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Luke B.

Experienced Tutor with a Passion for History and Writing

Experienced Tutor with a Passion for History and Writing

$120/hour

  • 700 hours tutoring

  • Gramercy New York, NY 10003

About Luke


Bio

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...

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 am currently only taking online students. Please get in touch only if you are interested in lessons through Skype. Thanks!


Education

New York University (NYU)
History, Film

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $120
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of New York, NY 10003
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/8/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Luke hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Film,

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

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.

Computer

Video Production

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.

English

English, Literature, Writing

History

American History,

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,

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.
World History,

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.
Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

English, Writing

Most Popular

English, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Summer

Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (156 ratings)
5 star
(122)
4 star
(33)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Friendly and Kind

Luke helped my son go through his textbook and really digest the info. They also worked on test taking strategies. Very helful

Suzy, 1 lesson with Luke

Patient, Happy, Helpful

He helped me get through Preproduction materials to completer within a day for example Shot list Script and Storyboard and Call Sheet. asks lots of question? I'm currently doing a script for my finals as well asked by my teacher since he gave me helpful feedback on it and help to improve. My teacher gave me an unsatisfactory report on it. So I have to keep on writing in order to improve. better

Arnold, 20 lessons with Luke

Met Expectations

It was a great first lesson with Luke today. He is the perfect fit for my daughter's current educational needs. He is patient and gentle in his approach, and thoroughly involved my daughter in the process of meaning and knowledgeable construction, allowing her to think more deeply and encouraging her to apply critical thinking to her projects.

Sally, 7 lessons with Luke

Great at developing writing skills and providing guidance for AP

My daughter just finished a series of tutoring sessions with Luke to help her prepare for the AP US history exam. Luke was tremendously effective. My daughter mostly wanted help preparing for the writing portions of the exam. Luke read her practice essays and showed her specifically how to improve her theses and the choice and organization of the material that she included. He also showed her strategies for writing answers to essays questions where she only had partial knowledge of the relevant material. Finally, he reviewed the syllabus and reading material from her high school U.S. history class and prepared material for her to fill in the major content areas that would be included on the AP exam that had not been covered in her class. My daughter went into the exam confident and ready to succeed. Finally, Luke was accommodating of my daughter's busy schedule. I was completely satisfied with Luke's tutoring.

Allen, 7 lessons with Luke
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Response time: 6 hours

$120/hour

Luke B.

$120/hour

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Response time: 6 hours