I taught my first class back in the days of the Gerald Ford administration. I taught for 10 years before going into the law. I practiced law for 13 years but my real passion is teaching. I returned to teaching and have spent the last 23 years teaching Latin on the secondary level. I can't imagine that any other career would provide as much passion and satisfaction.
I have learned that the brightest and most capable students sometimes come across a concept that they cannot master. This is where an extra help session with a teacher or a tutor becomes necessary.
When a person feels sick, s/he sees a doctor. The patient tells the doctor what symptoms s/he is experiencing. The doctor will then be able to diagnose the condition and devise a treatment plan. Are you sick of the grades that you're getting? Show me recent assessments on which you have not performed as well as you wanted to. The mistakes you make on an assessment are basically symptoms of a problem. I can diagnose the problem and devise a treatment plan for you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wesleyan University - Bachelor in Arts, Classics
Graduate Degree: Indiana University-Northwest - Master of Arts, Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-Camden - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
Back when I was practicing law, I had a medical malpractice trial that lasted three weeks. Due to the location of the trial, I had to spend the entire course of the trial including weekends in a hotel. I did not see my family during that time. We had recently purchased a house which needed a lot of work. I therefore spent a lot of time at Home Depot. During the trial, my wife had to take our three year old son to Home Depot. When they arrived, my son asked my wife "Does Daddy live here?" If that is not enough to re-examine your life, I don't know what it is. I decided to leave the law and return to a career that was entirely rewarding. It has allowed me to spend a lot of time with my family. Now that I am retired, I can devote time to the most important "interest" a person can have: family.