Writing for History Classes

Do you enjoy debating with your friends? Are you going to be taking an AP- or college-level history class next year and want to get a head start on essay writing strategies? Then this class is for you!

Locations: Online, Menlo Park

Cost: $150/hr

Recommended hours: 7.5-12


  • Develop important writing analysis skills
  • Learn more about a historical topic you’re interested in and discover the joys of research
  • Learn how to effectively read history textbooks
  • Develop and learn strategies to lower the stress of essay writing
  • Learn to love writing persuasive essays!

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251


Course Description:

Using a historical topic of the student’s choice, this class will help students develop the reading and writing skills that are needed for history classes. The course will be tailored to the student and their next history course in both content (World, European, U.S., etc.) and level (regular, AP, college). We will focus on in-class writing strategies, understanding history textbook readings, research papers, and more.

Before the first class, the student will choose a topic that they are interested in from a list of potential topics that span a time-frame from ancient civilizations to the 20th century. Over the course of the class, we will discuss the topic and develop reading strategies, writing strategies (including coming up with a topic, writing a thesis sentence, what it means to analyze a topic in writing), and research strategies. Homework assignments will include readings on the student’s chosen topic, short essays, research, and drafts of a full research essay.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

Contact AJ Tutoring to Enroll in Summer Tutoring
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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