Patient and Knowledgeable History Tutor
Patient and Knowledgeable History Tutor
I'm an Eastside/Seattle area tutor specializing in history and English. Currently I have flexibility in my scheduling and can be fairly accommodating with student requests. I can meet at a private residence or in a public place such as a library. Some of my former students have been admitted to universities like Cornell and Stanford. I possess an MA and BA in history and have taught collegiate history for ten years in the classroom and online. I can assist with the following tutoring...
I'm an Eastside/Seattle area tutor specializing in history and English. Currently I have flexibility in my scheduling and can be fairly accommodating with student requests. I can meet at a private residence or in a public place such as a library. Some of my former students have been admitted to universities like Cornell and Stanford. I possess an MA and BA in history and have taught collegiate history for ten years in the classroom and online. I can assist with the following tutoring services: AP and Running Start history courses in high school or college: American, European, world or specialized history courses English Research assignments book reviews, essays or other assignments and exam preparations. I look forward to helping you with your academic goals.
A.A. Liberal Arts, Bellevue Community College 2000
B.A. History, University of Washington 2003, GPA 3.5
M.A. History, Eastern Washington University 2005, GPA 3.9
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
MA in history (Early American and military history), 2005
1. Coursework included analytical written work and research on such topics as combined military operations, irregular warfare, and British Imperial policy in the Middle East, Africa and Asia post World War II era. Further work also included the American War of Independence and impact of the revolution.
2. Military Myths and Realities of the American War, 1775-1783 nominated for history department award June 2005.
3. Paper presentation at the Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference Sun Valley, Idaho April 2005.
4. Seminar Research Paper: British Amphibious Warfare, 1757-1801
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA in history (Early American and European history), 2003
1. Coursework included warfare in the American Revolution and research in European revolutions, nationalism, and political ideology.
2. Senior Seminar Paper: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah, 1779
Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
1. AA in liberal arts with an emphasis on history, 2000
I've taught college level history courses for community colleges in the Seattle area for about 10 years.
In addition to teaching in a traditional classroom setting, I have taught online classes since the beginning of my teaching career. I have experience with online course management systems including Angel, Blackboard, Blackboard VISTA and Canvas.
During my employment at Bellevue College the department chair assigned to me with developing a new history course offering for the college. I was to take an existing course and develop an online counterpart to the classroom section. The course dealt with the history of exploration and discovery. The formal title is History 242: The Age of Exploration & Discovery.
During my employment at Edmonds Community College I was allowed to create a new history class. I sought permission from the department chair to develop and offer a new history class detailing the history of the Second World War.
My graduate writing seminar paper consisted of one year of intense historical research. The topic dealt with amphibious warfare in the 18th century and was entitled British Amphibious Warfare, 1757-1801. This paper was nominated for the graduate research award in 2005 by my graduate advisor, Professor Martin Seedorf.
I presented a research paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in April 2005. The paper, Military Myths and Realities of the American War, 1775-178, analyzed and evaluated irregular warfare during the American Revolution. The goal of the paper was to challenge preexisting ideas about the topic.
While a graduate student, I conducted historical research on several military history topics. This work was done outside my normal studies, enhancing my historical research skills. For each I researched and gathered historical data and evidence and presented my research to a student audience. The research and presentation topics were Suez Canal Crisis 1956, Falklands War 1982, Hundred Years War 1337-1453, Fourth Crusade/Latin Empire 1203-1261, Anglo-French Wars; War of Spanish Succession, War of Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years War and Battle of Manizkert and the Fourth Crusade These six research projects were conducted from March 2004 to May 2005.
In January 2005 I served on the American Historical Association Conference Local Arrangements Committee as a paid student worker and participated in the conference held in Seattle. During my final year of graduate school I was selected to become a teaching assistant at Eastern Washington University, which I did from September 2004 until graduate with my Master’s Degree in June 2005.
I have an Interested in sports such as football, baseball, soccer and ice hockey. I was very active in playing soccer for the past few years.
I am very active in keeping up to date on issues facing the nation and world. I actively watch and read news reports. Being informed about events shaping the lives of individuals is another critical part of the educational and learning process. I regularly watch documentaries dealing with social, cultural, historical, political issues. I don't watch a lot of TV but enjoy watching movies and love listening to music.
My interest in travel stems from having a foreign born parent. I think it's important understand as much of the world as we can.
Spending time outdoors is something I enjoy very much. Growing roses and vegetables has been a very relaxing and rewarding hobby for me.
Matthew is knowledgeble in history. He helps you think in all topics and answers indepth to your questions. I look forward to more lessons to improve my writing skills. He is a patient and encouraging teacher.Marilyn, 2 lessons with Matthew