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George Mason University (History)
American Public University (Enrolled)
I enjoy all learning but history has been a favorite pastime of mine since I was a child. An understanding of history provides insight into interconnectedness of the world at large. Aside from learning facts, the student of history explores the context of the subject matter grasping its practical application to contemporary events. If it is true that “history repeats itself” then having knowledge of past events and the actions of key players gives the well-rounded pupil the advantage of predicting outcomes for similar occurrences in the present and the future. From this stance, learning and interpreting historical patterns and trends can offer answers to many of life’s complicated questions. The ability to comprehend how facts correlate is like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. In essence, all knowledge comes full-circle in life. Learning should be a life-long experience. Mastering a subject and related skills builds confidence which in turn sparks a greater motivation to learn. In terms of reading and writing as it relates to history, I coach the pupil in acquiring effective study skills, offering essay critiquing and proofreading services.
Tapping into the student’s inner-genius requires a teacher/tutor understanding that each person has an individual blueprint and learning style. Whether left-brain or right-brain learners, all possess the inherent ability to soar in the area which they have been designed to thrive. As well as learning style, I believe that the student’s individual personality impacts learning. The educator’s responsibility is to learn, and to know, and to teach the whole person in an overall effort to obtain the best end-results. I am enthusiastic about offering my skill set as a tutor and producing a great outcome.
I am experienced in teaching small group setting of special education student assigned to the inclusive classroom setting. Through encouragement and proper motivation I have experienced my students rise from the fifty percentile to the eighty percentile on standardized test. With self-directed learning the student gains confidence to succeed at all tasks.
Having graduated George Mason University in 2001 with a BA in History, I returned to graduate school in 2011 after working ten years with special education in the public school system. Towards the close of that period, I tutored and served as a market manager for a Supplemental Educational Services firm. By the fall of 2015, I anticipate completing my Master’s Degree in History – Global Studies and beginning a career as an adjunct professor on the community college level.
I look forward to beginning a new and rewarding learning experience with you. I enjoy all learning but history has been a favorite pastime of mine since I was a child. An understanding of history provides insight into interconnectedness of the world at large. Aside from learning facts, the student of history explores the context of the subject matter grasping its
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