I spent four years at the University of Missouri in Columbia majoring in English and History. In the time I spent there, I mostly worked with friends who felt like they needed help writing papers, personal statements, or simple responses for classes, but in my senior year I got the chance to substitute for one of my previous professors. This sparked my interest in tutoring, and the year after I graduated I tutored student athletes at the university in English, History and Mythology classes.
I believe that all students are highly capable, they just need the proper tools to gain the confidence to succeed. Some students simply don't have all the information they need to do something well, but this doesn't mean that they are automatically "bad" at reading or writing papers. I try to help students develop the skills they need so that they can move forward with confidence and continue to improve.
I have been reading my whole life, and I have done a lot of creative writing, so I have a great love of words. I am particularly fond of Shakespeare (although there are a lot of students who don't agree with me!) but I also have experience reading other European and American literature. My history experiences covers Europe, America, and Latin America, although I have a special fondness for Tudor England (think Henry VIII and his wives), early American history, and classical cultures, like ancient Rome. I think that everybody can develop a love for history, they just need to approach it in the right way!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia - Bachelor in Arts, English and History
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 32
GRE Verbal: 167
Reading, writing, playing music
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Writing
AP US History
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing