Creative Tutors of McKinney, Texas

Category: History

Feb 12 | Important Black Americans | Jack Arabus

If it were left up to history textbooks, American children would grow up believing there were only three historically important Black Americans; Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. In honor of Black History month, Creative Tutors will be profiling some less well known, but nevertheless important, men and women who made our country great.

Jack Arabus was a slave of a wealthy Connecticut merchant. During the days of the Revolution, an individual could pay another to take his place in the army. Arabus’ owner struck an agreement with Jack. If he would fight in the place of his son, Jack would receive his freedom. Jack quickly accepted the offer and entered the Colonial Army as a replacement for the son of his merchant master.

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Dec 27 | How Did The Months Get Their Names?

Julius Caesar for whom the month of July was named.

January | Januarius named after Janus; the god of beginnings.

February | Februarius after Februa; the feast of purification.

March | Martius which means the month of Mars; the god of war. March was the first month of the Roman year.

April | Aprilis which is thought to derive from the name of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

May | Maius derived from the name of the Greek goddess of spring and growth, Maia.

June | Junius derived from the name of the goddess Juno, Queen of the gods.

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Dec 22 | Happy Holiday Series | New Year's Around The World

All around the world people celebrate the coming of the New Year. But every celebration is not the same and traditions are very varied! Did you know that in...

Australia New Year's day is celebrated with picnics and camp outs on the beach. Because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, January 1st falls during the summer months so New Year's day is a day filled with outdoor activities such as rodeos, picnics, and surf carnivals.

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Dec 19 | Happy Holiday Series | The History of Christmas

The time around the winter solstice has been a time of celebration as far back into antiquity as we can see. Each culture has created its own symbol set and traditions used to celebrate the various holidays of the season. Creative Tutors would like to wish everyone joy during this holiday season while we explore the traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year.

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David Pulsipher | Owner

Meet David Pulsipher | Manager

David Pulsipher graduated from California State University Northridge with a BA in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education. Following his dream inspired by a high school coach, he began his career in California teaching math and coaching basketball. After migrating to Texas, David began at Creative Tutors as a tutor and now is area manager of McKinney. He loves seeing the successes achieved by the students with their hard work and determination to succeed. He is a proud father of five children who keep him very busy. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and cheering for his favorite teams.

"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way." | George Evans