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Chris

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I grew up in small-town Indiana and Georgia, went to college in Los Angeles (fight on Trojans!), and came to Atlanta in 2011 for a job at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, where I get to act, sing, play music, and swordfight. Through that company, I also teach Shakespeare to students from elementary through high school. Beyond Shakespeare, I teach English of all kinds -- grammar, literature, writing and editing, you name it -- Spanish, and math through algebra. (My trigonometry and calculus from high school have abandoned me, I'm afraid.)

Other than teaching and acting, I sometimes pretend to be sick so Emory medical students can practice their patient interactions with me. I play golf with my friends. I'm trying to learn to throw a perfect knuckleball, because that pitch has always fascinated me.

I teach because it's meaningful work; no one's life was made measurably or permanently better when I was serving pizzas. Teaching, though, can have a lasting impact. I am where I am and even who I am because of my teachers: Lindsey J. taught me how to think; Deborah B. taught me how to write; Paul B. taught me the vast possibilities in my field; and David B. taught me how to live, actively, in the present moment. I am their lessons, and I am a better person for having met them. That's the importance of teaching: it's not simply giving facts, it's helping the student create his or her life.

Chris’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, Theatre

Hobbies

Doing Theatre, Making Movies, Playing Golf, the Braves, Learning the Knuckleball

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Arithmetic

College English

College Essays

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing