Teacher of Law for Beginners
My name is Mike Traywick, and I am a former high school teacher, a current lawyer, and a veteran of the US Navy.
As a high school teacher, I taught classes on Criminal Law, Science Fiction, US History, and Civics. I enjoy creating classes that make learn to think in a structured manner and help them learn to look at the world in a critical manner. I also enjoy supporting my former school's "We the People" program, a program that helps high school kids dive deep into the Constitution and the history of our great country.
My goal as a teacher is to help students liberate the genius within them. I am a firm believer that we each have gifts to offer the world, and the purpose of education is to find those gifts. Therefore, my classes are shaped around going deeper into topics and pushing ourselves to challenge our own thinking and the thinking of others to better our understanding of the world around us.
As a lawyer, I do estate planning (wills, trusts, and other types of planning) and business formation (LLCs, corporations, and contracts among other legal necessities for businesses). I enjoy helping families protect themselves from unforeseen events as well as supporting entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams.
While in the Navy, I was an Arabic Linguist. I did a deployment on the USS Florida, a submarine, where I spent 78 days underwater without seeing the sun! I also spent a tour in a Iraq supporting the Navy SEALs in their operations (I am not a SEAL, I just helped them do their jobs).
I am also a part of the John Maxwell Teach as a Certified Leadership Trainer, Speaker, and Coach. I traveled to Asuncion, Paraguay, in May to help teach leadership values to students in the schools in and around Asuncion. It was an amazing experience.
I am a world traveler, who has been to places like Scotland, England, Bahrain, Iraq (though that wasn't a social visit), India, Australia, and New Zealand. I love immersing myself in different cultures, and I enjoy meeting new people.