Cplby College, Waterville Maine (Economics)
Boston College (J.D.)
When I retired from practicing law after 45 years, I obtained licensure in both Massachusetts and Florida for teaching social studies in grades 5-12. I have taught for a year at the Leominster High School, Leominster MA in ESL 1-3-4 and found it a rewarding experience.
My active teaching and my life experiences, including raising a daughter who graduated form Bryn Mawr College and now has children of her own, allow me to easily work with and assist students who are seeking to improve their ability in academic subjects and overcome temporary roadblocks that they are having. By cooperatively working together, we can push past any problem and succeed.
I have presented hundreds of cases to juries for resolution and needed to be able to convince the jurors of my position. In doing so, I have demonstrated mastery of effective public speaking and have done so with fluent and understandable grammar and English. I have taught ESL at the high school level to students in ESL 1-3-4 who were from Central America, South America, Mexico, and Africa (including Egypt). They showed remarkable progress in their English learning during the year they were in my classes
I would be pleased to discuss your individual needs with you and to work out a schedule that meets those needs. Simply contact me and we will be on our way! When I retired from practicing law after 45 years, I obtained licensure in both Massachusetts and Florida for teaching social studies in grades 5-12. I have taught for a year at the Leominster High School, Leominster MA in ESL 1-3-4 and found it a rewarding experience.
My active teaching and my life experiences, including raising a
I was a practicing attorney for 45 years in Massachusetts. My practice concentrated in litigation, both criminal and civil. I had appeared before the highest court in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court, and argued that evidence that was suppressed on a successful motion to suppress in the trial court, resulting in a required finding for the defendant, could not be used as the basis for a probation surrender on an existing probation. Unfortunately, the SJC held that suppressed evidence was a proper basis for violating an existing probation unless the police knew about the probation and seized the evidence solely for the basis of triggering a probation revocation, well knowing that the seizure was illegal. I have also tried hundreds of criminal cases to both judges and juries in my career. For the first 10 years of my practice, I was a defense attorney/state employee for the state public defender agency in both the district and superior courts of Massachusetts.
My academic licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is in Politic Science/Political Philosophy.