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I received a B.A. in History from Loyola University in New Orleans. I taught in both college and secondary schools, and then attended law school at Tulane University. My teaching experience includes teaching college classes at Xavier University of New Orleans and at the University of New Orleans. I then taught history for eight years, including seven years at Isidore Newman school. Newman is one of the best schools in the country and annually places highly in the number of National Merit Scholars it produces. Altogether, I taught for ten years, and practiced law for about twenty years.
My wife and I moved to Florida after Hurricane Katrina destroyed our home in New Orleans. I no longer practice law, but have always enjoyed teaching and would like to help anyone in need of a tutor. I am proficient in a number of subjects. These include History, AP History, English, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, and Law. I specialize in tutoring students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT. I teach not only the subject-matter for standardized tests, but also test-taking techniques to help students maximize their scores. I also specialize in AP U.S History and AP World History. During my career, I've coached golf and football.
I believe in identifying a student's strengths as well as weaknesses, and use the former to improve the latter. I try to keep the subject being taught both lively and entertaining, and to make learning a positive experience. Most of all, I care about my students and will always do my best to help them succeed.
I went to law school at Tulane University and received a JD upon graduation in 1987. I passed the Louisiana Bar Exam. While I was preparing for the bar and for a year afterwards, I taught classes to paralegals at a school called the Institute of Legal Studies. I also wrote, developed, and taught a paralegal course for adults in Jefferson Parish, LA.
While in law school, I took numerous courses in criminal law. As an attorney, criminal defense was one of my primary specializations. This required a hands-on knowledge of police methods and procedures. During my legal career, I represented clients charged with offenses ranging anywhere from murder to traffic offenses. I engaged in plea bargaining in many cases when it was advantageous to my client. I also took many cases to trial (both by jury and by judge) and had a very high success rate when doing so.
I have played golf for over fifty years. While teaching at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, I was, in addition to my teaching duties, the golf coach. I worked with young golfers and helped them improve many aspects of their game. I currently still play regularly and shoot in the mid-seventies.
I have a B.A. in History, a M.A. in Drama & Communications, and a J.D. As a teenager, I acted as the lead in numerous plays and skits. Upon graduation, I taught for ten years (including speech at Xavier University) and was the director of the Assembly Committee at Isidore Newman school in New Orleans. As such, I was responsible for programs and entertainment for over 600 students approximately six times a year. I acted as the master-of-ceremonies on all assemblies.
I then got my J.D. and practiced law for 18 years, arguing many cases before juries with a high success rate (over 90%). I also was a band member and lead singer for a popular rock band in New Orleans, and have played music before large audiences many times.
All of these prior activities have given me much experience in getting ideas over to an audience, and in public speaking in general. Over the years, I have learned many techniques that benefit anyone interested in public speaking. I would love to share that knowledge.
Great Tutor — He really takes the time to review all material in detail until you feel comfortable. Very flexible about meeting schedules and is willing to meet in students home. Overall professional and a very knowledgeable man. ...
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