Hofstra University (History)
I currently teach at a private high school on the south shore of Long Island. I specialize in tutoring AP World History, AP U.S. History, Global History and Geography, and U.S. History for the New York State Regents examinations.
Since 2006, I have been an AP® World History Reader meaning that I am one of the few local teachers who grade the essay portion of the AP World History examination. I also prepare my AP® World History students for the SAT II content examination in World History.
Since 2002, teaching has become my second career. I graduated from Hofstra University cum laude with a BA in History and a minor in Secondary Education. I was accepted into the National Honor Society of Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education and the National Honors Society in History. Teaching has become my newly found career and I am extremely passionate about the success of my students.
I believe that every student learns history differently. I teach using many methods but I place a great deal of emphasis on material content and essay writing skills. I always create a specialized plan of studying for my students. Students with special accommodations and IEP plans are encouraged to contact me.
I am very flexible with my schedule, weeknights and weekends are not a problem.
I know that not every student likes history, therefore my job is to ensure that learning is a pleasurable experience and discovering the “big picture” the events of the past.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your social studies needs. I currently teach at a private high school on the south shore of Long Island. I specialize in tutoring AP World History, AP U.S. History, Global History and Geography, and U.S. History for the New York State Regents examinations.
Since 2006, I have been an AP® World History Reader meaning that I am one of the few local teachers who
Gordon is an inspired teacher. More importantly, he inspires my son with the fascinating way he brings the subject material to life. As if that wasn't enough, he has an intricate knowledge of the subject material and how it will be tested. I know my 10th grader is going to walk into that exam confident and prepared. Sometimes it's not enough to just know the information. You need to know how to use it in an exam. Gordon will get you there!
Gordon gave a thorough overview of AP World History. He made the subject interesting. He is very knowledgeable and made himself available to help. He has a very good personality and is very friendly.
I am so pleased that I have Mr. Gordon as a tutor for my child. He really knows what he is doing and teaches in an effective way. So far, my son is happy and he's looking forward to his tutoring sessions.
My son was very discouraged when he got his regents score this June. When he started meeting with Gordon H., however, all that changed. I would come to pick him up from a tutoring session and the two of them would be completely engrossed in a conversation. He didn't even realize it was time to leave. When he took the regents test for the second time only a month and a half later, he came home with a big smile and told me something I have never heard him say before -- "I aced that essay!" He did too. His scored jumped up 26 points!! I can't say enough good things about Gordon. He is truly an excellent teacher.
I have been teaching AP US History for over ten years as well as NYS Regents courses in US History and Government. I have tutored local students for the last five years for their state examinations with great success and possess excellent content knowledge of both the AP and New York State requirements.
I am certified to teach AP World History and I am also an AP Reader. Each reader is selected by the College Board to travel to a designated site to grade the essay portion of the examination. In addition, the College Board provides over 50 hours of professional development during the eight days of the reading. This year I was one of just over a thousand readers to attend the session at Salt Lake City. Previously I attended readings at Fort Collins, Colorado.