Musician and writing tutor who tries to write during his downtime at work.
Easy Two Chord Songs
As a guitar instructor, I'm always on the lookout for easy songs I can teach to my students, especially beginners. There's nothing more satisfying to a beginner player than being able to learn and play along with a song they know, and these accessible two chord songs can be mastered by even the newest of guitarists.
Building a Major Scale
The major scale is essentially the building block of all Western music as we know it. It is the foundation in music from the classical artists of Mozart and Beethoven to the pop stars of Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran today. And while there are many other scales in music, many are derived and can be built by some variation of the major scale. But, what exactly is the major scale, and how is it formed?
The Pros and Cons of Taking Summer Classes
Whether you're earning a four year degree, or going for an associate's or certificate in a trade, and whether you're at a community college or University, you will have the option to take courses during the Summer, and there's pros and cons to both. As a tutor, I see firsthand the types of students that take classes during the Summer, and what can generally be expected, so I hope to paint a picture of what it's like, so you can decide if summer classes are right for you!
Eight Journeymen NASCAR Drivers Who Deserve a Shot
A journeyman is defined by the dictionary as a "worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding." When it comes to NASCAR, that's not entirely true. Any driver that reaches a top level in Motorsports already has proven an exceptional amount of talent, but it mainly boils down to a race team's funding in judging how well a driver can truly perform. These drivers have shown through their consistency. over performance in sub-par equipment, and glimpses of excellence in one off race deals that they deserve a better shot to compete for wins, and even championships at NASCAR's top three levels.
10 Tips for a Successful Semester
In my five plus years as a tutor and college employee, I've worked with hundreds of different students of all levels and backgrounds. Some I see only once and others I see often, but I've seen enough of them to know what kinds of students are primed and ready to tackle their semester. These ten tips are essential for acing your classes, managing your time, and still having having fun, and if you put these into practice I'll have no doubt you'll have a successful semester.
My First Week Without Porn
When I was in college, I had a serious problem. It didn’t have anything to do with alcohol or drugs, very little to do with lack of sleep or lack of a social life, or anything else one might commonly associate with college students experiencing their first taste of freedom outside of the nest. My problem was porn, and I was hopelessly addicted to it.
Write to Succeed
Tutoring services at colleges and universities provide an invaluable service to students. It is generally included in the price of tuition and something every student should take advantage of, whether they are really struggling in their coursework or just need to work out one problem or idea. Some colleges only have one generalized tutoring center, but many also have a center dedicated solely for students to improve their writing. This raises the question, what exactly are writing centers? And how long have they been around?