I have had excellent opportunities to teach a variety of courses at Wayne State University, including a course on the history of the classical world, mythology and a course that focused on Greek and Latin etymological roots of the English language. My teaching evaluation scores over the past five semesters range from 11.4 to 14.5 on a 15-point scale, which are far above average. I have also worked as a teaching assistant for the Corktown Archaeological Survey projects where I assisted in the instruction of the theories and techniques archaeologists use to interpret the past, lab practices and generalized field methodology. Among the most satisfying experiences for me as a teacher has been the reaction of my students to the material presented to them in my courses; they are always surprised to learn how exciting and interesting the Greeks and Romans were and how much they actually learned.
My education within the anthropology department at Wayne State University has provided me with the inspiration as well as the necessary background to perform admirably as a tutor. As anthropologists, we are taught to be both culturally relativistic and non-ethnocentric; with these skills an anthropologist has the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people in various settings. We have the capacity to survey the situation and present ourselves in a way that our audience can best understand us. I would bring with me this ability to work with and for a diverse group of people in addition to my over six years of teaching experience. These factors would be important for the educational responsibilities of this position but also demonstrates my ability to work independently and to be self motivating. My skill set includes the capability to gather, organize and analyze data as well as a general knowledge of policy formation and world history. I possess a very thorough knowledge of the Old World, especially the histories of ancient Greece in Rome as well as a firm grasp on the history of Michigan (my thesis was on 19th century Detroit), in addition to my proficiency in Latin and ancient Greece.
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