I have been a teacher for six years now, and five of those years have included a US History course. I have taught at 4 different schools, including both private and public. I genuinely enjoy getting to know new students from a variety of backgrounds. It really is the best feeling when you can help someone understand or get engaged in studying history, especially if it is their least favorite subject! Some of the courses I have taught include AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, Legal Aspects, Contemporary Global Issues, and Social Justice Seminar. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in History, concentration in Urban Development, and a minor in Spanish from Clark University in Worcester, MA. I then attended graduate school to earn my Master of Arts in Teaching from the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education and spent time working for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the State of Massachusetts as a history content specialist before returning to the classroom.
My approach as a teacher is to target the individual learning style and needs of each student. Everyone learns differently and so it is important to make sure I understand what you as a student are struggling with most, so that I can tailor my teaching to you! This means incorporating games, videos, primary and secondary sources, and even songs. The more you find the content engaging, the better we can build the historical thinking skills and the content knowledge you need to do well in any US History course.