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I'm pretty weird when it comes to writing. I read history books for fun, and I volunteer to edit my friends' papers just because I enjoy it. Weird, I know, but if you could use a hand with writing, I'm your guy. I graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's in history and a minor in classical studies, with a solid 3.95 in-major GPA, so I know my stuff. Of course, it takes more than book-smarts to teach writing effectively; I'm also well-versed at toning down the technical language and making the subject simple and easy to understand. Tired of hearing names spouted and dates thrown at you? Would you rather hear the English civil war and Magna Carta explained like a Seahawks/49ers game, complete with position, player, and penalty analogies? Let me teach you!
Since the history program at the University of Washington is so writing-intensive, I am practiced at writing analytic and argumentative papers comparing primary sources. This lends itself well to students needing help preparing for AP tests, whether they be history or literature, as all are extremely document-focused. Indeed, both my junior and senior theses required close-reading analysis of multiple primary sources, in Old English, Old French, and Latin. My experience in upper-level comparative English classes proved invaluable in analyzing such diverse source materials, and I believe would allow me to effectively prepare students for the rigors of standardized tests, whether AP or SAT.
Since I hardly expect you to consider me by my words alone, I am more than willing to provide references from the University of Washington departments of history, classics, and English who will attest to the quality of my work, as well as writing samples and/or transcripts (grades included) to demonstrate my proficiency.
For you linguists out there, I am currently studying Persian to prepare for entry into the master's program in Middle East Studies at the University of Washington, and I have a working knowledge of German, Ancient Greek, and Latin from my time in the classics department. I also have a great familiarity with classical literature, including both Greek and Roman epic, tragedy, and philosophy.
The subjects I teach are not easy; writing, literature analysis, and history all require learning fundamental techniques and patterns before one can even begin to talk specifics. However, I believe I can help you do that. In other words, instead of teaching you how to write a paper on Alexander the Great, I will instead teach you simply how to write a good paper!
I firmly believe that the combination of my strong knowledge base, practical experience in the History and English fields at the university level, and simple, easy-to-understand explanations make me an ideal candidate to teach you. This is my passion; in my spare time, I'm reading books on Shapur II of Persia or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. If you think it would help you out, I'd love to share my passion and expertise with you!
I completed the entirety of the calculus series at the University of Washington. I completed algebra-based physics at the University of Washington. I tutored peers in junior high and high school in algebra.
I received exemplary marks in the entire introductory Biology series at University of Washington. I completed multiple upper-division courses in Biology in completion of compartmental breadth requirement, including neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, and comparative vertebrate physiology.
I received exemplary marks in the inorganic chemistry series at University of Washington, complete with accompanying labs. I completed introductory organic chemistry as well, also at University of Washington.
I have a minor in classical studies at the University of Washingotn. I passed with exemplary marks upper-level courses on Greek and Roman literature, religion, and philosophy. I have a working knowledge of vocabulary and grammar of Ancient Greek and Latin.
I completed multiple upper-division courses in English at the University of Washington in pursuit of the "Writing" component of my History and Classics degrees. The courses I have taken include Comparative Literature and Argumentation.
I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in history, considered a "W" degree (as all upper-division courses are required to have a writing or argumentation component). My in-major GPA was 3.95. My GPA in "W" courses was 3.97. I received exemplary marks on all papers, including 4.0 on both junior and senior theses (samples available on request). My senior essay on Thucydides was published and used in graduate-level classical Greece research symposium. I consulted as an essay grader for the University of Washington's Department of History.
I received exemplary marks in courses detailing development of all Abrahamic religions (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, Islam), as well as comparative analysis of Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. My pursuit of a classical studies minor entailed detailed examination of Greco-Roman religion as well as broad-spectrum analysis of polytheism and ritual worship.
I completed my History degree at the University of Washington, specializing in Ancient and Medieval European history. My minor in Classics required completion of multiple courses in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern History, including Classical Greece, the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire, and pre-Islamic Middle East.
I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in History, considered a "W" degree (as all upper-division courses are required to have a writing or argumentation component). My in-major GPA was 3.95. My GPA in "W" courses was 3.97. I received exemplary marks on all papers, including 4.0 on both Junior and Senior theses (samples available on request). My senior essay on Thucydides was published and used in graduate-level Classical Greece research symposium. I consulted as an essay grader for the University of Washington's Department of History.
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