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Since receiving my master's from Harvard, teaching has been at the center of my academic and professional career. While currently a doctoral student at the GTU in Berkeley, I have worked as a teaching assistant for a course on religion and politics, part of which meant meeting with congressional leaders and lobbying on Capitol Hill in DC. I also serve as a writing tutor for the Pacific School of Religion at UC Berkeley. Previously as a masters student at UC Santa Barbara, I was a teaching assistant for Intro to Chicano and African American studies courses, as well for several others. Prior to that, teaching took me to Seoul, Korea where I worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor in the Cheongdam-dong district and also taught American and world history. Returning to the US, I continued teaching in the Korean context at the Academic Center of Excellence in Dublin, CA. My work there focused on English, History, Debate and SAT prep for middle and high school students. Before Korea, I occasionally stepped in as a substitute teacher for kindergartners during my time as Head of School/Principal at the Eliot Educational Center in Roxbury, MA.

Leonard’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government

Graduate Degree: Harvard University - Master of Arts, Theology


I'm a self-proclaimed (and die-hard) comic fan. I'm drawn to thoughtful solitary hero comics, along with, of course, the current blockbuster Marvel and DC films. You can also find me at any number of film festivals that feature documentaries, international films, and independent projects. Some of my favorite music genres are house music and blues.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing


Adult Literacy

American Literature


College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature


Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing


GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Social Studies

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Extended Essay

IB Philosophy

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB World Religions


Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing



PCAT Verbal Ability

Philosophical Ethics



Public Speaking

Social Sciences

Social studies

Spelling Bee

Test Prep

US Constitutional History

World Civilization

World Religions