I'll admit it: I love history. How much do I love it? Well, sure, I've been a History/English teacher for almost 20 years -- but I wasn't born that way! I grew up in California and my previous career was in both the music and film industries. This gives me the ability to teach while integrating pop culture, movies, TV, music (and maybe even humor?), making the subject matter a LOT more accessible, understandable and yes, in some cases, even enjoyable!
I've been teaching all levels of history/social studies for over 20 years (middle and high school), as well as teaching AP-level US, World and European History, test prep, and I've even served as Department Chair for History at two schools. In addition to history I am also experienced in teaching Civics/Government, Economics, Human Geography and Psychology. If it's in the Social Sciences, I've taught it.
My goal as a teacher/tutor is to show students that history isn't just made up of "dates" and "dead people," but actual STORIES that connect where we are today to where we came from. History CAN be fun and interesting -- if you learn it the right way!
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor in Arts, Digital Communications and Multimedia
Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Masters in Education, Education
I'm a HUGE pop culture guy, so if it's movies, TV, music or comic book related, I'm in!
AP US History
High School English
High School Government
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing