Carefully selected, highly-credentialed History tutors in Yonkers, NY
"Fulbright Fellowship brought me to Argentina, where I taught U.S and British history at the National University of Rio Cuarto. I am certified fluent in Spanish and well-versed in the cultural modismos, or variations, that define Spanish dialects. Before Varsity Tutors I was a freelance writing tutor for middle and high school students. I specialized in essay editing, personal statements, and scholarship essays."
- Boston College - BA an BA, History and Hispanic Studies (Spanish)
Tutoring Subjects:Spanish, Essay Editing, History, College Essays, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics
"I believe that good tutoring is about encouragement, inspiration, understanding the difficulties of the student in an empathic way and working one step at a time to help the student believe in themselves and overcome those difficulties. I also believe that great tutoring combines rigorous study with a sense of joy and fun. I am a patient, engaging and caring person and bring these qualities to my work. During my free time I enjoy writing, reading, playing the guitar, studying psychology, philosophy and the religions of the world, traveling, listening to music and hanging out with my friends." ...
- Seton Hall University - BA, Economics (French Minor)
- New York University - MSW, Master of Social Work
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Writing, College Essays, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, Reading, Writing, ISEE, History, Essay Editing, SAT, SSAT, Grammar and Mechanics, PSAT
"It's sometimes easy for students to forget what learning means to them in an often stressful and frustrating world of standardized tests and and final exams, but a helpful tutor can really make the difference by presenting the material in a way that is simple and clear and by approaching it with methods that meet each student's needs. I know my students can realize their true potential and success if I can help them see that you really can love what you learn! After graduating from Tulane University in 2010, I left New Orleans for Paris, where I taught English as a Second Language at two public elementary schools in addition to tutoring, ...
- Tulane University - BA, French and Philosophy
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Essay Editing, Reading, Phonics, Writing, History, College Essays, French, Grammar and Mechanics
"I have a ton of experience working with youth of all ages, from student teaching to tutoring to working as a camp counselor. My philosophy of education is student-centered; I believe that it's important to start with what the student knows and build from there. While my training is in Social Studies and ESL, I have a strong background in mathematics as well as test prep and essay writing."
- Stanford University - BA, Public Policy
- Teachers College, Columbia University - MA, Education, Teaching of Social Studies
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, College Essays, Essay Editing, SAT Writing, Algebra, SSAT, SAT, PSAT, SAT Math, Elementary Math, ISEE, HSPT Prep, Writing, SAT Verbal, Economics, Reading, History, Middle School Math
"As for furthering my education, I am currently in the process of applying for a Master's of Social Work beginning in Fall 2013. I'm very interested in counseling and advocacy; I have worked with many non-profit organizations and am currently interning with the Long Island Crisis Center. My teaching style could best be described as differentiated learning. Children learn through a variety of mediums and at varying paces."
- University of Massachusetts Amherst - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:History, Phonics, Reading, Essay Editing, Writing, College Essays, SAT Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math
" My SAT scores were in the 95th percentile or above. I also scored highly on my SAT Subject Tests, including Chemistry, US History, Literature, and Math Level 2. I have been able to pass my personal success on to others. I began tutoring high school students in 2005 and have been a private tutor ever since in both academic subjects and the SAT."
- Duke University - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:History, Writing, Essay Editing, SAT Writing, College Essays, Phonics, SAT Math, SAT, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Verbal, PSAT, Reading
" I also try to understand the best way they learn so that I can approach them in a way that best suits their needs. Every student is different and everyone's needs are just as different. I make sure to understand my students to the best of my abilities and connect with them to be able to give them the academic support and help that they need.."
- Rutgers University - BS, Biochemistry
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry, History, Reading, Elementary Math, Biology
"in Chinese and Comparative Literature. I spent the last year in Chengdu, China on a Fulbright Grant studying the emergence of legal aid as a resource to female migrant workers. I work with students of all ages and experience levels. I specialize in humanities and Chinese language instruction."
- Hamilton College - BA, Chinese, Comparative Literature
- Fordham Law School - JD, International Business Transactions
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Writing, ACT English, Writing, Essay Editing, ACT Writing, Phonics, History, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, LSAT, ACT Reading, College Essays, Mandarin Chinese, PSAT, SAT Verbal
" I believe that the children and families with whom I have worked would describe me as a patient, creative, and dedicated instructor, one who endeavors to narrowly tailor her teaching methods to suit the needs of each individual student. I truly love working with children and hope to someday enter a career in education, whether as a classroom teacher or more indirectly, by working to affect educational policy. My strongest areas would definitely be my English language, writing, and social science skills, though I am extremely comfortable in math and test preparation as well. My ultimate goal is always to make learning enjoyable for the ...
- New York University - BA, Politics
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Verbal, French, Middle School Math, ACT, College Essays, Pre-Calculus, ACT Reading, Reading, Algebra, SAT Writing, Essay Editing, Geometry, ACT English, Phonics, ACT Writing, SAT, German, PSAT, Elementary Math, Writing, History
"In academics my main interests are politics, history, and sociology. I also love science and learning about new discoveries but I'm more attracted to the fields that study people and societies rather than the "hard" sciences. I think some of my best traits when it comes to teaching are patience and my approach-ability. I struggled with some subjects when I was in middle school and I was lucky enough to have great teachers who were willing to put in the time to help me out."
- Haverford College - BA, Political Science
- Central European University - MA, International Relations
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Writing, Reading, Essay Editing, SAT Verbal, Writing, College Essays, History
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