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Kenneth H.

Experienced Social Studies teacher--AP & Regents

Experienced Social Studies teacher--AP & Regents

$50/hour

  • 703 hours tutoring

About Kenneth


Bio

I'm an experienced, retired New York City public high school teacher. I've taught AP United States and European History, and have been a table reader for both exams--I've actually graded the essays for the College Board. This experience gives me a broader insight into the tests and how to prepare for them than many other teachers. I have also taught regular Regents level courses in United States History and Government and Global History and Geography. My test results have been excellent! ...

I'm an experienced, retired New York City public high school teacher. I've taught AP United States and European History, and have been a table reader for both exams--I've actually graded the essays for the College Board. This experience gives me a broader insight into the tests and how to prepare for them than many other teachers. I have also taught regular Regents level courses in United States History and Government and Global History and Geography. My test results have been excellent! I know the tests and the content!
Right now, because the Covid crisis will require some online or distance learning, having a tutor to help students with online assignments and keeping them on task can be very helpful as parents either return to work or have to focus on working from home. Besides the academic advantages, there is also the reduction in stress at home that one might want to consider.
I have also taught numerous electives, such as Participation in Government, Financial Literacy, and several law courses (I'm a member of the New York State Bar, but I no longer practice law). I emphasize study skills, literacy, essay writing, and content mastery as keys to academic success. I believe that there are several keys to academic success: a student's desire to succeed, a firm foundation in study skills, literacy, and support from parents and teachers. Content knowledge mastery will result from all of these.

**Please also note that due to travel and time restrictions, I cannot accept appointments in Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, nor in New Jersey nor Rockland County. Also, I do not tutor Economics nor AP World History.**


Education

SUNY Buffalo
Political Science
New England School of Law
J.D.
Manhattanville College
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group rates (2+ students) are higher; former students are charged at original rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/26/2017

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

I have a Juris Doctorate degree, and am currently admitted to practice law in the State of New York. When I practiced law full time, I represented several clients in criminal matters. When I was a legal editor, I often did research and classifications of cases dealing with criminal law and procedure.

History

American History,

American History

I taught AP US History for more than 5 years in public schools and Regents-level US History and Government for more than seven years, both with excellent passing rates. I have also been trained to grade the AP essays for the College Board and graded the actual essays for the College Board for 3 years. I know the course and the revised requirements for the course quite well. I have used that training to help my students achieve a great deal of success on the exam and mastery of the US history content.
European History,

European History

I taught AP European History for over 4 years in private and public schools with an overall passing rate that was way above the national average. I also graded the actual test essays for the College Board one year. I am quite familiar with the new revisions to the AP European test, and can help students achieve mastery of the subject in a clear and understandable way.
Geography,

Geography

Experienced Global History and Geography teacher in New York State and have tutored the subject for over 7 years.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have taught Participation in Government at the high school level for many years. I have a J.D. degree, and a B.A. in Political Science. I also have been tutoring AP US Government. I know the subject matter rather well and can help students understand the basic themes and complexities of Government in a clear and meaningful way.
Political Science,

Political Science

I received my B.A. in Political Science from SUNY at Buffalo in 1979. My cumulative average was a 2.9 out of 4.0 in my major. I also have a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. I have successfully taught Participation in Government in the New York City public high schools, and my specialty is Constitutional Law.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a certification to teach Social Studies for grades 7-12 with a grade 5-6 extension in New York State. I have been a full time social studies teacher for fifteen years. I majored in Political Science at SUNY Buffalo, and took courses in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. I graduated with a B.A. degree in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo.
World History

World History

I have taught Global History 9 and 10 with excellent student results on the New York Sate Regents. Additionally, I taught AP European History for four years and graded the essays for the College Board, so I know the subject rather well and am very familiar with coaching students to be superb essay writers.

