I earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, which included 4 semesters of Calculus and Differential equations. I also took an elective in Linear Algebra due to my love of mathematics.
I served in the Navy for 25 years on nuclear submarines, supervising the operation and maintenance of the nuclear reactor and associated support systems. As an officer, I was intimately involved with the supervision and implementation of comprehensive short range...
I earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, which included 4 semesters of Calculus and Differential equations. I also took an elective in Linear Algebra due to my love of mathematics.
I served in the Navy for 25 years on nuclear submarines, supervising the operation and maintenance of the nuclear reactor and associated support systems. As an officer, I was intimately involved with the supervision and implementation of comprehensive short range and long range training plans. This included the preparation and presentation of numerous lessons.
On my first shore duty assignment, at the University of Rochester, I earned a Masters of Science degree in High School Math Education. In addition to the teaching classes, I bolstered my math background by taking classes in Logic, Set Theory, Number Theory, and college level Advanced Algebra.
Following my retirement, I passed the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) for Mathematics I and II, demonstrating mastery of all subjects for grades 6-12 in the state of Georgia. I was hired as a contracted services math tutor for one year, focusing on grades 9 and 10 (Coordinate Algebra and Analytic Geometry), but I was able to support students in grades 11 and 12 who were studying Advanced Algebra and pre-Calculus.
I taught Coordinate Algebra in a 9th grade classroom for 3 years, both regular and collaborative classes. I try to emphasize the key points of the lesson by providing direct instruction, encouraging participation by the students, and then working numerous examples on the smart board. Since our block scheduling had blocks of 100 minutes in length, I encouraged my students to get their daily assignments done in class prior to leaving. This enabled them to have their teacher (me) available to answer questions if they got stuck.
Since 2017, I have been a math tutor, working one on one with students, again primarily in grades 9 and 10. When working one on one I ask searching questions to es