Hillsdale College (Fine Arts)
Reformed Theological Seminary (Enrolled)
My name is Caleb and I teach and tutor high school English, Rhetoric, Literature, History and Art here in Franklin, TN. I also serve as an adjunct Art instructor at New College Franklin.
I believe that tutoring is not only a chance to help students gain proficiency in a subject, but also to inspire a love of learning, as well as a love of their subject matter. Indeed, the academic subjects I tutor in are subjects I myself love.
In the end, education is not about learning bits and pieces of information to pass a test and get a grade, although those are also useful goals. Education is about inspiring students to be life-long learners, who are confident, skilled and motivated thinkers. These are life and character skills, not merely academic subjects, and will be applicable in every job and circumstance in life.
I particularly love English, Literature, History and Art as subjects, because they speak directly to who we are as people. The English language is rich, beautiful and poetic, and opens the door to a world of masterful literature, which has stood the test of time. History is full of amazing stories that not only teach, but inspire, and Art appeals to our imagination, and our desire for beauty.
I have more than 8 years teaching experience, predominantly with high school level students. I enjoy teaching students of this age particularly, because they are wrestling with questions that will inform the rest of their lives. In addition, they are gaining new-found independence as they prepare to enter the wider world as adults. It is at such a time that learning can be most exciting.
Many of my former students have returned to me time and again to say that the learning they experienced in these years still played a significant role in who they were as adults. That, to me, is the most exciting part about education, and sometimes it starts with a simple exercise in English grammar, an obscure historical character, or a few stokes of paint on the canvas. My name is Caleb and I teach and tutor high school English, Rhetoric, Literature, History and Art here in Franklin, TN. I also serve as an adjunct Art instructor at New College Franklin.
I believe that tutoring is not only a chance to help students gain proficiency in a subject, but also to inspire a love of learning, as well as a love of
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