Historical content is usually taught in a lecture style with a focus on the memorization of facts. This is not the most effective style of teaching and not all students respond to this method. I believe in making connections to current events and using metaphorical situations to help students grasp historical concepts and their relevance. I also believe in teaching history in a narrative way that will allow students to retain facts through remembering historical stories.
A large part of history is writing. Through dozens of papers a year I have developed writing skills that span the spectrum from academic writing to creative writing to concise journalistic writing. I believe the best method to improving writing skills is practice, revision, and restructuring through creative prompts that cover engaging topics.
I am currently a research intern with the New-York Historical Society's Center for Women's History. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in History and a minor in African American Studies. I am new to tutoring but I have thorough knowledge of American History, experience in curriculum writing for a program called Women and the American Story, and a passion for teaching accurate American history with an emphasis on the contributions of Women and People of Color.
University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Arts in History;
Minor in African American Studies
May 12, 2018
Overall GPA: 3.831
President's List (2 semesters)
Dean’s List (4 semesters)
Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Research
Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award
Grace Jordan McFadden Scholarship Award
University of South Carolina Outstanding Senior Award
2016 Celebration of Excellence Award
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (January 2016-May 2018)
History Student Spotlight
Discovery Day Undergraduate Research Conference 1st place in Arts and Sciences
Intern for the New York Historical Society's Center for Women's History, New York City, NY
• Archival research in the NYHS's extensive graphic, printed, digital, and manuscript collections
• Curating archival research into blog post and contributions to the „Women's Voices“ permanent exhibit
• Editing historic bios to reflect the Women and the American Story curriculum
• Researching art and artifacts and creating curriculum to reflect the themes of Women and the American Story
Research Intern for the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, Columbia SC
August 2017-May 2018
• Collect information from historic newspaper databases spaning over a hundred years
• Organize information into excel spread sheets consisiting of over 80 notes
• Compiling and footnoting historic intrviews into a 6 chapter book transcript
• Wrote a Civil Rights article for the University's Garnet and Black Magazine
• Assisted in mediating community panel discussions on historic events
Undergraduate Research Assistant Department of African American Studies/ Criminology , Columbia SC
January 2017-May 2017
University of South Carolina Discovery Day Presenter
• Designed an excel spread sheet to compile information on over 600 faculty members, extracted from 36 Universities
• Assisted in identifying issues affecting women of color in academia
• Presented preliminary findings at Discovery Day Research Conference
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