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Jim H.

Wichita, KS

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Nationally Recognized Social Studies Teacher

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University of South Carolina
International Study
University of South Carolina
Master's

Education

University of South Carolina (International Study)

University of South Carolina (Master's)

About Jim

I earned a BA in International Studies and a Master's in Teaching Secondary Social Studies. After graduate school, I taught for sixteen years as a high school social studies teacher in South Carolina. Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor are the three keys to my success as an educator. I loved teaching in South Carolina but medical and family reasons brought me back to my hometown, Wichita, KS, in November 2014.

I have deep content knowledge and a passion for teaching. I have been repeatedly recognized as an outstanding teacher at the district, state and national levels, but my greatest reward is hearing from my former students that the content and skills (effective reading, studying, test taking, writing essays and research papers) they learned from me really helped them in college.

I have fourteen years experience as an IB History of the Americas instructor and seven years as an IB Theory of Knowledge instructor. Other courses I have taught include US History, World History, Psychology, Sociology, Government, and Economics. I have been recognized at the district level for Outstanding Teaching and Learning: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Teacher of the Month in 2010 for the state of South Carolina by the SCEA; nationally, I have been recognized in a feature article in NEA Today magazine and as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.

I look forward to hearing from you and together creating an action plan to achieve your goals!
I earned a BA in International Studies and a Master's in Teaching Secondary Social Studies. After graduate school, I taught for sixteen years as a high school social studies teacher in South Carolina. Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor are the three keys to my success as an educator. I loved teaching in South Carolina but medical and family Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wichita, KS 67203
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

14 years experience as an International Baccalaureate History of the Americas instructor.

Political Science

My BA in International Studies is political science on an international level. My course work included: Conduct of US Foreign Policy, US/World Problems Global Perspective, US/World Problems Regional Perspective, International Relations, IR of the Mid East, Comparative Politics in Developing Countries, Revolution and Political Violence, Race and Ethnicity in World Politics, IR of East Asia/Pacific, Middle East Politics, Utopian Political Thought, and Theories of War.

Religion

I have taken undergraduate courses in Comparative Religion, Islamic Institutions and Traditions, and History of Judaism. My junior and senior high school years were completed at Christian schools. As a social studies teacher, I have taught the history and concepts of those religions as well as Hinduism and Buddhism in World History and Theory of Knowledge classes.

Social Studies

I have a Master of Arts Teaching Secondary Social Studies degree and 16 years experience teaching social studies.

World History

I have 16 years experience in teaching world history.

University of South Carolina
International Study
University of South Carolina
Master's

Education

University of South Carolina (International Study)

University of South Carolina (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 20 miles of Wichita, KS 67203.