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Avi M.

Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities

Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities

$40/hour

  • 1,251 hours tutoring

  • Manhattan Valley New York, NY 10025

About Avi


Bio

Everything comes down to history for me. I've been a history geek for my my entire life (or at least since age 4, since I don't remember my life before that). My idea of fun is to read history (currently on Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4). I've tutored history for high school and college students for three years, I've done archival history work for the New York Historical Society and Harvard Business school, and I've read more history. Since then, I've also tutored...

Everything comes down to history for me. I've been a history geek for my my entire life (or at least since age 4, since I don't remember my life before that). My idea of fun is to read history (currently on Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4). I've tutored history for high school and college students for three years, I've done archival history work for the New York Historical Society and Harvard Business school, and I've read more history. Since then, I've also tutored English, and taught such odd subjects as children's theater and the board game Go.

All my tutoring experience before WyzAnt is through friend-of-a-friend links. I've never gotten a gig by being assigned by a computer (or by an agency that doesn't know me), which is why I'm on WyzAnt -- so the student and I can decide whether we're a good match. I always want to get to know my students well.

My way of teaching is simple -- I don't want to spoon-feed people answers, leaving them unable to come up with any the next time they have a paper to write. I should be helping people figure out the answers themselves. Every session with me (in history, English, theater, or Go) is me asking questions, until it switches on the light bulb in the student's head. The best tutor is one who eventually makes themselves unnecessary.


Education

Columbia University
History

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I came to Elementary Math tutoring the old-fashioned way: learning on the job. I was originally a history and English tutor (and I still do that), but later I became a general homework helper for all subjects, including math and science. The key to teaching elementary math is to always remember what it felt like as a child, when math can seem scarier than it is.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my tutoring has been on how to write a term paper -- how to research it, how to organize it, and how to write it on a sentence by sentence level. When I tutor reading, I do the same things as when I tutor writing.
Grammar

English

English,

English

Most of my tutoring work has been with high school and college term papers -- English, History, and Social Studies. I teach how to write a good paper on a line by line basis. But I also teach how to organize a term paper, how to make it flow from paragraph to paragraph, and how to make it shorter without losing any content.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my tutoring has been on how to write a term paper -- how to research it, how to organize it, and how to write it on a sentence by sentence level. When I tutor reading, I do the same things as when I tutor writing.
Writing,

Writing

I double-majored in History and Creative Writing at Columbia, and have been helping high school and college students with their term papers since 2008. The term papers have been about everything from the modern New York subway system to classical theater to Chinese history.
Grammar, Literature

History

American History,

American History

When I'm not tutoring history, I work as a historical research assistant. My clients include the New York Historical Society (for their "Lincoln in New York" exhibit) and a professor at Harvard Business School.
European History,

European History

For European history, I read a lot of classic history books, like C.V. Wedgwood's history of the Thirty Years War or Robert Massie's histories of Peter the Great and the Dreadnought Project. At the same time, I know that these books are not always up to date, and I try to keep up online with the latest scholarship.
Geography,

Geography

I started out as a history buff before I learned geography. It's rather difficult to learn history without picking up on geography as well. Starting with history means that you don't just learn where countries are on a map -- you also learn what geography means for people around the world. For example, why do most large empires start in river valleys, and almost none in mountains? And why are there exceptions to that, like the Incas?
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have tutored Social Studies for High School and College students since 2008, and for Elementary School students since this year. My main background is in history, and when I teach Social Studies, I think of it as the history of current events.
World History,

World History

Besides tutoring, I work as a history research assistant (I've had clients from the New York Historical Society and Harvard Business School). I do a bit of everything -- my undergraduate senior thesis was on the Nigerian Civil War, but I'm currently doing research on Abraham Lincoln.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

Most of my tutoring work has been with high school and college term papers -- English, History, and Social Studies. I teach how to write a good paper on a line by line basis. But I also teach how to organize a term paper, how to make it flow from paragraph to paragraph, and how to make it shorter without losing any content.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my tutoring has been on how to write a term paper -- how to research it, how to organize it, and how to write it on a sentence by sentence level. When I tutor reading, I do the same things as when I tutor writing.
Writing

Writing

I double-majored in History and Creative Writing at Columbia, and have been helping high school and college students with their term papers since 2008. The term papers have been about everything from the modern New York subway system to classical theater to Chinese history.

