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Simon tutors in Vancouver, Canada

Simon C.

Private tutor in Vancouver, Canada

Education

This year, I worked in Toronto at York University as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a year-long, introductory Human Geography course. I facilitated weekly tutorial discussions, marked assignments, exams, and attempted to help students succeed in the course. Some quick thoughts on my philosophy of education: There is a decent chance that you are looking at this page because you are struggling with your school's requirements for courses with lots of reading, writing, and vocabulary. However, if you ask me, you probably already know intuitively many of the concepts and themes in the social sciences and humanities. I can help you develop your own language to express that knowledge. The best ideas in your field would - and will- be completely worthless if they can't be said so that people will listen. My mission as a tutor is not to lecture, do work for you, or help memorize. I want to give you something much more valuable in professional life: Develop the tools you need to speak for yourself. Thanks for stopping and by, and best of luck with your journey through school. ---QUALIFICATIONS-- I am working towards an interdisciplinary graduate degree. My research interests include land disputes, history, sociology, the role of the US in the world, macro and microeconomics, International Political Economy, International development economics, security studies, transitional justice, colonialism, issues of gender, race, sexuality, and social justice. I have a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. In high school I successfully completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Experience

I have also been a facilitator and conference organizer for national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in various capacities, with a focus on peer-coaching, developing leadership skills, and education on social and global issues. I have written for newspapers, political and activist campaigns, volunteer community organizations, and for academic journals. Both professionally and on a volunteer basis, I have produced policy reports for think-tanks and political advocacy material for issues related to land disputes, resource management, human rights, forced displacement, and North America's resource extraction industry. I speak, read, and write fluent French, Portuguese, Spanish. I have interpreted in these languages for international conferences, and I have translated peer-reviewed academic articles in the social sciences from Spanish to English. I have performed well in third and fourth-year Human Geography courses in UBC's Department of Geography. UBC's Geography department is consistently ranked by media outlets as being within the Top 10 Geography Department's in the world. I have also helped to create popular community education spaces dealing

Subject Expertise

Availability

Any day at any time, Any day at any time

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Up to 1 hour away for no additional charge

Hobbies

I enjoy working out, and am passionate about the transformative potential of education. I am also very passionate about politics, history, and learning (or unlearning) ideas about these things.

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