I am currently a third year law student at Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Oregon. However, I have moved back to Colorado to finish my last semester. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. I double majored in Political Science and History with an emphasis in American History, Late Roman History, and Political Economics. During my time at CU, I assisted with the academic committee for my fraternity, assisting some of the younger students with some of their classes. I generally helped with introductory classes in economics, history, and even some math classes. After I graduated, I worked in the financial sector for a year before deciding to attend law school. While in school, I worked for the Oregon Attorney General's office, and served as a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Research and Writing Program. My primary job was to assist students in developing their writing skills, as well as their analytical reasoning and research abilities. When teaching, I believe in tailoring the style to the Student's learning styles. I like to try different techniques and methods until I find something that works for the student. I believe in teaching by asking questions as well to learn what the student knows, and where their difficulties ultimately come from. I firmly believe that anyone can gain an education, and should have every opportunity to learn as much as they desire.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Bachelors, Political Science/History
Graduate Degree: Willamette University College of Law - Current Grad Student, Law
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 31
I enjoy golf, reading, camping and the outdoors. I also like music, and I am a huge baseball and football fan.
AP US History
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
US Constitutional History
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in trying different approaches until a student understands the topic. I also believe in an interactive, open process where the exchange is more like a conversation or dialogue, and not a pure lecture.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, my main goal is to determine how the student learns, and to isolate any areas where there may be confusion or difficulty. I will try different activities and encourage the student to ask questions of me so that I can better understand what we need to work on, and what the student already knows.