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Ambassador University (Theology)
Queens University of Charlotte (Master's)
Tutoring and teaching since my high school days, I have also continued my education. May, 2015, I completed the seventh-ranked creative writing program in the country, receiving my MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. As the author of an award-winning book, short stories, a poetry collection, and a novel currently being edited, I attended Queens to improve my craft and passion.
In my view, communication skills, both written and oral, are tantamount to future employability and lasting job satisfaction. However, our schools are not placing enough emphasis in these areas for some students. Many who struggle can benefit from one-on-one time outside the classroom, and find that English subjects are not insurmountable, especially under my direction as a patient and enthusiastic tutor.
My lifelong reading list includes many books assigned at the high school and collegiate level, and written critiques of several. As a published author, and having won multiple writing awards, my specialty genres include literary fiction, YA fiction, memoir, historical narrative, poetry, non-fiction, fantasy, horror, and report writing. Also, I have served as fiction assistant editor for "Qu Literary Magazine," and judged poetry, and fiction submissions for "Cadenza," Mars Hill University's annual literary publication.
Students will find me approachable, ready to answer questions and assist at any need level. However, I will persist in the attainment of realistic goals, with assignments due on time, and progress along with sincere interest being exhibited. In other words, we're not going to waste each other's time. Tutoring and teaching since my high school days, I have also continued my education. May, 2015, I completed the seventh-ranked creative writing program in the country, receiving my MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. As the author of an award-winning book, short stories, a poetry
In undergraduate university I earned enough credits in public speaking classes to have obtained a minor in Public Speaking, had one been conferred. Outside of class, I was a member of a Toastmaster's club, and continued to attend for several years after college, graduating from the program and going on to attend a Graduate Speaking club, which I later directed.
As an Associate Pastor for a number of years, I gave countless sermons, sermonettes, and conducted Bible studies, and youth programs. In a limited capacity, I continue to officiate for funerals and weddings. My current status as an author calls for me to often do public readings, presentations, and question-and-answer sessions.
I have a B.A. with honors, Theology; Ordained as minister in 1987; participant in archeological dig in Jerusalem, summer of 1980, and toured Israel and Sinai peninsula