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Trevor E.

UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. for History, Russian, and Writing Tutoring

UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. for History, Russian, and Writing Tutoring

$40/hour

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Hello! I am a recent Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with years of experience teaching, tutoring, and advising at the college level, from UNC to the University of Basel in Switzerland. My training as a historian of modern Europe and Russia has required me to critically engage texts, use them to formulate and corroborate compelling arguments, and present my findings to larger audiences, both orally and in writing. These are crucial life-skills that I help...

Hello! I am a recent Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with years of experience teaching, tutoring, and advising at the college level, from UNC to the University of Basel in Switzerland. My training as a historian of modern Europe and Russia has required me to critically engage texts, use them to formulate and corroborate compelling arguments, and present my findings to larger audiences, both orally and in writing. These are crucial life-skills that I help my students to attain as well. I've also spent countless hours reading what other scholars have already written and immersing myself in other cultures, and strive to be a good resource for knowledge about the human past and the world beyond the borders of the USA. My academic interests range beyond history into the fields of philosophy, politics, literature, music, and art, all of which I like to incorporate into my work as an educator and a scholar.

Having spent over 7 years studying Russian -- including two summers of intensive study in St. Petersburg, Russia, and 10 months of living in Lviv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright scholar -- I possess near-native fluency in Russian and Ukrainian, and am well prepared to tutor beginner- and intermediate-level students in these languages.

I am an accomplished writer with publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and a book manuscript forthcoming from Harvard University Press. I enjoy helping students appreciate the power of the written word in their own lives. As a tutor and educator, my aim is to help students of history and related disciplines to organize their thoughts, craft strong thesis statements, and present their case clearly and logically on the page. I also facilitate the critical reading of different kinds of sources to help students uncover deeper layers of meaning, place them in their historical contexts, and appreciate the perspectives and intentions of their authors. Reading and writing can (and should) be fun and rewarding activities for every student.

I currently work as an Academic Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh, where I focus on guiding students through the interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

As a teacher, I strive to provide students with a positive learning environment, encouraging them to succeed, helping them develop good study habits, holding them to high standards, and praising their hard-earned accomplishments. I believe in active rather than passive learning. Thus, I do not simply bombard my students with information, vainly expecting it all to "stick," but provide them with tools and advice as they follow their own, unique path to personal enlightenment. In this sense, I see my role as a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage."

It would be an honor to tutor you or your child!


Education

Portland State University
History
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Masters
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15211
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Russian,

Russian

My experience includes over six years of coursework and use of Russian at Portland State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University, 10 months of daily use in L'viv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright Fellow, and two intensive summers of study at Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia. As a historian of modern Russia and Ukraine, I often consult Russian-language sources in my work and am quite familiar with the language's complicated grammar and vocabulary. For those interested, I am also proficient in Ukrainian.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

European History,

European History

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department of UNC-Chapel Hill with years of coursework and research under my belt, including as a Fulbright fellow in Ukraine (2014-15). I have published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and have experience as a teaching assistant and tutor of history at UNC. As an undergraduate at Portland State University I majored in History, graduating summa cum laude with departmental honors. I have received various awards, honors, and grants for my work as a historian of modern Europe, Russia, and the Soviet Union.
World History

World History

I hold a Ph.D. from the History Department of UNC-Chapel Hill with years of coursework and research under my belt, including as a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine (2014-15). I have published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and have experience as an instructor, teaching assistant, and tutor of history at UNC. As an undergraduate at Portland State University I majored in History, graduating summa cum laude with departmental honors. I have various awards, honors, and grants for my work as a historian of modern Europe, Russia, and the Soviet Union.

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Russian,

Russian

My experience includes over six years of coursework and use of Russian at Portland State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University, 10 months of daily use in L'viv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright Fellow, and two intensive summers of study at Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia. As a historian of modern Russia and Ukraine, I often consult Russian-language sources in my work and am quite familiar with the language's complicated grammar and vocabulary. For those interested, I am also proficient in Ukrainian.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Russian,

Russian

My experience includes over six years of coursework and use of Russian at Portland State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke University, 10 months of daily use in L'viv and Kyiv, Ukraine, as a Fulbright Fellow, and two intensive summers of study at Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia. As a historian of modern Russia and Ukraine, I often consult Russian-language sources in my work and am quite familiar with the language's complicated grammar and vocabulary. For those interested, I am also proficient in Ukrainian.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Reading

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Great Russian tutor!

If you’re studying Russian at University of Pittsburgh, lessons with Trevor are a great way to complement your Russian studies. Meet in a cafe close to campus and speak Russian outside of the classroom.

Paul, 1 lesson with Trevor

Russian Learning Session 1

We started with the basics in learning Russian. Started with the letters and how they sounded when spoken. We then moved on to writing the language which is in cursive while also doing some review.

Linda, 10 lessons with Trevor
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Trevor E.

$40/hour

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Response time: 5 hours