UNC Chapel Hill
King's College London (Master's)
I'm a well traveled, well educated individual waiting on responses about government jobs and have decided to tutor in the meantime. I am well versed in political, intellectual and military history and have a fair amount of knowledge regarding the origin and development of different religions.
However, while I do have degrees in history I must point out that history is not a science. You cannot memorize and master formulas and theories and move on to research. History is, literally, everything that's ever happened. I do not know everything that has ever happened, or even a small fraction thereof. I'm confident I know the basics of everything your child is studying and can master the details in relatively little time. I can even teach methodology if you'd like, something not normally taught until graduate school.
I have extensive experience as a public speaker and have taught several styles of it over the years, primarily debate.
My method of teaching is to make history into the story, something relate-able or at least entertaining and build from there. Details are important to learn, but minutia is just that. When it comes to public speaking I first have students give a practice speech and then attempt to work with them on developing their own particular style of oration. It may seem odd, but there are several major types of speaker and arguments and everyone leans towards a few naturally.
I'm usually working on my computer and will respond to any queries immediately.
The picture isn't the most professional looking, I grant you, but it is of me at a Roman shrine to the sun god Mithras/Sol Invictus located on Hadrian's Wall, which I was hiking at the time. I'm a well traveled, well educated individual waiting on responses about government jobs and have decided to tutor in the meantime. I am well versed in political, intellectual and military history and have a fair amount of knowledge regarding the origin and development of different religions.
However, while I do have degrees in history
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I was an National Forensic League debater throughout high school and an officer, the Critic, in fact, of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies of UNC (debate and literature). I also volunteered for the NFL to judge and teach debate.
I've had to read hundreds of books and poems over the course of my education and am an avid reader to this day, mostly fantasy, philosophy and history.
Beyond just the normal study skills someone with my academic background develops I should note that in British academia, where I spent a year as an undergrad and where I earned my MA, there is less classroom interaction and significantly more emphasis placed on individual study. There are no textbooks; instead, there are a large number of assigned readings which the students are responsible for finding in the library and doing on their own.
I've studied a great deal of history as it was one of my majors at UNC. I'm certain I can handle anything thrown at me.
I've written two dissertations and papers beyond count on every subject in liberal arts.