My name is Daniel Leach and I am a tutor, freelance writer, and experienced teacher of AP and IB History, English Language Arts, IB Theory of Knowledge, Economics, etc. It has been my great privilege to experience people, places, and events across the globe. The most important lesson I have gleaned from my travels is that for all of our superficial differences, people are much more similar than they are different.
Mark Twain once said that history may not repeat itself, but it rhymes! This sentiment mirrors my perspective exactly. All experience teaches us something, even if the lesson learned is simply what not to do! As the past shapes the present and the present becomes the future, how could the study of history be unimportant? An avid student and aficionado of the written word, I also enjoy writing and teaching literature as the process of reading involves meeting the author halfway; accordingly, each engaged reader will form his or her own unique look, feel, and voice for every character they encounter. This cooperative alchemy stimulates and exercises the imagination in a way that films, television, video games, etc., simply cannot do.
As for why I chose to make teaching my livelihood, I was fortunate enough to learn from several wonderful teachers when I was young and I like to think that I carry some of the wisdom and expertise they shared with me to this day. Enthusiasm is contagious. It has been my experience that when an educator's passion for their subject is dynamically conveyed through an artful blend of instructional strategies, resources, and technologies, student learning is the outcome.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor of Education, History Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Western New Mexico University - Master of Arts, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Reading, writing, painting, playing music, traveling.
AP US History
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
College World History
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing