Miami University (History)
Miami University (Graduate Coursework)
Reading is my passion! I read approximately two books per week (or 600 pages), and I am not a "speed reader" as defined by Evelyn Wood. The genres range from literature (Katherine Anne Porter, Ayn Rand or W. Somerset Maugham) to best-seller fiction to non-fiction, including topical, current events. I enjoy applying and communicating my knowledge from these works and look for outlets to promote these interests. I participate in a bi-monthly book club and lead an extracurricular scholastic club at the local elementary school.
Current Scholastic Activities:
-Started a Spanish Club for elementary students
-Created fun, engaging lesson plans for bi-weekly club
-Introduced basic vocabulary/phrases as well as culture
-Participate in the "Ohio Reads" Literacy Program as a tutor
-Work/tutor elementary students on subjects as directed by teacher
-Attended Miami University, Oxford, OH
-Completed Bachelor of Arts, History (1992)
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.89 GPA)
-Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa (the oldest, most prestigious Honor society in US)
-Studied abroad at Miami University's Luxembourg campus for one semester:
-Awarded scholarship for study abroad
-Studied Architecture core course, Art History, Music, French
-Accepted at two law schools, two graduate programs
-Awarded full-time study grant (one year) in Religion Department (historical)
-Performed as a Graduate Assistant, teaching two sections/semester Religion 101
-Created lesson plans
-Instructed students through oral lectures
-Developed test materials
-Graded and assessed students' work through in-class participation and exams
-Held open study sessions for students
-Received "Excellent/Very Good" ratings(93%) from students on post-class evaluations
-Completed required course work for Masters degree
High School Statistics:
-Completed College Prep classes, including Honors courses
-Tutored other students in English, Spanish
-Performed state-sponsored academic exams for History, English, English Composition
-Placed First Regionally in English exam; Second Regionally for English Composition
-Participated on state-ranked Academic Team
-Graduated in the top 5% of class
-Scored a "Highly Selective" designation on ACT
-Accepted Early Admissions to Miami University (Oxford, OH) Reading is my passion! I read approximately two books per week (or 600 pages), and I am not a "speed reader" as defined by Evelyn Wood. The genres range from literature (Katherine Anne Porter, Ayn Rand or W. Somerset Maugham) to best-seller fiction to non-fiction, including topical, current events. I enjoy applying and
Amy is a great tutor! In fact, she is very patient and works very hard with her students to break down and to make sure they understand what they are learning. She also has a good learning personality when communicating with her students to make sure they learn on their own. She was always on time, very professional and reliable when meeting up for a study session. I would recommend anybody to use Amy as a source of study when looking for a tutor! I haven't gone back to school since I graduated and always struggled with school so when I went back to school and finished my first semester in college I ended up with a 3.0! So long story short she's taught me great methods of studying and I been improving ever since! Thanks again Amy!
Completed extensive course load in both formulative and advanced level American and World history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Focused on the American experience during the American Revolution and it's after effects on the new country. Cross-referenced this information with teaching materials as a Teaching Aasistant at Miami.
Concentrated on social and political history in several advanced seminars in World history, including 'History & the Novel' and history of Islam. Utilized much of this background in Masters projects.
Studied upper level Architecture courses during Miami University study abroad program in Luxembourg. Incorporated Art History and previous introductory Architecture class information into class project. Also, utilized European Architectural experience to inspire and become integral part of Masters thesis on Aachen Cathedral in Cologne, Germany.
At Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I completed several undergraduate classes in the religion department. The main concentration of these courses was the American religious experience from a historical perspective. Upon graduation, I accepted a Teaching Assistant's position at Miami U while completing Master's degree classes. The focus at this time included Mesoamerican (Aztecs & Mayans), Eastern (Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism), Early Christianity (Paul 's experience). Also, included a teaching course and required graduate studies class on major philosophers of religious experience.