Hunter College, City University of New York (Political Science)
Western New England University School of Law (J.D.)
I am a retired administrative law judge, who now writes and does volunteer work (nursing home ombudsman, tax preparer, tax panel member and contributor). While I do not have formal current teaching credentials, I have been able to transfer my enthusiasm, skill, and knowledge to both adults and young people on subjects, such as language, reading, film, government, politics, and history.
I am more interested in teaching someone from a fundamental or global point of view than instructing students how to attack test questions. I am a published poet and have a deep love of language, in addition to having strong written and oral communication skills.
I think that if I can infect others with a love of learning, no matter what subject, they will be far better off to take on unforeseen challenges and get along with all kinds of people
Government and politics are important areas that call upon us to know something about being productive members of society beyond voting and jury duty. Due to my work background of over 30 years in state administrative law, my education as a political scientist, and my participation in several political campaigns, I can help students learn more than superficial unconnected points about history and democracy.
I am both a motivator and a teacher. I will take what you are interested in, reinforce it, and provide a bridge to things that are foreign to you so that you gain competence and confidence in areas which you never imagined you could succeed. I can teach someone to be a responsible citizen in addition to doing well on a multiple choice test on the subject. I am a retired administrative law judge, who now writes and does volunteer work (nursing home ombudsman, tax preparer, tax panel member and contributor). While I do not have formal current teaching credentials, I have been able to transfer my enthusiasm, skill, and knowledge to both adults and young people on subjects, such as language, reading,
I graduated college with a bachelor's degree with a major in political science, then attended and graduated from law school, eventually entering the bar. My professional background as a judge for two state administrative agencies for over thirty years gave me a good grasp of how government works vis-a-vis individuals who have disputes with governmental agencies. I also worked in the 2012 presidential campaign and the 2014 New York gubernatorial race as a volunteer at the grassroots level.
I have worked as a state and local tax editor early in my career. I worked for over thirty years writing legal decisions containing findings of fact and conclusions of law. I write as a sideline, and have had more than forty poems published in the small press.