I am an experienced tutor who has worked as a university instructor, high school instructor for the Early College program, as a substitute for the Newport Mesa school district and finally, has tutored privately both for services and on my own, as well as for the No Child Left Behind reading program. In addition to my own field of history, in which I hold a PhD, I can help with English, having written an 800 page dissertation and also Algebra, since I have at least two years of Calculus under... [more]
Government & Politics
ESL/ESOL requires competency in the native language of the speaker if absolutely no English is spoken. However, if the student has some English already, the tutor is required to administer oral and written tests to ascertain in which areas the students needs emphasis in their instruction. I speak German, Spanish and Russian, and am therefore able to help speakers in those languages increase their English capabilities. Immersion in oral, written and visual interactions in English is optimal with ESL instruction and can lead to rapid improvement in language competency.
I have a PhD in history. My specialties are Russian and Soviet history, modern European and world history, as well as East Asian history. I have taught all of these at the university level. Social studies are the collection of subjects which examine the human condition on the level of whole communities or societies. They can encompass political science, history, international relations, religious studies, ethnic studies, as well as more specialized areas such as demographics and statistical analysis of cultural, economic, political and social trends and developments. They can appear dry in such a description, but are, in fact, the study of mankind's characteristics and its many different group formations.