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English

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Secondary $50.00
College / University $50.00
Casual $50.00

History

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Secondary $60.00
College / University $60.00
Casual $60.00

Art

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Secondary $30.00
College / University $30.00
Casual $30.00

Religious Studies

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Secondary $30.00
College / University $30.00
Casual $30.00

Social Science

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Secondary $50.00
College / University $50.00
Casual $50.00

Study Skills / Essay Writing

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Secondary $50.00
College / University $50.00
Casual $50.00

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Personal Description:

I am a graduate of the History and Renaissance Studies joint degree doctoral program (I received my PhD in May 2012, my MPhil in 2009, and my MA in 2008). Additionally, I received my BA (honors) degree in History from the University of Alberta, and in 2005 I received an MA in History from the same institution. My doctoral dissertation was supervised by Keith Wrightson and was awarded the Hans Gatzke Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in a Field of European History. My work has been published in several scholarly journals and my monograph was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2017. While at Yale I was the holder of a four-year doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am also a frequent presenter at conferences in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

My main areas of interest are the history of early modern England, the history of gender, the history of violence and mediation, and the history of early modern Europe.

I have taught several History courses at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and Yale, and have extensive archival experience.

I prefer to work mostly online with students as I have a young child at home that can make arranging in-person sessions difficult, but I am also typically able to arrange for one-hour in-person meetings as warranted.

Tutoring Experience:

In addition to multiple years of tutoring experience and the formal teaching appointments noted below, I have completed a series of Fundamentals of Teaching workshops at Yale.

• Sessional Principal Instructor for History 111: World History 1400-1800, the Early Modern World, Department of Humanities, Grant MacEwan University, 2013-2015. Responsibilities included developing a syllabus, assigning readings, formulating seminar discussion topics, preparing lesson plans, leading a weekly seminar, and grading essays, midterms, and final exams for 30-40 undergraduate students.

• Part-Time Acting Instructor for History 256: Women, Politics, and Society in Early Modern England, Department of History, Yale University, 2012. Responsibilities included assigning readings, formulating seminar discussion topics, preparing lesson plans, leading a weekly seminar, and grading essays for 6 undergraduate students. The course was designed by me and awarded placement in the 2012 academic calendar by the Department of History.

• Teaching Fellow for History 205: Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Department of History, Yale University, 2011. Responsibilities included grading essays and exams and leading a weekly seminar (including preparing lesson plans) for 15 undergraduate students.

• Teaching Fellow for History 251: Politics, Religion, and Society Under the Tudors and Stuarts, Department of History, Yale University, 2009. Responsibilities included grading essays and exams and leading a weekly seminar (including preparing lesson plans) for 16 undergraduate students.

• Teaching Fellow for History 251: Politics, Religion, and Society Under the Tudors and Stuarts, Department of History, Yale University, 2008. Responsibilities included grading essays and exams and leading a weekly seminar (including preparing lesson plans) for 27 undergraduate students.

• Teaching Assistant for Classics 110: The Ancient World, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, 2005. Responsibilities included grading and proctoring exams for more than 75 students.

• Teaching Assistant for Classics 302: Classical Myth and Religion, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, 2004. Responsibilities included grading papers and exams and leading a weekly seminar (including preparing lesson plans) for 15 undergraduate students.

Tutoring Approach:

I have extensive experience working one-on-one with students to help them succeed. My approach to tutoring (and teaching) involves working closely with students to assess their own challenges and then collaboratively strategizing solutions. I also endeavour to inspire students to be active learners and to ignite a genuine interest in the material that they are working with.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Yale University (2012) - History (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Alberta (2005) - History (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Alberta (2003) - History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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