Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities
Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities
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.
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
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 helpAdriana, 10 lessons with Avi
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
Response time: 5 hours