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Caleb D.

Gwinn, MI

$40/hour

Innovative Writing and Self-Defense Instructor

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Grand Valley State University
History

Education

Grand Valley State University (History)

About Caleb

I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in History, with which I have conducted a significant amount of research and writing. I have a great background in researching and developing papers. I have worked alongside with several professors and museums in order to alphabetize/categorize several exhibits. In addition, I also have a Black Belt in both Aikido and Karate. During my Black Belt training, I was an assistant instructor for a children's self-defense class.

My History degree has briefly covered all aspects of European history, but my focus was the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the History of Witchcraft. I have covered the origins of the Salem Witchcraft Trials and the different theories as to why they occurred. With my degree, I have had a significant amount of practice with writing both creatively and academically; along with that, I have an eloquent and detailed vocabulary.

I have practiced Aikido and Karate for 10 years, and achieved my Black Belt in 2008. With my knowledge I can teach both children and adults how to defend themselves. Having taught some of the classes in a children's self-defense class, I have developed an intriguing and comprehensive curriculum for both classes. My classes are generally an hour, and if they go over there is no extra charge until 1 1/2 hours have elapsed.

I enjoy teaching groups of children or older students, however, rates do change per person for these sorts of gatherings. But if you are a family, as an example, it would be a singular rate for all members. Generally, for self-defense classes these are more situation based, rather than drills, and the Aikido portion would be mainly repitition and one-on-one training.
I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in History, with which I have conducted a significant amount of research and writing. I have a great background in researching and developing papers. I have worked alongside with several professors and museums in order to alphabetize/categorize several exhibits. In addition, I also have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group Academic: 35 ph Group Martial Arts: 50 ph Single Martial Arts: 45 ph MA 2x Week Schedule: 35 ph GMA 2x Week Schedule: 40 ph Single Academic: 40 ph

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Gwinn, MI 49841
Science:
Anthropology
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop,
Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
History:
Anthropology, Geography,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Spelling,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I have used Adobe Photoshop for most of my college education and it played an integral part in my museum internship. Several of my classes had portions of their classes dedicated to working images or creating presentations, and I chose to use Photoshop. In high school I partook of a online college session that integrated Photoshop, Dreamweaver and other programs into web design and software development.

ESL/ESOL

I am currently a paid tutor for some of my Cuban coworkers who are trying to enhance their English. Having it be my native language makes this process significantly easier. I have tutored them for several months.

Geography

Several classes in college focused in geography for us to get a grasp of where we are learning about. There were several circumstances where this came in very usefuk to learn about specific occurances in those countries and how these effected their economy and surroundings.

Martial Arts

I achieved a Black Belt in Aikido and Karate in 2008, and have been practicing for ten years. I have assisted in teaching a children's self-defense class.

Microsoft Excel

I have worked extensively with this program throughout my college education, primarily in the organization and alphabetization of museum archival items. I processed them into spreadsheets and then used those spread sheets to create a general outline of the contents for ease of patron use. This outline was also used to research for a book that my professor was working on. I have also taken and passed a computer class containing a section on this program.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used this program extensively to create presentations throughout my college education. I have also completed a college course containing a section on this program.

Microsoft Word

I have taken several computer courses in college and with my B.S in History I have had several years of experience in this program, since I wrote and conducted much of my research on this software.

Prealgebra

Through my education I have taken and passed math courses including statistics, algebra 2 and geometry. Math was always one of my strongest subjects throughout my education.

Spelling

My having been on the Dean's List for three consecutive semesters and my completion of my B.S in History has prepared me for any spelling challenges that could arise.

Vocabulary

With my bachelor's of science in history, I have had to expand my vocabulary. I also have maintained a high spelling test score average throughout my schooling. With the amount of writing and research that I have done, I have supplemented my vocabulary extensively.

Writing

I currently hold a bachelor's degree in history from Grand Valley State University which has given me a significant amount of writing practice through the strenuous amounts of research and papers that had to be completed.

Grand Valley State University
History

Education

Grand Valley State University (History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group Academic: 35 ph Group Martial Arts: 50 ph Single Martial Arts: 45 ph MA 2x Week Schedule: 35 ph GMA 2x Week Schedule: 40 ph Single Academic: 40 ph

Travel policy

Caleb will travel within 40 miles of Gwinn, MI 49841.