Vast Amount of Content
AP European History covers events from 1450 to the present, involving numerous countries, figures, and events. This can be overwhelming for students. We address this by structuring the content into manageable units and themes, providing clear, concise summaries of key events, and guiding students to focus on the most significant aspects.
Critical Analysis of Sources
This course requires students to analyze historical documents, which can be challenging due to antiquated language or complex concepts. We provide direct instruction and practice in analyzing these sources, breaking down the process into understandable steps and providing tips for interpreting different types of documents.
Complex Essay Questions
The AP exam includes document-based and long essay questions. Students may struggle with developing a clear, well-supported argument within the time limit. We provide explicit instruction and practice in essay writing, including time management strategies, and provide personalized feedback on students' practice essays.
Understanding different historical interpretations and connecting events across different times and places can be difficult. We guide students in this process, regularly facilitating discussions and debates about different historical interpretations, and prompting students to make connections between events.
The subject requires an understanding of many intricate and interconnected political, social, and economic concepts. In response, we break down these concepts into simpler components and illustrate them with relatable examples and visual aids.
The pressure to perform well on the AP exam can lead to stress and anxiety. We alleviate this by ensuring students are well-prepared, providing regular practice with AP-style questions, and offering strategies for managing stress and time during the exam.
We emphasize on thematic understanding rather than rote memorization of events. This involves identifying overarching themes and trends across different periods of European history, helping students to draw connections between different eras.
Source Analysis Workshops
AP European History requires students to analyze primary and secondary sources critically. We conduct special workshops where students learn to dissect documents, interpret historical perspectives, and extract meaningful information.
Essay Writing Skills
We focus on enhancing students' essay writing abilities. This includes developing a clear thesis, substantiating arguments with historical evidence, and effectively addressing counter-arguments.
We utilize interactive timelines and mind maps to visually represent the sequence of historical events, aiding in the understanding and retention of complex historical information.
Relating History to the Present
We often draw parallels between historical events and contemporary issues. This strategy not only brings history to life but also allows students to appreciate the relevance and impact of past events on present-day Europe.
We conduct mock exams mimicking the actual AP exam format. These practice sessions help students become familiar with the exam's pace and structure. Post-test discussions allow students to learn from their mistakes and refine their approach.
Advanced Humanities Degrees
Our European History tutors are distinguished scholars who have obtained advanced degrees in disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, or related fields. With their extensive academic background and expertise, they bring a deep understanding of human culture and society to the tutoring sessions
Experience Teaching Humanities
Our humanities tutors have extensive teaching experience and a genuine passion for humanities education. They possess the expertise to engage students and ignite a love for the humanities through innovative teaching methods.
Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.
Example European History (AP) Tutoring Packages
We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.
Our most common tutoring plans:
This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.
This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.
For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.