I'm a four-year student of Georgetown College with a double major in History and Economics, with focus areas specializing in Western political and military history, and in American anti-trust law and regulatory policies. I scored a 34 on the ACTs in High School, and was Valedictorian of my graduating class there, going on to earn a 3.3 GPA over my four years of undergraduate education.
While I am inexperienced in formal tutoring, I'm a bright and motivated individual who loves learning as much as teaching, and will always promise to help students with not just factual information, but research methods and analytic reasoning as well. Context and explanation are critical to understanding any event, and especially to retaining such understanding.
As for actual teaching methodologies, I'm generally an informal tutor. I don't believe in lectures, and rarely prepare comprehensive notes in advance. It's my preference to simply sit down with students and talk about an event. Find out what my students know, and begin filling in the gaps in that knowledge, providing a solid narrative that combines those facts as I go. Such discussions tend to provide more comprehensive understanding than writing notes or giving lectures. That said, if a student appears to need a different approach to understand, I'm flexible and willing to try other ideas.
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