In the Spring of 2010, I graduated from San Francisco State University, earning a Master's degree in Modern European History. Earning this degree included not only concentrating on European History, but also attaining some knowledge in United States and World History. This education was preceded by earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Since April of 2012, I have been a History Instructor at the Art Institute of Silicon Valley. I teach United States History, World History, and Politics. This work experience has provided me with the ability to communicate effectively with students of a varying age range, as well as from various social and cultural backgrounds of the Bay Area. In addition to this, I have been a guest lecturer at a local high school, a teaching assistant while attending grad school, and a volunteer teaching assistant while attending high school.
I believe my job as a tutor is to help students think critically to lead to an answer as opposed to just giving them the answer right away. In regards to the subject of History, I would help my students to realize the greater trends and ideas taking place within a time period in addition to the names, dates and facts. In elementary school, I was the recipient of a tutor for math and science, and have a keen sense of the patience needed for students.
These experiences, coupled with the education I have attained over the past few years, will give me the proper tools to help students succeed in the subject of history.
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