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We did it!  With hard work, determination, my high school students passed their regents exams.  I tutored US and Global History, Living Environment, Earth Science, Algebra Core, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Geometry and Chemistry and the students passed.  One student passed with a 70%, another 75%, 76% and another 79%.  All the other students scored 80% and up.    I... read more

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I am happy to announce that all my students have passed the NY State Regents examinations, except one student.  The subjects varied from Algebra 1, Algebra 11/Trigonometry, English, US and Global History and Living Environment.  I am so proud of them.  Most of these students are students who struggled quite a bit.  It was a long journey but one I would do again.    I... read more

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Here are some of my favorite History resources. Check back again soon, this list is always growing! I also recommend school textbooks, your local library, and used bookstores.   (K-12) TeachingHistory.org – A resource designed for teachers to help create history lesson plans, this website is filled with other relevant links to help you research your specific topic. (K-8)... read more

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Woodrow Wilson Childhood Thomas Woodrow Wilson, known to much of the American public as simply Woodrow Wilson, was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. He was the third child born to Joseph Ruggles Wilson and Jessie Janet Woodrow. His mother was from Carlisle, Cumberland, England, and his father’s side of the family came from Northern Ireland. Despite the fact that Wilson’s... read more

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Lou Gehrig's Farewell to Baseball Speaker: Lou Gehrig Delivered On: 7/4/1939 Place: Yankee Stadium, New York Subject: Lou Gehrig's Disease, baseball Audio/Video Available: Description: On July 4, 1939, Yankee Stadium held the first Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. They... read more

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Lou Gehrig Birth and childhood Henry Louis (“Lou”) Gehrig was born on June 19, 1903, to Heinrich and Christina Gehrig. Son of German immigrants living in Manhattan’s East Harlem, Gehrig was the only one of four children to survive childhood. Gehrig’s mother supported the family financially, as Gehrig’s father was often sick and unable to work. Education and entrance into baseball When... read more

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Election to Presidency Before being elected 32nd president of the United States in 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was serving his second term as governor of the state of New York. Because America found itself in the middle of the Great Depression, Roosevelt's primary goal was to restore a respectful sense of spirit in the people. He tried to encourage them... read more

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History Lessons & Help Welcome to the Wyzant History Help Section! This section features narrative histories and primary source audio files from important historical events. Check out some of the famous speeches below and let your favorite history tutor know if you have any questions. History and Politics Out Loud Bring history alive with primary source audio... read more