Recommendations and Reviews

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What Others are Saying:

On Teaching, Tutoring, Editing, and Consulting:

Maribeth Walsh-Villa says:

“Steven tutored my 13 year old son Nathaniel in Latin and was a wonderful teacher for numerous reasons. Not only is he one of the wisest and most knowledgeable people we have ever met, he was able to make Latin attainable and interesting for my son. He recognized that Nathaniel was very interested in history and wove historical tales and facts throughout every lesson. He was also very flexible and accommodating when we needed to change time or days. Nathaniel says “I really enjoyed lessons with Steven because he taught me a lot about history. He explained information by relating Latin words to the ones I know in English. This helps me remember them. He was also very patient and understanding”. I can not recommend Steven highly enough if one is looking for a wonderful tutor and amazing person to learn from.”

“Thank you for teaching my daughter Latin, but also for taking the time to help her learn the joy of studying it. By summer’s end, she is now so passionate about her future studies that it is a pleasure to watch her embark on her exciting plans for Graduate School. Given that she had planned to take a year off from school, the metamorphosis is a near miracle!” — Mother of a 2011 Latin Student

“Steven is one of the most brilliant and clever instructors and writers that I have ever met. When either lecturing or writing, Steven is able to convey his encyclopedic knowledge of any topic in a way that makes it both accessible and enlightening to any listener or reader.

“In addition to serving as one of the most talented lecturers at Rosicrucian Park, as Research Librarian, Steven developed presentation materials for all of our members, served as one of the founding editors of www.rosecroixjournal.org, and was Associate Editor of the Rosicrucian Digest Online.” June 14, 2011 —  Karen WarkProgram Director, COO, Rosicrucian Park

“Steven is a brilliant scholar, interesting speaker, and highly competent administrator, who excels at logistical, interpersonal and technical problem solving. He is an asset to any project.” June 25, 2011 — Stephanie O’ConnellOwner, Envira Ecofuels, LLC

 “I worked with Steven Armstrong in the capacity of academic conference paper presenter at Rosicrucian Park during Summer 2010. Steven was consistently gracious, courteous, and instructive. The high-caliber of that conference is a testament to all of Steven’s many skills.” June 6, 2011 — Kathryn LaFevers EvansAdjunct Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

“I highly recommend Steven for any position ministering to human souls. Steven’s capacity for teaching is outstanding. He patiently allows students to come to their own realizations through gentle questioning that would make Socrates proud. Steven’s scholarship and depth of understanding is excellent. He’s firmly grounded in knowledge of the past and equally comfortable with today’s technology, while having the capacity to imagine the future.” June 3, 2011 — Filomena PereiraAuthor of “Lilith: The Edge of Forever”

“Steven is detail oriented and focused. He always impressed me with his ability to work with people, find solutions to difficult issues, and find “hard to find” information. His public speaking skills are superb, as are his verbal communication and writing skills. I give my strongest recommendation for Steven to any institution looking for a polished professional.”June 2, 2011 — Michael ShalulyPresident, Mastercut Tool Corp

Steve Armstrong proved to be a very educated man, and highly adept at helping others develop their own solutions to educational and personal challenges. For the three years I worked with Steve as a student, he was extremely reliable both in his commitment to his teaching, providing a challenging and thought-provoking curriculum for his students, as well as teaching all of his students a key ingredient missing in many educational institutions: How To Think.

“I think that above all, I valued Steve’s commitment to fairness in all matters the most. Steve is one of the few people I have known in the world who truly sticks his neck out for his beliefs, and for his friends. A more capable and trustworthy person I could not describe, and Steve is most definitely a man to have on your side “when the chips are down”. I am grateful for the time I spent with Steve, and hope that one day I can be there for him the way he was always there for all of us.” June 9, 2011 — Michael FullerStudent, Loyola High School

“Steve was a great teacher, mentor to me at Loyola High School. He is smart, in touch with students needs and a very good listener. he provided valuable advice that has been an ongoing influence in my family life and my career.” June 7, 2011 — Mike Davitt, Director of Real Estate, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Library Services:

“The first time I met Steven Armstrong was as our Rosicrucian Research Librarian. Always the gentleman, he was gracious and patient in assisting staff and guests whenever needed, making sure everyone and every detail was taken care of.

