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I graduated from Skidmore College in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in History/Theater and a minor in Creative Writing. Growing up in Westchester County, New York I began tutoring elementary and middle school students at my local JCC in a multitude of subjects. Starting my junior year of college, I worked in the History Department as tutor, with a strong emphasis on helping students in American and European History. I am most passionate about tutoring students in History and English, including AP courses. I feel that I bring a creative and unique approach to my tutoring, and I actively work to help my students find a personal connection to a subject or topic they have previously struggled with. Every student has the capacity for improvement. In my spare time I like to read, write, watch movies, hike and play tennis.

Derek’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Skidmore College - Bachelor in Arts, History/Theater

State Certified Teacher


Reading, Writing, Hiking, Playing Tennis, Watching Movies, and Sailing.

Tutoring Subjects


AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP European History

AP United States History

AP US History

AP World History

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature


European History


High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History



Social studies

World History