I currently teach American Government courses at post-secondary schools. The early history of America by and large follows the important decisions and events involved with our government. I am also well versed in the American Wars throughout U.S. history, which is the second biggest chapter.
As a fitness enthusiast, I have actively trained in physical fitness and bodybuilding for over 25 years. In college, I was a 2 time All American wrestler, 3 time state champion, and inducted into the Universities Hall of Fame for both football and wrestling. I took courses in sports medicine and nutrition. After my college years, I continued intensive physical fitness with Olympic Trials and National competitive wrestling. In addition, I actively completed in Judo, winning the California State Games tournament. What these all have in common is an excellent understanding of the musculature system, which is paramount to bodybuilding. Finally,with a sports medicine background, I gained an intricate knowledge of body building nutrition, which is paramount to any bodybuilding program. I teach the fundamentals of both exercise and nutrition.
I took the CBEST examination earlier this year and passed the first time. Additionally, I took all three subjects on the same day. Many of the prospective teachers take one subject at a time and allot the whole 3 hours for one topic. In any event, the exam is still fresh in my mind.
I practiced law for 10 years in both Civil Courts and Federal Courts. I currently am a professor teaching Fundamentals of Criminal Justice and American Government, which covers the entire Constitution and the fundamental rights bestowed upon all U.S. citizens. I also teach Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research.
As a practicing Trial Lawyer of ten years, I had to weekly perform public speaking in the courtroom. With not only a jury present, but also the rest of the courtroom filled with the public, I had to learn how to focus on the information I was seeking to explain and not concern myself with the fears of public speaking. Additionally, I have given lectures in large classrooms and also served as a guest speaker on many occasions.