Colorado School of Mines (Geological Engineer)
Georgia Tech (Master's)
Georgia State (MEd)
I work in industry but am certified in math and broadfield science in the state of Georgia. In 2010 I received my MAT in secondary education from GSU and have taught in Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Recently certified this summer in AP Physics 1 & 2, and am very excited to be helping students excel in a 'hard' subject.
I believe in inquiry-based learning, and except for specific test prep tactics for ACT math & science, I prefer to show the student how to attack a problem using my strategies, rather than doing the work for them. I prefer tutoring one-on-one to teaching in a large classroom. Enthusiasm, real-world application, and wackiness are my trademarks.
I overcame a math phobia in high School to earn a Master's in applied mathematics. For some years I've been tutoring ACT math and have achieved some solid bump-ups in scores from my students.
Physics is for those of us who love to freeze, blow-up or throw things around the classroom. It also pays to be inquisitive and a good puzzle-solver - plugging into cookbook formulas will not work - particularly for revised College Board AP test questions. Physics tells us about the world around us, what makes things work, and why certain physical laws govern motion, heat, fluids, and energy around us. It's not magic, it's just physics.
I have a BS in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and recently returned from North Dakota working as a geologist on an oil rig.
I encourage motivated students who are interested in the subject but are struggling (the pacing of some HS science courses can be fast at times) to give me a call. I live in the Roswell area, but can travel to see you if needed. I work in industry but am certified in math and broadfield science in the state of Georgia. In 2010 I received my MAT in secondary education from GSU and have taught in Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Recently certified this summer in AP Physics 1 & 2, and am very excited to be helping students excel in a 'hard' subject.
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I am AP Physics certified, and teach in the Fulton area.