I am a doctoral student in Latin America and Caribbean history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Currently I focus on the Anglophone Caribbean (particularly Jamaica) in the 19th century. I hold a master's degree in comparative world history from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree from Temple University where I double majored in political science and third world history. I have also studied in non-degree programs at the Instituto de Filosofía de Cuba (Havana, Cuba) as well as The School of International Training and the National University of Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia). I have had a love of tutoring youth from when I was in secondary school, where I started tutoring younger students as well as peers. While pursuing my master's degree I worked as a literacy tutor/teacher's assistant for the Newark Public School District (through the auspices of the Newark Literacy Campaign). Currently, I work for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs at CUNY as a mentor to three undergraduate students pursuing PhD studies. I am comfortable working one-on-one with students or having a small group. My methodologies for tutoring reading/writing take a workshop format where the student(s) write or work on questions and we continually go over the errors in an effort to move forward and improve literacy. For history, my methodology is to break away from simple memorization of dates, names, places (these are important of course!) and towards linking historical events thematically so that students can see patterns or problems over the course of human development.
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