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Peter F.

Sunnyside, NY

$40/hour

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SUNY Binghamton
Political Science
Queens College
MEd
CUNY Graduate Center
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Binghamton (Political Science)

Queens College (MEd)

CUNY Graduate Center (Graduate Coursework)

About Peter

Many students tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever had. Students I had twenty years ago still call, write, text and chat with me. I lived in China for 12 years and some of my students from New York City came to China to teach English with me. I also taught at Brooklyn Tech for a year. For those who don't know, its one of the best public high schools in New York City. The students there liked me. They said I really challenged them to think and they liked that, but I left after one year to go to a poor area of China to help less fortunate students. I liked China so much I decided to stay there for a long time. While I was in China I went to many other countries in Asia.

How do I teach? I like to make students think. I ask many questions to let students figure out the answers by themselves. I also try to show students how learning geography and information about world in general can give you more chances to make friends, do business, travel and generally make life more interesting and exciting. I use jokes and humor to make learning fun. When learning is fun, students want to study more and it becomes easier.

Feel free to contact me to arrange some time for tutoring. I don't know your schedule, but hopefully we can arrange something that works for both of us. If you are struggling with your lessons and feel a lack of hope, contact me. Maybe I can find a way to help you. I have helped many students who weren't doing so well. I'm patient and kind. I'll try my best. Every student is different. I have a lot of experience helping different kinds of students. Maybe I can help you too.
Many students tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever had. Students I had twenty years ago still call, write, text and chat with me. I lived in China for 12 years and some of my students from New York City came to China to teach English with me. I also taught at Brooklyn Tech for a year. For those who don't know, its one of the best Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Sunnyside, NY 11104
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I've taught American history in different high schools in New York City. I taught at Brooklyn Tech one year a long time ago, but then decided to go to China where I lived for many years. I taught AP American History to the best students in a Queens High School in the 1990s. Currently, I'm reading an advanced biography of Thomas Jefferson. Do you know much about him? What about some of the other founders of America like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was important but he is a little less famous. Now there is a Broadway musical called Hamilton so more people are learning about him. Well, thats something about me. Hope to hear from you.

Political Science

I studied Political Science at SUNY Binghamton. I earned a 3.7 GPA in my major and graduated with Outstanding Academic Achievement Honors. I've taught government classes in New York City public high schools for 5 years. I was selected to teach at a Brooklyn High school, which is one of the best public high schools in New York City. I have a Masters in Social Studies Education from Queens College and studied 1.5 years of coursework towards my PHD in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. I decided to leave to become a high school teacher. I read the NY Times everyday.

Social Studies

I have taught high school social studies in the New York City public schools for more than five years. I have a Masters in Social Studies Education from Queens College and am permanently certified to teach social studies from grades 7-12. I graduated with Outstanding Academic Honors from the State University of New York where I studied International Politics. I was selected to teach at a Brooklyn High School. Many students say I'm one of the best teachers that they have ever had. I make students think and show them how social studies learning is connected to the real world and their own lives.

World History

:I have taught World History and Geography for many years. For some students it is a difficult subject because there is a lot of information to learn. I try to make learning about the world fun. Often I let students feel excited to draw maps and learn about the many different countries that they could visit. I've been to more than 40 countries myself.
I dont know if you have ever heard of IB or Cambridge, but I taught Geography in an IB program in Nanjing China, it is a difficult course but an interesting one. It teaches students not just about places in the world but introduces them to economic and social information to help really understand our world today. I was also a Principal at a Cambridge International Center in Qingdao City in Shandong Province.
Well, thats a bit more about my World History qualifications. Hope to hear from you

SUNY Binghamton
Political Science
Queens College
MEd
CUNY Graduate Center
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Binghamton (Political Science)

Queens College (MEd)

CUNY Graduate Center (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 40 miles of Sunnyside, NY 11104.