I am an experienced high school physics and mathematics teacher, retired, with current Massachusetts certification in both areas. I have taught various levels of mathematics--through calculus--as standalone courses and as part of the content of physics courses, so I have a range of pedagogical strategies in these areas. I am very much aware of the challenges many students face in their early encounters with these subjects, and work to build confidence as well as proficiency.
Prior to my teaching career a lifelong interest in and deep affection for mathematics and physics led me to wonderful adventures as an aerospace engineer. While a NASA employee on the Apollo Project, I made extensive use of algebra and calculus in the development of orbital rendezvous techniques. Later on I participated in the design of the space shuttle, and the development of the first GPS operating software. Thus I have an informed perspective regarding both teaching and application of these disciplines.
I am generally available weekdays until 5 pm within a 20-mile radius of Boston.
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