Park University (Public Administratio)
Georgetown University (Master's)
Georgetwown University (Master's)
At five years old I made my parents watch the Reagan/Mondale Presidential debates. I'm that kind of nerd. I have a life long love of learning. I have two, count them two libraries in my home because they have outgrown their rooms. I love literature, art, history and government. I have a deep seeded curiosity about the world around me and it had served me well. It is infectious!
I've been teaching American History, and Government, and heritage through Art History in the U.S. Capitol for the last seven years. I have taught fifth graders through international collegians studying comparative governance-- and I love all aspects of it. What I love most is making the subject come alive. I have seen so many people not care about history or politics until I've met them-- but something about my passion for the subject brings it alive.
My graduate degrees are in American Studies and Legislative affairs. American Studies is a field that covers the entire culture through our literature, our art, our government, our sense of self. Legislative Affairs means I can tell you ever intricate detail of the process of governance-- or I can break it down for you like you have no idea what that word means because that is what I have been doing in the nation's Capitol of the better part of a decade.
As a tutor, I think being creative is important. No two students learn the same way. I've had the joy of meeting about 10,000 of them in my work. I've had to learn how to quickly read from body language and non-verbal responses what is clicking and what isn't. I was also a camp counselor for four years in college, so I am familiar with building lesson plans when you are starting with completely new material. Plus, We have the distinct pleasure of living in Washington, D.C. The world is our classroom!
I'm uniquely well qualified to bring my passionately felt love of learning to bear upon your student's young mind and heart. I hope to make them enthusiastic citizens and lovers of learning. The written word is a gift to behold. At five years old I made my parents watch the Reagan/Mondale Presidential debates. I'm that kind of nerd. I have a life long love of learning. I have two, count them two libraries in my home because they have outgrown their rooms. I love literature, art, history and government. I have a deep seeded curiosity about the world around me and it had
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I have an undergraduate degree in Public Administration and two graduate degrees from Georgetown University. I studied Legislative Affairs and American Studies, and I've worked on Capitol Hill for seven years. Additionally, I worked as a journalist for nearly a decade covering the community's public interest within a diverse community.
As part of my Public Administration degree, many social sciences were included in my studies to include economics, anthropology and sociology, geography, psychology, ancient history and philosophy.
I published a nearly hundred page thesis on the efficacy on minority/majority districting in the post voting rights era South. Public Administration is all about the idea of governing. But, coupled with American Studies I am qualified to tutor Social Studies because I have 30 hours of graduate level education in American History and Cultural studies. The cultural studies include African American studies, immigration studies, women and lesbians studies, international relations, art history, and American literature.
Not only have I studied it academically, I have spent the last seven years teaching it as a public educator in the U.S. Capitol to students from elementary through graduate school. I also have taught incoming interns and newly hired congressional staff about American History, Congress, the Constitution and Washington D.C. in a 16 hour course. I have done the same type of training for new members of Congress
I have an undergraduate degree in Public Administration, two graduate degrees from Georgetown University. I studied Legislative Affairs and American Studies, and I've worked on Capitol Hill for seven years. Additionally, I worked as a journalist for nearly a decade.
I was a nationally qualified debater and extemporaneous speaker in High School. I participated in Mock Trial and my team won State both my junior and senior years, qualifying to go to nationals. I was nationally ranked in college as well.
I worked as a journalist for eight years and have been working as a public speaker for the last seven. I know what it takes to be successful.