Brigham Young University (Japanese)
My name is Rusty, and I'm a 46-year-old husband and father of eight. Our family has lived in Oregon for 11 years. I've worked for the City of Albany for the past 9 years in the IT Department, specializing in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), and have also done web design through HTML/CSS, and general troubleshooting. I work on the help desk, assisting city employees from various departments with their computer issues.
I also work part-time for the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper in the Sports Department, and worked at the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem in the Sports Department for four years. Both of these positions involved writing, editing and proofreading.
I've written newsletters, newspaper articles, and participated extensively in online forums on topics ranging from philosophy, sociology, politics, statistics, biophysics, and others.
I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in Japanese. I served as a missionary in Japan for two years. I'm active in the LDS church (Mormon), and have taught many classes and spoken to congregations.
My teaching style is to give basic principles backed up with meaningful examples, and through practice these things can be learned. I encourage questions so that I can understand the student's perspective better. My name is Rusty, and I'm a 46-year-old husband and father of eight. Our family has lived in Oregon for 11 years. I've worked for the City of Albany for the past 9 years in the IT Department, specializing in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, … Read more
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