First I listen to the student, and find out why they are interesting in tutoring, whether or not it's a specific assignment, or general study habits. I then assess the assignment and determine whether or not I can be of assistance.
Next, I learn about the student's academic background, to best adapt my feedback. I then assist the student in forming a strategy to how best approach the assignment. After assisting the student with completing the assignment, I check-in with the student about how the tutoring experience went for them. This is to see if they have any further questions, and in order for the student to be able to apply what they learned on future assignments!
Recently I have focused on assisting students in college and graduate school. But, I am also able to assist students of any educational background.
I have an MA in Archaeology, and I earned an honors BA in History. While in graduate school, I taught an undergraduate class on how to write research papers. As a teaching assistant for undergraduate classes, I constructed and graded exams, and tutored students on course material. I can help you because I know what teachers are looking for! I have also tutored in after-school programs in DC and Indiana, and taught social science classes in a high school in Kenya.
M.A. in Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada: 2016-2018
Graduation date: February 2019. Defended Thesis, with top grade of “Pass as Submitted” GPA: 4.0/4.0.
Thesis: “Adapting to Environmental Change: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Traditional Farming Knowledge and Fire Ecology in Eastern Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia.”
B.A. in History, Georgetown College, Georgetown University, Washington, DC: 2010-2013.
Thematic focus: Environmental History. cum laude. Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0, Major GPA 3.7/4.0
“Watching a River Flow to the Sea: How three Greco-Roman cities on Asia Minor’s western coast reacted to a shifting natural environment.”
Archaeological Field School, Sanisera Archaeology Institute, Menorca, Spain, Summer 2016. Archaeological excavation, field methodology, lab work, ceramic analysis.
National Outdoor Leadership School, Wind River Wilderness, WY, Summer 2015. Participant in leadership and wilderness skills program.
Critical Language Scholarship, Izmir, Turkey: U.S. State Department intensive Turkish language program, Summer 2012.
The Crisler Library of Ephesos, Selçuk, Turkey: International Archaeology seminar, Summer 2011.
University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation program. Spring 2010.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO: Archaeology classes, including lab with fieldwork. Fall 2009.
Earlham College, Richmond, IN. Fall 2008-Spring 2009.
Travel and Minor Research Award: Dept of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Summer 2018
Travel and Minor Research Award: Dept of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Spring 2018
Graduate Fellowship: Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Fall 2017
Graduate Fellowship: Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Fall 2016
Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society, 2013
Daniel Newberry Scholar: Scholarship Award from the American Friends of Turkey, Summer 2011
Bonner Scholar: Nationwide program of select students conducting service-learning activities, 2008-2010
Presidential Honors Scholarship: Earlham College, 2008-2009
2018 Adapting to Environmental Change: An Ethnoarchaeological Investigation into Traditional Farming Knowledge and Fire Ecology in Eastern Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia. Paper presented at Society of Africanist Archaeologists, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 An Ethnoarchaeological Investigation into Traditional Farming Knowledge and Fire Ecology in Eastern Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia. Poster presentation at Amplified Poster Symposium at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017 An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Traditional Farming Knowledge and Fire Ecology in Eastern Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia. Paper presented in the 82nd Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2013 Living in Conflict: The Impact of Subsistence Lifestyles on Forests and Communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Paper presented at Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Shepherdstown, WV.
Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, BC
Teaching Assistant:“The Archaeology of Food,” Summer 2018
Teaching Assistant: “Ancient Peoples and Places,” Spring 2018; Spring 2017; Fall 2016
-Assisted with class management, provided feedback and guidance to students regarding coursework, grading, held regular office hours, proctored exams
-Guest Lecture, Spring 2018: Great Zimbabwe
-Guest Lectures, 2016, 2017: Social Complexity and the site of Chaco Canyon, Great Zimbabwe, and Cahokia
Teaching Assistant, Teacher: “Old World Archaeology”: Writing Intensive course, Fall 2017
-Teacher (Tutorials): Taught two sections per week; developed weekly lesson slides on how to write science papers; conducted class discussions
-Guest Lectures: Origins of Agriculture; Mesopotamia
Fieldwork in Tigrai, Ethiopia. Summer 2017: Research farming conditions and traditional farming knowledge
-Conducted over 50 ethnographic interviews with farmers who practice traditional agriculture
-Photo-documentation of agricultural practices
-Interviewed local government agricultural officials about policies and history
-Document collection and review
Environmental Law Institute, Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Project, Washington, DC:
Research Intern, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.
-Researched case studies regarding the connection between natural resources and conflict. Writing/editing
-Assisted writing policy brief for a project volume.
-Assembled part of database on the role of natural resources in the dialogue and cooperation phase of conflict resolution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Verbal Arts Centre (VAC), Derry, Northern Ireland: Intern, Spring 2010.
-Conducted research with VAC director in secondary schools regarding the relationship between language and identity.
-Assisted in facilitating children's programs involving reconciliation between the Protestant and Catholic communities of Derry.
Natural Capitalism Solutions, Longmont, CO: Research Intern, Summer-Fall 2009.
-The Future of Industry in Asia, Research assistant for report commissioned by the UN Industrial Development Organization
-Coal Plants in Transition: An Economic Case Study. Research credit for work on cost of coal and efficiency
- Case Study: Railbelt Electricity Efficiency Landscape in Alaska Roadmap. Research assistant
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/ COMMUNITY SERVICE
Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO), Ngong, Kenya. Volunteer for SIMOO and teacher at Ilngarooj Primary School, Fall 2014. Organization promotes Maasai community and agricultural development.
Fountain Youth Initiative, Githurai, Nairobi, Kenya, Volunteer, presented workshop on grant proposal writing skills, Fall 2014. Youth-based organization committed to community economic development.
New Era Colorado Foundation, Boulder, CO. Volunteer for energy efficiency/utility municipalization campaign, Fall 2013
Georgetown University Orchestra, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.: Violinist in 1st violin section, 2013
Powershift Convention, Energy Action Coalition, Washington, DC. Volunteer organizer, 2009, 2011
Marie Reed Elementary School, Washington, D.C.: After-school tutor, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
29th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkish Relations, American Turkish Council, Washington, D.C.: Volunteer, 2010
Model UN National Collegiate Security Conference, Bethesda, MD: Rapporteur & Organizer, Fall 2010
Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland: Volunteer, Spring 2010
Thorne Ecological Institute, Boulder, CO: Teaching Assistant, children’s programs on environmental education, Summer 2009
Cope Environmental Center, Centerville, IN: Intern, Grant writing/Public relations, Fall 2008-Spring 2009
TECHNICAL & LANGUAGE SKILLS
-Wilderness First Aid 50-hour certification, Spring 2017
-MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop; Photography; WordPress web development; basic HTML
-Intermediate Turkish (speaking, reading, writing, comprehension); basic Spanish
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