When I was teaching college in Nevada, I realized that many third- and fourth-year college students still struggle with writing, note-taking, reading comprehension, test preparation, information literacy, and meeting deadlines. As much as my job was to teach history, I also realized that my job was to help students navigate the basic challenges of college.
I started meeting with students extensively outside of class. Students who came to my office hours and who spent time with me one-on-one always improved. Students who were failing my class brought their grades up to passing, and students who just needed a little help getting over the hump from a B to an A saw their efforts paying off by the end of the semester. Most importantly, these students saw their skills growskills they would then use for the rest of their academic and professional careers. I helped an engineering student from Iran ace a test about the Nevada Constitution; I helped a first-generation college student struggling to keep her financial aid stay in school.
I want to get at the heart of your student's struggles. Do they have a hard time expressing themselves in writing? Do they need help preparing for tests or analyzing the information in their textbooks? I can help. I've worked with diverse groups of students for almost ten years. I've tutored high school and junior high students in social studies, writing, and algebra. I've worked with college students majoring in a variety of disciplines with various language, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
My scholarly specialties are twentieth-century American history, cultural history, social history, and history of journalism and the media. I have taught American and European history, social studies, and US Constitutional history and the Early Republic. I've mentored students to help build their college, writing, technology, and computer skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Idaho - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: University of Nevada Las Vegas - Master of Arts, History
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College Application Essays
College Level American History
College Political Science
College World History
High School Geography
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science