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De Paul University College of Law (J.D.)
As a former attorney, businessman, and teacher, I have had a broad range of experience. My favorite subjects have always been history, government, geography, and English, both literature and composition. I have also taught beginning and intermediate Mandarin Chinese, as well as piano and harp for adults for several years.
I spent four years as a GED tutor teaching people from different backgrounds and cultures, and feel that I am a very patient instructor. My area of GED concentration was every subject except mathematics. As a former attorney, businessman, and teacher, I have had a broad range of experience. My favorite subjects have always been history, government, geography, and English,
Knowledge, patient, reliability, and humor is just a small part of what Derek brings each time he comes to tutor me. Derek was given a true gift, thank you for sharing it with others. Much thanks.
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I was a practicing attorney for over twenty years, and in the past four have been a columnist for a monthly criminal justice magazine. Additionally, I blog on the subject.
I have played piano since I was six years old, and have played continuously since the. I have taught it, mainly to adults, the past four years. I have my own course books and teaching method which have proven successful
I also play the harp, and have since I was ten, and performed as a guest with local symphonies and high school holiday programs.