I have played chess in some capacity from the age of 5. I have over 8 years of club level experience with the Greater Peoria Chess Federation (during which time I have won the 2019 and 2017 Peoria City Chess Championship, the 2015 rapid chess championship, the 2017 and 2015 chess ladder and the 201... (read more)
...I usually begin with the textbook or material given to the student and try to find out what is expected of him/her and what they have done on their own before the meeting. From there, I can be very flexible. I can start by going through the book, or even by talking about the key concepts with examples from everyday life. (read more)
...Annually, I lead a Constitution Test Prep program - 100% of students in all 4 years have passed this graduation requirement. I was a formerly licensed teacher in English and Business (did not renew Mass. certification when I moved to IL).
I have owned my own business, have taught college level psychology and world religions. I have published two books; authored five. (read more)
I am currently a student at Western Illinois University. This will be my last semester of my undergraduate degree. I have always loved school and I am really looking forward to moving on to graduate school. (read more)