Eitan Berkowitz

Eitan B.

Oakland, CA

Lesson Details

History

Levels Taught:
Middle School, High School, College
15 years experience working kids, and 7 years as a full time teacher! Extensive history working with middle and high school history students towards proficiency on a variety of standardized exams and high grades in school courses. I believe learning history can and should be fun and that all students can excel with the proper supports! Each lesson will be tailored to individual students' needs and lessons will be engaging and productive. I'm able to teach all sections of history towards all types of exams. Let's get started!

I have lots of experience designing history curriculum and tutoring students to pass all types of history exams. I taught American history for 7 years and world history for 5.

History, at its core, is nothing more than a selection of fascinating stories that utilize pattern recognition to analyze. By presenting history as a blend of creative stories, students will find that the material can be presented in a way that intrigues them.

Moreover, a solid history lesson combines the following:
-practice with reading comprehension
-practice using pneumonic devices to retain information
-practice breaking down historical writing into discrete skills that students easily build on to achieve mastery
-practice engaging with historical characters as if they were real people to engage and help with memory
-practice breaking down an entire history course into several discrete "history skills" that lead to better comprehension

I can promise rapid growth in grades and test scores for any student struggling in any history or social studies class, and fun while doing it!
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About

Eitan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 25 and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

History has always been my passion. After studying history in college, I dove headfirst into teaching middle school. In my first year as a teacher, 100% of my students passed their state exam in history! In the following years, I eventually became the department chair and teaching coach for others in my school, and designed curriculum and wrote assessments that were used by several other teachers. After teaching for several years at a high-performing charter school, my students were consistently the highest scorers in our network for many years in a row.

After working with thousands of students, I am excited to craft unique lessons for my students and have seen incredible growth amongst students who initially claim "they just don't like" history or that history is "just not for them."

I can't wait to get started!

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Experience

History Department Chair
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Middle Academy

Responsible for implementation of school’s history program across all grades

Provided weekly mentoring and feedback on lesson plans and in-class observations to history department teachers to ensure top results on standardized history assessments

Conducted annual review of department teachers

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History Teacher
Jul 2012 - Jun 2017
Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Middle Academy

Repeatedly led students to largest gains and highest scores in the charter network

Maintained routine family contact for all students

Conducted quarterly data analysis to respond to student assessment results

History Teacher
Aug 2010 - Jul 2012
Dowling Middle School

Houston Independent School District Top Quintile Teacher

100% state exam pass rate for all instructional years

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Relay Graduate School of Education
Bachelor of Arts, History & Political Science
Aug 2007 - May 2010
The George Washington University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hebrew
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Houston Independent School District Top Quintile Teacher
Jun 2011
Houston Independent School District

1 Review

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Maya Sep 22, 2017
History · In home

Tani is the best tutor my son has ever had! Not only is he a true expert, but he finds ways to engage even the most low confidence kids and excite them about what they are learning. He loves history, politics, literature and writing and this passion for learning shines through. He is also humorous and loveable, and was able to push my son to his highest grades! I highly recommend Tani to anybody and every one- it has been absolutely wonderful!

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