I am a father of three beautiful children and a working professional who knows the challenges parents face with finding the time to help their children with their studies and the difficulties children face when having to overcome certain educational challenges.
In my working and personal life, I do my utmost to place myself in another's shoes so I can appreciate their perspective. With teaching, I apply this philosophy by first understanding fully the challenges facing the student and implementing a study plan that overcomes those challenges. Like when learning how to ride a bike, I believe a certain amount of "hand holding" may be needed at the outset with the goal of letting go incrementally so a student has the confidence to face the subject matter with upmost confidence.
In my professional life I am an attorney who has practiced law in Arizona for 19 years. I graduated from my undergradutate school with a 3.2 GPA average and from law school with 3.1 GPA average. At the end of my first semester in law school, I was in the bottom third of my class but I learned from my mistakes and graduated with honors and as a member of my law school's law review.
Outside of the office and family, I serve at shelters such as the House of Refuge in Sunnyslope. I believe with all my heart that to much has been given, much is expected. This belief carries me when I volunteer time to those who are trying to get their lives back on track, and compels me to serve the students of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Although I have never held a formal teaching position, my profession required me to develop and use the skills of a teacher. As part of my responsbilities, I was called upon to educate clients about the law relevant to their case and the likely result after the relevant law was applied to the facts of their case. This process required me to exercise patience as I sometimes represented clients who were not sophisticated in the law. Even sophoisticated clients had to be educated on the applicable law and likely result given the relevant law to their case.
My law practice is winding down as I am pursuing opportunities in the education field. Recently, I interviewed at Grand Canyon University to be an adjunct professor. GCU does not have any openings during the Spring Semester so I have more than enough time to tutor students.
I am highly motivated to serve students and see them exceed, just as I was did my utmost to represent my legal clients. I sincerely hope you will grant me the honor and privilege to work with your child. The certain joy we will see in seeing him or her overcome a challenge will remind us all that although life is full challenges that can be overcome.
Thank you for considering me as your chid's tutor and I look forward to meeting and helping your child.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor in Arts, Police Science
Graduate Degree: Drake University School of Law - Doctor of Laws, Legal Studies
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