Morgan M.


Morgan M.

Tutor

Culver City, CA 90230

Will travel 15 miles

$100 per hour.

4.99 553 ratings

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

I teach because it allows me to share my love of learning. I'm most satisfied when I can awaken a new interest in a ?boring? subject or show a student a new way of looking at a problem. I get excited when students tell me that they see connections that weren't there before or that they finally understand something that has always baffled them. I try to bring passion to everything I teach, and I work hard to push my students to their highest potential. I'm an English and History specialist wi... [more]


American History

I have a B.A. in history from UC Irvine and have been tutoring US History for nearly four years at both the high school and AP level. I have tutored more than 35 students in AP US History, and I have a strong background with all aspects of the AP course and exam, especially the essay sections which are the biggest challenge for many students. Nearly all of my students have achieved scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, and I can also of course help students in non-AP courses with essays, exam prep, or anything else they are struggling with. I enjoy teaching history students and strive to show them new ways to think about and study what they're learning, so that they can hopefully better learn and understand the material in the future even without my help. I have more than 30 positive reviews on my profile page from history students I've worked with during my past year and a half on Wyzant, and I am always eager to hear from new students about their challenges and explore how I might help them. If you think I can give you a hand with your course or exam, I hope you'll get in touch!


European History

As a history specialist, I have a strong background in many topics in European history and have taught many students in a variety of Euro history courses. While I have helped students with everything from Ancient to 20th century European history, my greatest depth of experience is with modern European history since the 14th century, which is the same time period covered by the AP European History exam as well as the "Modern World History" or "Modern Western Civilization" courses taken by most high school sophomores in California and other states. As an AP specialist, I have particular expertise with all aspects of the AP Euro course and exam, and I have helped many students with learning the specific requirements and format for DBQs and LEQs, as well as adapting to the challenges of AP-style stimulus multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Get in touch with me about your particular situation and I will tell you more about how I can help!


Reading


Writing


English


Government & Politics


SAT Math


World History

I have a degree in history from UC Irvine and nearly four years of experience teaching more than 45 students in various World History courses. I have helped many high school students taking standard 9th or 10th grade World History courses, and I am an especially good choice to help students with the challenging AP World History course and exam. I have a very strong knowledge of all aspects of the AP World exam and have helped nearly 30 students specifically with this test. Nearly all of my past students have achieved scores of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, and I have helped many of them achieve significant improvements in their skills and understanding in as little as two or three weeks. I've also helped many students in non-AP World History courses with studying for exams, learning how to write research papers, and other projects. My goal with every student is to help them develop skills and habits that will eventually allow them to succeed on their own. My favorite thing to hear from students is that I showed them a way of thinking about or studying history that they had never heard about before, and that they now found it much easier to understand and approach the subject. If you'd like to know more, please see the more than 30 positive reviews from history students posted on my profile page, or get in touch with me with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!


LSAT


Proofreading


SAT Reading

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!


SAT Writing

The SAT has changed a good deal since the revised exam came out in 2016. It's a bit more analytically-focused, and it requires you to really dig deep into the argumentative and rhetorical elements of a passage and how it's put together--in that way it's a preparation for the kind of reading you'd expect to do in humanities and social science classes in college. The Writing section is a bit simpler than the Reading but it still requires you to think deeply about how the whole passage is constructed and how that context affects which answer to pick. I was an SAT specialist at a nationwide tutoring company for two years before coming to Wyzant, and I completed a comprehensive training program addressing each aspect of the revised exam. I have now tutored more than 20 students for the New SAT, and this year I even took an officially-administered New SAT myself and scored a 790 on the Reading/Writing sections. I therefore have both teaching experience and a demonstrated mastery of the exam, which will enable me to diagnose your specific challenges and make a plan to solve them. If I work with you, I'll aim to deconstruct the logic and structure of the test for you while also developing skills and habits that will help you with tasks beyond just this exam. My goal is not to teach you a "trick" for the test but to make you a better reader and writer who is better prepared for college. (But higher scores will tend to follow from that!) If this sounds good to you, I'd love to hear from you!


Social Studies


ACT Reading

Speed is the key here! Almost everyone has trouble finishing ACT reading when they start out. But you can improve if you learn how to break down a passage and focus on the most important points. We'll learn about typical passage structures, how to categorize passages to help with question accuracy, and which information in most important. These things will actually help you in college when you have mountains of reading to do! I've worked personally with over two dozen ACT reading students and seen some great improvements. I hope I get a chance to help you, too.


ACT English

I have been tutoring the ACT to dozens of college students for close to four years, first as a test-prep specialist at a nationwide tutoring company (C2 Education) and now for the past two years through Wyzant. I have taken a recent official administration of the exam and scored a 36 composite, including a 36 on both English and Reading! More importantly, I genuinely enjoy working with students and helping them learn grammar and reading skills that will help them not just on this test, but hopefully in their future academic pursuits, as well. My goal is not simply to teach you a "trick" for this test (although I do know a few!), but to make you a more skilled reader and writer who is better prepared for college. I am always interested in meeting new students and hearing about their testing goals, so I hope you'll get in touch with me and see how I might help you!


ACT Math


ACT Science


Elementary Math


ISEE

During my two years as a tutor at a C2 Education center from 2014 to summer 2016, I worked long-term with more than 15 ISEE students. I have taught the lower, middle, and upper levels of this test and have equal experience with all sections of the exam. My ISEE students have scored well enough to be admitted to competitive Southern California private schools such as Marlborough, Brentwood, and Harvard-Westlake. My two-plus years of experience as an SAT and ACT tutor give me further foundation in the skills and content tested on this exam and the logic of standardized tests.