I take the teaching profession very seriously and want to make a difference in the life of my students. Helping them to improve their education is a privilege and a great responsibility. I'm passionate about teaching Mathematics and try to share this enthusiasm with my students. I have been a Full-Time Math Instructor and a Part-Time Math Instructor at several California Community Colleges for the last 11 years. In addition to that, for more than 20 years my teaching career expanded through several continents and countries, and private and public 4-year colleges. I feel very fortunate for having had the opportunity to teach for all these years to very diverse groups of students, with different ages, different goals and experiences, and diverse disability, cultural, ethnic, economic and academic backgrounds. The experience I have gained through the years not only made me a better teacher but also taught me also how to be a better person, more respectful, understanding, compassionate, tolerant and patient with my fellow human beings and, in particular, with my students.
I have taught most courses on the Mathematics Curriculum of a community college, from Arithmetic and Prealgebra, to Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. In addition to that, I kept myself active as a researcher in Mathematics and Total Quality Management by publishing several papers on these topics, but also doing research on teaching & learning subjects, like Learning Styles, Collaborative Learning, Technology in the Classroom, etc. My approach to tutoring begins letting the student tell me how much he knows about that particular subject and what else he needs or wants to learn. Then I solve illustrative problems with increasing degree of difficulty to explain the topic, and assign a few of them to the student to be solved step by step in front of me. If there is a mistake, a usually explain and correct it after the student has finished.
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