I have helped others learn throughout most of my life. Much of my early tutoring was informal – mainly helping friends, classmates, or friends of the family. Later I began to tutor formally and more regularly. I now typically tutor between 5 and 10 hours per week. As the son of high school and college math teacher (dad) and athletics coach (mom) tutoring has seemed to come pretty naturally. Additionally I have coached youth soccer.
I’ve worked for over a decade as an engineer throughout the country and world. I’m a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. In the course of my engineering work it is imperative to explain technical requirements and concepts to clients who do not have technical backgrounds in an accurate, but simplified way. This is the same approach I take when helping someone with their coursework. While understanding concepts is absolutely the key to grasping subject matter, I am also a firm believer in working examples. During my educational experiences I have learned the most from teachers who understood the importance of concept application.
I attended public high school and was class valedictorian. I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which is a private engineering school focused on undergraduate education. It has been named the number one undergraduate engineering school in the country for the past 14 years by U.S. News and World Report. I received my Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington where I focused on water resources, hydrology, and environmental fluid mechanics.
I’m available to tutor on weekday evenings and on Saturday. I primarily meet people at their homes or a public library, whichever they prefer. As long as the meeting location is within my listed travel radius I only charge for the time spent tutoring, not travel time. For locations further away than 10 miles (20 miles round trip) I typically request either a more central meeting place or that my driving time in excess of the listed travel distance be added to the actual tutoring session time.
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