I'm a tutor, teacher and published writer with degrees in English from Harvard (BA), Yale (MAT) and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD).
I work with students of all ability levels from middle school through college. I enjoy motivating students who hate school as much as I enjoy challenging gifted students. Years ago I founded and for six years directed an independent elementary school in Chicago, the Thomas Jefferson Academy. A school for life purpose, it enabled young people to use the basic tools of learning to discover who they are and what they want to do with their lives.
I'm not a fan of standardized tests. But I help students develop the reading, writing and study skills needed for success on these tests by designing special projects with students that tap deeply into their interests and talents.
I've taught at Northwestern and Olive Harvey College and have headed up special projects with Chicago public school students. Currently I'm an English instructor at Oakton Community College.
My expertise is in English and American literature, U.S and world history, politics, philosophy and education. These days I read a lot of economics writers. My freelance articles on education and politics have appeared in 20 publications, including The Reader, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.
My expertise is in English and American literature. U.S and world history, politics, philosophy and education.
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