EducationJunior history major at SDSU (fall 2011 transfer student) previously attended SWC (for two years)
ExperienceI took statistics, pre-calculus, and some calculus in High School. In college i finished up to college algebra. I'd like to teach math because even though i am a history major, i really like math and i know how hard it can be to learn the subject. I'd love to help students achieve their educational goals because i know how exciting pursuing an education and seeking to attend a four year university is. Passing the SAT and ACT tests are both important components to achieving this goal, i'd love to be a part of that and help in any way for you to not give up on school.
From personal experience, i know how frustrating not knowing where to go after high school is, or what career to choose because you are worried you might not be satisfied with this career choice for the rest of your life. That's not true at all. The world opens so many different opportunities, i'd say you should choose your passion, so that you can perform better at it and the rest will come natural.
More things about me, my overall GPA in High School was a 3.4 i believe. In college it did drop a bit, i'd be willing to share it with you once we met haha. A little more about my experience in college, i took psychology 101, philosophy 101, and i absolutely loved both subjects. Philosophy comes natural to me, because i love to ponder about life a lot and i've realized that two of the most important political ideologies grew from two famous philosophies; Marxs and Hegels common wealth and Adams' capitalism. I'd love to help you out if you are having trouble. As a side note, many great scientists and historians where also philosophers. Philosophy is everything, but not everything is philosophy :) as one professor put it. My intended major was initially psychology, so that is why i would love to help you with this subject as well. My stronger subjects would have to be history and math though.
English is also a third favorite subject. I loved reading classical literature and interpreting it in my college courses. In high school, we weren't really exposed to much of the rich literature there is out there unless you took an AP english literature course. I've realized that many of the greatest literature pieces were written with symbolism that is many times the theme of a historical event. They interrelate a lot.
In high school, i'll also add that i took many AP courses; world history, us history, english, statistics, calculus and spanish, and even though i only received a 5 on the spanish test i took and didn't pass the rest of the AP tests, taking AP classes was the best educational experience ever. I would recommend every student takes these courses because regardless of wether or not you pass the classes or the tests, you are being given a true challenge and by taking these courses you are preparing yourself to becoming a college student and these classes will only make you stronger.
I think i've written too much for today! :) but thank you for taking the time to read this and i look foward to being your tutor. I'd love to share my what little wisdom and experience i have with you, because i value education a lot, and it would make me happy to see this student, this community, and maybe this society become a better place because we all helped each other.
HobbiesI want to become a high school history teacher some day, i'd love tot teach modern history or world history. Some of my hobbies include outdoor activities such as bowling, excercising, surfing, going to the beach because i love it, and camping. I'd love to learn photography some day as well.
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