I am a lifelong learner who enjoys sharing my passion for learning with others. I enjoy teaching and am patient with students. I focus on coaching students on the learning process as well as the content. I believe that every student is unique and work with each to find approaches to learning, studying and academic success that are attuned to their individuality.
I attended a private college prep high school. I earned an AP (Advanced Placement) score of 3 or higher in high school for European history
(as a high school sophomore), American History
, music literature
, and chemistry
. I earned a B.A. from Rice University and have an MBA from CU-Boulder. Most of my career has been as a Management Consultant, IT Consultant, or Technical Sales Rep to companies and government agencies.
I can help with standardized test taking strategy, techniques and improvement. I scored a 1300 on the SATs (660 Verbal, 640 Math
), and over 700 on the GMAT
. I took the ACT
in June, 2012 and scored 32 in Math, which is in the 97th percentile. I took the ACT again in June 2013 and scored 32 overall (98th percentile) with subscores of 34 in science
(99th percentile), 32 in Reading
(95th percentile) and 31 in Math (96th percentile).
I tutor students in 4th grade
and up through high school, college, graduate school, as well as executives.
In 2012 I passed the Praxis
Content Knowledge Test for High School Teachers to qualify for "Highly Qualified" status in the State of Colorado, the highest required score of any state. I passed the test the first time using learning strategies, tools and techniques that I use with my students. I taught math, science and reading in a Denver Public School High School in the 2012-2013 school year. I taught math and science in a private school in the 2013-2014 school year. This school year I am tutoring full time.
I have helped a number of people enlist that would not otherwise be able to by helping them increase their ASVAB
scores significantly. Many were barely out of high school with essentially dead-end jobs or worse and were motivated enough to meet once per week for 2 hours and then work on their own for 5-10 hours during the week at my direction of what they should do.
My mindset in working with students is that through my mentoring and coaching I am providing my students with an essential freedom: the "freedom to choose" their future, rather than have it chosen for them, as free will is one of the many God-given gifts we all receive. I am not a dispenser of information; I am a mentor and coach in the art
and science of learning.
Here are subjects I have tutored quite a bit recently:
College-Level Study Skills
Development for College and High School Students (all students)
Chemistry ("regular" and AP)Pre-Calculus
, AP Calculus
AB/BC, College CalculusCollege Algebra
I, Algebra II
(high school and college students)Statistics
(high school AP and college students)Physics
, AP Physics
/ ASVAB Prep / Praxis/PLACE MCK Math Teacher Prep
24 hours notice required
Rate for Current/Future Military, Mil. Dependents: $30/hr (ASVAB, prospective enlisted/Academy/ROTC, children of service members, service members transitioning to civilian life, etc.)
Travels within 30 miles of Littleton, CO 80126
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One of the highest impact things I can do as a teacher, tutor, mentor or dad is help people "learn how to learn". Learning specific math, science, English or other skills are great, but learning how to learn not only enables a student to perform better in
school, but enables the student to learn anything.
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