I love learning, and I love helping others learn. In addition to a record of academic success, my greatest teaching strength is a desire to encourage students to believe in their own ability to learn and succeed. I want to build confidence in students through consistent positive reinforcement. My attitude is positive and upbeat, and I believe your student can learn and succeed. Also, I communicate in a way that the student can understand. I've taught students with differing levels of ability, and I have learned how to meet each one where he/she is at.
Regarding my academic qualifications, I graduated near the top of my class in high school, college, and graduate school (seminary, to be precise). I was awarded Jamestown College's top scholarship, the Wilson Scholarship. I was also honored by the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary with the Merrill F. Unger award for excellence in Old Testament scholarship.
I have taught in a variety of settings. I tutored freshman composition and algebra while in college. I have taught elementary Sunday school as well as junior- and senior-high youth group. For five years I taught adult Sunday school classes which typically numbered between 60-80 students. I was also an instructor at the Center for Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas.
I specialize in test preparation (e.g., ACT, GRE, ASVAB), English grammar, writing, literature, arithmetic and algebra, and all elementary-school subjects.
Regarding my background, I grew up on a farm near Northwood, North Dakota. I have an older sister and younger brother. I love reading and movies and Twins baseball. I have a wonderful wife and four wonderful children. My wife and I have lived in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, and now Minnesota.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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