Virginia B.

Tempe, AZ

$40/hour

Cultural Sciences and Archaeology

In-person lessons

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St Joseph's University (Philadelphia)
Sociology
Oregon State University
Master's
Arizona State University
PhD

Education

St Joseph's University (Philadelphia) (Sociology)

Oregon State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (PhD)

About Virginia

Currently, I am a freelance journalist with exceptional writing and editing skills. Additionally, I have proven research skills, having written Ph.D. and master's theses and worked on various academic research projects. I can assist anyone working in almost any field to put together a research project or paper.

I was an instructor of anthropology and archaeology classes at the college level for over 25 years. The courses I taught included Old and New World Archaeology, human evolution, cultural anthropology, archaeological theory and a variety of specialty classes, such as Human Impact on the Environment, Archaeological Palynology, the Anthropology of Religion and the Anthropology of Sport.

I am a fluent Spanish speaker with special expertise in Mexican history, art and archaeology. I lived in Mexico for over four years and continued to visit as an instructor in a study abroad summer program. While living in Mexico, I taught English as a Foreign Language at the University of Guanajuato and studied archaeology at the doctoral level at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. I briefly taught Spanish to middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona.
Currently, I am a freelance journalist with exceptional writing and editing skills. Additionally, I have proven research skills, having written Ph.D. and master's theses and worked on various academic research projects. I can assist Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Genetics, Sociology
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL

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Anthropology

I received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Arizona State University in 2012, and a master's in interdisciplinary studies from Oregon State University in 1987, which included concentrations in archaeology and cultural anthropology.

I was an instructor in anthropology in the Maricopa Community College District since 1991. I have given classes in cultural anthropology, old world archaeology, new world archaeology, archaeological method and theory, environmental anthropology, the anthropology of sport, the anthropology of religion and human evolution.

I have developed online courses in old world archaeology, new world archaeology, and Hispanic heritage in the Southwest, all of which include lecture material that I wrote. These courses went through an assessment and approval by a Quality Matters team. I am also a trained and certified Quality Matters reviewer.

Archaeology

I am fully qualified as a tutor in archaeology as I have a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an Archaeology focus from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University for which Archaeology was one of my areas of specialization. I also pursued doctoral-level studies in Archaeology at the Institute for Anthropological Investigations at Mexico City's National Autonomous University in 1989/1990.

I have had many experiences working on archaeological research projects doing fieldwork in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arizona and in Mexico (Teotihuacan). I have been employed as an archaeologist by the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and archaeological consulting firms. I have also been a writer and editor for archaeological publications at the Athena Review and for Archaeological Consulting Services in Tempe, Arizona.

I have taught courses in archaeology at several campuses of the Maricopa County Community College District and at Arizona State University for more than twenty years. The courses I have taught covered a large range of subject matters within the discipline, including: Survey of Old World Archaeology, Survey of New World Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Southwestern Archaeology, Palaeolithic Archaeology, Archaeological Methods, Human Origins, Human Environmental Impact, and Archaeological Palynology.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked in radio and in print media and have written promotion literature for a variety of institutions.

Social Studies

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, which involved a specialization in Cultural Anthropology and Geography.

I have taught classes at the college level in Women's Studies, Human Environmental Impact and Cultural Heritage.

I have done ethnographic research in Mexico on the continuity of the Charreada tradition and have published on this topic in the Journal of the Southwest.

I have been a consultant and researcher for the Raul Castro Institute in Phoenix, focusing on outreach programs to the Latino community related to education and health care.

Writing

I was editor for Latino Perspectives Magazine, review editor for the Athena Review and am currently copyeditor for the Black Canyon Bullet. I have written many magazine articles as well as material for textbooks, brochures and press releases. I have also worked as a research assistant for many academic professionals and am very knowledgeable about preparing manuscripts for publication. As an instructor, tour guide and museum docent, I have a great deal of experience as a public speaker.

St Joseph's University (Philadelphia)
Sociology
Oregon State University
Master's
Arizona State University
PhD

Education

St Joseph's University (Philadelphia) (Sociology)

Oregon State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Virginia will travel within 5 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281.