To succeed today, we must not only have the technical knowledge and expertise but also the capacity to connect with others who do not share our background. Studying foreign languages and World History offers the tools to communicate, understand, and work with foreign peoples to solve problems
I received my B.A. In History and a B.A. in European Languages from the University of Rochester in 2020. I also received my M.A. in History from the University of Rochester in 2021. In addition to reading Latin, I speak Chinese, French, and Italian, the latter I have studied from grade school through college. I studied in abroad in Italy and in France, and spent an additional summer working in Italy, so I know how to use Italian skills in a real situations.
My approach to these subjects is unique because I strive for knowledge and practical capability. Fluency in a language or expertise in a field of history is not about scoring a certain number on a test or memorizing a precise number of facts and words; it is the ability to use what you know to think critically and creatively to solve problems. From this approach, I identify what each individual student needs to succeed and help them develop the skills to become self-reliant and solve the problems he/she will face, whether it is performing better in school, preparing for a big test, or travelling to Italy. I take a foundational perspective on languages and history to arrive at a deeper meaning of both. My knowledge of Latin helps me to identify the context and origin of words, while my general knowledge of all parts of the world helps me understand events in their proper context.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: University of Rochester - Master of Arts, History
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