Salem State University (History)
University of New Mexico (Master's)
Chestnut Hill College (Master's)
I hold two master's degrees, one in Latin American history and one in secondary education, and taught for four years at a Title I urban high school with a diverse student population. I am a recent product of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, where I was steeped in the latest educational philosophies and practices.
I am currently taking graduate classes that focus on differentiating instruction for diverse learners, including students with IEPs, as well as honing content through technology.
My training as a tutor began in a university writing center, where I helped students from different disciplines write formal papers. I also have worked as a private tutor and have references upon request.
Part of my love of history comes from my travel in the United States as well as abroad. In order to improve my written and spoken Spanish, I studied in Mexico, taking courses in Spanish and experiencing local culture through professors and friends. There, I met my future wife, who has since moved to the United States and acquired her master's in anthropoIogy at Brandeis University. I have spent three winters in Antarctica and travelled extensively through the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Most recently, my wife and I moved from Philadelphia, where we started a family, in order to work more closely with educational startups.
I ran the Boston Marathon in 2010 and continue to mountain bike and hike when I can, leading an active lifestyle (as time allows). But my calling remains with making a meaningful impact on the students I support. I hold two master's degrees, one in Latin American history and one in secondary education, and taught for four years at a Title I urban high school with a diverse student population. I am a recent product of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows, where I was steeped in the latest educational philosophies and practices.
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I offer reduced rates for multiple hour lessons ($50.00 for any hour after the first). For every four regular rate sessions in one week I offer the fifth for $20.00.
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I minored in Anthropology in college and, most recently, took two Anthropology courses at la Universidad de las Americas, in Cholula, Puebla (Mexico). One course focused on the people of ancient Mesoamerica, while the other required the students to interact with modern people in a city, connecting past and present themes. Anthropology is a key topic of discussion in our home, especially because my wife has a Masters in Anthropology (Brandeis Universtiy).
Besides my own experience of studying for and receiving adequate marks on the GRE, Masters level Latin American History and America West comprehensive exams, and the literature and social studies Praxis exams, I insist on using the Oxford comma -- though, seemingly, ninety-nine percent of U.S. publications do not. Perhaps my adherence to logic binds me to continue to use an essential punctuation mark that largely remains ignored, much like I outrightly refuse to use the ampersand, which seems to have grown more popular since the birth of "texting" on cellular phones. Additionally, I do have extensive tutoring and classroom experience, where I require my students to forge their own connections to class content and key academic skills, instead of consuming time with verbose rationalizations for my paycheck.