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Matthew A. R.

Barrington, RI

$20/hour

History student at Brown University

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Brown University (History)

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About Matthew A.

I am a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. Currently, I am a student at Brown University with a major/concentration in History. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated by History, the complex and interwoven narratives that make our world what it is today.

Throughout Middle School and High School I gained an appetite for all things History, from politics to economics to military affairs. As soon as I could I took AP United States and World History courses, and in both I gained an even deeper understanding of the subject and a greater appreciation for the incredible wealth of resources I had to learn about it. At Brown University I expanded my knowledge even further, to greater and more complex subject matters.

Everything from Medieval Europe to the Temperance Movement to Japanese 20th century politics was fair game for me. I loved it all and I began to discover my own talent for lecturing, because it was in group projects and brief presentations that I gave over my academic career here at Brown University where I finally realized I wanted to teach. During many of those group projects I helped some of my fellow students who were struggling with the material, and I took great pride when they were able to perform more effectively with the knowledge we learned together. It was this too, I realized I could help others with my innate talent in History, and I look forward to continue helping others and ensuring they too obtain the same appreciation and love of History that I do.

Over the course of my time here at Brown University, I have taken well over three separate courses, back to back to back semesters, where I learned the basics of Archaeology, then the advanced methods and principles of the science, and then finally my first dig, however small it was. In our first class, called "Fighting Pharaohs" we even reconstructed the actual arms, armor, chariots etc. used by the Ancient Egyptians during the battle of Kadesh, the earliest recorded battle in history.

We also learned the basics of how to dig up a site, the fundamentals of analyzing the dirt, the layers of earth, items found within etc. It was a spectacular introduction to the field. My last class focused specifically on Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Temples where we got to handle real pottery shards from excavations in southern Egypt and northern Sudan.

We also embroiled ourselves in studying the structure and layout of these tombs and temples, to the point where, as a final project, we designed our own tombs. I personally designed a tomb based off of Old Kingdom remains, 1st-3rd dynasty styles. All in all, these courses have shown me what archaeology has to offer us as a modern society, what we can learn and how we can learn it. I am known for being too verbose at times, and I believe the previous statements have made clear my love and knowledge of History, so I will summarize.

Starting from the age of 4 I began my love of History, first with the Civil War (as I had a relative who fought in that conflict), then to the Ancient Civilizations, Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, China etc., then on to the modern era from the middle ages into our modern age, I could not stop. Nowhere was safe from my studies! I have grown into a deeply passionate student of History, one who appreciates all its facets, complexities, and nuances. I have come to understand that History is not a scattered selection of isolated incidents, but a collective narrative of the Human Experience. Not to sound too cheesy!

I am a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. Currently, I am a student at Brown University with a major/concentration in History. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated by History, the complex and interwoven narratives that make our world what it is today.

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Travels within 30 miles of Barrington, RI 02806
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, World History

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Classics

In High School I took four years of Latin, starting with the rudimentary sentence structure of the Late Republican Era Latin to the mid-level Imperial Latin primarily used today in Latin studies. I pursued this study into college where I took an advanced level Latin course on Cicero's De Amicitia, as well as another course on the Late Classical Latin author Fortunatus. In these classes I learned not just about the language itself, but also about Roman culture, religion, myths, etc. as well as complimentary material from Ancient Greek sources such as Aristotle and even reading the Illiad, partly in the original Greek.

Brown University
History
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Education

Brown University (History)

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Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew A. will travel within 30 miles of Barrington, RI 02806.