Social Studies Tutoring

Elementary School Social Studies - the study of political, economic, cultural, and environmental aspects of societies in the past, present, and future. They equip students with the knowledge and understanding of the past, necessary for coping with the present and planning for the future, which enables them to understand and participate effectively in their world.

Middle School Social Studies - seeks to arm students with a knowledge about the world, the nation, and society around them, through the help of other disciplines, as well, such as political science, history, economics, religion, geography, anthropology, as well as psychology. With such knowledge, middle schoolers may better understand and make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families, including health care, crime, migration, foreign policy, etc.

High School Social Studies - traditionally organized into five core courses that correlate to typical state standards: U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government/Civics, U.S. History II, and Geography. The concepts, information, and practices in social studies helps students to build an informed and balanced view of our interconnected world and its citizens:

  • U.S. History - survey of American history from the Colonial Period and the American Revolution to the present day. LRN tutors help students learn about the various political, social, religious, and economic developments that have shaped and continue to shape the United States.
  • World History - survey course that explores the key events and global historical developments that have shaped the world we live in today. The scope of World History provides the latitude to range widely across all aspects of human experience: economics, science, religion, philosophy, politics & law, military conflict, literature & the arts. Tutors assist students to illuminate connections between their lives and those of their ancestors around the world.
  • Anthropology - behavioral science that focuses on the study of humanity and culture. Students learn the foundations of the five main branches of anthropology, including physical, social, linguistic, archeological, and cultural.
  • Economics - LRN helps students learn the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics and apply them in intellectually and engaging ways, assisting students to gain a general understanding of economics and economic philosophy that will enable them to assess and evaluate the U.S. economy and their personal finance more successfully.
  • Geography - examines a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Tutors will help students explore where each region is located, along with its physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. Each region is looked upon from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region, as well as how human activities impact the environments of the region.
  • U.S. Government - study of formal and informal structures of government, as well as of the political theory and practice that direct the daily operation of government and shape public policy.
  • Philosophy - emphasis pertains to the study of the fundamental questions pertinent to all areas of human activity and inquiries. Content includes, but is not limited to, an introduction to classical and modern philosophies, the fundamental principles of philosophical thought, such as semantics, logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, and social, political and religious philosophies.
  • Political Science - an introduction to political science, consisting of two primary sections: the scope of political science as a field of inquiry and the methods used by political scientists. This includes both normative and descriptive approaches to politics. The second section focuses on the substance of politics, including the roles played by states, mass publics, organizations, and institutions, as well as the outputs of their interactions, public policy and international relations.
  • Psychology - the systematic study of individual human behavior and experience through the introduction of psychological content, terminology, methodology, and application of the discipline. LRN helps students learn about personality, individuality, adjustment and breakdown, and social psychology.   
  • World Religions - an historical survey of the main Western and Eastern religions, discussing concepts of gods and founders of religious communities, as well as their impact on world events. Core beliefs and practices of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism are presented.
  • Sociology - studies human society and social behavior. Positive human relationships are an essential part of a civilized society and how students interact with each other is important so that they can find answers to questions and solve problems in the world. Sociology teaches a student to look at life in a scientific, systematic way. LRN helps students enhance their knowledge of social institutions and social change. Topics of interest also include: the family, education, political and economic institutions, religion, and sport.

University Level Social Studies - a major category of collegiate disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. It in turn has many specified branches, further expounding upon areas such as anthropology, economics, demography, human geography, political science, psychology, and sociology in addition to many other fields.