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East Central University (Math Educ., Theatre)
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (Other)
Hi there. My name is Christian, and I want to help you start your future. I spent years teaching algebra to college students who were struggling to pass their prerequisite courses, so I know what it takes to get learners past that high hurdle. I specialize in clarity. I've taught creative writing, drama, and English online. I'm a published novelist, and I also write educational content for Chegg to help students pass courses they never thought they could. I'm professional but easy to get along with, clear and concise. My job is to help you succeed, not blow your mind by showing off what I know in a way that just confuses you more.
As a math adjunct, I found it helpful to spend the first hour of each term convincing students they could really learn the subject matter at hand. There's always a great deal of doubt and frustration about that. Students enter these classes believing "it's never going to happen," and that's a huge distraction if left unaddressed. It closes mental doors that need to be thrown open before any learning can take place. One you're persuaded you can do it and you've been shown how to use your study time most effectively, the rewards begin to justify the investment. Hi there. My name is Christian, and I want to help you start your future. I spent years teaching algebra to college students who were struggling to pass their prerequisite courses, so I know what it takes to get learners past that high hurdle. I specialize in clarity. I've taught creative
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I've been a film buff for over 35 years. I taught film history as part of my graduate fellowship, and a few years later I worked for the International Cinemas division of Warner Bros. I've been an actor and extra in numerous film projects, and I write a column about movie culture for the Weekly Volcano.
My undergraduate degree is in communication, which included several classes in public speaking, oral interpretation, and media performance. I've since worked as a motivational speaker and reader in support of my debut novel.
By day I usually write educational materials for textbook companies. For example, I just turned in a set of educational computer games to help developmental math students in their first year in college. I also write for the Weekly Volcano, and I'm a published novelist, poet, and short story writer. For samples of my writing, you might visit my author website.
I have an MFA in theatre directing, and I've been acting for over 35 years. I taught acting as part of my graduate fellowship, and I've since directed over half a dozen full-length plays. I serve as Olympia's resident theatre critic for the Weekly Volcano, and my play scripts have been performed in three states.