze past events or situations, or strengthen a written argument, Andrea draws upon multiple approaches verified by cognitive research. She maximizes student effectiveness and minimizes student anxiety by providing clear feedback and examples. Overall, her tutoring students become better students in all subjects.

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

During the school year, Andrea integrates her writing instruction with Social Studies and English tutoring or with college application essay editing. Over the summer, Andrea tutors writing as a special, customized, enrichment module. Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college, she can help you to master the art of writing! During graduate school at Columbia, Andrea was specifically trained in multiple methods of effectively teaching writing to adolescents and young adults. A few professors even used excerpts from her written work as examples for classmates who needed to revise and resubmit. Andrea has twelve years of experience teaching English and History - lots of analytical essays and creative writing - to both middle school and high school students. These experiences have strengthened my ability to guide students through the processes of crafting creative short stories, academic essays, research papers, narrative essays (like the Common App personal statement, supplemental essays, and the UC application essays), and literature reviews. As a result of sessions with Andrea, you will become a clear, compelling writer, thus maximize your academic and admissions success. Andrea will teach you how to strengthen and prove an argument, or to present a unique story through showing, not telling. She supplements her writing instruction and editing with grammar tips and guidelines. Whether you need help with brainstorming techniques, organizing your thoughts into a coherent essay using the perfect graphic organizer, forming and expanding the analytical meat of body paragraphs and conclusions to conclusively prove a thesis, or perfecting the storytelling craft, Andrea would love to help you to improve as a writer.

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Writing

Writing

During the school year, Andrea integrates her writing instruction with Social Studies and English tutoring or with college application essay editing. Over the summer, Andrea tutors writing as a special, customized, enrichment module. Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college, she can help you to master the art of writing! During graduate school at Columbia, Andrea was specifically trained in multiple methods of effectively teaching writing to adolescents and young adults. A few professors even used excerpts from her written work as examples for classmates who needed to revise and resubmit. Andrea has twelve years of experience teaching English and History - lots of analytical essays and creative writing - to both middle school and high school students. These experiences have strengthened my ability to guide students through the processes of crafting creative short stories, academic essays, research papers, narrative essays (like the Common App personal statement, supplemental essays, and the UC application essays), and literature reviews. As a result of sessions with Andrea, you will become a clear, compelling writer, thus maximize your academic and admissions success. Andrea will teach you how to strengthen and prove an argument, or to present a unique story through showing, not telling. She supplements her writing instruction and editing with grammar tips and guidelines. Whether you need help with brainstorming techniques, organizing your thoughts into a coherent essay using the perfect graphic organizer, forming and expanding the analytical meat of body paragraphs and conclusions to conclusively prove a thesis, or perfecting the storytelling craft, Andrea would love to help you to improve as a writer.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

Maximize your chances of gaining admission to your “reach” colleges! 92% of college application essay writers who worked with Andrea gained admission to “top 50” colleges, including 7 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 25 schools. 100% of their personal statements and supplemental essays have been positively memorable. 2021 acceptances include Stanford, Notre Dame, and Cornell. 2020 acceptances include Berkeley, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, Holy Cross, NYU Tisch, Pomona, Princeton, Rice, SMU, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Villanova, and Virginia. Previous acceptances include: Chicago, Columbia, DePaul Accelerated Medical Degree, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, NYU Stern, Penn Wharton, and Wake Forest. Andrea works with a wide range of clients, including students with B and C averages or special needs, not just AP Scholars and Honors students, to find the right fit colleges for their personalities and interests. Andrea helps college applicants to highlight why their stories make them terrific candidates. Her questions and edits enable her clients to stand out, without sacrificing their unique personalities and values or trying to fit some formula. Basically, Andrea enables college applicants to sell themselves authentically as perfect fits. Miracles do happen in college admissions! Services Offered: -High School Summer Program application essays -Internship applications -College Application Essays (Undergraduate and Transfer – Common App personal statement, UC essays, supplemental essays) -Interview Prep

Summer

Writing

Writing

During the school year, Andrea integrates her writing instruction with Social Studies and English tutoring or with college application essay editing. Over the summer, Andrea tutors writing as a special, customized, enrichment module. Whether you are in middle school, high school, or college, she can help you to master the art of writing! During graduate school at Columbia, Andrea was specifically trained in multiple methods of effectively teaching writing to adolescents and young adults. A few professors even used excerpts from her written work as examples for classmates who needed to revise and resubmit. Andrea has twelve years of experience teaching English and History - lots of analytical essays and creative writing - to both middle school and high school students. These experiences have strengthened my ability to guide students through the processes of crafting creative short stories, academic essays, research papers, narrative essays (like the Common App personal statement, supplemental essays, and the UC application essays), and literature reviews. As a result of sessions with Andrea, you will become a clear, compelling writer, thus maximize your academic and admissions success. Andrea will teach you how to strengthen and prove an argument, or to present a unique story through showing, not telling. She supplements her writing instruction and editing with grammar tips and guidelines. Whether you need help with brainstorming techniques, organizing your thoughts into a coherent essay using the perfect graphic organizer, forming and expanding the analytical meat of body paragraphs and conclusions to conclusively prove a thesis, or perfecting the storytelling craft, Andrea would love to help you to improve as a writer.

