Looking to help educate in a variety of humanities subjects; English, writing, reading, literature, history, possibly Western philosophy. In addition to subject matter I think critical thinking is important to complement any answer. I think the why is just as important as the what or the how. It is my responsibility as a tutor not only to teach what the right answer is, but why it’s the right answer, and what does that mean in the larger scheme of things. This gives students of all ages, from infant to PhD, the ability to see their own subject matter in a much larger scope; the larger the field of vision, the more you can see, and the better equipped you’ll be to decide where you want to go and how you want to get there; i.e. knowledge is power. Make it fun, keep it interesting. It is my goal to teach to students not at them, focusing on individual learning needs and study habits. Not everyone learns the same way and not everybody has the same capacity for material. At the risk of sounding like a used car dealership, I’ll stand on my head if that’s the best way for you to learn; metaphorically speaking, of course.
I have a BA in Classics: Greek and Roman historical studies and a recent MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, Fiction. Besides writing, history is my passion; especially ancient history. I can tutor most Humanities subjects; writing, reading, literature, English. I do play the accordion and the bagpipes but I don’t think I’d be a good teacher for either.
Let’s see, on the personal side: roller coasters and rock and roll, scuba diving, the LA Philharmonic at the Bowl on a lazy summer Sunday drinking Manischewitz out of paper cups, international travel – Copenhagen, favorite city. Macadamia nuts. Toilet paper over the roll. Thrifty ice cream. Foo Fighters. Cole Porter. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Willy Wonka, cotton candy, and cats.
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