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If when you think of history you think of memorizing a lot of dry, dusty dates and battle sites, I'm probably not the tutor you need. But if you want to remember key points by learning about exciting stories, fascinating real-life characters, and the ways in which yesterday's events drive today's world, I'm the one for you! To me, history is a living, breathing process, one that proves over and over again that while technology changes, human nature does not. The more we learn from the past, the better prepared we are for the future.
I have a Masters Degree in History from the George Washington University, with extensive course work in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Imperial and Colonial Europe, Intellectual History, Cultural History (including Court culture) Religious History and the two World Wars. I am currently a Adjunct Instructor in the History Department at Pima Community College, where I teach all survey courses, including American History, an elective course in The Holocaust, and an elective course I created on Tudor/Stuart England.
I get high ratings in each semester's student evaluations, and many students take more than one course with me. Some have even paid me the high complement of telling me they never enjoyed history classes before they took mine! I love what I do, and hope to extend that love through tutoring as well as classroom teaching. I am well qualified in the technology that now assists and broadens educational options, and teach several hybrid courses using online platforms like D2L. I am adept at Power Point and use a wide variety of multimedia options in my work.
In addition to my certification as a History Adjunct, I am a freelance writer who has won citations and awards for writing, including a thousand dollar prize from UMass Boston's History department for Best Written History Paper, for my Honors Thesis "This Most Noble Marriage: The Wedding of Mary I and Philip II". My courses are writing and reading intensive, and I spend time working with my students to improve their skills in both. I also act as an unofficial editor/sounding board for friends and co-workers on writing/reading matters and consider myself highly well read and able to discuss and help analyze reading and writing in a number of fields and interests.
I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to start a professional relationship that will both enrich and delight everyone involved!
Excellent — Barbara is knowledgeable and enthusiastic towards her tutoring, she has good communication skill to explain the material and shows great patience to make my son comfortable in the subject. Excellent teacher, definitely recommend to others. ...
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