I am a highly-skilled, well-versed social sciences educator. I have experience working with students from Kindergarten through college, and I know how to help your child achieve academic success. Whether it is preparing for an OAA or OGT exam, getting that extra boost to help their social studies grade, or adding that final bit of study for a college final, I am the social studies tutor you want. I have been a highly-rated college teaching assistant, a successful student and substitute tea... [more]
Government & Politics
I have experience working with students of all skill sets from the elementary grades to college. I have taught at the K-12 level, as well as the college level, and I can work with students using direct instruction (lecture), artifact-based instruction, technology-based instruction, or other pin-pointed interventions to assist students grasp concepts.
I can help students prepare for the principles of learning and teaching Praxis, as my score was fairly high. Additionally, I can help students prepare for the social studies Praxis, as I scored at the top of the average scores on every subject. As a social sciences educator, I can not only provide students with the professional information they need for the PLT, but the content area knowledge they need for the Social Studies test.
Prior to going into education, I spent 12 years working in the criminal justice system as a Court Officer, Records Officer, and Investigator. I have first-hand knowledge of the criminal justice system from the practitioner side of things, as well as the academic background regarding criminal justice. I have taken classes hosted by the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Ohio Township Association, amongst others relative to issues in the Criminal Justice field. I have served on various committees related to public safety and law enforcement, and still remain active in several law enforcement organizations.
As a licensed social studies teacher in the State of Ohio, I have a comprehensive knowledge base of the 10 academic disciplines which comprise what we know as Social Studies. As a licensed educator, I have had to demonstrate my proficiency in the subject areas in order to receive my licensure. I have nearly 200 credit hours in the various disciplines of the social sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
I am qualified to teach this subject because not only do I bring experience teaching history, I have a background in music, and religion. As an integrated social studies teacher, I am trained to teach all realms of the social sciences, including the classics. My understanding of the classics includes a broad-based knowledge set which includes art, music, religion, literature, government, and history.