Private tutor in Seattle, WA
I have an Associates degree of Fine Arts from Butler Country Community College: Andover, Kansas. I received my B.A. in English Literature in 2012, from Wichita State University: from Wichita, Kansas.
Ever since I was a child I’ve felt the call to serve humanity. This is not a call relevant to a religious organization, nor humanitarian one at that. From childhood on this call took different forms. It evolved from missionary work, to priesthood, to being a poet. Now, I realize it really is just the dire need to go to the roots of my humanity. My early college years ( 2009-2011), I volunteered at a local restaurant/ open mic called Poetic Justice. Since the summer of 2015 I lived in Wichita, Kansas. Poetic Justice, at that time, was really the only venue of that kind in the city. I emceed there for nearly two years. I invented different ways the audience and the emcee could interact creatively. For a while, at the end of each event, I would have the audience and I write a poem together, collectively. This opened up the different individuals still struggling to find their voice. Throughout the years it was open, Poetic Justice provided a Safe Space for every like mind, for every age and background. They hosted high school programs, held small jam sessions for local musicians, led some poetry slam competitions, and even hosted a few renowned Poetry Slam poets: Andrea Gibson and Buddy Wakefield. Right about the time I quit my emcee gig, a few months after, the establishment shut down. It was then my buddy and I decided to continue the venue, in some sense, and house it at our apartment. We called it Poets on Perry Street. However, is was only for respectable ages, from 21 and older. It did manage to continue the Safe Space environment that our city needed. Jam sessions and poetry readings were in the works, as well as dinner. After that went on for another year it was moved from one friend’s house to another, and gradually died off. I tell this story to emphasize my goals and desire, for not only being a teacher and writer, but an advocate for all walks of life. A proper education is a must, but even greater is the inspiration that can be instilled not only to our younger generations, but really anyone of any age who never really had a chance to learn their voice, nor tap into their inner purpose. The education system in Kansas is in folly. Teachers hardly need a BA now to teach in those school, hence I worked as a custodian for a while. When I began to travel across the country, I began to build up my confidence and work ethic so I may learn to become a better and more active participant in the world. Working on Sasquatch Farms in Quincy, California was life changing. Hard work is all part of life. I have so many windows of desire that I’d like to put my heart toward: from ecological education to meditation and breath exercise, as well as tapping into the deep purpose of the poetic voice, and how it can affect everyone around you. When I moved to Seattle, I began participating in several communities. Sufism is an esoteric school of thought incorporating all world religions, philosophies, and music. There are several orders here in this Seattle. The two I’ve been most participating in is the Inayati Order and the Mevlevi Order. This path has been life changing. They have taught me to truly work on my breathing, to practice love in all I do and, as I said, to be human. One meditation practice I do is what is called the Turn. It was brought to the country several decades ago by a Turkish fellow named Souleyman Dede. This Turn was first discovered by the renowned Sufi Poet Jalaludin Rumi some 800 years ago. Some westerners may recall the Whirling Dervishes, of which this Turn is the focal point of their practice. I wish to share and implement the practices and lessons I’ve been learning in my teaching life, mainly through the practice of meditation and mindfulness. I’ve waited long enough to use my talents.
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I spend most of my personal timing engaging in meditation, writing/ editing poems, and reading. I enjoy going to my meditation classes within the Sufi community on a weekly basis. I'm learning to play the Native Flute, and hopefully a Persian ney in time. My whole family, for as long as I can remember, have always seen me as a teacher. I've withheld from getting an Education degree due to the instability we're facing in today's Education system. I yearn for older teaching styles where teacher and student can truly engage in what the student wants to learn, at their own pace and time. That being said, other than the volunteering I've done years since, I hope you will consider me. I'm open to tutoring anywhere necessary. I hope to, within this year, earn enough money to travel abroad. My goal is to teach english in other countries, and work on farms through a program called wwoff ( world wide organic farming). I am an open heart to all. The times shows how intricate and fragile our human nature is, but love and true knowledge reigns. I believe in what I call the " Economy of mind, heart, and spirit". Within this is the creed that everyone is equal no matter their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious practice. Goodness and kindness is to the same liking as the bees and the flowers. We pollinate blessings and positiveness; each one of us is both like a bumble bee and a flower. We give and take away something that can be precious even if that is a moment. In preserving this goodliness we make life sweet as honey! So I share these thoughts and feelings in the hopes you will find me a trustworthy candidate and friend for tutoring/ teaching in whatever is needed. Thank you
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