Columbia University (American History)
I have over eight years of history teaching experience, working abroad at an American School in Morocco after college and in numerous Arizona schools after returning to the United States. I served as a peer tutor in high school, and edited college admissions essays while attending university. By giving students challenging assignments and the support to succeed, they developed a work ethic, the ability to collaborate and confidently express themselves. Tutoring provides more time to teach to the individual, and so I aim to help others solve problems, achieve personal goals and learn about the world through their academic subjects.
Beyond lesson and assignment comprehension, I emphasize curiosity and interpretation to students. Bring your own interests, concerns and questions to meetings. That might seem irrelevant or even off-topic, but it's extremely important for authentic learning. Forming well-supported interpretations of historical figures, time periods and literary characters can help you interact with others. By understanding different perspectives, you begin to think more clearly about complex subjects. This helps you decide what to believe and how to act. Studying history and literature should be more than a record of facts and plot narrative, they should involve the fundamental problems, questions and debates of our lives.
With lifelong interests in language and storytelling, working as an editor and teacher has helped me share these passions with others. The Core Curriculum at Columbia University underscored the importance of humanities study, forming conclusions from interdisciplinary research and thinking. That broad exposure to subjects like poetry, history, and philosophy helps in tutoring literature because authors will range widely through their storytelling. I have years of experience with prose assignments, especially essays, and enjoy the process of helping someone hone ideas and develop a personal writing style.
My background in public speaking was formed over three years on the high school speech and debate team. I participated in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, qualifying for the National Forensic League (NFL) National Tournament in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking as a senior. In later years, I occasionally judged at local tournaments. During February 2015, I organized humanities faculty for a school panel discussion on digital media, inviting mostly high school students and a few community guests.
I have over eight years of experience teaching history, in courses ranging from the ancient to modern eras. I completed my undergraduate senior thesis under renowned American historian Eric Foner, the author of a popular survey U.S. History textbook still in print. With strong interests in American History from the Revolutionary Era to the Civil War, over the last few years I have grown more interested in arts and cultural history.
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Thanks, I look forward to meeting to you! I have over eight years of history teaching experience, working abroad at an American School in Morocco after college and in numerous Arizona schools after returning to the United States. I served as a peer tutor in high school, and edited college admissions essays while attending university. By giving students challenging assignments and the
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I participated in impromptu and extemporaneous speaking throughout high school, qualifying for the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking as a senior. In 2007-2008, I served as a high school debate instructor. And as a history teacher, I have regularly assigned speaking presentations and debates related to historical events and student-selected topics.