I am a recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I pursued two majors at Rutgers: history and psychology. My history curriculum revolved around a global perspective, within which I learned to engage and analyze historical narratives through a comparative framework. My senior thesis, "Savage Shadows: Reflections of Afghan Men in American Media, 2001-2003", required original research and lay at an intersection of historical analysis, media studies, and gender studies. I am a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a nationally recognized academic honor society for history. My psychology curriculum tended towards a neurological coursework, with a particular interest in atypical development, abnormal psychology, and behavioral pharmacology.
While I am most passionate about history and psychology, I am comfortable teaching a wide spectrum of related subjects, from Art History, to Biology, to Literature. At Rutgers I served as a Peer Tutor for Army ROTC Cadets, engaging with them one-on-one or in groups. Most of my time was directed towards providing Cadets with assistance and instruction in english composition, literature, grammar/mechanics, and expository writing.
I believe that education is a powerful way for young people to not only achieve social mobility but also to come to terms with themselves and the world around them. As a consequence, my teaching strategy is aimed at engendering a deep and meaningful understanding of the subject, as well as being attentive to the student's need for clarity, intellectual honesty, and positive support. For fun, I like to read, write poetry, hike, play guitar and garden.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor in Arts, History, Psychology
For fun, I like to read, write poetry, hike, play guitar and garden.
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization