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Andrew W.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Experienced History Teacher Specialising in improving Essay Skills

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/23/16

$40/Hour


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Macquarie University
History
Macquarie University
Other

Education

Macquarie University (History)

Macquarie University (Other)

About Andrew

I graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia with a double major in Ancient and Modern History, and minors in Linguistics and ESL. I also achieved my post-graduate Diploma of Education at Macquarie University and have 15+ years experience teaching Classical, Medieval, and Modern History to grades 5 - 12 and 10 years experience tutoring undergraduate students. I have also taught Geography, Commerce, World Religions, Government and Social Studies to grades 6 - 10, as well as Archaeology, (including Marine Archaeology and Archaeometry) and Historiography to grades 11 - 12, and undergraduates for over 10 years.

I have enjoyed working with a wide range of students and have been extremely effective in improving students' knowledge of content, research skills and essay development. I have recently moved to Oregon and look forward to bringing my passion and experience to students of Portland.

The History and practices of Archaeology and archaeologists is the core syllabus of 11th grade Ancient History course in Sydney Australia. Written history is fascinating, but very limited relative to the wealth of information available through archaeology. Archaeology also demands higher order critical thinking and flexibility through the interpretation of a wide variety of artefacts and the incorporation of a wide range of disciplines. I have taught and tutored this subject for 15 years.

I have a double major in Ancient and Modern History, and my passion for the subject is as strong as ever. I was the Head of Ancient History at The Hills Grammar School in Sydney Australia for 10 years and I have enjoyed working with students of all academic levels to achieve outstanding results. I have loved working with Middle School, High School and University students to help them develop a culture of learning and a genuine understanding of History. Classical History specialities include; Pre-Dynastic to Greco-Roman Egypt, Proto-Greek History (Minoans and Mycenaeans), and Roman History from foundation to collapse of the Empire (including both pagan and Christian religions). My knowledge and experience in teaching Medieval European History covers from the Barbarian Invasions to the Reformation. European colonial History is also a passion from Columbus right through to the Industrial, Haitian, French, American and even Russian Revolutions. Mythology and World Religions were elective subjects I have enjoyed teaching for over a decade and are particularly relevant today.

Only those who understand History, truly understand the world in which they live. I am not at all interested in telling students what to think, but I am passionate about teaching students HOW to think. Improving students' ability to think critically and develop their capacity for original thought by improving their research skills, broadening their perspective and interpreting (rather than simply remembering) information, are key to improvement.
I graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia with a double major in Ancient and Modern History, and minors in Linguistics and ESL. I also achieved my post-graduate Diploma of Education at Macquarie University and have 15+ years experience teaching Classical, Medieval, and Modern History to grades 5 - 12 and 10 years experience Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Portland, OR 97202
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Archaeology,
Classics,
European History,
Geography,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I have studied Anthropology as part of my Bachelor's degree and taught aspects of Anthropology to my senior High School students for 10 years

Archaeology

I have taught the history and practice of archaeology as part of the New South Wales State Syllabus for over 10 years in Sydney Australia. The course covers the development of archaeology as a discipline, ethics, a range of techniques and major discoveries, and contributions of key archaeologists.

Classics

I have a Bachelors Degree majoring in Ancient History from Macquarie University and 15 years experience teaching grades 7 - 12 in Egyptian, Greek and Roman History.

European History

I have a Bachelors degree in both Ancient and Modern History with a focus on European History in both fields. I have 15 years experience teaching European History to grades 5 - 12, and 10 years tutoring experience with Middle School, High School and Undergraduate University students.

Geography

I have taught Geography to grades 5 - 8 for 10 years. I have also had the privilege of travelling widely and have lived in a variety of places around the world.

Religion

I studied world religions, including early Christianity as part of my Bachelor's degree in Ancient and Modern History. I have also taught "World Religions" in keeping with the New South Wales State Syllabus for 10 years to grades 7 -12.

Social Studies

I have a Bachelor's degree in both Ancient and Modern History and have 15 years experience teaching all aspects of Social Studies to grades 5 - 12 in Sydney Australia.

Macquarie University
History
Macquarie University
Other

Education

Macquarie University (History)

Macquarie University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 12 miles of Portland, OR 97202.