I knew I wanted to be a social studies teacher in 7th grade. We studied Ancient Egypt and Greece. My passion is history, especially Ancient History and I want to get students excited about the past. I earned my Ph.D. in Anthropology at Michigan State University. At MSU I was a Teaching Assistant (TA) and a professor and taught Introduction to Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology. I was a TA for many anthropology classes that were part of general education requirements. I earned my MA in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and my BA at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. At Bloomsburg I was a double major in History (WWII and Russian) and Anthropology. A trip to Mexico made me realize I wanted to be an Anthropological Archaeologist. I want to teach students about the past and current cultures from around the world. With an anthropological view students gain a greater understanding of history. During the last two years, I was an English as A Second Language (ESL) instructor for 6- to 14-year-old children that live in China. I found teaching English to young students very fulfilling and lots of fun. The subjects I can tutor for are ancient and modern history, anthropology, reading, and ESL.
Undergraduate Degree: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor in Arts, Anthropology
Graduate Degree: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Master of Arts, Anthropology
Graduate Degree: Michigan State University - Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology
My interests include bird watching, using my Freedom Chair, coloring, drawing, reading, and watching science and archaeological documentaries. I also make and sell jewelry.
High School Level American History
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension