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University of California, San Diego (History)
California Institute of Technology (Master's)
University of California, San Diego (Master's)
I am a career professional who loves to teach. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to tutor students who were preparing to take the ACT and SAT exams. I so enjoyed the experience that I decided to become licensed to teach elementary and secondary students. After 30 years in private practice in the financial services industry, in 2014 I became licensed to teach History and Political Science, grades 5-12, in Massachusetts.
In terms of my academic training, I hold two masters degrees: an M.S. in Social Science (economics, econometrics, game theory, and political economy) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, and an M.A. in European History from the University of California, San Diego. Before entering into private practice, I taught for several years at the junior college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
While I enjoy teaching history and social studies immensely, I also enjoy tutoring Algebra 1, as it is the foundation for all higher mathematics.
What makes me an outstanding Algebra 1 tutor? I know the subject extremely well, and while I did not major in mathematics while an undergraduate student (though I did complete the lower division, two-year program in mathematics as an undergraduate), when I attended Caltech, I received substantial training in advanced mathematical concepts important to the study of economics -- real analysis, topology, measure theory, and probability and statistics.
Again, what makes me an outstanding History tutor? I have a passion for it. I have studied history my entire life, and, in my opinion, it is one of the most important subjects a student can study. As an example of my passion for the study of history: I am an avid collector of piano manufacturer catalogs. As a result of years of collecting and sharing my collection with enthusiasts and academics, I have become known as one of the leading experts on the history of piano manufacturing in the United States, and I receive inquires from around the world for information on the history of piano manufacturers.
I am very easy to approach, and I will never settle for second best. My job is not done until you have learned what you have engaged me to teach. If you need a tutoring in Algebra, History, or Social Studies, please contact me. I am a career professional who loves to teach. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to tutor students who were preparing to take the ACT and SAT exams. I so enjoyed the experience that I decided to become licensed to teach elementary and secondary
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I am licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach history and political science (social studies). I hold two masters degrees, one in Social Science from Caltech, and one in history from UC San Diego. I have taught history and political science at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Fullerton College, UC San Diego, and Caltech.
I am an Enrolled Agent, enrolled to practice before the IRS. Enrolled Agents are tax experts. They are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. To become an Enrolled Agent, I had to a pass a comprehensive examination, given in four parts over two days, that covered all aspects of the tax code. Every year, I have had to take 16 hours of continuing education (72 hours every three years) to demonstrate to the IRS my competence in all areas of taxation, representation, and ethics in order to maintain my enrolled agent status.