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Ms. Meghan B.

specializes in U.S. History/Government - Writing - English Tutor · female

"A warm welcome and hello!

I am a 3rd-year graduate student in political science at UConn. I specialize in the study of law and political theory within the political science discipline. The week before Thanksgiving 2013, I received my M.A. in political science. I hope to take my Ph.D. in 2016. Dissertations are funny creatures though! My research may take more time depending on what kinds of data I more...

"A warm welcome and hello!

I am a 3rd-year graduate student in political science at UConn. I specialize in the study of law and political theory within the political science discipline. The week before Thanksgiving 2013, I received my M.A. in political science. I hope to take my Ph.D. in 2016. Dissertations are funny creatures though! My research may take more time depending on what kinds of data I collect and how in-depth I would like my theories and data to be.

In basic terms, I teach the way I learn - in ways that are: methodical, organized, detailed, consistent, innovative, challenging.

In high school, I privately tutored a middle-school student in writing. Prior to our first meeting, the student had warned me that she both feared and loathed to write. She found all of her writing assignments overwhelming. At our first meeting, the student was visibly anxious. I worked to reassure her that writing is a craft. Writing is the kind of skill that everyone can continue to develop throughout their lives. Each week, I sat by her side and assisted her in reconceptualizing the purpose of writing. After several weekly meetings, she had raised her letter grade. More importantly than that, she had acquired a confidence in and a growing enthusiasm for, writing.

During my first year as an undergraduate college student, I took written notes in multiple political science courses for students who struggled with note-taking (on request from the college's center for teaching and learning assistance). These recorded notes were invaluable for students who needed clear, readable, concise notes for essay and exam preparation.

At graduate school, I am currently responsible for grading undergraduate student assignments (e.g., essays) as well as assessments (e.g., midterms, final exams). Previous workloads have included leading weekly discussion sections for undergraduates, proctoring exams, creating essay topics, grading essays and exams. I also hold a research assistantship appointment which entails conducting origin" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Meghan B. is a certified tutor

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Political Science

University of Connecticut Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Masters

UCONN - Ph.D. completion anticipated in 2016, PhD

Haddam, CT 06438

Subjects Tutored

American History - Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Writing - English - Government & Politics - Literature - Proofreading - Spelling