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Will S.

Washington, DC

$30/hour

Former History Teacher abroad now Congressional Intern, Hablo Espanol

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Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas
History, Religion
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Master's

Education

Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas (History, Religion)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Master's)

About Will

I'm originally from Arkansas, but I just moved to DC after living abroad for 7 years. I studied History and Christian Studies: Philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, but wanted some broader perspectives. So I studied for my master's at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in Religious Studies. Then I taught history and general social studies at a private Christian bilingual high school in Honduras for five years. I have traveled to 25 countries on five continents. I speak Spanish and some Hebrew. Now living in central DC, I am an intern on Capitol Hill in Congress.

I have taught the following classes to mostly 10-11th Grades:
- World History
- American History
- Philosophy (Intro and Overview)
- Sociology
- World Geography
- Anthropology (Overview)
- Symbolic Logic
- College and Career Preparation

I want to be clear that I am not a "certified" teacher. I was able to teach abroad in a private school because I have a master's degree.

About teaching Spanish:
I learned Spanish as a 25 year-old living abroad and I speak it well. Many of my colleagues attempted to learn and failed because they did not understand the basics of what it is to learn a language. Most Americans think that learning a language is about memorizing grammar and conjugations. Language is about communication not memorization. Learning a language means starting a small child and committing childlike errors until you "grow-up" slowly in the language through the tutoring of "adults" in the language. It takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, but it is doable.

About teaching History:
For history, my teaching style is very unique. I teach history as a story. I use PowerPoint with music, photos, and some videos to make it as movie-like or as tv-show like as possible. The audio-visual is meant to be an aid to draw my students into the historical settings themselves. I developed this style of teaching over several years of using it in class literally everyday. Obviously, the dramatic style feels different on a one-on-one tutoring session than a large class, but similar principles apply. I would hope to set up on a TV or a projector, but without those, I can just use my laptop.

Tutoring isn't just a part-time job for me, but an extension of my life-long hobby of teaching. If I can help you catch that fire and inspire you to learn the content, then please contact me.
I'm originally from Arkansas, but I just moved to DC after living abroad for 7 years. I studied History and Christian Studies: Philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, but wanted some broader perspectives. So I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 11 miles of Washington, DC 20001
In-person lessons
Science:
Philosophy
English:
Bible Studies,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Geography, Religion,
World History
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Bible Studies

I am a Christian who reads the Bible almost daily. My undergraduate is in Christian Studies. My graduate studies required me to learn Hebrew, the language of the Old Testament. I have personally led many bible studies over the years ina variety of settings and I'm currently active in one in a local DC church.

Religion

I have a master's degree in religious studies, studied Christian Theology in undergraduate, studied Islam and Buddhism in graduate, and lived with Orthodox Jews keeping kosher in Jerusalem. I have traveled to ancient sacrificial grounds, been inside a Mormon Temple, have witnessed the Samaritan Passover, and climbed up the high steps of a Himalayan Buddhist stupa. I also taught 14 world religions for 4 years in my world history class.

Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas
History, Religion
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Master's

Education

Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas (History, Religion)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Will will travel within 11 miles of Washington, DC 20001.