I'm pleased to offer help to anyone struggling with English Writing, Literature and History - as well as the Life Sciences (especially General Biology and Anatomy & Physiology). I've recently returned with my wife and two young sons to Boston after living in Newburgh, NY for five years.
While there, I worked for 4 years as a Medical Assistant in The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in upstate New York. And before that, I was an EMT with ambulance services in New York and in Boston for 3 years altogether.
Learning these subjects, at any level, can be tedious. I get it!
I also took undergrad level life sciences first at Massachusetts Bay Community College, and later at Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. With patience, diligence, and a very Zen approach (that little by little does the trick), I was able to get a 4.0 every time - in General Biology; General Pyschology; Anatomy & Physiology I and II; and Microbiology.
Plus, I've benefited hugely from the patience and generosity of many people who were equally willing to share their insight and skills. I'm happy to do the same. I've worked with many students at the health center, often acting as their clinical instructor when they began to apply in the real world what they'd been studying in the classroom or lab. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by it all. I'd often tell them, "Just because it's new to you, that doesn't mean you're dumb." Then I'd follow up with, "By this time next week, you'll be an expert!"
In addition to this, I'm a freelance writer, specializing in U.S. military history. I have a B.A. in English Writing (with a minor in History) from Fairfield University (1989). I've published articles about World War II and the Vietnam War with AMERICAN HERITAGE, WWII HISTORY and AMERICAN VETERAN. I was a research assistant for Dr. Terry Golway of Kean University as he prepared his book SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE, a definitive history of the Fire Department of New York. Plus, I do web post editing and proofreading for Empowered by Play. This was created by my wife, a school teacher and early childhood development expert, with the mission of advocating healthy, screen-free play for young children.
If you're struggling with any of these subjects - or have a child who is - I'm glad to help.
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