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Hello! If you need help in American History, Government, or European History, then I am the one you will want for your tutoring needs! For the past 3 years, I have worked in various middle school and high school Social Studies classrooms. I have a Bachelors Degree in History and am certified to teach History and Social Studies in Grades 7 through 12 for the State of Connecticut. I have exceptional knowledge on American History from Columbus to the present, European History, and American Government. I have worked with students of all class levels, such as in student teaching I taught Honors and College Preparatory United States History, one Reading for Success class, and one History of Crime and Violence class. As a long term substitute, I prepared high school classes for their final exams and taught the final unit. At the middle school level, I taught Grade 6 students Geography and Ancient History.
I use various teaching methods because of the various learning styles that student possess. Often, I use visuals such as PowerPoint for effective lecturing and note taking. I engage and re-engage them in question and answer sessions to assess what has been learned. When we read together using the textbook I will often utilize discussions so the student has a clear understanding of what we just read.
Does your child have a test on the causes of the Civil War coming up for example? I will help your child with test preparation whether it is for a unit, midterm, or final. I will help your child study the test material and use resources and websites to review together. I will supervise and help your child complete homework assignments, assist with major research assignments and projects, and review any content that he or she may have trouble learning.
Long Term Substitute, Social Studies
Jonathan Law High School, Milford, Connecticut fromMay 2008 - June 2008
•Succeeded in continuing from where teacher left off and made a smooth transition
•Instructed United States History, Grade 10, at the College Preparatory and General levels
•Worked with Advanced Placement American History students on final research assignments including the use of the Media Center
•Prepared all classes for final examinations
Student Teacher at Jonathan Law High School, Milford, Connecticut from 03/03/2008 - 05/17/2008
•Instructed United States History, Grade 10 at the Honors and College Preparatory levels.
•Co-taught Reading for Success class, Grade 10, which included modified unit and lesson planning
•Instructed History of Crime and Violence, Grades 11 and 12
•Incorporated creative lessons, experiential learning methods, and various activities into daily teaching while creating a structured yet enjoyable learning environment
•Developed lessons that were engaging and promoted independent thinking and active participation
•Used differentiated instruction to fit all learning styles while assessing mastery through formal and informal method
•Demonstrated a direct connection between historical and current events
•Collaborated with parents to evaluate a struggling student’s performance by keeping in contact weekly and keeping them informed of their child’s progress
•Proctored and graded CAPT tests with several teachers
•Established a strong rapport with all students, ensuring they felt welcome and comfortable
•Attended and participated in various faculty, department, and district meetings each week
During the spring of 2008, as a student teacher, I taught the History of Crime and Violence which was an overview of the Criminal Justice system. We covered topics such as the criminal trial process, appellate process, and juvenile justice. My class completed a mock trial project and even had a debate on the issue of gun control. My class was required to submit current events each week in relation to this subject. Other teaching tools included videos, class discussions, research projects, and guest speakers.
I am qualified to help students with their praxis tests since I have prepared college students for this test prior to signing up for wyzant tutoring. When I long term subbed and daily subbed I had the opportunity to work in various subjects which helped me learn a lot of content knowledge. I am also currently a high school Social Studies teacher who emphasizes on content knowledge and test preparation.
In fact, one student I helped pass the social studies test improved her score by 25 points after she took it five times. Helping a student pass this difficult test and helping him or her get certified in that subject matter is very rewarding.
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