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I have studied Anthropology since high school, through a bachelors, master's and two years in a doctoral program. I have taught classes in cultural and physical anthropology, and have many years of laboratory and field research experience. My focus is on how cultural traditions transform in the modern age of technology, mobility, and because of the disappearance of cultural and geographical boundaries.
My focus has been on the cultures of the Pacific Islands, Native North Americans, Italy, the Caribbean, and England.
I have many years of archaeological research and academic training. My bachelor's degree focus was on the archaeology of both North America and Europe, focusing on the prehistory of the American continent and Europe. I have also studied the prehistory of the Middle East and the South Pacific. I have been on excavations and taught field studies methods in archaeology, and supervised excavations in the US and Israel. Other countries I have worked in include: England, Scotland, France, Greece, Portugal, Israel, and Egypt, as well as the Shetland Islands. I have expertise in both the academic work, reports in cultural resource management, and in field and laboratory studies of artifacts.
I have 3 Master's degrees in the social sciences, and completed 20 credits toward a master's degree in ESL/ 2nd language acquisition, K-12 from the University of Maryland College Park. I have also taught ESL students as a substitute teacher and tutor in elementary school, middle school and high school, as well as in my 17 years as a college teacher, in the social sciences. I also have very strong English speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills, and can help students improve their English at all levels, for both academic and business purposes.
I am currently pursuing the PhD in Sociology in the area of medical sociology and social support. I have taught introduction to Sociology course for over 12 years, and have taught a diverse range of course. My focus is on cultural and ethnic diversity, inequality, discrimination and negative stereotypes experienced by racial and ethnic minorities in the US, and the cultures of Italy, Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations, Micronesia, Samoa, and the South Pacific, as well as the impact of technology such as cell phones and modern systems of transportation on social change.
I am currently a doctoral student and a college teacher over the past 17 years, and have developed some study skill strategies which I teach to all of my students. These include effective time management skills, how to read for both comprehension and to respond to critical thinking questions, and how to write effective papers or essays. I utilize the criteria for success I teach in all of my classes and help to coach and mentor students, as well as go over existing work to help the student improve their reading, writing, and overall study skills.