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Timothy A.

It's all about those who came before you and knowing your geography

It's all about those who came before you and knowing your geography

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I am a retired reserve military officer, having served in 2 branches of the armed forces, and also just recently retired from a civilian technology career with a well known silicon valley company. My wife and I are recent empty nesters. In the military I was an intelligence officer and logistician, and in my civilian career I worked at various times as a management consultant, store manager, logistics and supply chain expert, and finally the last 20 years as an information technology...

I am a retired reserve military officer, having served in 2 branches of the armed forces, and also just recently retired from a civilian technology career with a well known silicon valley company. My wife and I are recent empty nesters. In the military I was an intelligence officer and logistician, and in my civilian career I worked at various times as a management consultant, store manager, logistics and supply chain expert, and finally the last 20 years as an information technology advisor and IT transition specialist.

In every organization I ever worked, I have always been teaching and mentoring others. I was an instructor in various classes in the military and in corporate training centers, and also taught online for DeVry for 2 years. However, I feel I have been functioning as an informal tutor my whole life. I have four grown children. They would tell you that when their friends would come over to our house growing up they all called me Dr. Google. My children and their friends would ask me questions and I would not only give them the answer, but the history of how that answer came about and why it is important to know how it evolved to that answer. You can expect the same. If you have a question, I will give you the answer, but if that answer has important history behind it as to how that answer came about, I will ensure you don't leave until you do.

You are smart, educated and clever. But the people who came before you were also smart, educated and clever. We tend to dismiss all that came before us as old-fashioned and irrelevant, but history shows us that much wisdom has been lost. Everything runs in cycles and those who forget the lessons of the past eventually are forced to relive them again. Our current education system skews heavily towards science, math and computers - all great subjects - but this has been done at the expense of the loss of once common knowledge in the areas of history and geography. It is producing citizens who can't find China, India or the Alps on a map. It is producing citizens whose souls aren't stirred by the Gettysburg address because they have never read it, never had to memorize it, nor even know it exists. Once common knowledge names like Winston Churchill, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert Fulton have been washed away in a sea of trendy social media and other distractions. I wish to try and pull this back in a bit. My undergraduate degree was in Political Science, I have a Masters in Systems Management, and I am a graduate of the Naval War College. I worked as intelligence officer during the Cold War, and I can give you first-person accounts on some of the major political and military events of the past 40 years because I was either there or involved in some way. Where applicable, I like to also teach by telling a story that ties things together. Many people have told me I have the best factual stories, and they always want to hear another one, because they always learn something new.

If it's history, geography or anything at all having to do with any branch of the military, I would be glad to help.


Education

Northwestern University
Political Science
University of Southern California (USC)
Masters
Naval War College
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Art

Art History

History

American History, Art History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, World History

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College Counseling,

College Counseling

I attended two major name universities plus the U.S. Naval War College. I have helped four of my own children visit, select and apply to four wildly different colleges, including one on full scholarship. At some point, all these college visits and applications turned into a sort of hobby. I have visited dozens of colleges and attended their orientations and I know what schools are looking for what attributes. I can counsel on how the FAFSA works, whether early decision is right for you, and best overall fit. I can discuss private vs, public schools and don't forget the service academies, like Annapolis and West Point. I have written over 20 letters of recommendation for friends and family to various universities and law schools. Lastly, college may not be right for you at all and I can counsel you regarding other career opportunities that are also very lucrative and won't leave you with years of student loans to pay off. I like to see young people make smart decisions and set off on the right foot.
Geography, Government & Politics

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I attended two major name universities plus the U.S. Naval War College. I have helped four of my own children visit, select and apply to four wildly different colleges, including one on full scholarship. At some point, all these college visits and applications turned into a sort of hobby. I have visited dozens of colleges and attended their orientations and I know what schools are looking for what attributes. I can counsel on how the FAFSA works, whether early decision is right for you, and best overall fit. I can discuss private vs, public schools and don't forget the service academies, like Annapolis and West Point. I have written over 20 letters of recommendation for friends and family to various universities and law schools. Lastly, college may not be right for you at all and I can counsel you regarding other career opportunities that are also very lucrative and won't leave you with years of student loans to pay off. I like to see young people make smart decisions and set off on the right foot.
ASVAB

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Timothy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 92 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Very Knowledgeable Tutor!

The education that Timothy provided on the topic of world history was beneficial. He assisted me, specifically on a "Clash of Civilization" project. He was extremely knowledgeable, so his tutoring provided me with a MUCH better understanding. He went above and beyond by offering to proofread my paper before submitting it. He provided great feedback and helped me score a 94 on the assignment.

Ryan, 1 lesson with Timothy

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