University of Arizona (History)
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I recently earned my Ph.D. from Duke University’s Graduate Program in Religion (December 2014). I have pursued my degree with the hope of acquiring a job in higher education, hopefully at a small liberal arts college. At the same time, I consider myself to be an educator more generally. I hope to aid those that need help in advancing their skills in a number of subjects at all levels so that they can succeed in the ways that they wish.
I have been fortunate enough to hone my skills as an effective teacher both in the classroom as well as a tutor. I have been the sole instructor at Duke and Meredith College for six different courses. In addition to the courses I have taught at Duke and Meredith, I have been a teaching assistant for numerous courses at Duke. I have also had the opportunity to tutor college students with learning disabilities, as well as students for whom English was their second language during my time as an undergraduate and non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate student at the University of Arizona. Whether as a tutor, a TA, or an instructor, I have always strived to help those who I teach to acquire the knowledge specific to particular subjects as well as to activate within them a love for knowledge more generally.
I am an outstanding language tutor due to the fact that I have learned how to read eight different languages from one of Duke's finest linguists. His emphasis on learning "grammar speak" has provided me with the knowledge necessary to understand how languages work. My own studies have taught me that virtually all languages share particular components that allow speakers and writers to communicate ideas. Knowing how these components function has provided me with the ability to teach others how to effectively make use of grammatical elements to understand and construct variously stylized sentences in writing or speech so that they too may communicate effectively
I have a deep understanding of the grammar and syntax of eight different languages, which I can effectively communicate to all levels of learners. My knowledge of how languages work generally is most helpful when tutoring others about how to read, write, and speak English. I have tutored students for whom English is their second language, and I was also employed by The Princeton Review. The time spent learning how The Princeton Review deconstructs SAT writing questions makes me highly qualified to help those hoping to acquire a very high score on this standardized test.
I hope that you will contact me so that I can use my extensive academic training to help you succeed in your scholastic endeavors. I guarantee that my love for knowledge will translate to your success! I recently earned my Ph.D. from Duke University’s Graduate Program in Religion (December 2014). I have pursued my degree with the hope of acquiring a job in higher education, hopefully at a small liberal arts college. At the same time, I consider myself to be an educator more generally. I hope to aid those that need help in advancing their skills
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I have taken several courses on archaeology during my studies as a Ph.D. student. In addition, I have spent five summers excavating in Israel, advancing from a field school participant to an area director. I am now finishing a chapter on the remains of the eastern domestic units of the ancient city of Sepphoris for the forthcoming volumes on the architecture and stratigraphy of the western summit of Sepphoris. This newest volume on the archaeological remains of Sepphoris will be edited by the sites directors Eric M. Meyers, Carol L. Meyers, and Benjamin G. Gordon and will be published by Eisenbrauns.
I've received my Ph.D. from Duke in ancient Jewish Studies. I have two minors: one in early Christianity and Greco-Roman religions. After finishing my course work, I was required to take a field exam on the content of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament as well as pass Biblical Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek reading exams. I have since taught three courses on the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism at Duke and Meredith College respectively. I have also had the pleasure to serve as the preceptor for a course introducing students to the tools necessary for interpreting every book of the New Testament at Duke's Divinity school.
I have a Ph.D. in ancient Jewish Studies from Duke University. All Ph.D.s in this field are required to be able to read modern Hebrew, German, and French (along with several ancient languages). Acquiring knowledge in these languages allows access to secondary sources needed to conduct advanced research.
I hold a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and have two minor, one in early Christianity and the other in Greco-Roman religions. I have taught Meredith College's introduction to World Religions, and was most recently a preceptor for Duke Divinity School's Introduction to the New Testament.