Most Popular

English,

English

Most of my tutoring work has been with high school and college term papers -- English, History, and Social Studies. I teach how to write a good paper on a line by line basis. But I also teach how to organize a term paper, how to make it flow from paragraph to paragraph, and how to make it shorter without losing any content.
Reading,

Reading

Most of my tutoring has been on how to write a term paper -- how to research it, how to organize it, and how to write it on a sentence by sentence level. When I tutor reading, I do the same things as when I tutor writing.
Writing

Writing

I double-majored in History and Creative Writing at Columbia, and have been helping high school and college students with their term papers since 2008. The term papers have been about everything from the modern New York subway system to classical theater to Chinese history.

Other

Geography,

Geography

I started out as a history buff before I learned geography. It's rather difficult to learn history without picking up on geography as well. Starting with history means that you don't just learn where countries are on a map -- you also learn what geography means for people around the world. For example, why do most large empires start in river valleys, and almost none in mountains? And why are there exceptions to that, like the Incas?
Government & Politics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Most of my tutoring has been on how to write a term paper -- how to research it, how to organize it, and how to write it on a sentence by sentence level. When I tutor reading, I do the same things as when I tutor writing.
Writing

Writing

I double-majored in History and Creative Writing at Columbia, and have been helping high school and college students with their term papers since 2008. The term papers have been about everything from the modern New York subway system to classical theater to Chinese history.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (364 ratings)
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Reviews

Very effective tutor!

Avi is a fabulous tutor. He effortlessly combines patience with the ability to hold his students to a high standard. He is both honest and funny. His gentle yet direct approach is very effective. He is also an impressive scholar. His scholarship is not restricted to history. He is an excellent writer and understands how to teach someone to construct a convincing argument. He is among the best tutors we have ever encountered. A+!!

Kathering, 96 lessons with Avi

Impassioned Tutor & Walking Encyclopedia

Avi is clearly a history buff. He is incredibly passionate about this topic, preferring to stand up and talk, frequently referring to the American and global maps I had posted on my walls, giving visual demonstrations of how battles were done, and explaining a lot of details to fill the gap for my 12 year old who is currently learning high school level US history. Even my 9 year old wanted to sit in on his lecture.

Pamela, 3 lessons with Avi

Always ready and knows what he is doing!

Avi is an expert. He is 110% ready for his lesson. My son is super happy with him. Reliable history tutor who knows exactly what he is doing. My son is getting exactly what he needs and Avi is able to support him.

JE, 5 lessons with Avi

Intelligent and patient

He asked me many questions and got me thinking in different ways about the subject. Will ask him for help again because of his basic knowledge on stories that make it easier to understand the material and easier to remember as well.

Flavia, 2 lessons with Avi

Fascinating, impassioned, knowledgeable teacher

Avi is a fantastic teacher. He doesn't "teach down" to students, but inspires them to work and excel by virtue of his own passion for the subject. He is patient, and funny, and very knowledgeable.

Gregory, 8 lessons with Avi

Knowledgeable and patient

Avi is a good tutor, he helps my son with world history and English writing , he is knowledgeable and patient, he helps my son a lot, we will continue to tutor with Avi.

Donghong, 16 lessons with Avi

History Essay

I highly recommend Avi. He was able to help me with my four page essay. He also teach me grammar and some English words. Avi is really patience and I appreciate it his help

Adriana, 10 lessons with Avi

Very helpful

Avi helped me understand The Roaring 20s we learned about in a community college summer class. Avi is a great tutor because he will not waste time. We got everything that I need to finish on time. Thank you Avi.

Akemi, 3 lessons with Avi

He is better than my HIS101 professor.

His instruction is very easy to understand, and he can understand my Asian accent! The lesson was very smooth, and he helped me a lot. I would ask him for help again!!

Yuzu, 7 lessons with Avi

Very knowledgeable in US History

Excellent tutor! I highly recommend Avi. He was available within a day. He is extremely knowledgeable in US History. Working on essay questions from Depression on.

Gerlinde, 4 lessons with Avi
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Avi M.

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