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Kai B.

Tutor Specializing in Social Sciences and Pre-Law

Tutor Specializing in Social Sciences and Pre-Law

$40/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • District Heights, MD 20747

About Kai


Bio

I'm Kai! I'm a social scientist who focuses on law, medicine, science and technology studies, and gender and sexuality. I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Anthropology department at George Washington University.

I also have a Master's degree in Legal Studies from Willamette University College of Law, where I focused on constitutional law and civil rights, and I had research published in a law journal. This work all built on my B.A. in Sociology and Political...

I'm Kai! I'm a social scientist who focuses on law, medicine, science and technology studies, and gender and sexuality. I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Anthropology department at George Washington University.

I also have a Master's degree in Legal Studies from Willamette University College of Law, where I focused on constitutional law and civil rights, and I had research published in a law journal. This work all built on my B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver, where I earned Latin honors (magna cum laude) for both majors in addition to a Certificate in Democracy and Social Movements. I currently teach around 50 students per semester, and I love working with students on developing ideas for and structuring papers, improving study techniques, how to get the most out of their time at college, and how to look for and apply to internships.

My particular tutoring style draws on years of experience in my subject areas. For example, my knowledge of the social sciences isn't only grounded in my academic learning, but in conducting research, participating in political campaigns, working for more than 5 years in non-profits, and working in the military and government. With both theoretical and practical knowledge, I'm able to break down concepts in relatable ways that are easy to comprehend. Additionally, I am a writer and poet. As a contributing writer to an online publication, I regularly break down difficult concepts around gender and sexuality for people with no background in these areas. I also write advice articles, which has helped me to hone my skills when it comes to answering specific questions and inspiring others to consider new perspectives.

I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you. It's easy to reach me, and I always respond as quickly as possible. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me!

I graduated with a 3.84 in my Master of Legal Studies program, where I also published original research on civil rights in a law journal. For my B.A. program, I graduated with a 3.94 GPA in Sociology, where I also received Latin Honors (magna cum laude) for my thesis as well as college honors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I also presented my research at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference.

While I can certainly tutor in all areas of anthropology and sociology, I have developed some areas of expertise: 1) law and policy; 2) deviance (particularly the social organization of deviance); 3) gender and sexuality; 4) neoliberalism and the relationship between economic systems and culture (including political economy); 5) qualitative research methods, especially ethnography, narrative/content/discourse analysis, archival methods, interviews, and focus groups; 6) social studies of medicine, science, and technology; and 7) social theory (structuralism/functionalism, modernism/postmodernism, feminism/queer theory, and others).

Finally, I am a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. Much like my writing, I approach sociology in a way that is accessible to all people, regardless of educational background. My diverse educational background and my experience writing for non-academic audiences (particularly parents and teenagers) has given me the skills I need to relate social/cultural theories and concepts to other academic fields and real-world experiences. I take a holistic approach to academic work, taking abstract ideas (which are often pretty boring) and finding the ways they play out in your life so that they become understandable and easy to remember. I do this not only with different course subjects, but also with theory and research methods. My specialty in research methods is primarily in qualitative research, but I also have knowledge and work experience in survey design and statistical analysis. Using this approach, anthropology and sociology become more than just classes you have to pass; they become subjects you can master.

I graduated magna cum laude in Political Science with a certificate in Democracy and Social Movements. I also have extensive knowledge in political theory, particularly in the philosophy of punishment and prisons and theories of justice. Additionally, I have been involved in social movements and worked in politics for the last eight years, doing organizing, outreach, and development work for statewide ballot measure campaigns and federal congressional campaigns. My work is grounded in my academic background, and I have extensive knowledge in how to apply the concepts you learn in the classroom to your work, no matter if that's in a student club or in a political campaign. Knowing how to apply and recognize political science concepts in the real world helps immensely, making political science both personal and accessible.


Education

The University of Colorado Denver
Sociology
Willamette University College of Law
Masters
(Current) The George Washington University
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Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

I have been working in bilingual jobs for years, in the restaurant industry, in political work, and as a healthcare professional. Additionally, I have 6 years of academic training in Spanish and have completed the DuoLingo course in Spanish. Most importantly, I have lived in South America in complete immersion, speaking no English for the months I was there. This has not only given me the academic knowledge of Spanish, but it has allowed me to become nearly fluent in speaking Spanish in real-world contexts, a skill that is often hard to gain through classes or digital programs. I take an everyday approach to Spanish that emphasizes real-world conversations. Instead of figuring out how to talk about how "the elephant is big," my tutoring focuses on how to translate everyday phrases that you would actually need if you traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, or worked in a bilingual position. This not only makes Spanish accessible, but it actually becomes fun!

English

English, Writing

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology department at The George Washington University. My research focuses on law, medicine, science and technology studies, and gender and sexuality; my current projects are exploring how the law uses scientific expertise in court rulings, the metaphors and media technologies used by mental health-focused public health campaigns, and how medical knowledge about mental illnesses is interpreted in local contexts. I also teach around 50 students per semester in the Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology course, where I break down course concepts in discussion, help students select and develop ideas for papers, and advise on college life and internship selection. I use qualitative research methods, particularly ethnography, archival research, and photography.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a Master's degree in Legal Studies and a BA in Political Science, and I have worked in government and politics for more than 8 years. In addition to six years in the military, I have worked on statewide ballot measure campaigns, lobbied Congress on federal bills in Washington, D.C., worked on local, statewide, and federal policy through various government agencies, and I ran a federal congressional primary campaign. Finally, I have been working for the last year as a Legal & Policy Researcher for a national non-profit, giving me practical expertise in a wide range of government and politics areas in addition to my academic knowledge.
Political Science,

