Award-Winning History Tutors in Tucson, AZ
William "I am a Ph.D. student in Cognitive Science and Philosophy at the University of Arizona, but I discovered my love for teaching as a high school substitute teacher after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Highest Honors and Distinction). Since then, I have designed and taught many advanced undergraduate courses at the University of Arizona from the ground up, but my teaching abilities are strong in a one-on-one setting. Primarily that's because I really like people. A lot. I see things from the student's point of view, and that helps me to tutor in a way that is individualized for each student. As a high school and middle school substitute teacher and as an instructor at the North Carolina Governor's School I found that I enjoy teaching students at all levels, from middle school through advanced undergraduate. I tutor many subjects, most especially essay writing and editing, grammar and mechanics, reading comprehension and critical thinking, public speaking, Spanish language, study skills and organization, and U.S..."
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - BA (Highest Honors and Distinction), Philosophy
University of Arizona - MA & Ph.D., Cognitive Science & Philosophy
Rae "... My academic career includes U.S. History, library and archival studies, and artifact collection, displays, and interpretation. I have tutored at the college level for almost ten years in Language, Writing, and History. I am an effective tutor because of my leadership and communication abilities..."
University of Arizona - B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), History
University of Arizona - BA, History, 2nd major American Studies
University of Arizona - M.A., Information Sciences and Resource Management
Torbet "...I independently led the seminar and did all grading. - "Torbet was my TA and he was incredibly devoted to his students. He clearly cared about our learning and the material, and he was very approachable and wanted to help." - "Torbet was a great TA. He was always enthusiastic about every class and tried very hard to engage the entire class. Thanks Torbet!" - "Great teacher, you could tell that he truly cared about the students which is most important to me." - "Torbet is very enthusiastic instructor..."
Morgana "...I also spent a summer teaching Physical Science at the high school level as a volunteer in Kenya … without electricity or textbooks. As an experienced writer and editor, I can help with essays, personal statements, writing technique and mechanics, as well as reading/study skills. I truly believe that every student can become a good writer with individual attention and encouragement. In school I was (and still am) a bookworm and one who sincerely enjoys helping others to grow in knowledge. As a veteran test-taker, I can help with college entrance exam test prep (ACT, SAT, and the subject tests), using both conceptual understanding and test-specific strategies to raise scores. From my own experience, I know that scores can go up significantly with studying and tutoring. My teaching style is focused on engaging the student and using their own unique learning style and base of knowledge to move forward..."
University of St Andrews - BA/MA, Geography and International Relations
Michael "...I also have edited and proofread research papers and essays for professors and fellow students, not to mention every member of my extended family. In addition to English writing and Spanish, I also teach Economics, Geography, and History. I believe in tailoring classes to students’ individual learning styles and interests and maximizing participation. I understand how important practice and other mental tricks are to overcoming obstacles like test anxiety, and I value positive reinforcement..."
University of Georgia - B.A., Geography/Economics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), City and Regional Planning
Michael "I have tutored students in a wide variety of subjects including algebra, geometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, history, essay writing, and SAT test prep. I also taught middle school math for two years at a small classical charter school in Texas, and I am certified in Texas as a generalist in grades four to eight as well as for mathematics in grades eight to twelve. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in History, and I am currently working through a Master's degree in Liberal Studies at Arizona State University. This variety of experience gives me a wide base from which to understand and assist students with a variety of learning styles. I tailor my tutoring style to each student's individual strengths..."
Emily "...In May 2012, I received my high school diploma from University High School with Honors in Mathematics, English, Modern Languages, and Social Sciences. I hope to graduate from the U of A in May 2016 with two degrees: Neuroscience and Physiology. Throughout my scholarly career, I have tutored a wide variety of people ranging from my younger siblings (currently aged 8 and 17), underclassmen, and fellow classmates. Besides helping my two younger siblings with their homework, I often helped fellow classmates work through problems in General Chemistry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus 1..."
Mattius "...I am very excited to motivate others' interests in a variety of subjects as well--indeed, whatever drives them to excel as students. It takes a lot of hard work to get a pupil interested in the core subjects necessary for today's educated workforce, but I hope that through my experiences, those who struggle with Middle School, High School, and College coursework--not to mention the daunting task of college applications--can benefit immensely. I am committed to professionalism as a tutor, and I guarantee visible progress in my pupils; but I'm a regular person, too. In between Chemistry labs or Literature classes, you might find me reading a book on Heritage Hill, or walking my dog with my fiance. I am a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, wherein I achieved Summa Cum Laude status with degrees in English and Russian (with a minor in Pre-Med), but I have been active in accumulating useful experience in editing and writing scientific and nonfiction content..."
Mary "... Making the history more personal enables us to remember ideas and facts. I also encourage the use of maps and timelines. Oftentimes, visualizing what happened helps us remember the details. Beyond teaching, I like to read, take walks, and watch reality TV..."
Kai "... I am not just knowledgeable in a variety of fields, but I am also able to teach that knowledge. I have proven experience in what I offer as a tutor. Additionally, my academic achievements include a B.A. (cum laude) in 2012, Wildcat Excellent Award Merit Scholarship, and Deans List 2006-2009..."