I was an academic late bloomer. I struggled in my initial years of college and took some time off. When I returned, I was able to complete and Associates degree, then a Bachelor of Science and later a Master of Arts. Academic studies did not come easy to me, so I developed new skills and strategies to help me learn and master the necessary material. I worked for 11 years as an Engineer and for the last 19 years I have been a missionary. As a missionary, I have taught on various levels, in various contexts and in various languages. I have homeschooled my own kids, taught other kids in primary school and high school. I have also taught adult school English as a second language and at the university undergraduate level in English and in Russian. I have, in addition, occasionally taught on a graduate level. I have experience with all kinds of learners and the challenges they face. As I get to know students, I try to adjust my approach to provide a combination of teaching content along with personalized strategies to master the material. Especially with younger students, I like to include humor and stories in the learning process in an attempt to make the material as practical as possible. I am happy to help in any way I can.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Calfornia State University of Fullerton - Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Computer Science
Graduate Degree: Simon Greenleaf University - Master of Arts, Christian Studies
Music, Reading, board games, yard work, Russian