I have been teaching in one form or another since 1998: from college students at Ohio State University, to aspiring authors at private workshops around the country, to my five teen children as they pursue their academic ambitions and head off to university.
I have a diverse background of expertise in all varieties of history, literature, creative writing, and the English language, as well as a sincere, caring teaching style that encourages students to confidently tackle problematic subjects.
I encourage broad scope understanding by breaking down big overarching themes until the big picture really comes into focus. I don't leave students with a fuzzy, general picture, nor do I dwell on rote memorization. Sometimes the best way to memorize facts is through specific examples, quirky facts, interesting individuals, and stories that have staying power.
More than all of that... I am HERE. I am here for students and families who strive for success. Let me be the one to guide you toward your specific academic ambitions, and help you achieve the results you want.
Undergraduate Degree: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Master of Arts, History
Movies, music, backpacking, and becoming a haunted house actor every Halloween season.
AP English Literature and Composition
AP US History
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
College World History
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Latin America History