I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, along with post-baccalaureate work in Secondary Education, History and Political Science. I also hold a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. I am currently gearing toward a Masters in History.
I have over twenty-seven years of experience as a classroom teacher, and have also been a tutor during that time. I have taught middle school mathematics, science, psychology as an elective, and social studies, which is my favorite subject. In social studies, I teach history (U.S. or World), Civics and Geography. I also tutor all the subjects mentioned, and have also taught religious studies.
I enjoy tutoring most age and age groups, especially fourth grade through high school.
I must also mention I work a great deal in developing the writing skills of my students, especially involving the use of the Six Traits of Writing.
In tutoring, I work with a student's most effective style of learning. Anything can be learned if it reaches a student through their best learning modality. I know from experience anyone can and does learn. It is simply a matter of finding your own style, and I can help in that area. Oftentimes, clients choose a tutor because they share a similar hobby. In my spare time, I enjoy living history as a reenactor, especially with the American Civil War. I am also an avid reader, focusing on history and short story fiction. I am also a huge Disneyland fan. Finally, I enjoy most competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, and ice hockey (which I have played).
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor in Arts, BA: Psych; PostBac Secondary Ed: Social Studies
Graduate Degree: Northern Arizona University - Masters in Education, Educational Leadership
Most Sports, Historical Reenacting, Nonfiction Reading, Disney.
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization