I have taught several thousand high school students at all achievement levels, mostly in the areas of Math and science, from grades 9-12. I also taught K-12 at a state home for wayward children and two years of Physics labs at Georgia Tech. In the corporate world, I trained many employees in areas ranging from salesmanship to technical support. In the picture I posted, I am at the rail on a steeplechase (yes, I ride too!)
What makes me unique is the combination of exceptionally high test scores and the ability to deliver instruction to all levels of students. Frankly, I find overachievers rather boring as students; they are hard-headed and usually want the easiest, fastest answer. Struggling students are much more rewarding both from a personal perspective and a professional one. My previous students agree that my strength is in finding their level and addressing them appropriately.
I made over 1500 on the SAT, but my GRE scores say it all: 800 Math, 800 Logical Reasoning, 750 Verbal. In addition, my Master of Science (NOT M.Ed.) is in Curriculum and Instruction (questioning theory) and I am a huge proponent of Socratic learning. I don't tell students what to learn, I guide them towards finding it out themselves. I have had numerous publications and awards.
My undergrad was in Electrical Engineering at the third best college in the USA at the time (Ga. Tech), with a specialty in IC Design and Quantum Mechanics. Once again, I have no interest in teaching these sorts of topics - although that would be great, let me know! I can help students who are average, or above average, achieve much and much more quickly, than those who think they already know it all. I had a standing offer to my HS students that they would pop 4-6 points on the ACT or 100-150 on the SAT after six weeks of intensive (usually remedial) math instruction, and I delivered. I also have a second undergrad equivalent in HS math and science education as part of my transition from engineering to teaching.
I am now lucky enough to be retired at a very young age, but I miss seeing the light come on behind a student's eyes as he or she learns something new. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
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