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John T.

Lake Wales, FL

$55/hour

Retired College Professor and Experienced Educator

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University of Michigan
Chinese studies
Columbia University
Master's
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (Chinese studies)

Columbia University (Master's)

University of California, Berkeley (PhD)

About John

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, with an M.A. in history from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating, I taught history, political science, philosophy, and religion at institutions including the University of Mississippi, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Guam, where I earned tenure.

After teaching for nineteen years, I moved into administration. For the last twelve years I have been dean or vice president at several community colleges, including Northwest Arkansas and Truckee Meadows.

Even as an administrator, I continued to teach part-time in the evenings. I love working with students, and helping them over trouble spots. I am highly experienced with students from many varied backgrounds, and patient, yet persistent. I believe you can do it, and I am here to help!

I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, with an M.A. in history from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating, I taught history, Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lake Wales, FL 33853
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Classics

I studied Latin for years in graduate school and used the language extensively in my Ph.D. dissertation research. I have taught specialized college courses in the history of ancient Greece and Rome. I have also taught units on classical history dozens of times in my survey of world civilizations courses.

Religion

I took numerous courses on the history of religion in college both as a graduate student and as an undergraduate. My Ph.D. dissertation research was on a topic in religious history, and I have subsequently delivered professional papers and published articles in the field. I also teach units on Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam in my survey courses on world civilization.

Social Studies

I studied political science as an undergraduate in college. I taught political science and geography courses at the community college level. My study of history has exposed me to themes and scholarly literature in sociology, anthropology, political science, and geography.

University of Michigan
Chinese studies
Columbia University
Master's
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

Education

University of Michigan (Chinese studies)

Columbia University (Master's)

University of California, Berkeley (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Lake Wales, FL 33853.