University of Puget Sound (Physics)
Stanford University (Master's)
University of Montana (Master's)
I became a teacher as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania where I taught math, science, and health at a rural high school. I fell in love with teaching immediately and have worked as a classroom teacher, tutor, institute instructor, and professor ever since. I currently teach about energy and climate at the University of Montana and Missoula College, both as a physical and social science for undergraduate, vocational, and continuing education students. Each student and class has evolved and strengthened my appreciation for individualized approaches and hands-on experience with all subjects.
Beyond basic school subjects, I stress with all my students the importance of seeing each issue not just through the lens of a single subject, but in its greater context. Everything can be applied, often with resources or observations immediately at hand, with lasting impact on our understanding.
Coming from a physics, math, and engineering background, my strengths are in the physical sciences and their applications. I had an undeclared math major in college (in conjunction with the math-heavy physics major) and have studied and worked with everything from linear algebra to differential equations. Most of my teaching experience, however, has been with high school math up to trigonometry and pre-calculus.
I have a flexible schedule during the week and can teach mornings and weekends as well. Whether online or in person, my rate is a flat $45 per hour. Feel free to contact me with questions about my availability or your subject interests, and we can set up times and locations that work best for you. I look forward to hearing from you! I became a teacher as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania where I taught math, science, and health at a rural high school. I fell in love with teaching immediately and have worked as a classroom teacher, tutor, institute instructor, and
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