Franciscan University of Steubenville (History)
I have no experience tutoring or teaching, but that said I do have experience working as a docent at the Andrew Low House, where I used a curriculum as a guideline for the tours and used picture boards to give a glimpse into the life of the characters of the house and to educate the public on the personalities and historical background of the house.
I also have some experience working in a very introductory research position, as an assistant archivist at the Diocese of Savannah Pastoral Center, where I utilized microfiche and microfilm to find information of important events that have occurred in the Diocese of Savannah over the last 50-100 years.
I have an interest in putting the knowledge and information I have acquired from my college years and off-time/general personal research into tutoring, so as to enhance the knowledge of individual students and to set them up for success in school and to most importantly have them engage in the material in a manner that makes it interesting/fun. I am willing to individualize the material as much as possible, in so far as the core structure is kept in tact and the basic/necessary facts and information are touched upon. History is a hobby of mine, as is philosophy, and I thoroughly enjoy studying both in my spare time, in addition to playing/watching sports, running, or other related activities.
I have a thorough knowledge of German Idealism, especially the works of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte, and also have additional interests in Schoepenhauer, a philosopher who is more of an existentialist, who existed at a point when German Idealism was being trumped by romanticism. I have taken courses in Contemporary Philosophy, which covered philosophy from Michel De Montaigne/Sir Francis Bacon to modern day philosophers, such as Heidegger, Satre, Davidson, et cetera. I have also taken an introductory course into philosophy, a philosophy of the human person course, a class on Nietszche and Kierkegaard, a contemporary philosophy course that dealt with the analytical philosophy tradition, starting with Gottlob Frege/Ludwig Wittengstein and ending with Searle/Davidson, a course on Logic, and a course on Metaphysics. I have a 3.0 GPA in the philosophy classes I have taken, with the courses where I received the best grade being an introductory to philosophy, the Nietszche and Kierkegaard Class, and the Metaphysics classes, where I received two As and one B plus. My main approach in teaching philosophy is to grasp an understanding of the concepts being presented and to connect them to the broader evolutionary dynamics of philosophical ideas in general, while at the same time utilizing philosophy as a means to getting to the core foundations/principles of man's existence and as a framework through which to analyze the psychology of philosophers.
I have an interest in a plethora of different fields of historical studies, with a special emphasis on colonial history in North America. My approach to America history is one that takes into account the often overlooked presence of Spanish, French, Amerindian, and African presences in North America and how this shaped and influenced the social, cultural, and political orientation of North America and how it was assimilated into the larger and more dominant Anglo-American culture that rose to power definitively during the Early Republic era. I like to touch upon all the important facts and information of American History, especially as it regards the settlement and expansion of the colonial/American frontier, the birth of the American Empire, from the Early Republic period to the McKinley-Roosevelt era, and America's 20th century wars.
In essence, I want the student to come to appreciate the world around him, to take greater awareness in the social, cultural, and political currents of his time, as best suits his aptitude and personality, and to see the layers of history at work in his present situation and to see how he relates to it all. I also want to make it as fun and interesting as possible, and I hope to engage the students in more than just the facts of the past, but also in their subjectivity/relation to history as an individual unit and in developing an objective understanding of the social, cultural, and political situations of the present era. I have taken two classes in American History, the first of which covered the period from colonial times to the Civil War and the second one starting with Reconstruction and ending with modern America. I have also taken classes in WWI, WWII, the Vietnam & Korean War, two introductory Western Civilization classes, a class on the French Revolution and 19th century Europe, a class on British & Irish History from the 17th century to modern times, a class on 20th century Europe, a class on Historical Methods, a class on American diplomatic history, and a class on the prehistory of South America. I have a 3.3 GPA in my history major.
I am willing and ready to tutor when needed and as needed to ensure the student learns the material, to make the material interesting/fun in a manner that meets the individuals needs, and to hopefully, as a result lead to success in the classroom and beyond. I have an intense interest in philosophy and History and both subject matters are hobbies of mine, having had college experience with the material and having also conducted my own personal research into both subject-matters. I want to also make sure that I make the material as understandable as possible for the student, something which I have learned as a homeschooler, where I often times ended up having to teach younger siblings from an angle that made sense of matters that were quite complicated at times. That said, due to the fact that I have a part-time job with the Coastal Heritage Society, as a historical interpreter, my hours and times of work will have to revolve around my own work schedule. I have no experience tutoring or teaching, but that said I do have experience working as a docent at the Andrew Low House, where I used a curriculum as a guideline for the tours and used picture boards to give a glimpse into the life of the characters of the house and to educate the public on the personalities and historical background of the
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