Other

Geography,

Geography

Experienced Global History and Geography teacher in New York State and have tutored the subject for over 7 years.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I have taught Participation in Government at the high school level for many years. I have a J.D. degree, and a B.A. in Political Science. I also have been tutoring AP US Government. I know the subject matter rather well and can help students understand the basic themes and complexities of Government in a clear and meaningful way.

Examples of Expertise


Kenneth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 63 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Extremely knowledgeable and patient.

Matthew learned a great deal from his Global History session with Kenneth. He took the time to explain the most important facts about World War 1 and World War 11. Kenneth also provided Matthew with resources and study skills to use in between their sessions. He is a great tutor!

Matthew, 1 lesson with Kenneth

Very knowledgeable and inspiring teacher

During the worst pandemic timing in winter of 2020, my son’s phobia about social studies has risen to the peak, and he deliberately missed six assignments and got an F in Nov. This was not the first time he has done this to this subject in his middle school life. I finally decided to find a tutor to help him. However, in such a severe circumstance, how can I find a suitable tutor for him? Since his school has been conducting online learning for a while, and he was old enough, I decided to try online tutoring services. This was how I found Wyzant. It didn’t take me too much time to screen for 5 candidates to contact. I ended up having trials with 3 tutors. And after discussion with my son, we finalized to be Ken. We both feel more confident about Ken’s teaching experience and knowledge, and also his communication and organization skills. I have to say, some tutors do have a fancy background or teaching experience, but for online learning, we need more than that to be effective in learning. So very soon I decided to dedicate two sessions to being Ken per week, and has continued for more than half a year until his eighth grade is about to end these days. The amazing part about Ken is he converted my son’s phobia into passion. My son’s social studies’ grades moved up to A in less than a month. He not only finished the assignments early but also became the “MVP” of the team in the group projects(by his terminology). One great “side effect” is that my son’s science subject also improved. He has been fine with science but never got 103% this kind of over-the-par score. I think it should be because the research and thinking skills Ken has taught him was applied to his science studies. Both my son and I feel so pitiful that we need to pause with Ken for some time because my son is entering high school and there is no history subject in the first year. But we are hoping to continue with Ken afterwards in some other subjects. I strongly believe that Ken will give my son the best guidance in any subject. Finally, one thing I want to emphasize is that my son studies in the best middle school in the Cupertino school district, and Cupertino has been well-known on the top in California. The high school he will join is also well-known in the Bay Area. The school environment is very competitive.

Shihling, 45 lessons with Kenneth

very knowledgeable history teacher

Kenneth has great expertise in the subject of US history, and also is very accommodating when we needed ASAP help for my son on a difficult essay. He also teaches core principles and not just facts

Sean, 8 lessons with Kenneth

Great tutor.

Great tutor and accommodated short notice. Provided great test review of materials, study guide and practice tests to help further prepare fir test. Would definitely tecommend and plan to use again!

Vickie, 12 lessons with Kenneth

very knowledgeable history teacher

Kenneth has great expertise in the subject of US history, and also is very accommodating when we needed ASAP help for my son on a difficult essay. He also teaches core principles and not just facts

Sean, 8 lessons with Kenneth

Knowledgeable and Interesting

Ken helped my son with AP European History. He was knowledgeable and made the subject matter interesting to learn. We will be using Ken again in the near future.

Maria, 3 lessons with Kenneth

Great History teacher

Ken taugnt my son AP US History. He knows the subject matter very well and knows how to teach. He was able to highlight the important material and how to write. Ken - Thank you very much.

Pawan, 16 lessons with Kenneth

Great tutor for AP US History

Kenneth goes the extra mile in teaching and has been very helpful with preparing my daughter for the DBQ AP US History questions. He is patient, kind, and attentive. I highly recommend him for history lessons. Great teacher!

Irina, 35 lessons with Kenneth

First lesson has gone extremely well. Happy to post updates as things progress.

Quite complicated issues to solve in terms of study organization and application for what was an A grade student now taking AP EuroHist. I have confidence that Ken's intervention will make a huge impact on how happily the student progresses.

Huw, 24 lessons with Kenneth
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