New Haven, CT.,university of new haven
My love of teaching comes from a career as an Industrial Engineer. Industrial Engineers provide solutions through analysis and solve routine problems in manufacturing or service related industries. Inherently, solutions often require implementation and training. The training process is essentially teaching, and that includes working closely with individuals. It is in that capacity, combined with many years of substitute teaching, that I have found the teaching of Mathematics to be very rewarding simply because I can call upon my experience in industry and relate that subject matter to real life situations from that arena. But I suppose, Industrial Engineers are basically observers and teachers and that is what attracted me to that branch of Engineering from the start.
I try to focus my area of tutoring on Algebra I. For me, I have found Algebra I to be the base, the rock, that anchors success and understanding in all levels of Mathematics. Algebra I is the foundation. Algebra I is one of the essentials. Understanding the concepts of Algebra I is an essential part of the overall learning process of many things. I know personally that Algebra I can be a stumbling block. Once I understood some basic concepts I never looked back and found continued studies to be very rewarding and challenging and I yearned for more. Once a sense of accomplishment is achieved, it opens many doors and pathways to both basic and critical thinking. To share in an approach and share that knowledge and to relate that knowledge and call upon it on many levels throughout our lives, is quite a gratifying experience.
My approach to tutoring is simple, but very effective for my methodology. The student should have textbooks, notes, and examples of any tests, quizzes or homework assignments that all relate to the curriculum being taught. Everything should relate back initially to the curriculum. If the student calls upon the help and assistance of a tutor, there is some reason for that call, that reaching out. That is where I start. I like to fill in all the gaps and create a good foundation for the student. Students often ask why or how. Calling upon my background, experience and knowledge I can answer those questions and give plausible and concrete examples to not only answer them, but also give a sense or platform to provoke thought. In this manner the student can continue on with a mindset that is always looking forward to the next lesson and the lessons beyond. If possible, I like to provide a progression of thinking that stimulates thought and captures the student’s imagination, curiosity and fascination of what he or she can actually accomplish.
All things are possible and nothing is too far out of reach. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with these stumbling blocks that get in our way from time to time. I want you to succeed and keep moving forward. My love of teaching comes from a career as an Industrial Engineer. Industrial Engineers provide solutions through analysis and solve routine problems in manufacturing or service related industries. Inherently, solutions often require implementation and training. The training process is essentially teaching, and that includes working closely with
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