The author started his college career as a nontraditional student at Kansas City Kansas Community College while working during the day as an auto mechanic. After learning several valuable studying techniques, he completed his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics, then eventually earned a Law Degree and Masters in Economics.
For the last 18 years, Timothy Hamilton, called "Professor Timmy" by students, has journeyed with over 2,200 non-traditional students in 55 undergraduate and 30 MBA courses for various universities in the Kansas City area. He now teaches online courses and still personally grades his students' homework and exams. He wrote this book because he believes everyone should be able to succeed in their pursuit of a college education.