History Tutors
Teachers Who Tutor NYC

Understanding history is essential for understanding the present.

At Teachers Who Tutor NYC, we pride ourselves on providing the best history tutors for your child. Every child is paired with a tutor who is the perfect match based on personality and academic goals. Every child receives a customized tutoring plan tailored to individual learning styles and strengths. All of our tutors are highly experienced teachers with master’s degrees.

The Best History Tutors

Every teacher we hire has a master’s degree in education or the subjects they teach. That’s how we make sure that your child will receive the most valuable and sought-after tutoring services in New York. Our tutors strive to provide your child with the skills and abilities they need to work autonomously and efficiently. Our goal is to equip your child with the confidence and skill sets to eventually grow out of the need for tutoring and successfully reach academic goals on their own. In addition to covering history topics, our tutors help with organization, task-prioritization, study techniques, and general executive functioning.

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What and How Do History Tutors Teach?

From world history tutors to US history tutors, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your child. Our tutors provide support in a variety of subjects, including:

  • Ancient History
  • European History
  • Medieval Studies
  • Social Studies
  • US History
  • World History

AP Classes and Standardized Tests

We know how competitive and challenging AP classes and standardized tests can be. Our history tutors have years of experience preparing students for important tests and exams that are integral to future academic success.

Active Recall and Spaced Repetition

Most students read historical sources once or twice and think they’re good to go. But when test results come back, students don’t grasp why they didn’t do as well as they expected. Research has shown that highlighting or passively reading are not always the most effective study methods.

Our history tutors know exactly how to make history memorable and appealing. Your child’s tutor will make sure to practice and cover spaced repetition, storytelling, visual organizers, lists, charts, and self-assessment. These are just a few of our proven methods to build better study habits, improve grades, boost confidence, and foster independent learning.

Writing Essays

Writing essays is an essential part of learning history. Our world history tutors, US history tutors, and history tutors in other topics of interest understand the importance of writing analytical and argumentative essays. Our tutors provide comprehensive historical essay support, including structuring a thesis, brainstorming, outlining, note-taking, developing a rough draft, and revising the final draft.

Meet Our History Tutors

Julia Brice

Julia, a middle school history teacher at the Spence School, is passionate about working with students as they explore writing, reading comprehension, history, and develop their skills as learners. Julia has experience teaching 6th-8th grade, and has taught Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, and American History. With a great appreciation for the challenges and experiences middle school students face, Julia is dedicated to helping students cultivate productive study habits, writing skills, and organization plans that will benefit them in their academic journey. Julia received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Masters in Teaching from Simmons College, and has experience working one on one with middle and high school students in both tutoring and special education settings. Julia’s zest for learning informs her teaching and tutoring goals, and she is excited to work with students on building lifelong skills as confident scholars.

Alicia Ciocca

Alicia has taught in NYC middle and high schools since 2013. As a teacher of students with disabilities, she has taught a variety of courses and grade levels, including 12th grade World Literature and Memoir, 11th grade AP Language & Composition, AP US History, and American Literature, 10th grade Qualitative Research, and 7th grade Science. She also co-teaches an Executive Functioning course that helps students develop executive functioning skills to feel success in their learning pursuits. Alicia has a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Political Science from Columbia University, a M.S in Education in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities from Long Island University, a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Hunter College, and she is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Her current passion is the Disability Justice course she designed to teach students about disability history, identity, and culture. Alicia takes an individualized approach to supporting learners, and enjoys helping students find their voice and power through writing, reading, and connecting. 

Dan Ewert

Dan is a sixth-year PhD candidate at Princeton University, where he is nearing the completion of his doctorate in American history. He has taught undergraduate history and humanities courses at Princeton and worked for two years as a one-on-one writing coach at the Princeton Writing Center. Beyond the university, Dan has taught students of all ages as a museum educator at three New York City museums, including a year-long predoctoral teaching fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. Before starting graduate school, he worked as a public defense investigator in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys working closely with students on developing their academic writing, interpreting a wide array of source materials, and practicing the organizational skills needed to complete original research projects. Dan holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MA in history from Princeton University.

