Rainer Maria Rilke
Logan grew up near Seattle, Washington where great teachers, and more than a few rainy days, fostered in him a love for reading. Literature was only a hobby until years of volunteering at a youth center helped him realize that he wanted to pursue a career in teaching and mentorship. He attended Azusa Pacific University where he received his B.A. in Christian Ministries and M.A. in English.
While at APU, Logan worked as a Professor’s Aide tasked with developing student writing ability. Through this process, he recognized that conventional methods of teaching writing rely too heavily upon a student’s innate ability. He began developing methods of breaking down the essay-writing process into simple, comprehensible steps so that students of all learning styles and abilities could learn to write effectively.
Logan strives to meet each student where they are as both a learner and a person. His teaching methods are designed to adapt to each student’s needs, and he believes that good teaching is an act of diligent empathy where teachers go beyond reciting materials and engage students. Helping each student become confident and able is his ultimate goal.
In his free time, Logan enjoys finding clever ways to avoid working on his current novel project. He’s an avid fan of fantasy franchises like Lord of the Rings and attributes his Netflix binges to his need for “writing inspiration.” When he’s not writing, he enjoys falling off his mountain bike, making child-sized breakfast burritos, and throwing sticks to his dog, George, who will one day learn how to fetch.