University of Missouri - Rolla (Aerospace Engineerin)
Washington University- St. Louis (Master's)
Working at St. Louis Community College as a math tutor, I have proven to be passionate and effective helping students succeed in math. My ability to be patient and understanding has helped my students learn to improve their self-esteem with math. I believe that it's not just important to show a student how to arrive at math problem solutions but to convince them that they have the ability to succeed at math.
My 36 years in an engineering career has provided a unique experience how math is actually used in a career and life. I always share my career experience using math with my students so that they can see how math is relevant to them. I find this understanding is vitally important to give the student an appreciation how the math they are learning can be applied to help them in the career of their choice. Working at St. Louis Community College as a math tutor, I have proven to be passionate and effective helping students succeed in math. My ability to be patient and understanding has helped my students learn to improve their self-esteem with math. I believe that it's not just important to show a student how to arrive at math problem solutions but
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I have been helping over 80 students this semester with their Algebra skills including all levels of Algebra (elementary, intermediate, and college).
My method is to be very patient with the students and identify exactly where the student needs guidance to arrive at the correct steps to solve Algebra problems. I also can give the student summarized math notes that help the student remember the basic rules used to solve all types of math problems.
My goal is to work with students to improve their self-confidence with math as well as make it easier to do their math homework.
Tutor at St. Louis Community College
Retired engineer: 34 years at Boeing using math
Volunteer giving tours to students at a local museum
I have demonstrated success tutoring all levels of math for 7th-12th grade and college age students.
I have also started teaching pre-algebra at Vatterott College.
My students have raised their grades and increased their self-confidence in math. This is a result of my patience and genuine interest in the welfare of my students to achieve success as well as my ability to explain math concepts on a level understandable to the student.
My 36 year career as a professional engineer allows me to provide numerous practical examples of why math is important in both the student's career and life.