Ari Friedman

Ari is in his eleventh year of teaching high school social studies. For the past six years, he has taught 10th Grade Global History, 11th Grade AP United States History, and 12th Grade Government and Economics. He has also taught 8th Grade American History and 9th Grade Global History. Ari has years of experience working with students in a full classroom and on a one-on-one basis, and devotes a significant amount of his teaching time helping his students develop and hone their historical reading, writing, and analytical skills. Ari graduated from NYU with a B.A. in Contemporary American Politics, and from Columbia University Teachers College with an M.A. in the Teaching of Social Studies (Grades 7-12).

Amy Frost Boyd

Amy has taught history to 8th through 12th grade students attending the New York City public schools for nearly a decade. Experienced with the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, Amy is passionate about differentiating tutoring instruction based on students’ academic, social and emotional needs. Certified as a Mindful Schools instructor, Amy is equipped to lead students in developing different stress management and focus strategies. She is experienced in working with students one-on-one to emphasize research-based writing. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with majors in Urban Studies and Anthropology. She holds a master’s degree in Teaching Adolescent Social Studies from Fordham University and a second master’s degree in School Leadership from Hunter College. In her free time, Amy can be found outside playing with her two young daughters, doing yoga or drinking delicious coffee.

Ashley Getting

Ashley has been teaching middle and high school history for the last 12 years, 10 of which have been in New York City.  She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.S. in Education Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is currently pursuing an M.A. in History at City College and is interested in the ways in which governments enact power upon their subjects or citizens.  She was awarded the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award in 2020.  She has taught many different history courses including United States History, Sociology of Change, and Economics, and particularly enjoys coaching and supporting students in argumentative writing.  Ashley’s favorite parts of history to study are the wars of the 20th century, but as a true history nerd, she can find something of interest in any part of history.  She is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and enjoys running and traveling.

Catherine Henry

Catherine is an upper school history and English teacher at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. Prior to that, she taught in Scarsdale and Rye Neck high schools in the suburbs of New York City. In her years of tutoring, Catherine has worked with middle and high school students grades six through twelve helping students tackle assignments small and large, as well as developing skills in writing, organization, and critical thinking. Catherine has also worked with students on test prep for the Advanced Placement and SAT subject tests in US, World and European history, as well as literature. In addition to her role as a teacher, Catherine has coached high school mock trial and debate teams. Catherine has a BA in history with a minor in English from Fairfield University, a JD from Boston College Law School and completed her teaching certification coursework at Manhattanville Graduate School of Education.

LeeAnna Keith

LeeAnna Keith has taught at Collegiate School since 2005.  She holds a Ph.D. in History and she is the author of two books about the Civil War and Reconstruction, the most recent published in 2020.  She is on the staff of Collegiate’s Writing Support Center and teaches both high-school and middle-school history.  LeeAnna has a lot of experience working with younger students who need to make better sense of the daily assignments in order to excel on tests and in-class writing assignments for history and English classes.  She also specializes in helping students identify sound topics and themes for formal writing assignments, including major research papers and more tailored essays.  In addition to working with students trying to improve their performance, LeeAnna has coached many of the strongest Collegiate students as they sought to publish their works or enter essay contests and creative competitions, compiling a list of high achievers and prize winners.

Abby Plump

Abby is in her twelfth year of teaching middle and high school social studies. She is currently working as an eighth grade social studies teacher at a community middle school in District 2. She started her career at New Heights Academy Charter School teaching US history for seven years, and then spent four years working at Special Music School teaching Global I, US History, and AP Government and Politics courses. Abby received her B.A. in history from Binghamton University and her M.A. in the teaching of social studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked with a wide range of students with varying abilities on organizational skills, thematic and document-based writing skills, advanced placement preparation, research, and strong study habits. Abby’s goal as a tutor is to build strong connections, provide support to elevate student confidence, and develop problem-solving strategies to foster independence.

Amy Schultz Berman

Amy is a history and politics teacher at an all-girls school in Manhattan. Her second career in teaching began in 2013 after a successful first career on Capitol Hill as an education policy advisor to former House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer. She has several years of experience both teaching and tutoring AP history content and skills, especially preparing students to write DBQ essays. Amy is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of science degree in political science and integrative biology. While on the Hill, she earned a master of public policy degree from The George Washington University, and later earned a master of arts degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in NYC. She holds a New York State Professional Certificate and is qualified to teach special education. When not teaching or tutoring, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and mini goldendoodle in Brooklyn.

