Hunter College of CUNY
NYU Law School (J.D.)
I am particularly interested in developing an appreciation for the mystery, nuance, and beauty of the English language. I have always been fascinated by the way language in general unleashes the imaginative and creative impulses of our minds and imaginations. I see the teaching of English and English grammar as an opportunity to share some of this excitement with others who are similarly disposed or who simply want to dispel the frustration and fear of mastering grammatical principles.
I am convinced that a greater understanding and mastery of such principles will result in increased reading comprehension among our students; will inspire their own creative impulses; and will create the creativity and intelligence which are necessary for the enjoyment of economic opportunities and political freedoms.
I have taught criminal law and procedure at the college level. I believe that tutoring English is an excellent way to develop skills which are essential for competency and success in the legal profession as well as in other professions or vocations.
I have been a student myself of English and English Literature since secondary school. I initially considered an academic career, but I found that my love of language could complement my interest in abstract legal principles about politics and government; as a result I attended law school and was admitted to the New York and Georgia state bars. I also found that writing legal memoranda, briefs, and other pleadings required sound thinking; good organization of one's thoughts; and some powers of persuasion in order to achieve the results desired for my clients.
I believe that I have the skills, interest, and motivation to be a tutor with respect to these skills and capabilities.
I welcome feedback from students about the effectiveness of my materials and teaching methods. I am tolerant about rescheduling cancelled appointments. I am available on a twenty-four (24) basis by email or by cell phone to discuss any aspect of my teaching style, my materials, or- my scheduling. I am particularly interested in developing an appreciation for the mystery, nuance, and beauty of the English language. I have always been fascinated by the way language in general unleashes the imaginative and creative impulses of our minds and imaginations. I see the teaching of English and English grammar as an opportunity to share some of this
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I have been the Superintendent of the Adult Sunday School Class at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Conley, Georgia for the past approximate ten years. In that position I am the leader or facilitator of discussions in Old and New Testament teachings and discussions about life experiences. I am also a certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church, which is a position devoted to seeking ways of helping individuals in their spiritual goals.