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I received my Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Sociology with a focus on qualitative methodologies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my RWE (Real World Experience) as a project manager for a medical software company with clients in Seattle and Tacoma, WA, and later as a case manager for a mediation and arbitration firm in Washington, D.C. As a doctoral student in the Department of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, I teach courses through the Center for Mexican American Studies in American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. My courses are writing intensive and promote critical thinking, reading, and analytical skills. I stress to my students the importance of developing strong written and oral communication skills, as well as applicable skill sets that will translate in the professional world. I began my tutoring career in high school as a peer-to-peer volunteer tutor. I tutored first generation students and students from historically marginalized communities with the federal TRIO program as an undergraduate at UW. In D.C. I tutored second language learners looking to improve their English skills. Most recently, I worked with student athletes through the athletics department at UT. I tutor a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences, but my favorite sessions include those in which I help students with their writing assignments, as I truly enjoy seeing the tangible progress they make during our time together. I consider one of my specialties as an educator to be my ability to meet students where they're at in their learning process. I believe very strongly in the importance of education and equal access for all. I share this enthusiasm for learning with my students through positive energy, reinforcement, and encouragement. While I believe learning should be fun, my teaching style is firm, but fair. I have high expectations of my students and will do everything in my power to help them realize their full potential in achieving their educational goals. When I have downtime, I enjoy growing green things in my garden. I played competitive golf for a decade through college, so a friendly round is always a welcome relaxation. I also enjoy the beach, tennis, rock climbing, and discovering new fiction writers.

Amanda’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor in Arts, Legal Studies / Sociology

Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Master of Arts, American Studies

Hobbies

animal rescue, the beach, documentary film, gardening, golf, reading/writing, rock climbing, tennis

Tutoring Subjects

History

Anthropology

AP English Literature and Composition

AP U.S. Government & Politics

Arithmetic

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

Essay Editing

GED Prep

High School English

High School Level American History

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology HL

Literature

Math

Other

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing