I am a native Californian and experienced educator. I have over twenty years of teaching experience, at all levels from Kindergarten through high school. I have taught a wide range of students, including English Language Learners, students with special needs, and gifted and talented students. I am a graduate of California State University, Northridge and Fuller Theological Seminary. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University, where I am writing a dissertation dealing with Muslim and Christian approaches to religion and science. My wife and I have successfully raised two amazing kids - now ages 19 and 26.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Northridge - Bachelors, Religious Studies
Graduate Degree: Claremont Graduate University - PHD, Philosophy of Religion and Theology
Hiking, biking, camping, and reading.
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Education is a collaborative effort involving student, parents, teachers, and other education professionals, such as tutors. The role of a tutor is to help a student, or a student and the student's parents, to hone in on a specific problem and develop a strategy to address that problem. The tutor then works with and provides educational support for the student in carrying out that strategy and then achieving the goal.