36, 35, 34, 34, -- my students' ACT
scores from this year! I can show you too how to get top scores.
First of all, I am the father of four award-winning students, including two Metro St. Louis Valedictorians:
Nathan: winner of the prestigious D. L. Bitzer/H. G. Slottow Creativity Award, University of Illinois, Computer
and Electrical Engineering
Aaron: M.D.; Medical missionary; Evelyn Whitman Scholar for Outstanding Academic Achievement from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; medical resident at Columbia University; English
ACT = 35
Sara: Ms. SMU 2009-10; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; English ACT = 36.
Christian: 2011 Graduate of Prestonwood Christian Academy where he earned perfect—and I mean perfect—attendance his junior year. Oh, and the best award of all his senior year: The Kindness Award.
I am the author of children’s stories, both humorous and Christian (52 Stories and Poems for Children, Concordia Publishing House, 1987).
I have made numerous visits over the years to public and private grade schools—where I even do Conan O’Brien imitations for grade-schoolers, believe it or not!
I have also tutored numerous high school, college, and grad school students, specializing in English, writing
, foreign languages (especially vocabulary
acquisition and overview understanding of syntax), and test preparation
I myself am an award-winning scholar/writer with Ph.D-level expertise in biblical exegesis and English, Greek
, and Hebrew grammar
. My ACADEMIC HONORS:
•Ph. D candidate in Theology (ABD), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2010)
•Master of Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2008)
•Fulbright Scholar nominee, St. Louis University (1982 – 1983)
•Summa cum laude
•Phi Beta Kappa
•Premed. GPA: 4.00
•Winner Psi Sayons Award for Outstanding Senior Psychology
•Student writing featured in St. Louis University Press
•Div I basketball
player (point guard)
For years I was a Professional Entertainer: “The Basketball Ball-handling Wizard”
• With hundreds of appearances throughout the Midwest
•“Best half-time show in St. Louis” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
I love working with children and teenagers of all aptitudes and abilities. I will bring my fatherly love of children and my years of academic achievement to each tutoring session—along with my legendary sense of humor. (Students love me! Teachers hate me! — because I get the whole school uproariously laughing and then leave.)
Sample of humor:
“I wrote an English paper once,” I tell the school children. “My dog doodooed on it.”
“Ooo,” they say.
“Handed it in anyway. Teacher said it was the best thing she’d seen from me all year.”
“That homework was so hard,” I complained, “it ate my dog!”
On a serious note, I typically guarantee 4 points improvement over prior test taking on the ACT—and have never failed. My strategy is simple — but secret. I’d love to share it with you.