University of Dayton (Civil Engineering)
Indiana University (MBA)
I graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in civil engineering, a national debate championship title, and a strong technical writing background. I very nearly enrolled as an education major but my love for math and science steered me towards engineering. However I have always found teaching and coaching to be an incredible rewarding experience, so over the years I still found ways to scratch the "teaching itch." During college I worked as a tutor in many different forms: I worked as a contracted mathematics tutor and classroom aide at the Dayton Early College Academy, individually tutored a gifted but unfocused student at Oakwood Middle School, led a freshman engineering study hall, and served as a TA for multiple engineering courses.
In addition to my more traditional teaching experience, I also spent a great deal of time mentoring and coaching underclassmen on the debate team. In this capacity I focused primarily on two essential components of successful public speaking. The first of these, of course, was the mechanics of public speaking itself (learning to be comfortable, various styles of presentation and speech, utilizing hand gestures, etc). The second was to teach them how to craft a resolution and provide solid supporting documentation as well as how to most effectively frame that information to maximize the persuasiveness of their arguments.
I have a very strong background in mathematics (thanks to my engineering education). I worked as a contracted tutor and classroom aide for the Dayton Early College Academy to teach subjects ranging from middle-school mathematics through geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus.
Don't let my engineering education fool you; I have a very strong technical writing background. I have coached many a writing-challenged engineer through writing everything from lab reports to philosophy papers. If you need help with anything from sentence structure to grammar to creative or persuasive writing, I would love to help.
As far as public speaking goes, I won the National Educational Debate Association National Tournament in 2012. In the years since I have also led group trainings and prepared presentations on a regular basis on a professional level.
I'm a patient and knowledgeable tutor and would genuinely love to help you to improve. I am looking forward to meeting you! I graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in civil engineering, a national debate championship title, and a strong technical writing background. I very nearly enrolled as an education major but my love for math and science steered me towards engineering. However I have always found teaching and coaching to be an incredible rewarding
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I served as president of the Speech & Debate team at the University of Dayton. In addition to winning the National Championship tournament and a top speaking aware in 2012, I also spent a significant amount of time coaching less experienced members in both speaking style and the structuring an presentation of their arguments. In more recent years the coach has invited me back to continue mentoring younger members and I have also served as a judge at several debate tournaments.
In high school I played on the varsity softball team at Brighton High School, and in the summers played for the Ann Arbor Gold. I went on to play club softball at the University of Dayton. I can switch-hit as well as drag bunt and slap bunt from the left side of the plate and have taught younger players to do the same. I primarily played outfield and catcher in college and on my high school travels teams, but on my varsity team I started in every position except for pitcher and second base at some point in my career.