I am a teacher, certified in The Social Sciences and in Gifted Education, having received my training from Northern Kentucky University. I hold a BA in Social Studies, an MA in Gifted Education, and an additional 30 graduate hours in Special Education. Beyond that, however, I have been a 'teacher' my whole life. Every position I have ever held, from a 15 year-old stock boy, to a professional air traffic controller, to a corporate executive, I have wound up teaching/instructing/training. It is not just what I do, it is who and what I have always been.
The most effective way to teach anything, in my opinion, is one-on-one face to face. A student's needs can be more easily determined and then satisfied, and response to learning stimuli is immediate and clear. Tutoring allows me to take a lifetime of interests and knowledge and use them, in a manner suitable for each student, to create learning.
While able to tutor in many of the social sciences, I enjoy teaching in the history areas, especially American and Modern European. My major enjoyment, however, comes from the teaching of writing, in all areas, from essays to fiction in all forms. Because of the lack of expressive abilities I encountered when I began teaching, I have stressed it in all of my teaching situations. I have tutored in after-school programs, privately while in college, and to troubled students in local children's homes. I work in a personable, oral, style that connects ideas and thoughts to the standard details of a subject. Along with writing, I enjoy the outdoors. I camp, fish, and play golf as I can find time.
Undergraduate Degree: Northern Kentucky University - Bachelor in Arts, SS/Edu
Graduate Degree: Northern Kentucky University - Master of Arts, Gifted Education
writing, reading, camping, fishing, golf, songwriting
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
The Modern World