My educational trajectory has been contingent upon my knowledge and successful application of knowledge of American History. I took a keen interest in high school, focusing on the revolutionary period in the late 18th century, the policies of the bipolar world system in the Cold-War era, and especially a focus on culture and history between the 1920s to the present debates ranging American foreign policy to electoral politics. I have curricula to satisfy learners of every level interested in most any era in American history. It is also important to note that I have obtained a 95% score on US History GRE and a perfect 5.0 in AP US History. As a traveling scholar I frequently presented and wrote on American history as pertains to its engagement with the world. I was also living that, 8 years of my adult as an ex-patriate in Europe. And I was teaching it, to eager pupils who knew little English to undergraduate seminars at the university level. I am confident that my expertise and passion for teaching would make me a great candidate to teach your child American History.
As a successful university and postgraduate student, I have relied on tried and true study habits and skills. I stress "smart-work", enhancing efficiency and enabling more deep study. Navigating any kind of study requires more than aptitude and effort. From elementary school through the post-graduate university level, I have learned both practical and psychological approaches to learning that are effective, sustainable, and have been taught with great conviction and success in the past. My former pupil had an "attitude" problem. It was pretty clear after three lessons that her attitude towards study was sabotaging her talents. When students learn to learn, as I teach students to "read", it unleashes their creative and academic potential as much as it enriches other parts of life. I had given the aforementioned pupil a historical fiction novel set in Nigeria before I went to St. Andrews University. When I returned over the Christmas holiday, she wanted to know more about Africa. She was proud to show me an atlas she had bought and named nearly forty countries on the African continent! Who do you think was more proud? I am confident that my previous successes in teaching have resulted in better performance in my pupils.