I remember how disassociated and bored I felt when I had difficulty understanding classwork in High School and Junior High, so I understand the importance of helping students to understand (and not just memorize) the concepts that they are expected to learn.
I have recently moved back to Central PA because of some family issues, but I've been a graduate student in Archaeology at the University of Tennessee with previous work experience for the National Park Service. Since my coursework is currently limited to finishing my thesis, I have a very flexible and accommodating schedule.
Also, I had been a Graduate Assistant museum educator at a campus museum for three years. This has provided me with a large amount of experience dealing with all age groups and learning styles, including but not limited to traditional public and private schools, Montessori programs, magnet programs, and home-school programs. I also have experience working with adults interested in everything from continuing education to GED prep. Additionally, I have successfully worked with groups of students who needed custom augmented programs because of learning disabilities or physical disabilities.
As an archaeologist, I have consistently needed to utilize a wide variety of subjects, so I feel that I have a great amount of real-world experience in writing, reading comprehension, multiple levels of math skills, geology, biology, anatomy, and of course history of all flavors. I look forward to assisting new students in truly comprehending the school lessons that their future is based on.
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