Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Facility Engineering)
In 1991, I returned to college at Cape Cod Community College to pursue a career in engineering. After my first year, I was approached by a school sponsored program, the Student Support Services Program, to become a chemistry tutor. The program worked with returning student as well as those with learning disabilities. I was given training in tutoring techniques, working with students with learning disabilities and English as a second language (ESL). For the next 2 years, I tutored in Chemistry and all math classes up to the Calculus II level. I found the experience enjoyable and rewarding.
I moved on to Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1994 and, through the Work Study Program, I was again hired as a tutor. I was given a room in the Academy library, 3 times a week for 3 hours, and I was available for tutoring in all math, science, and engineering courses. It was a workshop environment, and I would work with students in multiple courses at the same time, moving from study table to study table. Again, it was enjoyable and rewarding. I graduated as the Class Valedictorian in 1996. I worked internationally in the oil and insurance business, but ultimately decided to come home to enjoy my grand children, (3 with another on the way). I am now a Licensed General Contractor, doing high end finish carpentry, as well as hanging custom window treatments that my wife makes in her own workshop.
I look forward to more enjoyable & rewarding work as a tutor, inspired as always as I see the light go on as students grasp the difficult concepts of math and science. In 1991, I returned to college at Cape Cod Community College to pursue a career in engineering. After my first year, I was approached by a school sponsored program, the Student Support Services Program, to become a chemistry tutor. The program worked with returning student as well as those with learning disabilities. I was given training in
My daughter complains about almost everything, but has not complained about her sessions with Paul. It is good review and she is happy to be engaged with this material this summer.
Paul is working with my daughter preparing her for the "Math portion of the ACT. He is patient and encouraging. I love the way he teachers her to tackle and solve problems in order to use her test time to her advantage. I would highly recommend him, and look forward to continuing with him as our family tutor.
Paul has been working with my son on SAT and ACT math prep. Jon feels much more confident that long forgotten math from classes taken several years ago will be fresh in his memory come test time.
** Update, my son scored 90 points higher on his math SAT this time around! Paul's tutoring made a huge impact. We are so grateful!
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I have tutored students in many levels of mathematics, including Algebra 2.
I am a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and worked as a tutor both there and as a staff tutor at 4 C's. I worked in the offshore drilling industry for many years, first learning, then teaching and training new employees. I have been with Wyzant for several years.
I have worked as a tutor at Cape Cod Community College and at Mass Maritime prior to offering my services here at Wyzant. I have tutored students in many subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus.