I have a B.S. degree in physics from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics from Clemson University in South Carolina. I taught physics, mathematics and computer science at the community college and college levels, including not only degree-oriented students, but also adults in adult education for engineers, electricians, and people working in other trades.
I worked as a software engineer for a large aerospace company, using C, C++, Ada, FORTRAN and BASIC software languages as well as LabView (a graphics language) and several operating systems (primarily UNIX). I wrote a program that translated an Air Force language called J73 into FORTRAN, so that flight software in J73 could be interfaced with and tested in a FORTRAN trajectory simulation program. I currently work as a docent for the Titan Missile Museum and Whipple Astronomical Observatory, which I enjoy as I have a strong interest in astronomy.
I have tutored high school and college students in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and English. While working in aerospace, I was the mentor for several high school interns, helping them gain experience in software programming and concepts of space and satellites, as well as how software engineers actually work.
I always work in a manner where students can feel relaxed. I make sure that concepts are understood by presenting many examples and carefully monitoring students as they work problems. It is important to me to make sure I understand how they are being taught in the classroom so that they have tutoring lessons that are consistent with their school lessons.
back to top