Hi, everyone!! Well - where to start?! I love learning; I'm one of those people who always loved school and valued the experience. I obtained my Master's Degree in history because I very firmly believe that, if taught correctly, history enables people to better understand the world around them. We so often are focused on today and our own values and beliefs, and we forget that people even 100 years ago believed completely different things than we do! The intensive study of the past seeks... [more]
I have a bachelors degree in the Russian Language from the University of Iowa. I was also selected to receive federal funding for an education grant that sent students to Russia. There, I studied for and passed the TORFL examination, which deems my speaking and writing abilities sufficient to study for an undergraduate degree at any Russian university. We would sometimes tutor the first or second year Russian students, and I find that there is no substitute for studying vocabulary and practicing simple sentences. Ease of speech, even if simple, can get you a long way with a native speaker.
Social studies is, essentially, history and anthropology, which I have degrees in. It combines the study of humanity with historical circumstance. It is also generally very broad and related to World Civilizations. I have taught World Civilizations at a college level for the last year.