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Humboldt State University (Anthropology)
"What we learn with pleasure we will never forget" said writer Alfred Mecier. As an experienced tutor and lecturer, I believe that learning should be a pleasure - especially in subject areas we might find challenging. I enjoy working with students to accentuate their strengths when it comes to learning.
My teaching experience ranges from social/cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, United States and American History, and religious studies. I teach using examples of the familiar to understand past and present, and am experienced tutoring elementary, high school and undergraduate students. Grasping concepts, conducting research, studying for an exam or drafting a paper - you name it, I am here to help!
In each session it is my goal to help students make connections and grasp a deeper understanding of the material, and enable students to apply their understanding to similar concepts.
I have a qualified understanding of anthropological methods and theories, past and present, that come from the academic pursuit and personal passion of anthropology and all its sub-fields. My experience ranges from conducting 16 weeks of ethnographic research on the transition of widows after the loss of a spouse, to literature reviews on medical anthropology, and full proposals for cultural resource management projects in southern Africa. I have taught a facilitated a full semester, unsupervised, of an upper division undergraduate course on ethnographic methods, and worked as a teaching assistant for introductory courses such as Cultural Anthropology and Anthropology of Religion.
I have first hand experience through teaching United States history through museum programs. My understanding and experience of geography and religious studies comes from combined academic studies and first hand through travel and teaching in eight countries.
I am excited to work with you to cultivate a passion for these subjects - or at least help you get through this class ;-)
Please feel free to contact me with questions about online or in-person tutoring. "What we learn with pleasure we will never forget" said writer Alfred Mecier. As an experienced tutor and lecturer, I believe that learning should be a pleasure - especially in subject areas we might find challenging. I enjoy working with students to accentuate their strengths when it comes to learning.
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I completed a BA from Humboldt State University, Calif. with a GPA of 3.85 in 2014. While at HSU I was a teaching assistant for Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, and Ethnographic Methods, the latter for two consecutive semesters. While a teaching assistant for Ethnographic Methods, I facilitated the lab portion of the class unsupervised for a full semester, instructing students, grading work, and structuring class time.
I graduated from Humboldt State University in 2014 with a BA in anthropology, and a GPA of 3.85. While at HSU I took Archaeological field methods and Method and Theory in Archaeology, Bio-anth labs, and the History of Anthropology. In each course required hands on method training (mapping, methods of test pits and excavations, and recording field notes) and training in the theory, history and practice of archaeology. I currently volunteer at the California State Museum Collections and work with museum curators to conserve collections, such as the California State Railroad Museum collection.
In 2014 I graduated from Humboldt State University with my BA in Anthropology and a minor in Religious Studies. TO receive a minor in Religious Studies, HUS requires 16 semester units, including a minimum of two experiential classes, and two classes on a religious text and tradition. The experiential classes allowed me to engage with religious traditions, while the text/traditions class delve deeper into the practice and belief of religions. Additionally, through the Anthropology department I took courses on the Anthropology of Religion, covering the role of religion throughout history and cultures, and later was a teaching assistant for this course.