United States Naval Academy (BS Ocean Engineering)
Naval Postgraduate School (Master's)
Greetings to all prospective students. My name is Drew, and here is my elevator speech about who I am: I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering. From 1991 to 2001, I operated nuclear submarines for the US Navy. During that time I earned an M.S. in Systems Technology. Nuclear power involves a lot of math and science, so you can bet I'm comfortable with many different things in various technical arenas. From 2001 to the present I've been associated with US Strategic Command located at Offutt Air Force Base, NE.
During my career associated with the US military, I've taught many students various topics ranging from the basic science of sonar to the concepts of strategic command and control. Math is fundamental to these disciplines and is the necessary foundation that opens the doors to many other possibilities. Students who excel in math, gain confidence and are able to improve in their ability to learn. I’m eager to assist young people in becoming better students, more productive learners, and great leaders. I look forward to working with you. See you at the whiteboard! Greetings to all prospective students. My name is Drew, and here is my elevator speech about who I am: I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering. From 1991 to 2001, I operated nuclear submarines for the US Navy. During that time I earned an M.S. in Systems Technology. Nuclear power involves a lot of
My 12 year old son, a sixth grader, needs some exposure to Algebra, for an upcoming Algebra placement test, that will seal his math fate for the rest of his high school career and beyond. Drew R. responded immediately, developed an instant rapport with my son, and the two proceeded to have a grand old time! I listened in intermittently from the next room, and I especially liked Drew R.'s way of asking the tutoree a question, then allowing plenty of time for a response (which practice is anathema to classroom operating conditions), followed up by an "Are you sure? Why do you think this way or not?"
One on one teaching is the best teaching, I know this. The student gets immediate feedback and does not have to wait for the crowd. My son is bored at best in a math classroom. With Drew R. he enjoyed himself immensely and cannot wait to go back! Thank you Drew R.!!
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