I am a chemist by profession, having spent 30+ years in the chemical industry. I know chemistry from a practical as well academic standpoint. After retiring in 2006 I embarked on a number of teaching/tutoring assignments, including: an instructor/lecturer in "Mad Science," an after-school science enrichment program; a math tutor in "Upward Bound," a program aimed at preparing High School students for college; a math tutor for Minnesota Math Corps, a math enrichment program for struggling math students (4th to 8th grade); a substitute teacher in the North Branch, MN school system.
My motivation for tutoring is several fold:
1) I believe it is critically important for the US to improve the comprehension of our students in the area of mathematics and science if we are to maintain our position as a leader among industrial nations. Through tutoring I can make an individual contribution in this effort.
2) I love chemistry and mathematics and enjoy teaching and learning in these areas. You never learn a subject well until you teach it.
3) I truly enjoy working with young people. It is such a pleasure to participate in their excitement when they are able to grasp a new idea or concept for the first time.
I am confident that, working together, we can improve your comprehension (and your scores) in science or mathematics. All I request of you is that you bring a desire to learn to our sessions.
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