Greetings fellow education seekers!
Congratulations on your passion and hunger for knowledge. It is the path to enlightenment and a source of indelible power. It's also a lot of hard work. So bravo!
As a tutor, and psychology buff, I know it is best to guide the student through the material, but allow the student to discover new insights on their own. This method provides students with a visceral experience, and encodes memories for long-term retrieval, instead of just short-term.
Another great way to experience a lesson is by taking advantage of the many world class museums in Southern California. The French Revolution becomes an all out war for freedom and the crown when supplemented by a trip to the Getty and on seeing the enormous and pompous portrait of Louis XIV. The Reformation, a mesh of theological arguments, is a fight for whose ideas of Christ and the church will win public appeal - the Gutenberg Bible, on display at the Huntington Library, embodies this struggle. The importance of the scientific contributions of Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and Kepler are amplified upon entering the grounds of the Griffith Observatory and gazing at the "New Deal" era statue that reveals them all.
I look forward to learning more about you and your academic endeavors. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to be cracking open a textbook with you soon!
The Los Angeles Film School (2003-2004), Editing/Directing Major
College of the Canyons (enrolled currently), History/Psychology/Biology
Email James F.
Email James F.
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