I teach high school social studies at North Shore Country Day School and am a PhD candidate in History at UIC. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 with a major in Political Science, my Masters of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012. In 2006, I became a certified secondary education teacher for Social Studies and History. I taught middle school Social Studies for one year in eastern Arizona, American Government for three years in Milwaukee, and taught at the college level from 2012-2018. In addition to tutoring all social sciences, I have worked as a Writing Center tutor at the college level helping students improve their written communication skills. I have years of experience working one-on-one with young people, providing them with test prep strategies and challenging them to become independent lifelong learners. Meaningful learning requires great confidence, something that I try to instill in each of my students. When not teaching, reading, or writing about history, I love to spend time outdoors with my son Abraham, my daughter Harriet, and my wife Sara. I enjoy fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, and watching baseball.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Master of Arts, History
Baseball, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
IB Global Politics
IB Philosophy HL
IB Philosophy SL
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Quality teaching is a dialog that empowers the learner's confidence and courage needed to persevere. It is my strong belief that teachers can model the passion and motivation students need to achieve their goals.