US History (Elementary School)

In this class, students will learn about the United States history from the 1600s to now. Instead of covering just events, this class will also go over the fundamental concepts and ideas that sparked the events. In class, students will receive lectures and presentations about the weekly topic, while being occupied with documents and worksheets to examine. At the end of class, we will play a small game or watch an informative video for the students to better understand the subject. This format promotes learning while still having fun, so students can enjoy themselves as they go through the concepts of US History.

This class is meant for 5th and 6th graders.

Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27, 11/17, 12/1

Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

Location: Miller Middle School, 6151 Rainbow Dr, San Jose, CA 95129


Leo Yang

Hi, I’m Leo Yang, and I am attending BASIS Independent Silicon Valley as an eighth grader. I have been at Miller Middle School for the last two years and have been in the tutoring/coaching circle for 3 years now.I have been teaching U.S. history for 3 years and have been a teacher assistant for one semester. I have played basketball for five years and have taught a year of basketball already. I participate in after school debate, mathcounts, soccer and basketball. I also enjoy gaming and having fun.

Max Zhang

Max is an 8th grader at Miller Middle School. He has taught US History and Basketball in the past with Leo to 5th graders. Max is very interested in any type of history, and has had many teaching and learning experiences in it, since it has always been his strong subject. Max has also won multiple math tournaments and has been on the AMC8 Honor Roll for two years. He is on the Miller FBLA team, Miller Overture, Miller Debate, Miller Harker Math Team, and he is the team captain of the Miller Basketball Team. Outside of school, Max has played basketball competitively for six years, and plays other sports for fun. He also plays card games and plays the drums. He also likes to listen to music and read books in his free time.

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Parent Testimonials

Thank you to two wonderful teachers! Nelson really enjoyed the class.


Thanks Max and Leo, you are the best! Richard enjoys the class so much.


Thanks Max and Leo. Marcus is already asking to join the class next year.

Helen Zhang

Thank you, Max and Loe! Jasmine really likes this class. She learned a lot. Thanks again!


Thanks Leo and Max! Jason enjoys the history classes.

Pin Wen

Ryan said Leo and Max are so nice teacher. Thank you!