Philosophy and Legal Studies.
I discovered the academic Philosophies during my first semester as an undergrad and I immediately fell in love. I switched Majors the next semester and never looked back. After graduating with a Major in Philosophy and a Minor in Government, I worked for several years as an outdoors educational instructor. During this time I found a passion for helping others, especially young people, achieve more than they thought they could. After working outdoors for several years I began to look for something more long-term. A former peer, who was themselves attending Law School in California, suggested that I would do well in the Legal fields. On their suggestion, I took the next LSAT exam and four years later I received my J.D. having discovered yet another passion, this time for legal analysis.
When it comes to tutoring, my approach is always personal. I believe that everyone is capable of understanding information if it presented to them in the correct way. What the "correct way" is, isn't always clear from student to student. The first job of any teacher or tutor is to understand the student and only then can the tutor present the information in a way that connects with the student in the unique way that the student learns.
Because of this, I often will engage students in discussion that is designed not simply to assess their understanding but more so, to cement the information in a way that isn't merely academic but also practical.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Sacramento - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: Florida Coastal School of Law - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
I love the outdoors and camping. My dog, Zeb, who is my best friend. DIY projects around the house, especially carpentry and gardening. I also really like to cook when I have the time. Most recently I have started painting and making epoxy resin art.