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Rakan B.

Arlington, VA

$50/hour

Enthusiastic and experienced tutor in History, Government, and Writing

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/17/16
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Excellent AP Gov tutor
— Rachel, Silver Spring, MD on 4/13/16

$50/Hour


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Old Dominion University
History, English
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (History, English)

George Mason University (Master's)

About Rakan

After serving in the military for nearly 10 years, I decided to go back to school and finish my degree. I pursued a degree in my biggest passion. I graduated in 2013 with a degree History and minor in English from Old Dominion University. During my tenure there, I tutored foreign exchange students in American history while also working as tutor in the university Writing Center. I also had the opportunity to work as a peer mentor, assisting History and Biology students with their writing and research. I love tutoring because it's a way to interact with people and help them grow intellectually. Educational settings can sometimes be intimidating; tutoring removes the pressure and allows for more effective learning. Tutoring is about empowerment and finding the right strategy to help someone learn.

I am adept at teaching how to brainstorm, form theses, perform research (and cite sources in a variety of styles -- MLA, Chicago, Turabian, APA, etc.), organize papers, edit/proofread, and use effective grammar/sentence structure. I can teach tips and tricks to make writing more sophisticated and elevated. I've tutored Biology students, foreign exchange students, and other students who find writing challenging or intimidating. Everyone can an effective writer.

In college, I concentrated in early Roman, Medieval, and American history. Most people find history boring, but I find ways to make it interesting. I've tutored foreign exchange students in American history and enabled them to be successful on their exams and essays. Government and politics is a passion of mine. I have a Master's degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. My passion for understanding how government works and the complexities of American politics only grew, and sharing that interest in the American governmental system is something I love to do.

If you're interested in finding help with writing, grammar, history, or government and politics, please let me know. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you excel!
After serving in the military for nearly 10 years, I decided to go back to school and finish my degree. I pursued a degree in my biggest passion. I graduated in 2013 with a degree History and minor in English from Old Dominion University. During my tenure there, I tutored foreign exchange students in American history while also working as tutor in Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Arlington, VA 22201
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent AP Gov tutor"

- Rachel, Silver Spring, MD on 4/13/16
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
American History,
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics,
Political Science, Social Studies, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

My undergraduate degree is in History with an emphasis on early American History. I've also tutored students in American History for 5 years, including foreign students and those with English as a second language.

English

I have a minor in English, and in college, I tutored students in writing and grammar.

Government & Politics

I have an undergraduate degree in American History and a Masters Degree in Public Administration, which deals with the implementation of government policy, federalism, and the relationships between the various branches and levels of government. My experience in mentoring and tutoring in American History has provided me a good platform to tutor in Government and Politics. I have also successfully tutored students in AP Government exam preparation.

Proofreading

My experiences as a writing tutor has enabled me to develop effective strategies to assist writers with their proofreading and editing. In college, I mentored science and history students in strategies for writing, editing, proofreading, and effective prose.

Writing

In undergrad, I worked in my university's Writing Center, tutoring students in a variety of subjects, from freshmen through post-graduate. I've mentored students through my school's supplemental instruction program, where I helped students develop brainstorming strategies, thesis creation, paper organization, paragraph transition, and citations and research. I provide comprehensive tutoring for all phases of the writing process.

Old Dominion University
History, English
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Old Dominion University (History, English)

George Mason University (Master's)

Excellent AP Gov tutor

Rakan has a great personality and is highly knowledgeable. He and my son got on very well. We're looking forward to working with him some more.

— Rachel, Silver Spring, MD on 4/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Rakan will travel within 20 miles of Arlington, VA 22201.