One of the most important things I've learned from being an anthropologist (BA, Hunter College 2009) and practicing archaeologist is that you need to know a bit of everything. Even though my specialty is physical anthropology specializing in forensic anthropology, taphonomy, primatology and bioarchaeology, I'm currently taking graduate classes in applied physics and bio-mechanical engineering. Even though my academic background is in anthropology and the sciences, my creative background is incredibly varied. In my spare time I have been reproducing and restoring antique clothing for over 5 years typically without the use of a sewing machine. I have a lengthy amateur dance history including more than ten years of French ballet and about 6 years of Russian. Currently, I write anthropology-based articles for an online lifestyle magazine and take part in archaeology field schools yearly as well as taking numerous short courses every month to help meet the application qualifications for board certification with the American Board of Medico-legal Death Investigators.
I have practical experience in many areas including: fashion, photography, archaeology, volunteering, writing, and film. I am interested in applied mathematics, physics, biology, mortuary studies, cultural anthropology, early American history, dance, evolutionary science, and engineering. These experiences are what I draw on when it comes to teaching. It is one thing to read about various excavation tools and techniques and another thing completely to know that using the pick on the end of a toothbrush can be a lot more helpful than a stiff paint brush to help excavate a horse tooth.
My goal is to make learning fun and applicable to you and your interests using many non-traditional resources to make concepts as tangible as possible and as relatable as possible. A fan of Facebook or Twitter? How about applying them to linear algebra? Love Perez Hilton, Reality shows, and TMZ? Let's analyze their impact on society or their depictions of societal roles. How better to practice your writing skills or media knowledge then by blogging? With all the learning you do in a classroom, you can expand your knowledge base and build confidence in subjects by taking those concepts out of the classroom and fitting them into whatever you want. The only way you can truly learn something is by using it and that's what my entire approach to teaching is about.
Whether you are looking for a tutor for your young child or you're a college or graduate student needing to cram before I big test, I can help. With a large family and volunteer experience with the World Science Fair, I'm great with everyone from children to teens and will tailor each lesson to suit your needs. Though my professional tutor experience is limited, I've helped many fellow classmates, friends, and family members with everything from helping to teach a 3 year old to read, and proofreading essays for college admissions, to tutoring an undergraduate student in evolutionary primatology,
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