Queens College, CUNY, New York (Math)
Let me help you or your child rediscover the joy in learning through small victories and finding a way towards mastery. If you have the desire to learn we'll work together to find your path to understanding. My joy is gained through your success.
I studied engineering at RPI, and graduated with a BA in Math from Queens College (CUNY)... thought I'd be a math or physics teacher but I aspired to attend graduate school in sports biomechanics. I tutored writing in college, coached and umpired baseball and refereed basketball to pay tuition. I ultimately took a job as a programmer after graduation that blossomed into a 25-year career in information technology. My passions are teaching golf at my own 9 hole golf course on weekends, mentoring young programmers from 9-5 Mon-Fri, and teaching and motivating youngsters in Japanese martial arts. Let me help you or your child rediscover the joy in learning through small victories and finding a way towards mastery. If you have the desire to learn we'll work together to find your path to understanding. My joy is gained through your success.
I studied engineering at RPI, and graduated with a BA in Math from Queens College (CUNY)...
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I hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Math, completed all coursework associated with a certification in secondary math education, and have worked in the information technology field solving real world application programming problems for more than 20 years.
I played baseball at Malverne (NY) Senior HS from 1974-1977. I was the #1 pitcher in my senior year. I pitched two years of college baseball at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978 and 1979 (when I was voted "Top Pitcher" by my coaches and peers)
I was the assistant to the varsity baseball coach of Malverne (NY) Senior HS from 1980 through 1983 under Mr. Lou Orta. We conferred on the contents of practice and I was primarily responsible for coaching the pitchers and catchers.
In 1986 I attended the 6 week NY School of Umpiring where I was awarded the "Rules Interpreter" award as the #1 student of the rules of baseball as determined by written examinations.
I umpired an average of 200 games per year from 1986 through 2000 as a staff member of Big Apple Umpires - in August of 1986 I was selected to be the crew chief for the championship game of the U16 USBA tournament held at Eisenhower Park. In June of 1987 I was one of four staff umpires to work the inaugural season of the Empire State League, a non-affiliated professional baseball league that conducted all of its games at Hofstra University in Uniondale, NY.
I have worked in information technology since January 1991. My academic computing background initially consisted of drawing flow charts and writing programs on coding sheets. Submitting batch programs on punch cards required very careful algorithm development; I carry this detail oriented attitude towards efficient coding practices to this day. My current technical lead position involves training young professionals in the use of my application and mentoring them in algorithm development and best coding practices. I can forward a resume if needed.
I have co-owned and operated a golf center since 2001. I attended a USGTF (United States Golf Teacher Federation) course on "How to teach golf" in June of 2001 and have given professional instruction on all aspects of golf to all levels of player since then. I aspire to expand my reach to the NY metropolitan area through your service.
I have studied Michi Budo Ryu at Kearny Martial Arts in Kearny, NJ since about September of 1995. This chartered style is a blend of Goshin Ryu Karate, Judo, and Hokkai Ryu and Budo Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Hence I am conversant in standup striking and jiu-jitsu, judo, and submission ground fighting. I fought for and earned my Shodan (1st degree black belt) in April of 2014. I have taught juniors and novice adults an average of 5-8 hours per week since then.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Math and have completed all coursework associated with a certification in secondary math education. I've worked in information technolgy for more than 20 years solving real world application programming problems mentoring young professionals all along.