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James S.

Dallas, GA

$60/hour

James S., Ph.D. American history World History U.S. Government

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The George Washington University
Public Affairs
The George Washington University
PhD

Education

The George Washington University (Public Affairs)

The George Washington University (PhD)

About James

I have a passion for teaching and tutoring history to young people. My doctorate (GWU 2007) has enabled me to teach thousands of students on various university and college campuses. Locations where I have taught courses include The George Washington University, the United State Naval Academy, the Catholic University of America, Marymount University, Towson University, and St. Mary's College.

The courses that I have taught reflect areas where I have been most effective in motivating and educating students. Subject matter includes 20th century U.S. history; 19th century U.S. history; the Cold War; U.S. Diplomatic History; U.S. Business History; Western Civilization; U.S. Government and Politics; and the History of Telecommunications.

Since relocating to Georgia with my family, my primary interest is tutoring. I prefer individual instruction and mentoring rather than lecturing to large classrooms. In addition, I demand high standards of both my students and of me. In particular, I believe that it is critical that the teaching of history include instruction in enhanced writing and communication skills.

I attempt to be flexible on the scheduled time and location of tutoring sessions. Preferred locations include a local library; a school classroom; or the family residence. All of my students receive my total dedication to their individual needs and requirements. What do students find the most surprising? The study of history can and should be engaging, interesting, relevant and motivational.
I have a passion for teaching and tutoring history to young people. My doctorate (GWU 2007) has enabled me to teach thousands of students on various university and college campuses. Locations where I have taught courses include The George Washington University, the United State Naval Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Dallas, GA 30132
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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American History

I have taught numerous university courses in American history for over a decade -- 19th and 20th century U.S. history; diplomatic history; U.S. business history; Cold War history; political and government history; and business history.

European History

My tutoring techniques place an emphasis on understanding the interrelationships in European history and its relevance to contemporary times. Specific tutoring methods can vary with the needs of each student and his or her prior knowledge. Established benchmarks to measure educational progress are essential. I have taught numerous university courses in European history for over a decade. I have a Ph.D. (history) and have taught a wide variety of relevant courses -- Europe in the 20th Century; The West in the Pre-Modern World; World History Since 1500; Legacy of the Modern World; World History Since 1945; and diplomatic history. I have been on the adjunct faculty of The George Washington University; the U.S. Naval Academy; the Catholic University; Marymount University; St. Mary's College; and Towson University.

Government & Politics

I have a Ph.D. (history) and have taught a wide variety of relevant courses -- U.S. Business History and Its Political Legacy; Contemporary U.S. History Since 1941; U.S. History Since 1877; Congress & Telecommunications; American Foreign Relations Since 1865; U.S. Diplomatic History; Legacy of the Modern World; The Rise of the U.S. as a World Power; World History Since 1945; and the West in the Pre-Modern World.

Public Speaking

I have spoken as a college professor in public classrooms and halls to hundreds of students on a variety of subjects. It is vital in such an environment to speak clearly, vividly, and in a manner that can be clearly understood by one's audience. In addition, I have spoken to civic, political and community organizations for decades -- including as recently as last month. Furthermore, I have tutored students, candidates for public office and corporate executives regarding the skills and techniques that can enhance public speaking.

World History

I have taught numerous university courses in world history for over a decade. I have a Ph.D. (history) and have taught a wide variety of relevant courses -- the West in the Pre-Modern World; World History: 1500 to present; World History Since 1945; Legacy of the Modern World; American Foreign Relations Since 1865; U.S. Diplomatic History; Europe in the 20th Century; and The Rise of the U.S. as a World Power.

The George Washington University
Public Affairs
The George Washington University
PhD

Education

The George Washington University (Public Affairs)

The George Washington University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Dallas, GA 30132.