Social Studies Help

With a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY-Binghamton, a Master of Arts in American History from SUNY-Albany, and 29 years of classroom experience as a Social Studies teacher and as a tutor, I'm ready to help you succeed in your Social Studies classes.  

I've taught all subjects 9-12 in my years at East Meadow High School, including Global 1 and 2, U.S. History, Government and Economics, and A.P. Government.  

Along with reviewing content, I help with week-to-week concerns such as:

  • note-taking

  • studying techniques

  • organizational skills


New York State Social Studies Framework This is the main curriculum guide from New York State. This provides the guidelines for us to follow in the classroom to be sure that we are covering the same basic topics and skills that are expected in the day-to-day class and on the Regents exam. 

U.S. History and Government New Framework Exam This page offers the most up-to-date information on the New Framework exam that had been scheduled for June 2021. 

Global History and Geography Regents Exams This page holds the archive of the Global exams that have been given since the transition to the New Framework began in June 2018. 

Timeline For U.S. Regents Transition This document from the New York State Department of Education details the changes in the schedule for the deployment of the New Framework Regents exams.  In short, schools would have had the option to administer the exam in the old format up to and including June 2021. Given the decision to not administer the exam in either June or August of 2021, we must await Albany's guidance regarding future use of old and new formats.    


The state has announced a truncated exam schedule, administering only those exams that fulfill federal requirements.  The schedule may be found here.

It should be noted that there will be no Social Studies exams and that graduation requirements associated with this year's exams have been waived.