I have ten years experience tutoring high school and university students in political science, international relations, political theory, critical thinking, reading and writing skills, statistics, research methods as well as US, European, and World History. I have successfully worked with students from Brazil, China, France, Japan, Italy, Korea, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Vietnam, and the United States.
I want students to use tutorial sessions as more than methods to acquire information. I challenge students not to focus on one, narrowly defined answer but to engage specific questions in a broader context. In particular, social sciences and humanities do not deal with isolated events. These disciplines are grounded in interconnections and lose context and meaning without understanding relationships. More often than not this does not produce clear answers. Nuance and complexity are at the heart of this approach to learning and must be embraced. Students who follow this approach not only retain more information but are also able to develop original ideas and provide new insight into problems. Universities and employers love originality.
My educational background is a PhD in International Relations, MPIA in Global Political Economy, and BA in Economics and Political Science. I have just returned to the United States after spending three years teaching in Kazakhstan! This was an amazing experience that make me even more deeply aware of the different ways in which students learn. Tutoring is about connecting with the individual. Every sessions is different and is based on the needs of the individual.
I look forward to hearing from you,
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