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William L.

Grand Rapids, MI

$35/hour

Retired Business Owner with BA in History and MBA

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Brandeis University
History
Southern Methodist University
MBA

Education

Brandeis University (History)

Southern Methodist University (MBA)

About William

I love reading about history, politics, economics and particularly enjoy non-fiction and biographical accounts of past and current events. I attended Brandeis University to become educated and then pursued a career in finance and insurance to provide a living for myself and family. While in college, I participated in the Big Brothers program with a local family, serving as a mentor and teacher to them and their friends. We have remained close friends during the subsequent decades and I have been blessed to see the results of my teaching.

When my sons were growing up, I volunteered as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. During those years, I spent much time tutoring, teaching and leading by example to dozens of young boys and their families. I try to teach others how to learn so that they will possess the ability to learn. If one learns to fish, one will not be hungry and if one plants a tree, one creates shade for a lifetime.

I firmly believe that one should learn to read - and read well - so that all knowledge becomes available to you if you wish to pursue it. When taught properly and with passion, one's knowledge and breadth of understanding of history, politics and governments will not rest upon dry facts but will be incorporated into a holistic approach of the known past, present and unknown future.
I love reading about history, politics, economics and particularly enjoy non-fiction and biographical accounts of past and current events. I attended Brandeis University Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49506
In-person lessons
English:
Public Speaking
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

During my 30 years working career as a business owner and employee benefits consultant, I have delivered hundreds of presentations to employees and employer groups. This experience allows me to develop competence and eliminate nervousness in persons who shy away from public speaking.

I have learned how to connect with my audience and have repeatedly been told that I possess the ability to explain confusing insurance and benefit issues in commonly understood English, thus, creating an effective deliverable, i.e. presentation.

Some persons are naturally comfortable speaking to an audience but everyone can learn how to overcome the issues that prevent them from becoming effective public speakers.

I have endured poor presentations and delighted in good ones and believe that I can assist others to improve themselves in the "art" of public speaking.

Social Studies

The purpose of social studies instruction is to develop social understandings and civic participation.
My History BA, MBA and college level coursework have provided me with cross training in the disciplines of history, geography, civics and government, and economics.

Although I don't have prior tutoring experience in this subject, my knowledge is broad and my 30 years of business experience has provided me with the ability to help students organize their thoughts, acquire new knowledge and analyze public issues that affect them in their communities.

I encourage conversation and communication while I challenge and engage my students in the subject material. When they begin to understand that relevance of the material to their own situations, their engagement and participation will increase.

Brandeis University
History
Southern Methodist University
MBA

Education

Brandeis University (History)

Southern Methodist University (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 30 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49506.