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Avi M.

Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities

Avi -- History, English, Any Humanities

$40/hour

  • 4,085 hours tutoring

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


Rating

5.0 (953 ratings)
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(935)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

American History

Very engaging! Avi was very good at making sure my son understood the material in a way that was easy for my son to remember!

Melanie, 1 lesson with Avi

Avi is a great history teacher!

Avi had a couple of sessions with my daughter to prepare her for an honors history placement test. She described him as extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with historical advice and tips on how to compose a good response to an essay question. I would absolutely use him again work with my daughter and would recommend him to anybody studying history.

Ariana, 2 lessons with Avi

Knowledgable tutor

Avi is a great tutor, always willing to help my daughter. He is helping my daughter with her Historical Investigation and everything is going well. He has been very helpful and knowledgable.

Viviana , 4 lessons with Avi

US world history

He did good job Very helpful right before the test He went over the material what is going to be in the test at his own time which is nice Definitely a good teacher

Sunitha, 1 lesson with Avi

Makes history interesting again.

Great stories - he makes History very interesting; very patient; I feel confident in his skills - he is clearly an expert in the subject. He knows it SO well that he's able to make it easier to understand and fun to learn.

Christina, 20 lessons with Avi

Tutor with great passion

Avi has a passion about history. My son enjoys each and every lesson with Avi, he is always looking forward to next class. In my son's word "It is hard to not concentrate, he makes you think and help you remember at the same time."

Lisa, 62 lessons with Avi

Tutor with great passion

Avi has a passion about history. My son enjoys each and every lesson with Avi, he is always looking forward to next class. In my son's word "It is hard to not concentrate, he makes you think and help you remember at the same time."

Lisa, 62 lessons with Avi

knowlegeable and patient tutor.

Avi is a knowledgeable and patient tutor. As my son said, Avi is a history teacher without a book, commander without a soldier. Thanks Avi for making children interested in history lessons.

Lei, 68 lessons with Avi

knowledgeable, patient and effective tutoring.

Avi is very knowledgeable. His instructions are clear and effective and constantly promoted my son to think and provide feedbacks and answers to ensure comprehension. It's very efficient to work with Avi.

Ann, 29 lessons with Avi

Knowledgeable tutor

Mr. Avi is a brilliant man of wide learning and knowledge in history, just like what he has mentioned on his own profile, he is a history geek for his entire life .My daughter is very impressed with his teaching, and he taught my daughter to think about history from different angles and she learned a lot. I hope her research project will be successful with the guidance by Mr. Avi.Thank you, Sir .

Jun, 23 lessons with Avi
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