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Morris Brown College (Criminal Justice)
St Thomas University School of Law (J.D.)
Henry McNeil Turner Theological Seminary (Master's)
My love of learning began at an early age. I wanted to know about everything and anything and was always asking questions. As a child, I truly drove my parents nuts with millions of questions every day. Both parents were educators as well as my sister with a combined total of almost 75 years of teaching between them. I also was a student teacher of kindergarten, and 8th and 10th grade English. I have also volunteered my time to be an adjunct college professor in the areas of criminal justice, English, writing, public speaking, and religious studies. Being a teacher is what I've always wanted to do, then I feel in love with the law and decided that i would eventually find a way to marry the too and did so by opting to tutor and volunteer my time as an adjunct professor.
I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice, minor in English (Magna Cum Laude), a Law Degree(top 35% over all, top 10% ethnic/ minority), a Masters of Divinity Degree (high honors, 3.85) from Seminary, and have worked as a civil servant in the criminal justice field since 1994 as a public defender. I am a member of the State Bar of Georgia and currently hold a position as Sr. Staff Atty. with the Georgia Public Defenders Council in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. I have tutored in all the areas listed previously and am the go to person for my all my family, particularly children when it comes to reviewing or assisting in drafting speeches, letters, writing assignments, term papers, essays and the like. I am an avid writer of short stories, and poems as a hobby and read all genres of literature constantly.
I love language and learning about the origins of words. This interest was heightened while in seminary since Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin was constantly apart of my course work. I even implement and break down word usage when explaining passages while teaching weekly Bible Study or when delivering/preaching a sermon as I am a licensed ordained minister in the Methodist church. I'm always teaching, reading or writing whether it be for a professional reason or personal pleasure when I get some alone time. I love sharing this passion and gift with others for there is nothing else like it in all the world!
I minored in English in college. As a criminal justice major and the goal of being an attorney, I knew the ability to be able to speak well, write well and read and proof read would be essential to anyone in the legal profession. I took extensive coursed in these areas in undergrad and grad school. I also have a child in college and a child in high school who I'm constantly helping in these areas. I do not do their work for them but make sure the work that they do is the best is can be and is of top notch caliber for the best grade possible.
I understand the difficulties and frustrations that many students face since I faced them myself. With hard work, a good plan for study and learning strategies, and strong study habits with a never give up attitude, anything can be accomplished. I will work just as hard with you to make sure you give it your all and do your best! I do have a 24 hrs notice cancellation policy, but am flexible with scheduling session times, do make up missed classes and am available for more than an hour for a single session with 48 hrs notice if needed and / or wanted. My love of learning began at an early age. I wanted to know about everything and anything and was always asking questions. As a child, I truly drove my parents nuts with millions of questions every day. Both parents were educators as well as my sister with a combined total of almost 75 years of teaching between them. I also was a student teacher
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