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The University of New Hampshire
Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.)
I have been a trial lawyer and prosecutor for many years. Before becoming a lawyer I was a senior linguist in the US Army in Vietnam, serving as a translator/interpreter. Before learning Vietnamese, I studied French in high school and college, and won two prizes in oral French competitions.
I love teaching (though I have not tutored one on one), and have taught criminal justice courses at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, and for Granite State College (a part of the university system of New Hampshire) at its Lebanon and Claremont, NH, centers. The student evaluation feedback I received in conjunction with all three courses, was excellent and enthusiastic.
I am proficient to tutor in the areas of US History, World History, European History, Social Studies, Criminal Justice and French. Please afford me the opportunity to tutor you, or your child, in one of the aforementioned subject areas. I would describe my style/brand of teaching (which tutoring certainly ought to be) as conscientious and engaging, interspersed with healthy doses of humor. While I can't guarantee you will come away "loving" the subject (that probably is at least part of the reason for the tutoring, right?!), you will learn about the subject and perhaps, be inspired or intrigued enough by the experience to take another course.
Thank you for your consideration and courtesy. It will be a privilege to assist you in attaining your tutorial objectives. I have been a trial lawyer and prosecutor for many years. Before becoming a lawyer I was a senior linguist in the US Army in Vietnam, serving as a translator/interpreter. Before learning Vietnamese, I studied French in high school and college, and won two prizes in oral French
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I hold a JD degree from Washington and Lee Univ Law School. Upon graduation I took and passed the New Hampshire Bar Exam (on the first try). I have a good basic knowledge of the core practice areas which are the subject of the multistate (multiple choice test) bar exam, which makes up about 50% of the bar exam. Most bar review courses (which I took before passing the bar exam), concentrate on those core areas, torts, criminal law, contracts, evidence, constitutional law, and property.
I have been a prosecutor and defense attorney working in the criminal justice system for more than 20 years. I have also taught criminal justice courses at the college level, on three occasions within the last several years. I have also instructed police officers with respect to criminal justice subjects, as part of their police academy standards and training requirements.
As a trial lawyer, elected county attorney, and teacher, I have been instructing and persuasively advocating before courts, juries, students, and the electorate I served. I have coached two middle school moot court teams, and was successful at getting the kids to become comfortable with abandoning over reliance on notes, in favor of making one or two points or arguments, with eye contact, conviction, and sincerity. I have also acted in community theater productions. Public Speaking is my forte.
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