Certainly Knowledge is Power and a path to Success, but Knowledge is also Pleasurable, Beautiful and a path to Respect for Oneself and Others. My goal as an Educator is to guide Students to Love to Learn and to become Lifetime Self-Educators.
The running theme of my professional career has been the meeting place between the Written Word and the Visual Image. Examples of this range from the Medieval Illuminated Manuscript to the Modern Graphic Novel; Renaissance Era Emblems to current Pop Music Artist's Logos; Classic Illustrated Children's Books to the latest Movie Poster.
I practiced this myself by working as a professional Cartoonist and Illustrator for over 35 years. I gradually shifted my weight toward Teaching and discovered how much I loved guiding students to understand and appreciate the vast body of knowledge available to us in the Humanities (Arts & Letters).
I completed my Masters Thesis on the Illuminated Poetry of William Blake (1757-1827). Blake combined all of his Poetic Compositions with Etched Illustrations printed on his own home studio Printing Press and hand colorized them. I received my MLA degree in 2003 from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Parents, allow me to partner with you in guiding your student toward academic success. Student, let me work with your parent or guardian to help you master subjects that have been mystifying or even tormenting you. Or maybe you merely need to discover more efficient study methods; so you have time to achieve other goals you have for your life. Either way, I look forward to assisting you this year as a Varsity Tutor!
Undergraduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, General Literature
Graduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
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