I have practical experience working in the field of engineering before returning to grad school to get my MAT in Physics. I have taught physics and math for 10 years as a certified teacher in Pennsylvania. I have been awarded the 2008 Teacher Impact award by WGAL TV-8. I am a swim coach for ages 6-14.
I have four children (2 boys, 2 girls) between 5th and 11th grade right now. I teach at HACC (photovoltaics class) as part of my work day right now. I am comfortable teaching all possible ranges of ages and abilities. Usually, students are just stumbling over an initial 'speed bump' that I work to help them get over. Once a problem gets off to a good start, the student is much more successful at concluding it by him/herself. I look to be a guide first. Understanding of the method to a problem's solution is the key.
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