Centenary College of Louisiana (Music)
Mississippi College School of Law (J.D.)
I am a native of Louisiana but not live in Independence, Missouri. I'm still a Deep Southerner at heart and still, after 15 years call Louisiana home.
I attended a magnet high school majoring in music. It was one of the first magnet high schools in the county. I then attended college and received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and spent three years in graduate school studying music at two different schools. I then did an about-face and went to law school. I practiced law and held various other positions in the legal profession for 25 years before leaving the profession.
I have taught legal courses, trained adults on the use of computers, computer applications and other technology. I currently work with disabled college students at a local community college. Through 22 years of education, I have learned a great deal on many different subjects. As an instructor, I have the ability to make complex topics understandable. Given the type of professions in which I have been involved, I would have to say that my strongest abilities lie in reading, writing, public speaking and performance, logic, history and those miscellaneous "off-shoot" of those topics.
Having attended 3 years at a magnet school, four years in college, three years in graduate school, and three years in law school, it was imperative that I learn to express myself both verbally and through writing. I am also an avid reader whereby I learn new ways of writing all the time. As a singer, I have sung in front of thousands, and as a lawyer I have presented cases to the courts, and in general I have spoken in front of many audiences.
Should you choose me to be your tutor, I believe you will find me to be easy to get along with, patient, and understanding. I will do my very best to get to know you in the short times we spend together, and that will help me help you. I will say, however, that I take my job seriously. I will expect you to work with me and on your own. We have a common mission - to raise your understanding of the subjects we study and to make you a success in school. I am a native of Louisiana but not live in Independence, Missouri. I'm still a Deep Southerner at heart and still, after 15 years call Louisiana home.
I attended a magnet high school majoring in music. It was one of the first magnet high schools in the county. I then attended college and received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal
If there is honestly a difficulty in paying my rate set forth above, I may be amendable to working out some other arrangement.
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I have been an attorney since 1989.
Having spent 23 years in school including a magnet high school, college, three years of graduate school (music), and law school I have vast experience with the English language. As an attorney, my writing must be clear and concise.
I have been an attorney for 28 years and am very familiar with government, the legislative process, and the interpretation of law. I was raised in a family who was and is prominently involved in politics.
After 23 years of school, I have had a healthy education in grammar. As an attorney, one cannot make grammatical mistakes. Doing so can cost your client his case. Grammar is critical to writing well and understanding what you read.
Having been a collegiate and graduate music student, I was required to take the requisite freshman introduction to music and graduated from there into true music history taking in the subjects of the earliest known music all the way through 20th Century music. I've had to work with and translate music books so old that if you blew on them, the pages might tear.
Bachelor of Music and three years of graduate study in music at the top music schools in America. Deep understanding of music theory.
As an attorney and coming from a political family, I am knowledgeable about how our nation and government was formed. I am well versed in political figures throughout history, the Constitution and its interpretation, and how the court (federal and state) system works.
As a singer, I have performed main character roles in operas and musicals, and as soloist in choirs. I have performed around the world and in front of numerous dignitaries including the vice-president, kings and queens, and on Chinese national television. I have also acted main character roles in plays. As an attorney I often had the obligation of speaking in court or for various groups. As a teacher, I have taught the ages of youth and up. I am very comfortable in front of several or thousands of people.
From the time I can remember my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother read to me. I was reading before kindergarten. Reading is a passion of mine. I'm a little strange in that I read four or more books at a time. I always have a book with me.
I have been singing since I was in my single digits. I then began singing in church choirs, even being allowed to sing in the adult choir while still a youth. I began voice lessons when I was probably 13 and was soon singing classical and operatic songs. I majored in vocal performance in college and received a Bachelor of Music degree. I then went to graduate school where I majored in vocal performance but did not receive my masters as I transferred to one of the top five music schools in the country, loosing credits as I did. Before completing my degree, I determined to go to law school. I know the voice and how the rest of the body relates to it. Every voice is unique and must be nurtured uniquely.
Having spent 23 years in school including a magnet high school, college, three years of graduate school (music) and law school, I have a great deal of experience writing all manner of papers and documents.