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.
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
Insightful and very effective tutor!
Avi understands the subject extraordinarily well. He is also a super writing coach. Most importantly, he balances being encouraging with being straightforward to pull out the student's best work.Kathering, 81 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!!Azu, 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
At my first lesson, we discussed the topics to be covered, the exams etc. His precise vocabulary used in teaching of the ancient empires is amazing. With his assistance I hope to do well at the exams. Glad to have him as my tutor and to recommend him to others.Paula, 9 lessons with Avi
My son does not like (correction: did not like) History but Avi found a way to engage him and see the interesting nuances and details he was missing out on. Avi knows how to translate his passion (and genius) of History into engaging conversations and notes that kept my (active, sometimes hyper) son's focus and attention. My son has a newfound appreciation of American History now and that was after just one lesson with Avi.Patricia, 6 lessons with Avi
Avi is a history genius, it's like there is an encyclopedia in his head! He's also patient, punctual and does a great job following up post lesson ( sending an email to remind you of what you need to do).Elyssa , 10 lessons with Avi
Response time: 8 hours