I received a BA in English Literature with minors in Creative Writing, Philosophy, and Japanese from Ball State University in 1997. In 2005 I returned to school earning a triple major from Indiana University, Indianapolis in International Studies, Philosophy, and Spanish. I continued to the University of Indianapolis. I am currently finishing my thesis on the Mexican Drug War. I will graduate this December with an MA in International Relations. I have taken classes in Mexican art history and Mexican cinema in Mexico, and studied race and criminal justice in Washington, DC last spring.
Since 2000, I have run my own communications/public relations company. I have had clients ranging from independent authors working on guides to whole health to doctoral students in a variety of subjects to marketing pieces in major Midwestern newspapers and trade journals. I have worked for state and federal-level government agencies. I recently completed a consulting contract with a policy research center developing a project on African stock exchanges.
It is my philosophy that knowledge is gained through finding connections between academic work and real life and between academic subjects. Success in school is less about the facts that are learned than it is about joining those facts in creative ways and communicating those ideas effectively in writing and orally. That's why my approach to tutoring is individually designed around the student's present circumstances and their goals. I will work with the student to develop good learning habits that work across subjects and will dramatically improve their ability to apply knowledge gained in one arena to other fields.
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