University of Colorado at Boulder (Biology, Sociology)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Master's)
I have been fortunate to have had teachers and tutors who were pivotal in sparking a lifelong passion for learning. Some of my best teachers taught me to face academic challenges with a sense of curiosity and perseverance.
I achieved a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in biology and sociology. In biology, I focused on ecosystem ecology, specifically carnivore ecology. I obtained an undergraduate research grant to study wild wolves in British Columbia. In sociology, I focused on applied research, and graduated Summa Cum Laude for my research on environmental consciousness.
Since 2014, I've taught technical drawing, AutoCAD, thermodynamics and sustainable systems engineering to undergraduate engineering students at MSU Denver.
My teaching philosophy is to catalyze students to be active agents in their own learning experience. As a tutor and teacher, my role is to facilitate students’ pursuit of learning, to tackle their perceived roadblocks, and to chase their academic interests and career aspirations with a combination of practical guidance and solid support. I strive to engage students in a dynamic, active learning process. I know that if I taught the material with a “one-size-fits-all” blanket approach, my students are more apt to feel bored, confused or discouraged.
Another essential ingredient in my teaching philosophy is flexibility. A student’s personal style must inform how I engage them in learning. When I can match my teaching approach with a student’s learning style, deep understanding and retention takes place.
The reward of teaching is in watching students grow and blossom; and the beauty of teaching is that it offers me endless opportunities for deepening my own knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the power of engineering, and the power of learning.
My passion is developing a cleaner, more energy-efficient and resilient future for all. Creativity underpins how I attack the unique, persistent challenges of sustainable community development. Being a musician can nurture that process.
Let's work together! If you think we would be a good fit, email me and let's get started. I have been fortunate to have had teachers and tutors who were pivotal in sparking a lifelong passion for learning. Some of my best teachers taught me to face academic challenges with a sense of curiosity and perseverance.
I achieved a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in biology and sociology. In
Michael is Very knowledgeable and has the patience to teach a beginner. He is always prepared and answers all my questions. This was my second lesson with Michael.
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Since 2014, I have taught technical drawing and AutoCAD to engineering students at Metro State University of Denver.
I have a BA in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and conducted field research for an undergraduate research grant in 2000.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I conducted applied sociological research for Boulder County for eight years.