Marc Skelton

Marc teaches at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School. In addition to teaching 11th and 12th grade history and writing courses, he works individually with students as an academic advisor. With a Biology degree from Northeastern University, a former Peace Corps volunteer, an M.A. from Teachers College, a graduate certificate in Russian Studies from the Harriman Institute, and an M.A. in Political Science at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, he is well versed in a variety of methodologies. In addition to teaching, Marc coaches basketball and writes. He has published one book, published by DoubleDay in 2019, and another book is currently under construction. He resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

Eleanor Strauss

Ellie is a seventh and eighth grade Social Studies and homeroom teacher at the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine with additional experience teaching students in second, fourth, ninth, and twelfth grades. She began her teaching career in New Orleans, but was pulled back to New York, the city she was born and raised in, to attend Graduate school and teach! Ellie holds a BA in International Studies and French from Johns Hopkins University and a MA in Teaching Social Studies from Columbia University Teachers College. A dedicated educator entering her fifth year in the classroom, she is also very experienced as a tutor supporting students through all academic subject matter and skills from algebra to each stage of the writing process, organization tactics, and time management among others, all while setting and accomplishing goals and building confidence. Outside of the classroom and tutoring, Ellie enjoys running and biking, cooking and going to farmers markets, and eating ice cream.

Aleysha Taveras

Aleysha teaches History in the Middle and Upper School department at The Spence School. After graduating from Manhattan College with a Dual BA in Education and History, Aleysha attended Teachers College, Columbia University, earning an MA Degree in the Teaching of Social Studies. She is passionate about historical thinking and helping students develop the ability to think critically, creatively, and analytically about past and current events. As a teacher, Aleysha is known for using technology to help students (and her colleagues!) develop efficient work structures to enhance their learning and productivity. In addition to technology, Aleysha uses her varied experience as both a middle and upper school teacher to develop graphic organizers to support paragraph and essay writing. She is dedicated to helping students find their voice as writers and communicate based on empathy, task, and purpose. In her free time, Aleysha is a certified Zumba instructor and Mambo dancer!

Stephen Brennan

Steve is the History Department Chair at Friends Academy and currently teaches classes in A.P. U.S. History, 9th and 10th World History, and film studies. Over the 17 years he has been teaching, Steve has crafted and taught curricula that offers opportunity for dialogue between students about history, creating a climate of curiosity where historical inquiry is championed, evidence based arguments are sought after and the historical content is made tangible, relevant and compelling. Working closely with students both in public and independent schools, Steve has helped hone skills in historical writing, primary and secondary document analysis, the research process and critical thinking. He has prepared students for both A.P. and Regents exams, guiding them through the DBQ writing process and test taking strategies. He earned his B.A. in his native England in American Studies and has a Masters degree in History from New Hampshire and Childhood Education from Hunter College. When not teaching, Steve enjoys hanging with his two young children, reading historical fiction, writing for music publications and running.

Timothy Yun

Tim has taught and tutored elementary, middle, and high school students and currently teaches as a 10th grade history/special education teacher at Churchill School and Center in Manhattan. He studied Sociology, Psychology, and English at Case Western in Cleveland, and obtained his master’s degree in Secondary History Education at Brown. Tim worked for a non-profit in Los Angeles, and then interned at the White House before teaching English in South Korea under a Fulbright grant. Tim is a native Californian who’s been teaching in New York City for 5 years. He likes biking, running, watching sci-fi films, and scoping out good food in the city.

David Zheutlin

David taught for more than seven years as an eighth grade history teacher and grade-level dean at Trevor Day School. He coached sports, led the student council, and spent many afternoons tutoring. Prior to teaching, he was a counselor and athletic director at a summer camp in Maine. David always cherished his time in school, from his childhood years at Pine Crest School in Florida, and looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm with new students. A graduate from Amherst College, where he majored in History, David enjoys living in Brooklyn, playing pickup basketball, traveling during school vacations, and writing for pleasure.