I have a PhD from Rutgers University and a degree in Sociology from University of Cincinnati. I have been teaching and tutoring college students and adult learners in the community for 40+ years, and my students tend to do well due to my student-centered teaching style. I help students build on the strengths they already have, even when they aren't aware that they have them when we start working together! I am interdisciplinary across the social and behavioral sciences, with experience in history, philosophy, women's studies, and small business development as well.
I am familiar with most standard textbooks in these fields, and can refer students to associated literature on whatever topic is of interest or is being problematic. I tend to teach research, writing, and study skills as we go along, so that students develop capacities that will continue to serve them after our interaction has ended. I charge $45/hr and require 12 hrs notice of cancellations. I expect students to participate in framing an individualized tutoring strategy and then do the work they agree to, so as to succeed in meeting the objectives of our work together.
I am not only familiar with the academic side of these disciplines, I have been an active practitioner in them my entire working life. I wrote the only comprehensive history of the U.S. civil rights movement between 1959 and 1965 published to date, and have been a public interest/social justice advocate both inside and outside of our institutional systems. I not only teach from books, I have had hard, first-hand experience in the systems and dynamics I teach about.
I would be happy to discuss your particular needs and, if I can (and I will be honest about this), help you frame a strategy to effectively address the issues that have prompted you to seek help.