I enjoy learning and helping others learn. There is nothing quite like seeing a student's eyes light up when they finally understand a concept. I hold a Bachelor's degree in History, a Master's in Divinity, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). I am also an author with a book in press. In addition, I have two years experience working as the director of a college placement office that oversaw resume design, GRE and graduate school preparation, and job search skills.
Over the years, I've studied eight different languages and taught two in the classroom with great success (Hebrew and Greek). I have also tutored a variety of students in these languages. My teaching philosophy is based on modeling and developmental approaches to learning with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. I believe that nearly any student can learn anything if the subject is broken down into manageable pieces and assimilated through repetition and the gradual addition of new material. At the end of the day, what I am doing is not only teaching a subject but also study skills. My goal is that students will be able to approach any task, topic, or language with confidence and find a way to teach themselves.
I am qualified to offer services in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Bible/Religion, History, Writing, English grammar, and GRE (Verbal) preparation. I also have experience working with students applying to graduate school and can give advice on applications, personal statements, and writing samples. In terms of music and art, I can offer basic guitar and drawing lessons.
I am flexible with scheduling and willing to travel. While I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes. My preferred meeting place is a coffee shop. If students prefer a quieter environment, I am happy to make accommodations.
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