Maxwell’s Tutoring

Maxwell’s Tutoring

5.0 (1)
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About this tutor

Graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Strong writing, and strong analytical skills in general, are cornerstones of my academic career. I have 6 years of writing tutor experience, helping my peers improve their writing skills from highschool, community college and even at university.  In addition to this, my passion for history has allowed me to find great success (and joy) in tutoring others in history at any grade level, especially in essay-focused  AP and lower-division college courses. Though I have limited experience tutoring younger students, I have no doubt that my well-rounded education and life experience has prepared me to help those students find improvement and success in their education.

I love watching my student's succeed and turn that success into a greater passion for learning.

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Toluca Terrace, CA 91601
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1 Review

5.0

  • Raima Stelly

    Max was very hands on and flexible with my style of learning! I’m a visual person so it’s hard for me to absorb what I’m reading and truly understand it but he was very helpful and made things more clear for me. I will continue to work with him in the future as I noticed a big improvement in my History and English classes after working with him.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Getting to know the student a little bit is necessary for any level of tutoring. This helps build a solid foundation where trust is able to flourish. This kind of trust is necessary if you want a student to find success in their tutoring. From that point, I assess their level of proficiency in the subject. This can be done by testing the student or allowing them to demonstrate their level of knowledge. These initial steps help foster a beneficial relationship between student and tutor, as opposed to it being a strictly business transaction.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduated in 2019 with a BA in Philosophy. This degree required an enormous about of rigorous reading, writing and analysis. 

Six years of tutoring experience, mostly writing in one way or another. Also, several instances of tutoring students in history, especially American and European history and the type of essay-writing required by these courses in high-school and college. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

It depends on the grade-level or the student and the work that they will be doing. Typically starting at $30/h for most tutoring in any subject up to $50/h for tutoring in advanced writing that may be required by an AP History course or college-level course. All prices are definitely negotiable and deals can be worked out for first-time students. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring in high-school for a writing club. This club focused on helping students achieve the level of writing needed to graduate high school. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked typically with students from the ages of 14 to 22. Most of the students I tutor are students who do not necessarily excel at the subject I am teaching in them, but are generally successful in other aspects of their life. For older students, they tend to be capable learners who desired to bring their writing skills to the next level.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently tutored a friend of mine for a semester-long history course that she was taking in college. Watching her level of writing improve as the course went on, from her first assignment to her final essay, was pure joy. I'm fond of this event because writing is such an overlooked skill in this day and age, especially it's interdisciplinary nature, so seeing her succeed and come to understand this was just great.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would suggest you find a teacher that does little movement of the pencil themself, and instead focuses on teaching via doing. It's very difficult to listen to someone talk about writing structure, a sentence one way instead of another, etc.; helping a student develop and command their own style through trial and error should be of utmost importance.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I'm not sure that any question in particular should be being asked, but I do think that students should embrace their level of knowledge and be nothing but honest with themself. Not only that, but letting go of any shame or resistance is important as well. There is too much stigma associated with being tutored or needing additional teaching. 


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