I have taught and tutored in a variety of settings with students of all ages. The main thing I've discovered in this is that everyone knows more than they give themselves credit for. A good tutor helps uncover all this and refine this. I have taught classes introducing children to basic computer literacy at a summer camp at GMU. I tutored undergraduate and graduate students in English composition there at GMU and at St. Andrews. I have also worked as an Adjunct English Professor at LaGuar... [more]
I taught college-level English Composition as well as introductory computer-literacy courses for children & adults. Wrote a children's fantasy novel, called A Tale of Three Sisters. Big-time believer in the power of clear communication. I Earned a Master's in Creative Writing and a Bachelor's in Comparative Literature.
As an undergrad at GMU I studied anthropology. I did not have enough credit hours to make it an official minor. However, I'd taken enough classes to qualify for written permission to take a graduate level class on controversies in modern anthropology. This course, which I enjoyed immensely, focused on the unavoidable bias each ethnographer brings to their subject and the field of anthropology has sought to counterbalance such biases.
While at GMU I studied classical literature of Greek and Roman origin, especially the proto-novels; such as, The Satyricon and The Wonders Beyond Thule. This class attempted to trace the thematic and stylistic roots of early European literature. I also studied the heroic archetypes of classical mythology and literature. In this class we learned to compare and contrast with modern heroic archetypes in modern culture, from John Wayne-esque machismo to the Odysseus-like heroism of Bugs Bunny. My favorite course of study explored Classical Greek myths as a social revolt against establishment values.