Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Master's)
It is my belief that there is a greater potential within all of us to learn any subject than we realize. My experience has taught me that once a person learns the "how to" of any subject they are able to move forward confidently. My goal is to empower my students, giving them the skills and tools necessary to succeed. I teach my students how to overcome fear of failure. By doing so they will be able to better meet their academic goals.
I am a university graduate with a B.A. in History and an M.A. in United States history. My main area of study is 18th and 19th with a special focus on The French and Indian War, The US Civil War, as well as 19th century US cultural and socioeconomic issues. Along the way, I've studied quite a number of related subjects such as, geography, political science, early 20th century US, and World War II Holocaust studies. In addition to teaching college level 101 classes as a graduate assistant, I am a published author. One of my prized pieces is currently on file at Slippery Rock University and the University of Indiana.
Students often have challenges with 1) the knowledge and 2) The actual study process. I have experienced this firsthand. I took a long time to academically mature. I'll be honest, it was a miracle I got into graduate school. I didn't realize, until it was almost too late, exactly what I had to do in order to become a superior student. Believe me when I tell you I had to beg and plead to be allowed into the graduate program. Two of my mentors vouched for me, seeing beneath the surface and finding my true potential. I was admitted on academic probation. It was at this time it all clicked for me. That first semester, with three of the toughest subjects and professors (renowned the university system over for actually making students cry), and on probation I earned a 4.0 GPA.
No student should have to struggle like I did. I truly believe that if I had a dedicated tutor in high school and undergrad, I could have avoided a great deal of problems. Education is our most important endeavor. We never stop learning and the subjects are, more often than not, going to be less engaging than we'd like. Building the foundation of learning will provide a lifetime edge. It is my belief that there is a greater potential within all of us to learn any subject than we realize. My experience has taught me that once a person learns the "how to" of any subject they are able to move forward confidently. My goal is to empower my students, giving them the skills and tools necessary to succeed. I teach my students how to
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