Have you ever been told you are a "right brain" thinker, so math and science are just going to be difficult for you? Have you been told you are a technical person, so English and art just aren't your thing? I believe that's a bunch of hoo-ha. I believe people can learn whatever they want to learn; they just need a guide to help them find the right path. If you feel like you are walking through mud, let me show you to the sidewalk. Who knows? Maybe we can even find one of those moving walkways you see at the airport...
An engineer, economist, Excel guru, writer, programmer, photographer, stand-up comedian, and all around great guy, I can teach a wide variety of subjects to an even wider variety of people. On my way to earning engineering degrees from UT Austin and Cal Berkeley, I changed majors from computer science to philosophy, then to architecture, and on to linguistics, to architectural engineering and finally to transportation engineering. After grad school, I changed jobs from construction manager to airline strategist, to simulation engineer, to economist, then to programmer and finally to "multi-disciplinary systems engineer." (I'm still trying to figure out what that means!)
Being a geek-of-all-trades, I have learned lots of different ways to approach various topics. More importantly, I have learned to work with, and mentor, lots of different kinds of people, from super geeks to hipster designers. My big take-away: pages of equations probably won't be best for artsy people; pictures and metaphors probably won't be best for mathy (mathsy?) people. The even bigger take-away: anyone can learn anything if they really want to.
Yours for learning stuff,
PS - As a part-time stand-up comedian, I really like to make people laugh. If you don't like to laugh, you may need to find someone else... unless you have a lot of money, in which case I can be, well, anyone you want me to be. :)
back to top