I am a high school social studies teacher with over 30 years of experience, additionally; I have specialized in Advanced Placement History for 10 of those years with better than an 80 percent pass rate in AP European History, AP US History, AP World History and AP Human Geography. In working with these College Board programs, I am employed by the College Board as a test reader, table leader for test grading and a national presenter for other Advanced Placement teachers. In doing so, I have gained deep understanding of how to write college level historical analysis. I have tremendous strengths in thesis writing, understanding point of view, and teaching students to express themselves at the collegiate level in all levels of historical writing: essay, book review, and historiography. With a Masters of History college degree and over 35 years of experience in secondary education, students who follow my program have a high success rate at major universities. My students are not intimidated by their college essay assignments. Strong analytical writing is the cornerstone to pleasing college professors.
Additionally, I have taught high school and conversational Spanish, German, and English for Speakers of other Languages, plus some limited experience in Latin. I have an extensive background in playing and coaching sports and other extracurricular activities. I have successfully tutored in all grade levels.
I strive to bring an attitude of teamwork to learning. My students learn by doing through a variety of activities that keep them focused on skill development. By teaching and reinforcing these skills students quickly master their own learning styles and solve new problems confidently. I love to share the joy of success in their education with my students to make them “life-long learners”.
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