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Retired Lt Col/Air Force Navigator (Math/History/Public Speaking)

Retired Lt Col/Air Force Navigator (Math/History/Public Speaking)

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I have nearly ten years of instruction experience from my time in the Air Force. Most of my instruction involved training post-graduate flight training. In my off-hours, however, I served as a Cub Scout Den Leader and Assistant Cub Master, T-ball coach, soccer coach, and basketball coach -- I can relate to children of all ages. I am currently researching opportunities to earn my Doctorate of Educational Leadership.

Tutoring is in my blood. I have taught classes in front of entire classrooms...

I have nearly ten years of instruction experience from my time in the Air Force. Most of my instruction involved training post-graduate flight training. In my off-hours, however, I served as a Cub Scout Den Leader and Assistant Cub Master, T-ball coach, soccer coach, and basketball coach -- I can relate to children of all ages. I am currently researching opportunities to earn my Doctorate of Educational Leadership.

Tutoring is in my blood. I have taught classes in front of entire classrooms as well as one-on-one. The greatest thrill is when I discover the teaching method that best suits the student...it is as if a light turns on in the student's mind and is reflected in their eyes.

My two decades as an Air Force navigator required the daily use of mathematics, both on the ground and in flight. I am completely conversant in all math subjects from basic addition and subtraction through calculus.

I am currently seeking permanent post-retirement employment, so I am available to meet any day at any time or place. Give me a call!


Education

US Air Force Academy
B.S. Legal Studies
University of New Mexico
MBA
Army Command and General Staff College
Masters

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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Group rates (20% discount) and multiple hour rates (15% discount) available.
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/13/2019

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I participated in debate for all 4 years of high school. Although I spent most of my time in classical debate, I briefly used the Lincoln-Douglas format. I spent 22 years in the Air Force speaking and briefing civilian and military members in multiple fora. Tours of duty included stints at the Pentagon and as a squadron commander in charge of 200 people. While in the Pentagon, I regularly presented information to small and large groups of senior military leadership. As a commander, I held weekly "commander calls" where I discussed pertinent issues in-person with my entire squadron on a weekly basis. As far as teaching methodology goes, I would present students with a variety of audience approaches (e.g. with large groups, look immediately above everyone's head versus directly in the eye), speech preparation techniques (e.g. how to bulletize talking points, spacing between bullets) and posture/pacing (e.g. it's OK to pause if you lose you thought process, how to move about the stage). Combined, those three areas should help bring the student some degree of comfort in learning how to speak in public. Practice will do the rest.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I participated in debate for all 4 years of high school. