I am a extremely talented and creative scientist wishing to leave private industry and share my knowledge and enthusiasm with young people. My areas of demonstrated competency include, but are not limited to:
*Mathematics (through calculus)
*English grammar and literature
*Music history and appreciation
*American History (especially the American Civil War)
My tutoring "style" is to drop subtle hints to the student thereby bringing him or her into the discovery process. Giving the student the opportunity of having a "Eureka" moment is, I believe, a great way to boost his or her confidence.
Much of my enthusiasm for young people comes from watching my six grandchildren as they grow and learn, and, sometimes, learning from them. My oldest granddaughter (who lives on Oahu) taught me, for example, that the state fish of Hawaii is named Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. I also believe that another of my granddaughters, aged eight, might already know more about birds than I do.
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