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  • Art history
  • Social Studies
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  • Archeology
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Archaeologist with a Master's Degree Offering Assistance with Humanities and Social Sciences for all Ages

Methodology

I will approach each student and each topic individually to determine an individualized plan to help each student succeed. I can work with students virtually or in person (within the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas in Louisiana).

Background

I am a recent master's graduate in Archaeology. I also have my BA in anthropology and art history. As a high school student, I successfully completed nine AP classes and received a year's worth of college credit. I would love to help others do the same! I would also be happy to proofread and provide feedback on papers at the middle school through university levels.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $180
Lessons offered by Olivia
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art history
  • Social Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
Levels
  • All Levels

Olivia's resume

O L I V I A R U S S E L L

REASEARCH INTERESTS

 Louisiana history and archaeology
 Archaeology of early medieval England
 Archaeological objects, more specifically items of personal adornment, and the ways through which they articulate individuals’ identities and social lives
 Object biographies and the contextual-biographical approach to artifact analysis

EDUCATION

Fall 2019 – Present
Master of Arts
Newcastle University
 Specialist Pathway: Artifacts and Technologies
 Overall Mark: N/A
 Dissertation Mark: N/A
 Dissertation Title: Heirlooms and Amulets: The Social Significance of Bracteates in Early Anglo-Saxon England
 Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. James Gerrard
 Related Coursework: ARA 8292 (Graduate Seminar in Lithics Analysis), ARA 8025 (Graduate Seminar in Roman and Early Medieval Finds Analysis, ARA 8186 (Ancient Metals: Technology and Scientific Analysis), ARA 8190 (Research Themes, Theories, and Skills in Archaeology I), ARA 8290 (Research Themes, Theories, and Skills in Archaeology II), ARA 8113 (Early Medieval Britain), ARA 8180 (Early Medieval Western Europe)
Graduation Date: December 2020

Fall 2016 – Spring 2019
Bachelor of Arts
Louisiana State University (LSU)
 Majors: Anthropology and Liberal Arts with a concentration in Art History
 Summa Cum Laude
 GPA: 4.14 on a 4.3 scale
 Related Coursework: ANTH 2015 (Intro to Archaeology), ANTH 2050 (World Archaeology), ANTH 4020 (Methods and Theory in Archaeology), ANTH 4998 (Digital Architectural Reconstruction in Andean Archaeology)
Graduation Date: May 2019

RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE

June 2019 – July 2019
Field Crew Member and Field School Student
Archaeological Field School at Bamburgh Castle in Bamburgh, Northumberland, UK (conducted through the Bamburgh Research Project)

May 2018 – May 2019
Independent Study
LSU Department of History in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Developed and participated in an independent study with LSU history professor Dr. Maribel Deitz that focused on the history and archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon Period

September 2017 – May 2019
Volunteer Archaeological Lab Technician
LSU Museum of Natural Science, Archaeology Lab in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Responsible for the analysis, classification and organization of faunal remains and lithics from Native American sites in the Southeastern United States

May 2018 – June 2018
Field Crew Member and Field School Student
Archaeological Field School at the Feltus Site near Natchez, Mississippi, USA (conducted through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Conducted excavations and lab work at the primarily Late Woodland Period mound site

January 2018 – May 2018
Independent Study
LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Participated in an independent study with LSU Anthropology professor Dr. David Chicoine that required me to digitally draft 3D architectural reconstructions of ancient Andean monuments using the programs SketchUp Pro, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoCAD

May 2012 – September 2014
Volunteer Assistant Tour Guide
Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan, Louisiana
Responsible for keeping tour groups together, answering guests’ questions, and giving a portion of the tour while in full Antebellum dress

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Archaeological lab work and artifact analysis
Washing, classification, and cataloguing of faunal remains and lithics

Archaeological field work
Clean-troweling, mapping, using a total station, wet and dry-screening, and floatation

Artifact Illustration
September 2019 – September 2020
Received training in the illustration of small finds, lithics, and pottery at Newcastle University

Fall 2005 – Spring 2016
Participated in St. Charles Parish Public Schools Talented Art program

Communication
August 2019
Was the featured speaker for the monthly meeting for the Baton Rouge chapter of the Louisiana Archaeological Society where I presented an original research project

April 2019
Presented original research project at LSU Discover Day – Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

January 2018
Managed a booth for LSU at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2018 Public Archaeology Day in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I presented research on the LSU Indian Mounds

Fall 2017
Completed two ethnographic interview projects

Computer Programs
QGIS, SketchUP Pro, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office


SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship
Awarded 50% off of tuition by Newcastle University

TOPS Funding Award

Louisiana State University Medal
Awarded to graduating students with a GPA of at least 4.0

ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES

Spring 2018 – Present
Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi (Student Vice President from Spring 2018 – Spring 2019)

Spring 2017 – Present
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Phi Sigma Theta

ORGANIZATIONS

October 2019 – Present
The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

January 2017- Present
Louisiana Archaeological Society (Baton Rouge Chapter Secretary from September 2018 - August 2019)

September 2019 – May 2020
Newcastle University A Capella Society

August 2016- May 2019
Louisiana State University Women’s Chorale

Summer 2015- Present
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Choir (Cantor and Conductor)

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