Rice University (Mechanical Engineer)
Five years ago, I began teaching in Houston, Texas at a Prep Public School. This has been a wonderfully rewarding decision, as I have always enjoyed tutoring and working together with fellow students on projects. Now that my fiancee is a grad student at FSU, I work as an engineer for the state. On weekends, I return to my passion of tutoring students in Math, Science, Engineering and Computer Science areas.
My experience in the classroom and my own high rigor college program (Mechanical Engineering at Rice University) means that I can help set you or your student up for success! Let's start tracking their progress today. Five years ago, I began teaching in Houston, Texas at a Prep Public School. This has been a wonderfully rewarding decision, as I have always enjoyed tutoring and working together with fellow students on projects. Now that my fiancee is a grad student at FSU, I work as an engineer for the state. On weekends, I return to my passion of tutoring
Our ninth grade daughter is tutored by Adam H. for her Honors level classes in Geometry and Biology. We were very pleased to find a tutor that could help with both math and science. After her first session with Adam H. her geometry grade improved immediately. And, he has helped her strengthen her study skills for her biology class. I highly recommend Adam H.
Adam is highly professional and dedicated to teaching. He is, by far, the best tutor we have hired. My daughter had an F in Geometry when we contacted Adam. We had already tried several tutors that did not meet our expectations. Mostly college students that came unprepared to actually teach. My advice, is to ask for some kind of lesson plan that they would deliver when with your student even if your student doesn't have homework.
Adam is an experienced teacher and it shows. He is always on time, always prepared, and always eager to help via email, text, or phone call. He proactively keeps up with my daughter's daily homework on the class teacher's website and looks for alternative activities the are aligned with the day's lesson. My daughter earned a 101 on her Geometry test the day after her first lesson with Adam. After four lessons with Adam she went from an F to an A (97%) for her first quarter report card. Adam has brought a confidence to my daughter that many have tried to do but failed. He is a great asset to any struggling student.
As a former teacher myself, I recognize his methods and strategies to be highly effective not by just the grades my daughter earned but by the question he asks my daughter every time, "How do you know?" She is learning to think through her answers and justify them, thus bringing her confidence. The self-esteem that Adam has brought forth in my daughter is worth every penny.
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I am qualified to tutor mechanical engineering because I have attained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, which is a rigorous program. After that program, I took the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step to becoming a professional engineer, and passed on its pass/fail system. To ensure I haven't lost my skills after 4 years as a teacher, I studied and took the FE exam again this past spring, and passed once more!
In my 4 years as a middle school teacher, I have taught students study skills as part of my course by providing unique assignments that I designed myself to teach primarily the content but also study skills. I have incorporated study skills more this previous year by advocating and then running a study hall for my 8th graders where we pick a subject that has an upcoming assignment or test and learning an appropriate study tool for that subject/assignment. I have also practiced many methods of incorporating study methods into alternative homework assignments to increase student ownership of the study method.