The University of North Georgia (History)
The University of Connecticut (Master's)
Teaching and learning are both very important aspects of my life and I believe that being a good teacher means being a good student. This philosophy drives my approach to tutoring. To understand the ways in which a student will benefit from my help, I must first understand and learn from that student. Every person's experiences and background affect the way they acquire and retain knowledge and understanding these helps me to adjust my strategies for tutoring so they are personalized for each student. There is no right or wrong formula for learning or tutoring. I also strongly believe that no matter the subject area, all students can use what they learn to better understand and contribute to the world around them.
I have been a teaching assistant in the history department at the University of Connecticut for two years, teaching Modern Western Traditions Since 1500 and History of International Human Rights. Much of my experience is in helping students prep for exams and write and revise essays, and holding writing workshops for students to become better at analyzing sources and developing arguments. As an undergraduate I tutored writing and American history, assisting in test prep and essay writing and editing. I also tutored elementary age students in all subject areas. My favorite part of tutoring is knowing that my experience and education provides me with all the necessary tools to help other students achieve success and confidence in their knowledge and abilities.
My minor as an undergraduate was in English Writing and Composition. I maintained a 4.0 and excelled in grammar and writing coursework. I have extensive knowledge in developing strong and supported arguments; sentence, paragraph, and essay structuring; diagramming sentences in both tree and RK styles; writing for various audiences and in different genres; and revision and editing techniques. Becoming a better writer is a never ending process that involves reading, practice, and an ability to understand complex social, cultural, and intellectual dynamics.
As a trained historian I have experience in research, writing, editing, and teaching US and world histories. History is not only about dates, people, and events, but about change over time and understanding changing historical trends in the writing and learning of history. I have spent time developing history exams, writing prompts, and reading materials and sources so I know how to approach all aspects of historical learning and development. Writing history is significantly different than other approaches to writing and understanding these differences is essential to succeed in high school and college history coursework.
I am excited to work with you and to help you develop strategies to succeed an mastering test taking and writing. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more and to schedule sessions. I look forward to sharing in your educational journey and experiences. Teaching and learning are both very important aspects of my life and I believe that being a good teacher means being a good student. This philosophy drives my approach to tutoring. To understand the ways in which a student will benefit from my help, I must first understand and learn from that student. Every person's experiences and background
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