I am a professional engineer and manager, specializing in cyber security, machine learning and military experimentation. I studied electrical engineering at Cornell for undergraduate and graduate degrees, then entered the navy as a submarine officer. Over the last 17 years, I’ve worked with corporate and military clients on cyber security and electrical engineering.
I am a math teacher for two basic reasons: I love the fields of mathematics, and I have a passion for sharing and teaching...
I am a professional engineer and manager, specializing in cyber security, machine learning and military experimentation. I studied electrical engineering at Cornell for undergraduate and graduate degrees, then entered the navy as a submarine officer. Over the last 17 years, I’ve worked with corporate and military clients on cyber security and electrical engineering.
I am a math teacher for two basic reasons: I love the fields of mathematics, and I have a passion for sharing and teaching the knowledge of mathematics with others (both children and adults). Over the years, my engineering background and management experience has shaped my teaching philosophy to one that focuses on a deep understanding of mathematical concepts (and scientific concepts, when appropriate) and a strong focus on learning to ask questions and solve problems in various ways. I want students to approach mathematics with a questioning attitude and to learn how to approach problems with a growth mindset - problems may seem difficult, but they can work to find the best ways to solve them. I have tutored many students who perceive (or have been told) that they were not "good at math" because they had trouble with a particular concept or may have needed some help teachers could not provide. With the variety of fields and branches within mathematics, it is difficult for many great students of mathematics to understand everything (and to understand it in a short time period). I want students to understand that encountering hard problems and concepts is part of the learning process, and good teachers help students work through these successfully, without the students feeling as if they do not have the talent to do so.
In addition to many years of secondary, undergraduate and graduate level math courses I’ve successfully completed, I have taught secondary math courses to children and adults since 2006. I especially enjoy tutoring students one-on-one, whether it is algebra or differential equations.
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