Actively study for history tests
You should actively study for history tests as you would for a test in any subject. But what does that mean in the first place?
Students who study actively are engaging with the material by taking notes with pencil and paper, creating their own study sheets whether typed or hand-written, quizzing themselves and being quizzed by others on the material, and practicing questions based on the format of the test they will receive. Rather than simply rereading homework responses or zoning out when looking at endless textbook assignments, studying effectively means re-engaging with the material so as to work on writing it, memorizing it, explaining it, and considering why it’s important in the first place.
When it comes to studying, don’t mistake quality for quantity
Many students will close the door to their room and appear two hours later, announcing that they’re done studying because they have studied “so much.” But what really matters is not necessarily the amount of time they’ve spent reviewing the material, but how they have done so. Many students can study identical material for the same amount of time, but they need to work on the active studying techniques enumerated above to be successful.
Most Teacher Who Tutor history tutors come to us through referral from another teacher or family we work with and trust. At that point, they go through an intense interview process where we ask for sample lessons and strategies. Our history tutors work in some of the best history departments in the country, but more important than that is their rapport with their students. We want to partner with reliable, brilliant, caring professionals who love history, instilling a love of history in others, teaching skills to create independent learners, and aligning their goals with their students. In addition to background checks and references, interviews and sample lessons, we make sure that our history tutors are the kindest, most effective and reliable history tutors you can find.