is a universal language
and I'd like to help you become fluent!
Helping students succeed is something I am very passionate about and enjoy doing. Every student is unique and learns quite differently and I appreciate the challenge that this requires. Tutors are often the only, and generally the best, way to get individualized attention in certain subject areas. Therefore, I am happy to be here to help and will not try to apply a "cookie-cutter" method to the student.
I graduated from high school as a valedictorian and took advanced math and science
classes while juggling many extra curricular activities. I was actively involved in music
ensembles, a member and team captain for the high school Math Team and FIRST Robotics Team, where we competed at the national level. I was also a member of the California Scholarship Federation and graduated as a lifetime member. I attended the University of Southern California and received my BS of Civil Engineering
in 4 years. After college, I graduated from the Naval Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the Navy. I have tutored off and on throughout the years, specifically in algebra
, algebra 2
, music, and computers. Most recently I have been tutoring middle school and high school math, including SAT test
prep. During my college years, I also volunteered at elementary schools as a tutor to either whole classes or individuals struggling with certain subjects. While I may not have any certified teaching experience, the jobs that I've held as a civil engineer have required me to use many of these math and physics skills and often times be able to explain them to others.
I have experience working with all age groups and the most experience with tutoring math subjects. Again, I don't believe in one specific tutoring method because everyone learns in their own way. I feel it is important to nurture that and help a student find the best way to optimize their personal learning style. With this in mind, my patience continues to serve me best. I believe in hard work and that anything is within reach if you are willing to work at it.
is probably my best subject, and has always been my favorite, I have always succeeded in other subjects and am more than willing to tutor in them. Please contact me today if you feel like I may be able to help your student achieve their full potential. I truly look forward to working with you!