I'm currently a practicing mechanical engineer working in DC area. I recently received my undergraduate degree from Cornell University with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Information Science. I also received my Master of Engineering graduate degree from Cornell University in Systems Engineering. Some of my favorite subjects in school were math (including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus), chemistry, and physics.
I was top of my class in the sciences at large, specialized New York City high school. And during my summers back then I was a summer camp head counselor for several years. I interacted with children ranging from kindergarten to middle school, but focused primarily with kids in the 6th-8th grade age group. Not only did I fulfill my role as a big brother of sorts to the students, I would help them with their coursework in middle school math and guide them through the accelerated course material they were learning. Occasionally, I covered as a substitute teacher, and some of the topics I covered include abstract concepts like variables and functions, as well as fun, real-world applications like determining angles of the hands of a clock at a given time.
I have a lot of friends who are teachers, including some in the DC area. My main motivation for participating in tutoring programs like these is to help out the community in a very fundamental way like they are.
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