Political Science

I have a BA in Political Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado Denver, I am in Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and I am a Master's of Legal Studies student at Willamette University College of Law. I am the President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the International Community of Auraria at the University of Colorado, and tutored students in political science and international studies for 2 years. Additionally, I have worked as a community organizer, an LGBT military non-profit program manager, and a campaign coordinator for a congressional primary campaign. My practical experience has allowed me to apply and gain a deeper understanding of concepts taught in the classroom, and my experience tutoring is based in this real-world context.
Sociology

Sociology

I have a BA in Sociology (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado, and I am a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. Additionally, I have conducted original research in this field, and in April 2017 I was invited to present my findings at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference. As someone who has experience conducting research and working in social movement organizations, I bring both a theoretical and practical knowledge to my students.

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been working in bilingual jobs for years, in the restaurant industry, in political work, and as a healthcare professional. Additionally, I have 6 years of academic training in Spanish and have completed the DuoLingo course in Spanish. Most importantly, I have lived in South America in complete immersion, speaking no English for the months I was there. This has not only given me the academic knowledge of Spanish, but it has allowed me to become nearly fluent in speaking Spanish in real-world contexts, a skill that is often hard to gain through classes or digital programs. I take an everyday approach to Spanish that emphasizes real-world conversations. Instead of figuring out how to talk about how "the elephant is big," my tutoring focuses on how to translate everyday phrases that you would actually need if you traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, or worked in a bilingual position. This not only makes Spanish accessible, but it actually becomes fun!
English, Writing

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have been working in bilingual jobs for years, in the restaurant industry, in political work, and as a healthcare professional. Additionally, I have 6 years of academic training in Spanish and have completed the DuoLingo course in Spanish. Most importantly, I have lived in South America in complete immersion, speaking no English for the months I was there. This has not only given me the academic knowledge of Spanish, but it has allowed me to become nearly fluent in speaking Spanish in real-world contexts, a skill that is often hard to gain through classes or digital programs. I take an everyday approach to Spanish that emphasizes real-world conversations. Instead of figuring out how to talk about how "the elephant is big," my tutoring focuses on how to translate everyday phrases that you would actually need if you traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, or worked in a bilingual position. This not only makes Spanish accessible, but it actually becomes fun!

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Spanish,

Spanish

I have been working in bilingual jobs for years, in the restaurant industry, in political work, and as a healthcare professional. Additionally, I have 6 years of academic training in Spanish and have completed the DuoLingo course in Spanish. Most importantly, I have lived in South America in complete immersion, speaking no English for the months I was there. This has not only given me the academic knowledge of Spanish, but it has allowed me to become nearly fluent in speaking Spanish in real-world contexts, a skill that is often hard to gain through classes or digital programs. I take an everyday approach to Spanish that emphasizes real-world conversations. Instead of figuring out how to talk about how "the elephant is big," my tutoring focuses on how to translate everyday phrases that you would actually need if you traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, or worked in a bilingual position. This not only makes Spanish accessible, but it actually becomes fun!
English, Writing

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a Master's degree in Legal Studies and a BA in Political Science, and I have worked in government and politics for more than 8 years. In addition to six years in the military, I have worked on statewide ballot measure campaigns, lobbied Congress on federal bills in Washington, D.C., worked on local, statewide, and federal policy through various government agencies, and I ran a federal congressional primary campaign. Finally, I have been working for the last year as a Legal & Policy Researcher for a national non-profit, giving me practical expertise in a wide range of government and politics areas in addition to my academic knowledge.
Sociology

Sociology

I have a BA in Sociology (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado, and I am a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. Additionally, I have conducted original research in this field, and in April 2017 I was invited to present my findings at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference. As someone who has experience conducting research and working in social movement organizations, I bring both a theoretical and practical knowledge to my students.

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology department at The George Washington University. My research focuses on law, medicine, science and technology studies, and gender and sexuality; my current projects are exploring how the law uses scientific expertise in court rulings, the metaphors and media technologies used by mental health-focused public health campaigns, and how medical knowledge about mental illnesses is interpreted in local contexts. I also teach around 50 students per semester in the Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology course, where I break down course concepts in discussion, help students select and develop ideas for papers, and advise on college life and internship selection. I use qualitative research methods, particularly ethnography, archival research, and photography.
Sociology

Sociology

I have a BA in Sociology (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado, and I am a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society. Additionally, I have conducted original research in this field, and in April 2017 I was invited to present my findings at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference. As someone who has experience conducting research and working in social movement organizations, I bring both a theoretical and practical knowledge to my students.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

I have been working in bilingual jobs for years, in the restaurant industry, in political work, and as a healthcare professional. Additionally, I have 6 years of academic training in Spanish and have completed the DuoLingo course in Spanish. Most importantly, I have lived in South America in complete immersion, speaking no English for the months I was there. This has not only given me the academic knowledge of Spanish, but it has allowed me to become nearly fluent in speaking Spanish in real-world contexts, a skill that is often hard to gain through classes or digital programs. I take an everyday approach to Spanish that emphasizes real-world conversations. Instead of figuring out how to talk about how "the elephant is big," my tutoring focuses on how to translate everyday phrases that you would actually need if you traveled to a Spanish-speaking country, or worked in a bilingual position. This not only makes Spanish accessible, but it actually becomes fun!
Writing

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