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I first tutored as an undergrad in 1982, with resounding success. I spent more than a decade teaching over 120 sections of courses in seven different academic disciplines at a number of universities. I also spent eight years editing. I have more than 1500 individual publishing credits. As a tutor I do virtually anything, from help with elementary school work (and I have worked with special needs students--autism, ADHD) to standardized test prep to aiding with college and graduate coursework to brain training to life enrichment to admissions counseling to editing to whatever needs my clients have. My strongest academic backgrounds are in ancient Mediterranean history (I have taught graduate courses in Greek and Roman history) and in the ancient Near East, particularly the Hebrew Bible, which I studied at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. If there is something I cannot help a client with, I will be honest about it. I have found that virtually all of those I have tutored could do the work themselves. My goal is to help my students become independent, so that they do not need to use me or anyone else. I am not tutoring to become wealthy (which is fortunate. given there is little to be made), but to empower my students.
I am an anthropologist of the ancient Near East, trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have taught introduction to anthropology at two colleges. I have published things in each of the four traditional subfields of anthropology. I am a cultural anthropologist, with a strong background in both linguistics and archaeology (these comprise three of the four subfields).
Archaeology is among the things one is trained for in all of the graduate programs I have done. I was at Shiloh in Israel in 1983, which is one of the most significant archaeological digs in history. I have studied with renowned archaeologists from the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Syro-Palestinian worlds. I have also published articles on archaeology.
I have Asperger's, as do my 24 year old son and my ten year old daughter. I have read an extensive amount on the topic. I have served on the board of SWAN. I have taught my daughter in homebound environment for long stretches. In addition to living with the condition and raising two children with it, I have tutored at least four children who also have diagnoses on the spectrum, as well as at least three that I suspect do. It is a part of both my personal life and my professional life.
I have completed the PhD coursework in Hebrew Bible at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have more than 1500 individual pieces published in the field. I read Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Koine Greek fluently. I have taught college courses in the Bible and on religion.
I have completed the coursework for a PhD in Ancient Mediterranean History at the University of Arkansas. I have taught graduate courses in Greek and Roman history at University of Central Missouri. I have published articles in Greek, Roman, and other cultures from the area and time frame. I have been reading Greek since 1980, and Latin since 1988.
I have completed the coursework for PhD in Hebrew Bible from both Harvard and Johns Hopkins. I have published more than 1500 individual pieces on the topic in a Hebrew-English dictionary. I edited a massive encyclopedic Hebrew/Aramaic-English Dictionary, with more than 9000 entries. I have read Hebrew daily for thirty years.
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