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Marshall University (Board of Regent's BA)
Marshall University (Graduate Coursework)
I have always been a avid reader and writer. I have always had a great love of history, especially American History. From the time I was about eight years old, I was always looking for that next book to read.
I am a 1993 graduate of Benedictine High School and a 2006 graduate of Marshall University. I have a Bachelor of Arts, with a focus on, American History and American and English Literature. I graduated from Marshall with a 3.3. GPA. I have been tutoring now for about three years.
I think there are several things that makes me an outstanding English tutor. I am patient and I understand that sometimes it is hard to focus your thoughts and put them down on paper, I like to talk things out with my students and go through a organized process to writing. I have a love of reading and I think an outstanding ability to comprehend the things I read. I like to read the novels, short stories, and novels, with my students. That way we can discuss what we are reading, as we read.
I think the thing that makes me a great teacher of history, is my passion for the subject. The study of our past, helps us understand our present and prepare for our future. I have always loved reading about people and places, from our past. I grew up Richmond, Virginia. It was hard to grow up there and not have a slight knowledge of American History. Your surrounded by it. I am told all the time by people, that history is boring. That it is all about memorizing names, dates and places. I want my students to engage in discussion with me the events and people they are studying. I think it helps them learn their material. Taking notes and reading the text book are important, but they are not where learning history ends.
When I tutor history, I try to get my students to use their imaginations. I want them to imagine themselves in Independence Hall, in July of 1776. I want them to hear the airplanes as the bombs fall on Pearl Harbor. It is far easier to understand the "how and why" of our past, when we look at it, and try to put ourselves in the shoes, of the people involved. The most important thing we have to remember is that we are reading about people. They were real and had real lives and experienced much of the same things we do today. That is why I love being a Living History Historian. If I can bring history alive for one, person and possibly make them want to learn more, about the lives of the people who came before us, then I have done something special. I have always been a avid reader and writer. I have always had a great love of history, especially American History. From the time I was about eight years old, I
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