Social Studies Tutor
Social Studies Tutor
Hello, I am an Arkansas-Certified Social Studies teacher. I am 51 years old, and received my teacher's license in 2011. My first career was in manufacturing, in which I owned my own business in Knoxville, Arkansas. I have always enjoyed teaching in one capacity or another and am very good in one-on-one situations. Since I obtained my teacher's license I have done a lot of substitute teaching including a long-term social studies substitute position at Dardanelle High School. My internship was at Russellville High School, in which I received compliments for my work with small groups of students (1-3). I like getting to know students individually and I believe this helps to make me a good tutor.
I have been writing and analyzing writing for much of my life, and I consider myself a good proofreader. I can train students to do proofreading of their work and that of others. I am fairly well read, and am familiar with a most of Shakespeare's works, as well as other literature. I myself have extensive experience in public speaking, and I am a good coach for both beginning and advanced students of public speaking.
I have a passion for history, and am well-versed in both American and European history. I understand two critical things about teaching history: One, it is not a subject that is everyone's passion, and different people have different areas of interest. The second is that I have a good sense of what is really important to know, of what makes the subject meaningful. The trick is always to try to make history relevant and somehow engender a desire in students to want to know the "story", whatever that happens to be.
Please contact me via e-mail at any time and I will be glad to answer your questions, or schedule a lesson. I really like working with students on an individual basis. I am knowledgeable in all areas of the social studies, including geography, government, and economics, in addition to history. I think I have a good sense of what students need to know, and when. I hope I have the opportunity to help you!