Exploring the Past: History Enrichment & Tutoring

Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World & US History
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(318)
Experience personalized 1:1 tutoring sessions igniting curiosity & fostering lasting connections with history. Engage in hands-on activities, simulations & uncover lesser-known yet captivating stories that bridge the past & present.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 12
This class is taught in English.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics. My academic journey included a wide range of courses focusing on various political and historical aspects of civilizations from different time periods and regions around the world. This comprehensive study allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the complexities of past and present societies.

Furthermore, I pursued a Master of Education degree specializing in Secondary Social Sciences, which provided me with advanced knowledge in teaching history, political science, and related subjects. I obtained certification from the state of Alabama, qualifying me to teach social sciences to students in grades 7-12.

Over the course of my teaching career, I have gained extensive experience instructing students in US and World history; dedicated to delivering engaging and informative lessons in these subjects. Additionally, I have conducted extensive research in both history and politics for over 20+ years, allowing me to stay informed and up-to-date with the latest developments in these fields.

My educational background, teaching experience, and research expertise have equipped me with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. I am committed to fostering a deeper understanding of historical events and political dynamics while encouraging critical thinking and a passion for learning in my learners.
Homework Offered
Weekly materials will be posted in the classroom, with most being digital-friendly and a select few requiring printing. For those who prefer not to print, PDFs will be available to view on your device. Brief, independent assignments or projects CAN be offered and extend outside classroom time. Learners will get at least one week to complete assignments and will receive advanced notice for larger projects. Assignments, necessary for a deeper understanding, will be light—expect about 30 to 60 minutes per week. It's important to note that learners have varying speeds and styles of learning, and this may reflect in the time taken to complete tasks. Completing these assignments diligently on one's own time will not only reinforce the material discussed in class but will also prepare learners for more engaging and productive class experience. For digital worksheets, please refer to the 'Materials' section, which contains a list of third-party websites where they can be accessed.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Upon request learners can opt to receive grades and/or feedback. In the absence of a specific request for grades, only feedback will be provided.
To ensure a smooth learning experience, please make sure you have the following materials readily available:

Paper: A supply of loose-leaf paper or a notebook to take notes, complete assignments, and participate in various activities.

Pen/Pencil: A writing instrument for note-taking, completing assignments, and engaging in class discussions.

Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils: These coloring tools will be helpful for highlighting and adding visual elements to your notes or any creative assignments.

Printer: If you have access to a printer, it is recommended for printing out any resources provided by the teacher or accessing digital documents. Printing allows for easier reference and annotation.

Folder or Binder (if using hard copy printouts): Organizational tools like a folder or binder will help you keep your printed materials in order and readily accessible for review.

Digital Worksheets: Some assignments may require the use of third-party websites or digital platforms. Please refer to the "Materials" section for a list of recommended websites or resources to access these digital worksheets.

By having these materials at your disposal, you will be well-prepared to actively participate in the course and make the most of your learning experience. Should you have any questions regarding the materials or if you need assistance finding suitable alternatives, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
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The study of world history delves into significant historical events, where sensitive topics like war, slavery, racism, religion, and genocide are examined. In this class, it is crucial to create a safe and inclusive environment for learners to engage in these discussions.

Religion, while an integral part of human history, will be discussed solely in its historical context, ensuring that all viewpoints are approached from an objective standpoint. Our aim is to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the role religion played in shaping past civilizations and societies.

To foster a deeper appreciation of historical events, learners will be exposed to multiple perspectives through peer-reviewed and scholarly sources. We encourage critical thinking and reflective analysis of the history of contemporary conflicts, societal issues, religion, and economics. Throughout our discussions, I will moderate and closely monitor conversations to maintain an unbiased and secular atmosphere, respecting diverse viewpoints.

Moreover, it is our commitment to include the voices and perspectives of marginalized groups whenever applicable. By exploring the experiences of these underrepresented communities, we can gain a more comprehensive understanding of the impact of historical events.

Rest assured that I take great care in presenting the content in an age-appropriate manner. Sensitivity and respect for learners' emotional and intellectual maturity are paramount, ensuring a comfortable and engaging learning experience for all.

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(318)
Hey y'all! I'm Janelle, your not-so-average History teacher. I believe in making learning hands-on and engaging for my middle school students. Why is hands-on learning important for middle schoolers, you ask? Well, the simple answer is that middle... 
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per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(9)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-18

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