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William B.

Prescott, AZ

$50/hour

A PASSION FOR LEARNING... A PASSION FOR SHARING.

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University of Northern Iowa
Philosophy Religion

Education

University of Northern Iowa (Philosophy Religion)

About William

I am a lifetime learner who enjoys kids!!! My wife and I home schooled our six children for 15 years. Following that, I worked part time as a substitute teacher at the local high school, and was a volunteer varsity football coach. When my sons were involved in the Boy Scouts, I was the Assistant Scoutmaster monitoring advancements. I taught several different merit badge classes including American Heritage, Bird Study, Mammals, Nature, and Sports. For a number of years I was a credentialed associate pastor at our local church where I frequently taught Sunday school including a six month long study of lessons learned from the Titanic disaster taught to a stalwart group of young men. All this was in the background of my 24 year career with Walmart Stores, Inc., mostly spent traveling store to store teaching and training in merchandising, mentoring associates, and developing efficient tools to facilitate learning in a diverse and fast paced work environment.

Though my college major was Philosophy and Religion, I have always had a passion for history. I am a ravenous reader and self-learner, with over 120 books on the American Civil War alone! I believe strongly in identifying the learning style of my students and tailoring my curricula to their aptitude. No two students are alike. My main goal is to instill a lifetime love of learning and appreciation for who we are an what we enjoy because of those who have gone before us. I love taking advantage of local historical points of interest, and make the subject very close and personal. Tools such as historical fiction, drama, field trips, oral presentations, and interviews with those who have "been there" all help bring the subject to life. Using crafts, building models, making posters, and even cooking bring all the senses of the student to bear on the subject. Ultimately, the student develops a relationship with the past, transforming facts into visceral experiences. In all this I function mainly as a collaborator, not an expert, to walk alongside in the learning process.
I am a lifetime learner who enjoys kids!!! My wife and I home schooled our six children for 15 years. Following that, I worked part time as a substitute teacher at the local high school, and was a volunteer varsity football coach. When my sons were involved in the Boy Scouts, I was the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Prescott, AZ 86303
In-person lessons
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History

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Religion

I graduated with honors from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982 with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. Since then I completed online classes qualifying me to be a licensed minister in a mainline Christian church in 2005. I have also extensively studied various religious movements, with an emphasis on the role of Judaeo-Christian values in American Culture.

Social Studies

Geography, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science have been interwoven with my personal passion for History. These subjects were part of the core curricula we used in home education our six children, and were areas I oversaw as a substitute teacher in the Aitkin Public Schools. I draw upon my knowledge of history as well as current events to engage my students in these subjects making them less academic and more personal for them, building engagement.

University of Northern Iowa
Philosophy Religion

Education

University of Northern Iowa (Philosophy Religion)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 30 miles of Prescott, AZ 86303.