Right off the bat, let me tell you that teaching is my passion. As an undergraduate I studied history, anthropology and literature, but was very unsure what I wanted to do afterward. I just completed my MA degree, and for the past three years have worked as a teaching assistant for various history and women's studies courses. I love it. My degree is in comparative European religious history, and I fully plan on going forward for my PhD in religious history of the American South. I have experience with American, World, and European history as well as various forms of literature (British, American, Gothic, World, Religious). With my BA I completed a Great Works Certificate, for which I took many classes covering the Classics, and it was incredibly rewarding. If you want to know more about my academic and teaching background, feel free to ask!
In my spare time I'm an avid reader, anything from non-fiction history books (which I don't even just read for class anymore, now it's for fun!) to classic literature, to Star Wars. I am a firm believer, also, that the popular culture that teenage students enjoy(video games, movies, books etc.) are strong tools in helping them not only with understanding the world of today, but also their subjects in school. My partner currently teaches his own History 102 class at UNLV using films, books, and art to show the shaping of American culture. Each student has a different way of learning, and if we as instructors can use exciting ways to get and keep them interested, then we are truly doing our jobs.
I think I have rambled enough, and of course if you wish to know more, just let me know! I love working with students, and I look forward to hearing from you!
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