University of Maine (Anthropology)
Oregon State (Master's)
I am an anthropologist, and I love the field of study. I've always been fascinated by people and culture, whether it's the people of today or those who lived in the past. I've spent the past ten years applying my skills as a researcher in the business world as a market researcher. I talk with people, I develop programs and utilize the anthropological toolkit to better serve my clients and learn more about their areas of interest.
What does this mean for a student? I have a solid background in the fundamentals of both cultural anthropology and archaeology. I know how to apply the tools so that they make sense in the real world, and through application one can gain a stronger understanding of not only how these ideas work but their overall value. My goal as a tutor is to help folks not only get through a class, but make anthropology accessible. I also recognize that not everyone will love the field as much as I do, but my hope is that I can make it a bit more enjoyable in the long run.
I hope we can work together. For those of you who are comfortable, I am more than happy to be a remote tutor. I've spent the last few years telecommuting and would be more than happy to utilize Skype or other platforms to make a long distance tutor/mentor program work. I am an anthropologist, and I love the field of study. I've always been fascinated by people and culture, whether it's the people of today or those who lived in the past. I've spent the past ten years applying my skills as a researcher in the business world as a market researcher. I talk with people, I develop programs and utilize the
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I have a Master's Degree in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University, as well as Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs Anthropology from the University of Maine. I was a teaching assistant at both organizations, and have a love for sharing the wonder of anthropology as the study of humans throughout time and space.
In addition, I've applied my skills since earning my degree in the business field everyday, assisting with both qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis. I can set up a ethnographic study from start to finish, and then help design and analyze the quantitative survey tools to round out the research design. Many days I've worked directly with clients educating them on the varied uses of anthropological methodologies and tools in the business world. I'd like to think of this as "unofficial tutoring," because if the client doesn't understand and grasp the value then the program is never going to work.
I'm very interested in helping students understand the value of anthropology as well as decode the basics of application and theory. It's a great discipline that should be accessible and fun for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if additional information is required.