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Ian

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I am a highly skilled tutor with a great deal of experience in Social Studies, History, and English. I teach by, most of all, making the subject appealing and exciting to learn about. We learn things so much faster when we are actually intrigued about the subject. I think encouraging that first step is crucial, and it helps these lessons become ones that we remember years after their first introduction.

Alongside the motivational factor, it helps to know that, if you are terrible at taking tests, that is totally okay! Not every personality type connects with tests well, and I try to explain to my students some tricks they can use to make tests or assessments less intimidating. Reading a test can sometimes feel like learning a second language, and I emphasize that, not only is understanding it doable, but it IS possible to own it and make it approachable in a way that works personally with you. This makes every test afterward much less psychologically taxing and, oftentimes, that is the biggest hurdle students face in this day and age.

Ian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Puget Sound - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Portland State University - Master of Arts, Education

Hobbies

Hiking, Reading

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Writing

History

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

College World History

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

Literature

Other

Public Speaking

Social studies

Summer

The Modern World

US History

World History

Writing