I approach each lesson targeting the student's specific needs and what areas need clarification, understanding, or foundation. I am fully aware how tricky or dusty History can be, therefore I try to make real-world connections, comparisons, and examples in order for students to enjoy, understand, and retain historical information.
I am a historian with 4 years of teaching/tutoring experience (BA in European History). I have taught students from middle school to college age in History, Geography, German, and Analytical Writing. I aim to make classes fun and understandable for all students so that History can be a well-connected story instead of a jumbled catalog of names and dates.
Pacific Union College, Angwin, California
Degree: B.A. in European History (2018)
Thesis: The Stasi: Fear, Paranoia, and Psychological Harassment in East Germany
Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, Möckern, Germany
B1 Certification – Goethe Institute 2017
Achieved Employee of the Year, Pacific Union College History Department (2016)
Received the PUC Dean’s Scholarship
Received the PUC Mostert Leadership Award
Teacher's Assistant/Grader Pacific Union College History Department (March 2015 - June 2018)
Responsibilities: Grade papers, Enter grades on software interface, tutor students in areas of History.
Accomplishments: Employee of the Year Award
Skills Used: Research, teamwork, personal communication skills, teaching, commitment to extracurricular hours, Microsoft Office, organization.
Journalist for Eventorum (December 2015 – June 2018)
Pacific Union College Journal of Current Events at Pacific Union College
Online current events journal under the approval of Pacific Union College. It is hosted by the History Department but is open to all writers from any department. My primary role includes writing articles mainly focused on European affairs
Tutor for Pacific Union College (March 2016 – June 2018)
English Department, History Department, Modern Languages Department - German
Tutored multiple students in individual and group settings, utilized communication, and teaching skills, presented new learning strategies, assisted professors in explaining concepts of history, writing, studying, and the German language.
English – native language
German – professional speaking and writing fluency
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