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Luke B.

New York, NY

$95/hr

Experienced Tutor with a Passion for History and Writing

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4.7 Avg. Rating
 
 
88 Ratings
 
 
5hrs Response Time
Patient, animated, makes learning fun!
— Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 4/5/15

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New York University (NYU)
History, Film

Education

New York University (NYU) (History, Film)

About Luke

I have a broad knowledge of history that I’ve been working to expand ever since I was young. I pursued a rigorous education in many fields of history, getting a 5 on the World History and European History APs, 800s on the World History and US History SAT Subject Tests, and a degree in history from New York University. I worked for a time at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History making educational videos to help train history teachers.

I also have substantial experience in both creative and academic writing. My second major at NYU was Film & Television, with a focus on screenwriting. Several of my short stories have been published in historical fiction anthologies by Paradox Books. My history studies involved writing academic papers on topics including the emergence of medieval communes in the Holy Roman Empire and the role of Enlightenment ideology in the Haitian Revolution.

I am comfortable teaching students of all ages-- my youngest student was 7 and my oldest was 94. I worked at a summer school teaching classes of 3rd-9th graders for three years and I have over 200 hours of experience as a tutor. Much of my tutoring work has been preparing students for standardized tests, including the APs, Regents, and SAT Subject Tests.

I also know how to juggle. I’ve never taught anyone to juggle, but hey, first time for everything.
I have a broad knowledge of history that I’ve been working to expand ever since I was young. I pursued a rigorous education in many fields of history, getting a 5 on the World History and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient, animated, makes learning fun!"

- Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 4/5/15

"Met Expectations"

- Sally, New York, NY on 5/27/14

"Great at developing writing skills and providing guidance for AP"

- Allen, New York, NY on 5/14/14
English:
English, Literature, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Homeschool:
English, Writing

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American History

I graduated from New York University with a major in History, which involved the study of American History. I got an 800 on the American History SAT subject test and a 5 on the AP US History test. I currently work at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

European History

I graduated from New York University with a major in History, which involved the study of European History. My thesis paper was on the Haitian Revolution's roots in the European Enlightenment. I got a 5 on the AP European History test.

Film

I graduated with a BFA in Film & Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, which involved extensive study of film theory as well as production. I have crewed on numerous student and independent films. I've worked in video production several places, including for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Atlas Media Corp. I spent three years teaching a summer class in film with Fairfax Collegiate.

Video Production

I graduated with a BFA in Film & Television production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I have crewed on numerous student and independent films. I've worked in video production several places.

World History

I studied European, American, and non-Western history at New York University. I got an 800 on the World History SAT subject test. I currently work at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

New York University (NYU)
History, Film

Education

New York University (NYU) (History, Film)

Patient, animated, makes learning fun! — Luke is a very patient and seriously invested tutor. He is careful to make sure concepts are mastered before moving forward. His knowledge exceeds the textbooks and he presents history as a compelling story. What a find! ...

— Lee, Weehawken, NJ on 4/5/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $95.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Luke will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003.

Background Check Status for Luke B.

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