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Kelly
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Kelly
« Elysia has a heart of gold and has a true mission and passion to help the next generation. She is a intelligent and bright individual that has fallen on hard times exiting school. She come with the highest recommendation from her professors, coworkers and peers. Please consider her as you will not find a more passionate and devoted individual »
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Lessons offered by Elysia
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Political science
  • Civic education
  • College / University Preparation
  • Politics
  • Social Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

History and Political Science graduate offering tutoring, essay, and college preparation help.

Methodology

My teaching approach is heavily based on writing specifically note-taking with visual aids and real-life applications. I want to ensure that students have an abundance of resources on every topic so that they have several sources of materials to answer all their questions to further retention of information and their confidence in the topic at hand. Students will be encouraged to find examples that relate to the topic at hand though music, videos, art, interviews, blogs, and any other avenue that encourages learning and growth.

Background

I am a recent graduate from Virginia Tech with dual degrees in History and Political Science with concentrations in Research, National Security, and a minor in War and Society. I am currently working towards earning my teaching certification in Social Studies with concentrations in US History, World History, Government/ Civics, Geography, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology. During my undergraduate career, I worked in several departments including admissions, and can help students prepare themselves for college applications and college life.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $8/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $35
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $65

Details

My rates are for middle and high school age students, outside those parameters we can negotiate a price. For lessons, homework aid, and test review students are encouraged to share their materials with me to ensure that all meetings are productive. Paper reviews are $5 for papers in the length of 1-3 page(s), papers in the length of 4-10 pages are $10, any paper over the length of 10 pages will start at $15 and we can negotiate a price with a guaranteed turn around of 24 hours. If the paper is needed faster then the price will increase. Any paper requiring citations will start at $15. College preparation is based on my experience as a college student and working in multiple capacities for my school's admissions thus college preparation cost is negotiable.

Lessons offered by Elysia
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Political science
  • Civic education
  • College / University Preparation
  • Politics
  • Social Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

Elysia's resume

Elysia A. Budu
Curriculum Vitae
May 2020

Email: (concealed information)
Phone: (concealed information)

Education:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A. (2020), History, Concentration: Research/Thesis and Minor: War and Society

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.A. (2020), Political Science, Concentration: National Security

Research:
“DDR in Afghanistan: A Cessation of Civil Conflict and the Reintegration of Taliban Fighters into Afghani Society” for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Office of Analysis, Planning, Programs, and Learning: Political Science Capstone Project, Spring 2020

“The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II”: History Senior Thesis Project, Spring 2018-Fall 2019

“Opportunities for Reintegration of Civil War Combatants in Ukraine” for the State Department: Spring 2019

“Assisting RECSA in the African Great Lakes Region with Destruction of Degraded Small
Arms/Light Weapons and Conventional Ammunition” for State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA): Spring 2018

“VPI In World War I”: Freshman Research Project, Fall 2016

Selected Conferences:
“American Soldier Panelist”, The Bertoti Conference, Virginia Tech, Postponed due to Covid-19
“The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II” paper presentation at The Diversity and Materiality in the Public Sphere Undergraduate Research Conference, Virginia Tech, Fall 2019
Public History:
“The American Soldier Analytics Project” Summer 2019, Virginia Tech

Digital History:
Independent Research Project website, The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II” (concealed information)

Resume:

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, May 2020
Virginia Tech
• Major: History
• Minor: War and Society
• Concentration: Research
• Related course work: United States History, Women in United States History, African American History, World History, Europe since World War II, History of Africa

Bachelor of Arts, May 2020
Virginia Tech
• Major: Political Science
• Concentration: National Security
• Related course work: United States Government and Politics, Comparative Government, Global Economics and World Politics, Diplomacy Lab, Congress, Political Theory


RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
Diplomacy Lab: Research projects for different divisions of the State Department that led to legislation or implanted of suggested plan to increase stability in countries that were the focus of the research.
• “DDR in Afghanistan: A Cessation of Civil Conflict and the Reintegration of Taliban Fighters into Afghani Society” for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Office of Analysis, Planning, Programs, and Learning, Political Science Senior Capstone project, Worked with two other students on the “ Government, History and Actors” section as well as four solutions for integration. (Spring 2020)
• “Opportunities for Reintegration of Civil War Combatants in Ukraine” for the State Department, Worked independently on the History section. (Spring 2019)
• “Assisting RECSA in the African Great Lakes Region with Destruction of Degraded Small Arms/Light Weapons and Conventional Ammunition” for State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA), (Spring 2018) Worked independently on the Rwanda section of paper and was one of three final editors on paper.
Digital History Projects
• “The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II “ (Fall 2019) (concealed information)
• “American Soldier Analytics Project” (Summer 2019) Gave a historian's input on a duel department, History and Computer Science, project with the American Soldier data base.
• “VPI In World War I” Researched information on former Virginia Tech students to update the website.(Fall 2016) (concealed information)




