I'm currently a graduate student of anthropology and I maintain a 4.0 GPA. I have worked previously as a teacher of English as a second language in Boston, as a documentary and commercial filmmaker, as a translator of Arabic for the US Navy, as a journalist for a small local newspaper in New York, and as a land surveyor, also in New York. I have experience teaching non-native English speakers how to navigate the wonderfully inconsistent English language. Teaching grammar and expanding voca... [more]
Harry Truman said, "There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." I couldn't agree more. I'm a lifelong student of history in both my free time and in the many college and graduate history courses I've taken. I believe that history can come alive when it's explained and explored in a way that engages a student, even if they've had trouble studying it previously.
I got my start as a writer when I interned at a small newspaper one summer during college. Since then, I've written professionally as an intelligence operator for the military and as a producer and director of documentary and commercial films. I'm currently a full time graduate student and, needless to say, that entails a lot of writing!
I am a certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). I received my training at the Boston Academy of English. I've tutored high school and college age students from China, Japan, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, and France. I've also trained Vietnamese-born factory workers in English skills related to workplace safety.
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I attended film school at Boston University's CDIA program in 2010. I've worked on every aspect of narrative, documentary, and commercial video production.
I've been studying anthropology for the past three years and in that time I've written numerous research papers about issues surrounding culture, linguistics, and archaeology. I've performed ethnographic field research as a participant observer as well as conducting interviews for state-funded research projects.
I've taken multiple archaeology courses on prehistoric humans, paleoanthropology, and early civilizations. I know the challenges that come with having to memorize many dates and names by rote, but I've developed some techniques to help with that and to better visualize the historical process.
As an anthropologist I have conducted research and fieldwork in areas of sociological interest, such as demographic studies of home electricity usage and issues of race in higher education after World War II.