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University of Iowa (Anthropology)
I believe education can empower individuals to pursue their passions and make a difference in the world. I have always held a heightened level of curiosity which has driven my educational pursuits and helped me develop critical thinking skills to apply to a number of fields. I achieved my Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology, which demanded a rigorous reading and writing workload and competency. I also earned a minor in French Language Studies and was able to fund a semester studying abroad in Pau, France where I lived with a local family and immersed myself in French language and culture. Through this international experience paired with my studies in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Iowa, I have acquired a set of keen observational analytical skills that I have been required to demonstrate both verbally and in writing on numerous occasions to persuade and educate professors and students alike. My immersion experience abroad combined with my first-hand field work in Anthropology has allowed me several opportunities to establish meaningful rapport with others. This ability to connect with others and relate individual-level concerns to bigger-picture themes with a problem-solving approach in mind primes me to serve as a tutor.
I would enjoy the opportunity to share the learning and studying skills I garnered throughout the course of my studies and would be especially interested in assisting students of all ages with their reading, writing, and critical thinking questions and concerns. I understand that some students' curiosity may need kindling, while others may conversely need help realizing their goals despite an inherent love for learning. Please do not hesitate to contact me to understand more about what has driven my educational endeavors and to see if I would be a suitable match for your tutoring needs. I believe education can empower individuals to pursue their passions and make a difference in the world. I have always held a heightened level of curiosity which has driven my educational pursuits and helped me develop critical thinking skills to apply to a number of fields. I achieved my Bachelor of Read more
Emily shows that she is an honest and dedicated tutor. She prepared this first lesson using materials we suggested, like manuals and exercise books that we used before. So far, we are pleased with her progress. We feel encouraged with Emily's careful approach to our son's needs. She seems patient and hard-working. My son grew up with the Montessori system and Emily listens carefully to my son and adapts well to this less traditional approach. We want to continue with Emily and have good expectations.
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I earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology. My coursework covered all four subfields of Anthropology - Bio-Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, and Sociocultural; however, I completed more engaged coursework in Cultural Anthropology. I have become well-versed in various cultural themes and phenomena and have developed skills for cultural analysis at both the local and global levels. Additionally, through my coursework in ethnographic methods, I had first hand field-work experience which involved creating a feasible and though-provoking research question, designing a research plan that utilized appropriate methods for obtaining valuable and honest information, establishing rapport in the field, detailed note taking, meaningful coding of notes with respect to the research question, and insightful analysis of the information gleaned from research and related to larger cultural themes.