I am a graduate cum laude of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of arts in History and a minor in English. I have worked as an assistant editor and have plans to continue onto graduate school with a specialization in the American Gilded Age.
As a tutor, I prefer to emphasize critical thinking and technique over memorization. A student who memorizes the answers can pass a test, but a student who knows how to effectively research and problem-solve can excel in anything they do. My goal is to help my students learn critical thinking and to enjoy learning as well as become proficient in their subject.
In my free time I enjoy reading, writing short stories, and playing and designing tabletop games.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Abilene Christian University - Bachelor in Arts, History
SAT Verbal: 800
Strategy Games, Board Games, Settlers of Catan, Tabletop Roleplaying
AP US History
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am a firm believer in adapting to my student's needs and tailoring education to their learning style and interests. In a one-on-one setting such as tutoring there is absolutely no reason not to work with a student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I usually spend my first session talking with students to learn how they're doing and what their struggles are. I use a KWL strategy with students - finding out what they Know, asking them what they Want to know, and then establishing what they need to Learn.