I am a Senior at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring in History and Teacher Education in Social Studies at the Secondary level (Middle and High School). I expect to complete my Bachelor's program in Spring 2016, and anticipate receiving my Colorado Teaching Certification in Spring 2017. Although I have not yet ruled out Graduate School, I currently intend to teach High School History upon completing my certification.
Though most of my tutoring experience has been with Undergraduates at the collegiate level, I have on occasion worked with younger students. I tend to encounter the same difficulties with all History students, regardless of their age or grade. They tell me that History is boring, and they don't consider it relevant to their lives. My goal is to change that perception by finding parallels between the subject matter and the modern world. History is so much more than a list of names and dates to be memorized. In order to truly understand the modern world one must be aware of how it came to be. If I can connect historical events to issues and ideas that matter to the student they will be much more receptive to the material.
University of Colorado Denver - Bachelors, History