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Birhanu L.

San Jose, CA

$65/hour

experienced educator, researcher and academic adminstrator

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Addis Ababa University
Sociology and Social
Addis Ababa University
Master's
Radboud University
PhD

Education

Addis Ababa University (Sociology and Social)

Addis Ababa University (Master's)

Radboud University (PhD)

About Birhanu

I believe teaching is the most practical and interesting job one can ever do. To educate is to guide, is to lead through once intellectual development. Hence, to have that opportunity of guiding someone through a process of becoming is truly an amazing privilege. I also believe it is an opportunity that one can never take for granted. Although, it is an interesting privilege and honor to do, it is also one of the challenging jobs to accomplish. It needs matured interest and determination to be an accomplished teacher.

I truly love teaching to the extent of not recognizing any other job as mine. As a lecturer at Ambo University (Ethiopia), I am able to teach sociology, a discipline I am passionate about for 6 years. During this time, I regularly work with my students as they learn new facts, theories and research methods. I enjoyed guiding them in their process of becoming fully engaged sociologists. My main job was to motivate my students to develop interest about sociology through conveying my own passion for the discipline. I am punctual for my classes; I present myself prepared for the day, and most importantly excited and ready to discuss the day’s topic with my students. I have a belief that my passion and enthusiasm can encourage students’ to develop their sociological perspective.

I respect my job, I respect my discipline, I respect my students, I respect diversity and that frame my teaching philosophy, ethics and values. My teaching aim is helping my students to develop a sociological imagination that will enable them to better understand individual and group behavior. My teaching also aims to challenge my students to acquire skills that will be broadly applicable both inside and outside of academia and to encourage them to understand and value diversity.

I believe I am dedicated and accomplished academician with successful teaching and research experiences. I have excellent motivational, teaching and mentoring skills with an exceptional knowledge of instructional methodology, thorough knowledge of classroom management and remarkable ability to work in a collegial manner with a highly diverse faculty. Teaching sociology is an interesting but challenging job. On one hand this is because its subject matter is pervasive. On the other hand, most often students tend to think they already understand many topics because of their prior socialization and personal experiences. As someone who guides students through this challenges, my goals is to help students develop a broader sociological perspective as they attempt to understand local, national, and global issues. I focus on showing my students that sociology is not only interesting, it is also useful in everyday lives and larger social world as it offers theories and research findings that help systematically describe and explain social interaction, inequality, discrimination, power, deviance, and much more. For every course I teach, I create unique activities, assignments, projects, and lectures that are designed to help students develop their sociological imaginations.
I believe teaching is the most practical and interesting job one can ever do. To educate is to guide, is to lead through once intellectual development. Hence, to have that opportunity of guiding someone through a process of becoming is truly an amazing privilege. I also believe it is an opportunity that one can never take for granted. Although, it Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95126
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
History:
Criminal Justice

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Sociology

I have bachelors degree in sociology and social anthropology and masters degree in sociology from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). I have 6 years teaching experience at college level and after that I did my PhD is social sciences at Radboud University (Netherlands) and currently preparing to defend my PhD.

Addis Ababa University
Sociology and Social
Addis Ababa University
Master's
Radboud University
PhD

Education

Addis Ababa University (Sociology and Social)

Addis Ababa University (Master's)

Radboud University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Birhanu will travel within 10 miles of San Jose, CA 95126.