I think of myself as a life-long learner, but this was not always the case. In high school I was a terrible student. Quite often I only barely passed my classes (including P.E.). Unfortunately for me, this was also the case entering into college: I earned a 16 on my ACT
(which, sadly, was a notable improvement from a previous score). Clearly I had not acquired the tools necessary to be a successful learner.
But I did, however, learn to become a successful learner. By my junior year I was making the Dean’s list, and by my senior year I was making all A’s. My transition was gradual and it took a lot of work and practice. (After all, you don’t become a good student overnight.) But my experience has taught me at least four important keys to becoming a successful learner: (1) It’s important to find meaning in our work. (2) Review and practice are essential for cultivating a firm grasp of any material. (3) We must learn to find fulfillment in our growth. And (4), with enough of (1), (2), and (3), anyone can do it!
As a result of my effort, I graduated from Harding University in 2008 with a BA in Social Science
, an interdisciplinary field that focuses primarily on understanding and describing the basic features of human societies. Afterwards I was privileged to work as an English language
assistant from 2009 to 2010 in Socuéllamos, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Currently I am finishing up my master’s degree in Historical Theology, a field focused primarily on the social and intellectual currents responsible for the development of many Judeo-Christian ideas and traditions (for which I also earned a scholarship and have worked as a graduate assistant from January 2011 to July 2013).
My experience means that I know what it feels like to struggle in school, and I also know what it feels like to overcome those challenges. Over the last six years I have worked with students of various learning styles, backgrounds, and ages (elementary, high school, undergraduate, and graduate). So, whether you need help overcoming academic difficulties, whether you need assistance improving your professional writing
skills, or whether you just need someone to study with, I’m sure I can help! Subjects that I tutor include geography
, European history
, American history
, world history
, social studies
, government & politics
, Bible studies
, and general study skills
. Also, my academic career has greatly sharpened my professional writing skills; I am familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style and can offer my assistance to students, businesses, and anyone needing an extra eye to carefully edit or proofread.
You can contact me easily and I am very flexible.
Thanks for visiting my profile and I look forward to working together!