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

Maximize your chances of gaining admission to your “reach” colleges! 92% of college application essay writers who worked with Andrea gained admission to “top 50” colleges, including 7 of the top 10 and 18 of the top 25 schools. 100% of their personal statements and supplemental essays have been positively memorable. 2021 acceptances include Stanford, Notre Dame, and Cornell. 2020 acceptances include Berkeley, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd, Holy Cross, NYU Tisch, Pomona, Princeton, Rice, SMU, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Villanova, and Virginia. Previous acceptances include: Chicago, Columbia, DePaul Accelerated Medical Degree, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, NYU Stern, Penn Wharton, and Wake Forest. Andrea works with a wide range of clients, including students with B and C averages or special needs, not just AP Scholars and Honors students, to find the right fit colleges for their personalities and interests. Andrea helps college applicants to highlight why their stories make them terrific candidates. Her questions and edits enable her clients to stand out, without sacrificing their unique personalities and values or trying to fit some formula. Basically, Andrea enables college applicants to sell themselves authentically as perfect fits. Miracles do happen in college admissions! Services Offered: -High School Summer Program application essays -Internship applications -College Application Essays (Undergraduate and Transfer – Common App personal statement, UC essays, supplemental essays) -Interview Prep

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Wonderful Tutor for Transfer Students

As a transfer student doing the application process on my own, she was extremely understanding and patient. Not only was she a wonderful help with my essays but also the best with brainstorming and so incredibly knowledgeable about how unique the transfer process is compared to applying in high school.

Beau, 13 lessons with Andrea

knowledgeable Tutor

Ms Andrea is very knowledgeable and very responsive to the questions. Totally satisfied with her lessons and she went above and beyond of what we expected. Would love to continue with her for long term for my kids.

Sri, 10 lessons with Andrea

Outstanding Human Geography Tutor

Andrea is extremely knowledgeable about the field of human geography. I like the way she structures the lesson plans and zones in on what the student needs to know, while providing the necessary background information. In addition to being a subject matter expert, Andrea is very student centered and patient. Communication is excellent after each lesson as she provides a summary of what was covered. The virtual tutoring is very convenient. Highly recommend Andrea as a tutor.

Karol, 13 lessons with Andrea

Knowledgeable and professional with excellent follow up

Andrea was able to schedule time on short notice. She is extremely knowledgeable, not only about the subject matter, but about how to prepare for an AP exam. She followed up with details after each tutoring session, and then again after the exam.

Jane, 2 lessons with Andrea

Nice and knowledgable

Andrea tutored my 9th grader for the AP Human Geography exam in a crunch situation. They started working together only two weeks before the exam. Andrea was super nice and very encouraging of my son, even thought there were some real deficits to address. Her attention to him went way beyond the tutoring hour of their sessions. She sent us numerous resources for my son to work through, answered questions in between sessions, and looked over his work and replied with corrections in between sessions. She was very knowledgeable of the subject matter as well as the exam itself. Her price reflects her experience and all the extra attention she gave my son. I consider it a good value.

William, 42 lessons with Andrea

Great College Counselor, the Best!!

Andrea has BENNOUNA helping my son through his high school years from AP Euro to college essay writing through final college final decisions. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows what to look for and where to look. She is also so accommodating and a lovely person. Thank u for everything Andrea!!

Bouchra, 19 lessons with Andrea

Extremely Helpful and Supportive Writing Tutor!

Andrea has facilitated the college transfer application process. She helped me perfect each of my application essays, and I was also able to improve my writing skills during this process. Andrea is highly knowledgeable about college admissions, history, and writing. Her guidance has helped me get accepted to my top choices of schools. I recommend working with Andrea to edit application essays into unique pieces of writing that will impress admissions committees at top schools!

nadia, 19 lessons with Andrea

Great and knowledgeable tutor

My daughter loved Andrea. She was very knowledgeable about AP Human Geo which my daughter was struggling with. Andrea knew all the subject matters and was on top of every unit. She also provided helpful material for the AP exam outside the regular classwork. Highly recommend.

Yana, 6 lessons with Andrea

Great review for AP test

Andrea worked with my daughter for the last couple of weeks before the AP Human Geography test. She was knowledgeable, patient and thorough going over all the necessary topics that were either troublesome or that she thought would be important to review. She provided a great deal of additional topics to check over and study. My daughter felt prepared going into the AP test.

Louisa, 9 lessons with Andrea
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