I'm an experienced history instructor who taught Western Humanities/Civilization part-time for Davenport University for several years. I also have an expired (but potentially renewable) teaching certificate from the State of Michigan for secondary education. My teaching major was history, and my minors were economics and business administration. Years ago, I found that I was one geography class short of general social studies certification. I have B.A.s in philosophy and accounting as well. Furthermore, I have done a lot of reading and writing in my spare time as well. I've had a number of letters to the editor published in daily newspapers over the years. In addition, I've written two books, if I count my M.A. thesis as one of them. So I can teach English composition, accounting, and U.S. government as well, not just history and economics.
Over the years, I also learned a good amount of math. I successfully completed calculus classes in my freshman year of college. In my second year, I took successfully a calculus-based physics class. For the GRE, I got scores of 750 on the verbal section, 680 for the quantitative, and 620 for the analytical. For the subject test in history, I got a 690. As for the SAT, I got a 660 on the verbal section, and a 540 for the math section. This rather balanced profile helps to show I can tutor in algebra and pre-algebra as well, which I'm now certified to teach by Wiseant. Students who need help in test preparation, such as for the ACT, SAT, and GED, could also turn to me.
Although I presently work in an office, I enjoy teaching more, since I consider it my real calling in life. I really care whether or not my students learn the material that I'm teaching them. I'm very enthusiastic about the subject of history, since to understand the past is crucial to understanding who we are today and what we will be in the future. I can provide a formal statement of my philosophy of teaching to those interested.