I care about my students, their needs, and their concerns. I currently teach physics at a major four year university and love what I do. I have a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Houston, M.S. Physics from Drexel University, M.S. Industrial Management from Purdue University, M.S. Theology from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Academically, I received the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Scholastic Honorary and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society awards for academic achievement. My broad education brings a variety of approaches to tutoring. I am at ease in communicating the practical approaches from engineering in tutoring as well as the more theoretical approaches of math and physics. I use similar techniques as used with the case method in business school to successfully engage students in tutoring.
I have worked with a variety of students in ability and background and am comfortable tutoring across a wide range of student diversity. I am comfortable at all levels in science and physics as well as mathematics. I have worked broadly in education with one of the state education regions as Director of Educational Outreach for the physics department. In doing so, I worked directly with high school students and teachers which further acquainted me with student concerns and needs. That coupled with my experience at the university prepares me to tutor successfully.
My goal is to assist students to succeed in their education. I am an experienced teacher and have worked with students individually and in the classroom for twenty years, and my students excel in their course work. I work with students from middle school through the university. My philosophy of tutoring focuses on the student, student concerns, and student needs to assist students to master their education. My approach addresses the subject concepts before engaging the solution of problems in the subject of interest. Students do best when they master concepts before engaging problem solutions. My tutoring encourages development of problem working skills and good study habits. I work with students in the manner that best fits their learning. In doing so, we develop a simple model that includes visualization of the problem, learning how to restate the problem in the student's words, and learning how to restate word problems in mathematical equations.
I have an extensive background in corporate research and management and in education. That experience greatly benefits my tutoring. I have a broad education which also assists my tutoring. My education covered engineering, business, physics, and theology. I have experienced a wide range of approaches to learning, and students will gain from that knowledge. I always look forward to tutoring and seeing students excel.
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