Besides my mother, my daughters and my late wife, I consider my best teachers (the greatest influences in my life) to have come from Bunny Land A-Cat-A-Me, Johnston Middle School, Bellaire High, Duke University, Stanford Law School and the Vancouver Film School. They pushed, inspired and taught me in richly different ways. They lead me to find joy in knowledge and fluency, in the process fanning a non-stop yearning to learn and to share.
I have tutored Advanced Placement students, executives changing careers, and those who believe they can do better academically or on achievement tests. I have instructed lawyers on contemporary legal issues, taught middle and high school students how to craft screenplays, and coached law students in mock trial competitions and middle school basketball teams. I enjoy working with students on French, writing skills, essay editing, American History, LSAT prep, middle school math, geography, government and organizational skills.
I treat each student individually, and tailor our sessions to his or her learning styles, and aspirations (and of course, those of their parents). If, as a team, we can achieve the goals we set, and enhance the student’s enjoyment and mastery of their unique learning process, I will have done my job.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Duke University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Stanford Law School - Juris Doctor, Law
Graduate Degree: Vancouver Film School - Masters, Film Foundation
I enjoy long bike rides, historical documentaries, great books, photography, foreign travel, a substantive exchange of political ideas, watching and making movies.