University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (History)
Boston University School of Law (J.D.)
I have a passion for teaching, for interacting with my students, and for imparting a love for learning in general and for the subject content, in particular. My undergraduate degree is from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a major in History and a minor in Romance Languages, and my law degree is from Boston University School of Law. Two years were served in the Peace Corps in Izmir, Turkey. My teaching experience includes elementary K-8, high school, and adults, both in classroom and one-on-one environments. My elementary school experience includes certification to teach the "Great Books" program, where stories are read in a "close-reading" format, broken down, and discussed. I love writing, and my articles have appeared in newspapers such as Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Milwaukee Journal, and magazines such as Arizona Jewish Life and Pittsburgher Magazine. Good writing is a key to success at any level, and I love to help students improve their writing skills, both with essays and with creative writing. From my experience as a contracts attorney, I help my students add precision and clarity to their writing efforts. History, both American and World, is another area of special expertise.
I have a passion for teaching, for interacting with my students, and for imparting a love for learning in general and for the subject content, in particular. My undergraduate degree is from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a major in History and a minor in Romance Languages, and my law degree is from Boston University School of Law. Two
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One key tool to successful learning - and learning to love learning - are good and effective study skills. Effective study skills need to be taught; they are not innate - and they need to be combined with a sense of curiosity which, too, can be encouraged by a good instructor. I have taught at the elementary school, high school, and adult levels. In addition to course content at each level, I concurrently taught how to study - what habits bring success and what habits do not bring success. I have stressed to all of my students, at every level, the importance of forming, through practice, good habits in studying. My goal is to impart to my students my experience as a teacher in molding good study skills - and then to share the student's experiencing joy when good results follow, as they almost always do.