I am a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude with majors in Music Applied, concentration in classical guitar performance, and in Western History. While studying at Fredonia I often led study groups for undergraduates in music theory, guitar performance, and U.S. and European History. Currently, I attend Fordham University in New York City and am preparing for graduate studies in classical languages, classical literature, and ancient history. Although I tutor history, classical languages, SAT reading and writing, and anything music, I feel most passionate about classical languages, ancient, medieval and renaissance history. This is because I’m captivated by the study of things which appear as if they haven’t actually happened, but have actually happened. I believe in the maxim “in order to keep it, you must give it away”. I’ve found that helping my fellow classmates in study groups broadened and deepened my own breadth and comprehension of the material. With students I aim to make learning interesting and fun because I believe in the unique enriching effect of study. I also believe wholeheartedly that learning can and should be fun. I love my golden retriever Jackson, fitness, cooking, and the New York Giants.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Fredonia - Bachelor in Arts, Music & History
Music, Guitar, Fitness, working out, my dog, animals, thriller movies.
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
AP Music Theory
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
High School Writing
SAT Subject Test in Latin
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I've found that helping my fellow classmates in study groups broadened and deepened my own breadth and comprehension of the material. With students, I aim to make learning interesting and fun because I believe in the unique enriching effect of study. I also believe wholeheartedly that learning can and should be fun.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself to the student and his/her parents. I try to make it clear to the student that I like my sessions to be as interactive as possible. As such, I encourage questions, comments, etc. Next, I gauge the student's knowledge and comprehension of the material.