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Damian N.

Lake City, FL

$18/hour

Professional, Engaging, and Uses an Interdisciplinary Approach

Background check passed as of 5/17/16

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National Intelligence University
Strategic Intelligence
Western Carolina University
Master's

Education

National Intelligence University (Strategic Intelligence)

Western Carolina University (Master's)

About Damian

I'm a highly educated veteran turned pacifist, who would like to empower the leaders of tomorrow. In detail, I served ten years in the US Air Force before requesting to be released as a conscientious objector/pacifist. During my time in the military I worked as a Russian Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. I simultaneously earned a Bachelor's in Strategic Intelligence (which is basically international politics/relations), as well as a Master's in Entrepreneurship. I also worked tirelessly to startup several ventures aimed at promoting sustainable peace, but that has proven resource intensive, so I am looking to supplement my income while encouraging young people to fully appreciate and make the most of all the benefits education brings.

Looking at most of the subjects I have listed on my profile, I can tutor anyone up to an intermediate level, guaranteed. If you are interested in learning about reading, writing, English, study skills, physical education, computers, or busines, I can tutor at an expert level, my educational background and experience standing as proof. Note: I can teach English as a second language, but only for Russian speakers with a basic to intermediate proficiency speaking English. If you would like to learn Russian, I can tutor you at a basic to intermediate level. When it comes to social science, philosophy, religion, history, geography, and visual arts, I can tutor at an intermediate to advanced level, but you'll have to understand I am mostly self-taught in these areas and take a more unconventional stance on key topics within the subjects. My views are always juxtaposed against prevailing views though, so the student is still sure to come away enriched.

I have done extensive research in these areas in order to possess a modicum of credibility when it comes time to publish my beliefs and theories in books I am currently writing. I can assist you with understanding the significant developments in each of these areas or simply with retention of key aspects thereof.

I am a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California. It is THE premier language school in the US, though it is only attended by military members. It's an accelerated, immersive, global-language program that involves getting students to a level 3 (level 5 being native-speaker), in as short a period as possible. Russian is a 1 year course and after that one year, graduates are typical more advanced than college students in their third year. Needless-to-say, I am well-equipped to be your tutor in this exciting and unique language. I'll basically take you through the same program I completed, but at your own pace, and I'll provide you with all the resources (often via copies) that got me through.

I know how writers think and I'm acutely aware of the types of cues writers use to guide their readers to the key information or theme about which they are writing.

I hope to hear from you!
I'm a highly educated veteran turned pacifist, who would like to empower the leaders of tomorrow. In detail, I served ten years in the US Air Force before requesting to be released as a conscientious objector/pacifist. During my time in the military I worked as a Russian Linguist and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Rates are subject to change as my services become more in demand. I will notify you well in advance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lake City, FL 32024
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Philosophy,
Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing, Film, Graphic Design, Video Production
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
Russian
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Career Development, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

I have a master's in Entrepreneurship.

Philosophy

I have passed Wyzant's test with 100%. I have taken a couple philosophy courses in higher ed. My qualifications in philosophy coincide most with several books I'm in the process of writing. Each book will recount distinct aspects of the belief system at which I've arrived as a result of all my studies. In short, I believe everything about existence, from our attitudes to the formation of our societies, comes down to how we individually and collectively answer certain existential questions. In mapping the various answers to said questions, I've had to grapple with the theories of philosophers throughout time.

Reading

I passed Wyzant's test with 100%. My qualifications as a tutor in reading extend mostly from my experience as a writer. I know how authors are trained to express ideas in the various mediums and genres and can readily deduce the thesis or theme(s) they are aiming to get across to readers. Even when authors approach this process in an obtuse manner, I am able to then coalesce various interpretations of the author's intent into a logical stance.

Russian

I was trained at the Defense Language Institute while serving as a Russian linguist in the US Air Force. I received an A.A. degree in Russian Area Studies as a result. I can provide copies of college transcripts or the degree itself.

Writing

I passed Wyzant's test with 100%. I possess a master's in entrepreneurship (which should indicate I have written a few papers during my time in higher ed). Nonetheless, I constantly seek to expand my vocabulary and improve the coherence of my writing. I know how to efficiently and effectively research topics of any complexity. And I'm working on several books (many of which are nonfiction), screenplays, short stories, graphic novels, and poems.

National Intelligence University
Strategic Intelligence
Western Carolina University
Master's

Education

National Intelligence University (Strategic Intelligence)

Western Carolina University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $18.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Rates are subject to change as my services become more in demand. I will notify you well in advance.

Travel policy

Damian will travel within 40 miles of Lake City, FL 32024.