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Lessons offered by Raven
  • Individual
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  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Current events
  • Geopolitics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

PhD student with years of academic and professional experience with the social sciences

Methodology

I enjoy teaching because learning is fun! I like to make lessons fun and engaging!

I like to use interactive methods, such as memorization games and songs, to engage with students. I usually start a class or session with a short lecture, followed by questions and answers, then an activity, followed by more questions and answers, and a review.

I currently teach political science to undergraduate students at the City University of New York.

My background includes a BA in anthropology from Bennington College, and MA in international development from The New School, and MPH in global public health from New York University, and am currently a PhD student in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. I have submitted my literature review and have taken my comprehensive exams, and am currently in the process of waiting for the results, while I work on my dissertation proposal.

Background

I have taught four college level classes in political science and urban studies and I have taught English to 7th and 8th grade students in China for a period of 2 months. I have also taught a one month seminar on globalization to college students and several workshops on research methods and data collection to students between 17-22 in South Africa .

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $28
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $25
Lessons offered by Raven
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Current events
  • Geopolitics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

Raven's resume

Education
PhD Candidate in Public and Urban Policy, New School for Public Engagement, Provost Fellowship. Expected Graduation 2018.
M.P.H., Master’s in Public Health, New York University, 2011.
M.A., Graduate Program in International Affairs: Development. The New School, 2008.
• Master’s Thesis: Bridging the Gap: Innovative Strategies towards Gender Empowerment and HIV Service Provision in Alexandra Township, South Africa A Case Study. Based on field research conducted in Johannesburg from June – September 2007.
B.A., Social Sciences, Bennington College, 2002.
Skills
• Mac and PC OS, Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS, Atlas ti, HTML, Microsoft Office, SPSS, STATA.
• Monitoring systems and program evaluation.
• Curriculum design.
• Qualitative methodology, scales and indices development, communications products.
Employment
City University of New York at Hunter College
Adjunct Lecturer: Present.
• American Politics 110.
• Urban Politics 21200.

Graduate Teaching Assistant at The New School
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Eugene Lang and Milano: Present.
• Landscapes of the City.
• Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa.

Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School
Graduate Research for Dr. Erin McCandless: Present.
• Conducted a literature review on peacebuilding and the social contract.
• Administrative assistance, website design, and maintenance.

Naturopathic Medicine for Global Health
Special Consultant: (New York and Panajachel, Guatemala) September 2012-Present.
• Designed data collection mechanisms and quality control measures for a CHW program.
• Developed monitoring system for a CHW program.
• Researched and developed grant proposals.

MobileOCT
Special Consultant on Global Health: October 2012 – December 2013.
• Conducted research on health systems in developing countries focusing on cervical cancer.
• Edited grant proposals.

Population Council
Staff Associate in the Gender, Poverty, and Youth Program: August 2011 – July 2012.
• Wrote policy briefs and case studies on HIV-related issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Liaised with country partners, governments and IGOs.
• Developed communications products, research indices and scales, and annotated curriculum.
• Managed and coded data; monitored quality control efforts for data collection.
• Wrote research proposals and reports on ICT and health outcomes, conditional cash transfers, and HIV programming for adolescents for interventions in South Africa and Guatemala.
Research and Evaluation Consultant for Siyakha Nentsha (Durban, South Africa): 2010.
• Coordinated data collection for a qualitative evaluation of Siyakha Nentsha a secondary school-based program on HIV prevention, gender norms, and financial literacy and design evaluation methodology.
• Designed and taught trainings for developing country research staff.
• Wrote a qualitative evaluation report.

Concern Zambia
M&E Consultant: September 2010 – May 2011 (New York and Western Province, Zambia).
• Designed a qualitative evaluation of Concern’s Positive Living Curriculum.
• Produced report with recommendations on how to engage men and provide community psychosocial support for people living with HIV/AIDS in Western Province, Zambia.
• Wrote exhaustive literature review on engaging men in HIV support groups.

University of Witwatersrand: School of Public Health and Oral Health Sciences
Graduate Research Associate on Food Security at Wits Study: Summer 2010.
• Conducted a baseline quantitative analysis of nutrition data for a sample size of 300 students and designed research instruments to address hunger among undergraduate students at Wits.
• Identified and conducted 7 interviews and 5 focus groups with key stakeholders at Wits.
• Drafted a policy memo for the Wits University regarding food access and food security of 20,605 undergraduate students.

Huairou Commission
East Africa Consultant of Documentation, Evaluation and Research: Compensation for Contributions Initiative (New York, Rwanda and Uganda): January – September 2008.
• Designed and implemented pilot research methodology for a six country study on home-based caregivers in Rwanda and Uganda.
• Evaluated and documented the work of 9 local NGOs and grassroots associations.
Conferences, Presentations and Publications
• Publication: Designing Cities to make them Safer for Women. Cities Alliance. January 18th, 2016. Cities Alliance. (concealed information)
• Publication: Towards a Sustainable Future: Design as a Protective Factor against Gender-Based Violence. Cities Alliance. January 2016. (concealed information)
• Publication: The Left Isn’t Dead Yet in Venezuela. Open Democracy December 12th, 2015. (concealed information)
• Publication: The Cost of Reaching the most Disadvantaged Girls: Programmatic Evidence from Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda. Population Council. 2012.
• Poster Presentation: Siyakha Nentsha: A Randomized Experiment to Enhance the Health, Social and Financial Capabilities of Girls and Boys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Population Council. Population Association of America Annual Conference 2012.
• Publication: The Siyakhana Initiative: for Ecological Health and Food Security. University of Witwatersrand. 2011.
• Guest Lecturer: Rwanda: Gender, Reconciliation, and Conflict Resolution. Cultures of Africa. Bennington College (Bennington, Vermont). Spring 2009.
• Presenter: Filling the Gap: Innovative Solutions to Unemployment and Community Healthcare Needs in Alexandra Township, South Africa, A Case Study. Summit on Gender and Economic Justice. National Organization for Women Foundation, with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and the National Council of Negro Women. (Atlanta, Georgia). April 11th, 2008. (Presented at multiple conferences).
• Presenter: West African Cotton Producers in the Global Market: New Policies for Change. Economic Development in Africa Conference. Center for the Studies of African Economics at Oxford University (Oxford, England). March 18th, 2008.
• Guest Lecturer: HIV, Women, and Participation in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. Urbanization and Inequality in South Africa and Brazil. New School University (New York). Fall 2007.
• Presenter: Participation, Governance, and Social Inclusion Case Studies: Alexandra and Diepsloot Townships. People Building Better Cities Conference. (Johannesburg, South Africa). Summer 2007.
• Publication: Central African Republic: Addressing Poverty, Underdevelopment, and Gender Equity for Sustainable Peace. Graduate Program in International Affairs at New School University. Spring 2008.
• Publication: West African Cotton Producers in the Global Market: New Policies for Change. Center for the Studies of African Economics at Oxford University. Spring 2008.

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