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William E.

Fredericksburg, VA

$25/hour

Have Fun with History

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Mary Washington College
History
University of Mary Washington
EdD

Education

Mary Washington College (History)

University of Mary Washington (EdD)

About William

I have taught high school Social Studies for 9 years including AP World History, World History, and US/VA History. As a classroom teacher I had less than 2 students per year that failed to pass the World History SOL exam for 5 years straight and fewer than 5 per year in US/VA History for 4 years. I know the requirements for passing these important tests and have developed strategies and practices that have proven effective for students. At the school I taught at we had a shortened period dedicated to remedial work for selected students in order to give one on one help. Most of those students who were having difficulty seemed to benefit from this type of help so I decided that after I finished teaching in the classroom I wanted to continue to be of assistance to students who needed extra help.
Without giving away trade secrets, I try to make learning history fun and relevant to students by showing the circularity of how historical problems were resolved (positive and negative consequences of those decisions) in order to get the student actively involved in current historical problems and thinking how they might resolve those problems if they were in the position to do so. Facts, imagination, higher order thinking skills and problem solving real issues are all integrated into each lesson so that the student can make these a part of his/her everyday experience in any subject and topic that they are interested in exploring throughout their life.
I have taught high school Social Studies for 9 years including AP World History, World History, and US/VA History. As a classroom teacher I had less than 2 students per year that failed to pass the World History SOL exam for 5 years straight and fewer than 5 per year in US/VA History for 4 years. I know the requirements for passing these important Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22407
In-person lessons
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies,
World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Social Studies

I have a Master's Degree in Education and scored in the top 10% on the Praxis II Social Studies Exam earning a certificate of recognition for that achievement (189/200). I hold a current, valid Teaching certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia with a Social Studies endorsement thru 2018.

Mary Washington College
History
University of Mary Washington
EdD

Education

Mary Washington College (History)

University of Mary Washington (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 35 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22407.