“Steven is an exceptionally talented and gifted individual. Anyone who has enjoyed his lectures, experienced his knowledge of our artifacts, and witnessed his tireless ability to go beyond the call of duty in whatever task he was presented with, are richer for having had the privilege of working with him.” July 5, 2011 — Lorraine KatichEvent Coordinator, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

“Steven is a distinguished librarian at Rosicrucian Park. He is a person of many skills such as critical thought, a high cultural level and also gentle. He is able to organize and conduct many activities at same time with happiness and competence. It was a great honor to meet him.” June 8, 2011 — Luiz Eduardo V. BerniOwner, Thot Human Development

…and as a Person:

“I’ve known Steven Armstrong first as a fellow student at Yale, and later as a friend and fellow San Francisco resident. At Yale, he shone at any project that required intelligence, sharp organizational skills and the ability to work successfully with disparate groups of people. He has amply demonstrated these skills in his career since.” June 3, 2011 — Peter Fish, Classmate, Yale University, Sunset Magazine

“Steve is an exceptional person with great inner resources, strength of character and an extraordinary mind capable of great perception and insight. I recommend him highly as a problem solver, a source of support and as an analyst of whatever issues are being confronted. He was a terrific student, and has never stopped learning and investing in his mind and faith.” June 3, 2011 — Joyce Levy, Classmate, Yale University

“During my four years’ acquaintance with Steve’s activities, I was constantly impressed by his intelligence, his wide-ranging knowledge, his attention to detail, his efficiency, and his organizational skills. His communications were always crystal clear. While conscientiously completing his many tasks, he always treated everyone with respect and courtesy, inspiring tremendous confidence in his abilities.” June 3, 2011 — Andrew Moulton, Classmate, Yale University

“Steven was an exceptional student at Yale University in liberal arts, especially Classics major. He is delightful, intelligent, spiritual, and kind. Steven makes this world a better place, indeed!” June 3, 2011 — Minta Phillips, Radiologist, Greensboro Radiology

“As a college student, Steven was known for being responsible and hard-working, and possessing an in-depth knowledge of his diverse areas of study. But he also had an unfailing sense of humor and was unflappable whether preparing for Yale finals or appearing with me in a stage version of Fielding’s “Tom Jones.” His charm and genuine interest in other people made him very popular. I believe all of these qualities have only been strengthened with time.” June 3, 2011 — Lucy Chase Williams, Fellow Student, Yale University

“Steven Armstrong is an incredibly intelligent and creative individual who is, at the same time, kind, caring and intuitive. He is gregarious, well-liked, and is gifted with a deep conviction and a wonderfully quirky sense of humor. He would be an asset to any organization to which he belonged.” June 3, 2011 — Caesar Storlazzi, Fellow Student, Yale University

“I would highly recommend Steven to anyone. He is one of the most intelligent, well-versed individuals that I have had the pleasure to know. In working with him he was always kind, professional, thoughtful and considerate. People would seek him out both as a valuable resource of information and also as compassionate attentive ear. I think that Steven would be a wonderful asset to any company. June 3, 2011 —  Jennifer SlauterDocent, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

“Steven began his training as a Jesuit two years ahead of me, but we knew each other well in high school. Steven is a very bright, articulate, and gifted individual. He is quite competent in writing and public speaking, two of his skills that I have observed personally. Steven is also quite talented in his research and scholarship abilities, tenacious and meticulous in his grasp of culture, literature, history, and theology.” June 3, 2011 — Jeffrey T. LaBelle, S.J.Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

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One thought on “Recommendations and Reviews

  1. Steven tutored my 13 year old son Nathaniel in Latin and was a wonderful teacher for numerous reasons. Not only is he one of the wisest and most knowledgeable people we have ever met, he was able to make Latin attainable and interesting for my son. He recognized that Nathaniel was very interested in history and wove historical tales and facts throughout every lesson. He was also very flexible and accommodating when we needed to change time or days. Nathaniel says “I really enjoyed lessons with Steven because he taught me a lot about history. He explained information by relating Latin words to the ones I know in English. This helps me remember them. He was also very patient and understanding”. I can not recommend Steven highly enough if one is looking for a wonderful tutor and amazing person to learn from.

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