BA at Wichita State University (History)
University of Kansas (Master's)
Marquette University (PhD)
I love learning, and I love getting students excited about learning! While I've worked mostly with college students, I enjoy working as well with high school and even elementary and middle-school students (my own children being those ages). I love exploring history and politics, discussing why these things matter today, and helping students develop superior writing skills. I also enjoy helping students get organized personally for their work, and think through plans for further education.
I truly enjoy reading and writing, thinking through how to express ideas clearly and in a way that is compelling and persuasive to others. I have authored my own academic book and articles, and I have helped hundreds of students in and out of the classroom make significant improvements in their writing skills.
I love stories, and I find that those that are true are often even more fascinating than fiction (which I also love)! I have a master's degree in political science and a bachelor's in history, so I very much enjoy examining current events and then researching how they have developed over time, and how we can engage in those issues that are most important to us. I enjoy examining why people have behaved the way they do politically, both now and throughout time, and I love to help students get excited about these things, too.
If you are a student who enjoys learning new things, yet finds certain subjects challenging and would like some help thinking through them, I would be happy to work with you! I am open to both in-person and online tutoring, and I would be happy to have an initial conversation with you and your parents about how we might tailor our sessions to your specific needs. If you are interested, I would love to hear from you! I love learning, and I love getting students excited about learning! While I've worked mostly with college students, I enjoy working as well with high school and even elementary and middle-school students (my own children being those ages). I love exploring history and politics, discussing why these things matter today, and helping students
The upper end of my rate scale ($60) refers to tutoring for college-level courses. Rates are lower for elementary and secondary tutoring, negotiated for specific cases.
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I earned an MA in theology in 2006, followed by a PhD in Religious Studies in 2011. I completed several graduate-level courses in biblical study, and I have been active in teaching biblical studies as a lay person for 20+ years. I have also taught biblical studies as part of introductory theology courses at several institutions, and I am able to approach the text in a non-threatening manner to students.
I have bachelor's and master's degrees in political science, and I very much enjoy engaging students around the major contemporary issues and theory in the field. I have taught American politics and government, international relations, and political philosophy at multiple institutions. Finally, my PhD dissertation, while primarily in religion, was interdisciplinary with political science and nationalism studies.
I have an MA in Christian theology and a PhD in religious studies. My research has engaged with the interaction of religious identity and politics, economics, etc. I am somewhat familiar with other major religious systems and would be able to tutor to some extent in their understanding, but much of my work has been in the Christian context.
I have three graduate degrees, all of which required extensive writing. In addition, I have published a book and several articles. I also usually include a significant writing component in the courses I teach, and I provide extensive feedback on writing to my students.