As a second generation Mexican American, I grew up watching my parents struggle to make ends meet, in the absence of a college education. My father never gave up, and though it took him almost two decades, he graduated from college two days before I graduated from high school. My passion for education and in helping others succeed is based solely on my life experience as the child of a first generation parent.
I have worked with students throughout my entire educational career. From volunteering at the Special Olympics in my youth, to being a graduate teaching assistant, to being a professor, helping students learn in adaptive ways has always been a passion for me. Helping others to succeed to the greatest gift.
I attended Oklahoma State University, where I obtained a BA in History and a MA in Public History. This is where I also officially caught the teaching bug, as a voluntold gradate TA. Additionally, in 2013 I completed a MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Oklahoma.
The subjects I tutor are numerous but generally revolve around History and Social Sciences. My undergraduate minor was Sociology, which I can also tutor.
I very much enjoy tutoring History and all associated subject matter. Connecting the dots and seeing the look on a student's face when they finally get "why" this matters, is priceless. History can be fun, when presented in an applied and engaging manner.
Undergraduate Degree: Oklahoma State University-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Architectural History and Criticism
Graduate Degree: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Master of Arts, International Relations
Graduate Degree: Oklahoma State University-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Public History
I enjoy being outdoors in the sunshine, as well as cross-stitching and reading books written by David Sedaris. My free time is spent following my children, as they travel all over the State of Oklahoma, for their numerous activities.
CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
College Level American History
College World History
High School Government
High School Level American History
High School World History
US Constitutional History