Florida Atlantic University (theater)
I am a 20 year veteran of the Palm Beach County School District. I am gifted endorsed and am a nationally certified professional developer in Content Enhancement. I have written curriculum for the district on multiple occasions such as county exams, district curriculum initiatives, and standard based lessons. I am certified in AP US History, AP World History, and AP European History and have taught all three courses.
I love history and I love kids. I am aware, however, that my passion is generally not the norm of the students I teach. Because of this, I go out of my way to find ways for students to make the necessary connections to not only learn the material, but be able to make value judgements, determine cause and effect, and predict future events. These skills will prepare them for not only state based assessments, but also develop college readiness skills. I also encourage and model organizational skills which I think is paramount for success both in academics and life in general.
I have taught World and American History for 15+ years at all ability levels. I encourage historical writing as it has become part of the regular curriculum as well as the AICE/AP curriculum. I diversify my content to the needs of my students. Students will be taught tools to analyze a primary source whether it be a picture or a document as that has become an emphasis on tests.
I taught AP European history for 5 years, and my average pass rate was 80% which is 30% above the national average. I was a mentor and a participant in the Teaching American History Grant. I was one of the first teachers to complete the Iteach US History Grant when the US history EOC was rolled out, and I am currently taking classes with Ashland university on 20th century history.
I am a certified history nerd. I will prepare your students for any history academic challenge they may face. I look forward to hearing from you and helping your child succeed. I am a 20 year veteran of the Palm Beach County School District. I am gifted endorsed and am a nationally certified professional developer in Content Enhancement. I have written curriculum for the district on multiple occasions such as county exams, district curriculum initiatives, and standard based lessons. I am certified in AP US … Read more
Susan was very enthusiastic and willing to help. I would recommend her as an American History tutor. She knows her material!
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