I am an inquisitive, creative person and a lifelong learner who is continuing to develop my own knowledge of various principles of the "hard"-sciences (physics and to a lesser extent, chemistry) and math. These sciences are not "hard" because they are difficult, but rather because they are more quantifiable, verifiable and repeatable than some other softer sciences.
My major in college was engineering physics, and I learned a lot of physics, math, time management, and research and development skills from the coursework. I also learned a lot about teamwork, perseverance and design by participating in SAE student design competitions involving Hybrid Electric Vehicle and LPGV (Liquid propane) vehicles, competing in Detroit and Texas.
My tutoring style and personality is more of a friendly conversation than a lecture. You'll typically bring me into your context, the part of your course or type of problem that you're having difficult with, and then either explain what your difficulty seems to be or I'll be able to tell by looking at the related work you've done or having you work a sample problem. I'll either try to help you remember or realize the underlying facts you'd need to know to solve the problem by asking you questions to spur your thinking. As a last resort, we'll review material from as far back as needed until you have the proper background required to solve the problem.
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