HEY! I am a super tutor with a world of experience. I was educated in the old-school classical way of Greek
and Roman History
and Greek languages. Also, attending a liberal arts college, I had core courses in the history of European thought, religion
and war. I graduated with my first degree with a 3.87 GPA. I got a little bored the last semester and let one Latin class fall. I worked for a year after my Bachelor's Degree, teaching English
Composition at Texas A&M Commerce while also working for oil companies, doing legal title research.
I saved my money to go to Germany and study at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany. This is when there was still an East and a West Germany. I lived in locations in the far north and far south and then went to the University of Vienna Austria for the winter semester. I had the full range of accents. It was like living in the deep south, the Midwest and maybe Brooklyn.
I then started studying back home in Washington DC but really needed funds so I enlisted in the US Army and tested well enough to be considered for an intelligence position as a Russian
Analyst. I graduated with honors from the Defense Language
Institute in 1985 and was honorably released from active enlisted duty to enter an officer training course an attend Yale University and study religion. I again reviewed western European history
as it is so closely tied to the history of the religion in "thought" if not always in "deed".
I finished my studies at Yale while serving as an Associate Pastor at a Methodist church before leaving for a summer of study at Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. I returned to an assistant pastor's position in Arlington, Virginia and continued studies in ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. I left the DC area for a church in north Texas where I served two years as a pastor. I then spent the next 9 years in Dallas in sales positions.
I returned to teaching in 2001, teaching English as a Second Language
in Korea, China and Mexico. I had to return home for a few years before leaving again in 2009 to teach for the Ministry of Defense in Kuwait where I instructed at the Naval Institute. My next contract was for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. I spent a short while in Oman before finding a good position in the Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. After two years, I was ready to get away from the desert and sun and I spent 8 months teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam before coming home to Texas to work for a college friend who has a school for kids with special needs
The last year I taught all subjects to High School students. This summer I tutored a brother and sister in reading
. I am as well-rounded and well-traveled as any native English teacher and 5th generation native Texan you can find! My parents are 87 and 84 and still alive. My father was a Lawyer and my mother had a Masters of Fine Arts. I am proud of my heritage and state and country. I have seen a lot of poverty and oppression and many beautiful simple things. I am capable in many subjects including finite or basic mathematics
. I have a way with numbers.