My background is in engineering, but my father was a math teacher and my mother a substitute and special education teacher, so I think I inherited some natural teaching abilities from each of them! I started out as a hardware design engineer, then switched over to embedded software engineering after receiving my MSCS from the University of Nevada-Reno with a 4.0 GPA.
My academic specialties are: math, science, physics, electronics and programming embedded C, but I have also accumulated a pretty vast knowledge base of world and American history, geography, natural science, philosophy and psychology over the past 25 years. When I was younger, I scored very high on the math sections of the SAT, ACT and GRE, but I am very strong in English now since I have advanced so much in vocabulary, grammar, spelling and writing skills since then. I have published a few scientific papers and editorials in my professional career, and I write science-fiction literature, poetry, music and philosophy as a hobby as well.
I have had experience working as a mentor and guide in the past, and now also tutoring students with various learning disorders, mostly ADD/ADHD. My previous experience is both personal and from interacting with others with this and other difficulties such as depression and bipolar disorder so I believe that I have a unique skill set to help reach those special or possibly gifted students that are capable of learning, but for some reason or another choose not to, or are otherwise hard to teach.
I take an unconventional, individualized and holistic approach to motivation and learning as opposed to rote memorization and traditional teaching methods. My success as an engineer always came through my creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, and my ability to read people and understand their needs.
Thank you for your consideration.
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