A lifelong learner, I spent most of my education being the student other students came to when they struggled. I have therefore had ample opportunities to learn what it takes for students to succeed. This has led me to instruct students in everything from Elementary school math to graduate school research projects. My specialties are Writing, History, Test Preparation and Social Sciences. I strongly believe that the key to educational success is for students to take ownership of the material and to accomplish teachers to make learning personal. I strive to understand each students' unique strengths and struggles and tailor my presentation to their needs.
I earned my B.A. from Colorado College in International Political Economy. I have a Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University and I am currently applying to PhD programs in International Development and Foreign Policy.
Outside of academics, I am an avid gamer, both tabletop and video games. I frequently travel, both for pleasure and for gaming competitions. I am also an avid hiker and mountain biker. When not working or gaming, you can find me wandering mountain trails.
As I stated above I believe that forging a personal connection between the student and the material is the key to education. The teacher's job to identify and facilitate that connection and encourage the student's curiosity. People learn best when they want to learn. Information should be manageable and engaging and assignments should fuel a desire to learn more. To do this I will ask my students a lot of questions and listen carefully to all they have to say. My job is to show them the path to the answer and encourage them to walk it themselves.
Colorado College - Bachelors, International Political Economy
Pepperdine University - Masters, Master of Public Policy
SAT Verbal: 760
GRE Verbal: 167
AP US History
College Level American History
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization