I am a former high school history teacher who has relocated to the Charlotte area. Over the past three years, I have taught U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. History (AP), as well as one year of World History. I have a passion for all social studies subjects and have been successful in preparing many students of all abilities to achieve at a high level. My philosophy in regard to tutoring centers around making content meaningful to students and showing them how to use social studies to analyze, think critically, and develop other skills useful in a variety of disciplines. My approach generally uses the explicit instruction template, presenting and explaining important information first, then creating an environment in which the student will use the information in an activity to form a better understanding of the content. I also have extensive experience working with student-athletes as a head wrestling coach, and motivating them to perform better in the classroom by showing them the connection between performance in school and in their respective sports. Overall, I believe that the most important aspect in regard to an effective tutor is getting to know the student so that one can understand how to make the content relevant and exciting to his or her educational experience.
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