I pursued my Bachelors at Loyola University in Maryland where I concentrated in philosophy, history, and political science. Following that I pursued a Masters at Fordham University for philosophy with a focus on 19th and 20th Century German Phenomenology. I am here to teach anything from the basics of high school study strategies to advanced studies in upper level college courses.
I have tutored throughout high school, college, and graduate school, with great success.
When it comes to my tutoring style I truly believe that if you cannot explain something simply, then you do not understand it properly. That is why I endeavor to give the most straightforward explanation possible. I am a firm believer in contextualization - most especially in history - as it offers a broader and deeper understanding of concepts, which allows students better recall ability. I am quite easy-going, but highly effective.
Apart from my foci in higher education, I specialize in persuasive writing and essay construction.
When I am not actively teaching, I am actively learning. I am currently working on a research project, an unrealistic amount of do-it-yourself projects, and a book. I love playing with and training my two dogs, hiking, and reading for pleasure.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University Maryland - Bachelors, Philosophy; Political Science; History
Graduate Degree: Fordham University - Masters, Philosophy
GRE Verbal: 710
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
I love DIY projects, hiking, and training my two dogs.
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am willing to try any teaching technique as long as it helps the student. Stay organized, stay focused, and communicate.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess goals, learn about the needs of the student, lay out a plan of attack, and get to it.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Through trial and error in my own learning career, I believe that I have developed a comprehensive set of tools for independent study. Starting with the foundations of good studying practices, we can work up to the ability to write thesis-grade papers in any number of areas.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Hey, I've been there. Sometimes it's just tough to stay on target. I know that better than most! When things seem to stall I like to change tactics. Engage the problem from a different direction entirely. There is always some sort of progress to be made-- some other avenue of approach!