I have my master's degree in electrical engineering. I'm currently employed by Intel so I'm only taking 1 or 2 students at a time. I'm only doing this because I love learning and teaching.
My current situation is the following: my father-in-law had a stroke, and my wife and I moved home, to Portland, to care for him. We moved back here, instead of moving him to where we were living in Seattle, because this is the house his wife died in. We won't ask him to leave the memory of her behind, so we left our old life behind. I left a position as a test engineer with LOUD Technologies.
My teaching philosophy is that anyone can learn anything. Mathematics has certain requirements, the most stringent being that there is ALWAYS a right answer. Physics has certain requirements, mostly that you pay attention to what you see and that you have to be able to work with the mathematics. Engineering requires an application of physical principles that combines the discipline of mathematics with the natural beauty of physics. I put these together in a way that is simple and understandable. The nice thing about tutoring is that each lesson can be crafted specifically for the individual student, and I take great joy in finding the most understandable way of teaching toward not only excellence in grades, but also great understanding of the subject. I can't guarantee that those I tutor will come to love the subject, only that they will learn to understand it well enough to progress to where they need to be.
As you can see, I have children, 2 little boys. I have already started teaching them at ages 3 and 4. Obviously I haven't started teaching them math or physics yet, but I am consistently amazed at what they're able to learn. They are one of the great joys of my life, along with my wonderful wife.
I hope you will consider me as a tutor. I have been very successful, from tutoring 4th graders in math as a volunteer at Oberlin College to tutoring my fellow college students in thermodynamics while getting my undergraduate degree at Portland State. I have a car and am willing to drive to you. You will have to do your homework, but with me there to direct you on your way I can keep you from going down the same blind alleyways that plague us all during our studies.
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