Independent Research Paper
• “The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II” History Senior Capstone Project, This paper looked at the social, economic and political reasons African American soldiers that served in World War II preferred to serve in segregated units while working towards integration and equality with excerpts from the American Solider project, newspaper articles, song lyrics, and historical works. (Spring 2018- Fall 2019)
CONFERENCES
• The Bertoti Conference: The American Soldier Analytics Project Panelist, (Spring 2020), Postponed due to Covid-19.
• The Diversity and Materiality in the Public Sphere Undergraduate Research Conference, presented “The Unpopular Opinion: The Pro-Segregation of African American Soldiers During World War II” (Fall 2019)
EXPERIENCE

Office Assistant
Virginia Tech, History Department 09/2017- 05/2020
• Coordinate day-to-day office operations including answering the phone, making copies, shredding, and preparing potential hiring packets for professor and graduate students
• Provide student input to professors regarding class titles, logo designs, and class activities
• Plan event logistics for department activities
Ambassador
Virginia Tech, History Department and College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 09/2017- 05/2020
• Assisted with Open Houses including answering questions for students and parents
• Assisted with History Department events including promoting events, set up, clean up, and ushering
• Ran the Instagram account including writing content and designing flyers
Black College Institute, Student Staff Leader
Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions Summer of 2018, 2019, 2020
• Mentor high school junior and senior program participants
• Facilitated group projects that focused on hidden identities and problems in communities
• Developed solutions with program participants to create a meaningful experience
• Provided custom service to engage audience with faculty and staff
Yates Society Scholar
Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions 08/2019- 05/2020
• Recruiter of minority students to Virginia Tech from hometown and the surrounding areas through presentations, and videos
• Assisted in Open Houses for Virginia Tech
Hokie Helper Lead
Virginia Tech, Housing and Residence Life 08/2019
• Oversaw and assisted with the movement of move-in carts, tents, tables, snacks, t-shirts, and Hokie Helpers
• Locked and unlocked materials every day
• Assist and handled any problems
Conference Aid
Virginia Tech, Conference and Guest Services/ Housing and Residence Life 05/2019-08/2019
• On call to answer and assist all guest with questions and concerns during their stay
• Led tours for guest and camps sponsors
• Ensured access to living quarters, meals, and on-campus facilities
• Ran Parent/Family orientation housing
Crew Member
Virginia Tech, Conference and Guest Services/ Housing and Residence Life 05/2018- 08/2018
• Prepared all living quarters with linens for summer camps
• On call to answer and assist all guest with questions and concerns during their stay
Retail Associate, Assistant Manager
Upstreamers 06/2017-08/2017
• Prepared clothing items in an appeal display
• Helped customers find the best outfit for their events
• Trained new employees
• Locked and unlock store
• Cashier

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
• Banks Award recipient, Best History Paper, Virginia Tech History Department, Spring 2020
• Digital History Award recipient, Virginia Tech History Department, Spring 2020
• Dean’s List: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2020
• Scholarship Recipient, Presidential Scholar Initiative, Fall 2016-Spring 2020

ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
• Administrative Assistant, Cultural Dance Crew, Spring 2020
• Member, Cultural Dance Crew Fall 2019- Spring 2020
• Parliamentarian, Tau Beta Sigma (Music Honors Service Sorority), Spring 2019
• Co-President, Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society), Fall 2019- Spring 2020
• Member Phi Alpha Theta, Spring 2019-Spring 2020
• Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Student Affairs representative, Spring 2019
• Commission of Student Affairs NPHC representative Fall 2018- Spring 2019
• Secretary, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Fall 2018-Spring 2019
• Secretary and Member, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Spring 2018-Spring
• 2020
• Member, Tau Beta Sigma Sorority, Fall 2017-Spring 2020
• Member, National Honors Society for Collegiate Scholars, Spring 2017-Spring 2020
• Manager, Marching Virginians, Fall 2016- Fall 2017

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Elysia has a heart of gold and has a true mission and passion to help the next generation. She is a intelligent and bright individual that has fallen on hard times exiting school. She come with the highest recommendation from her professors, coworkers and peers. Please consider her as you will not find a more passionate and devoted individual

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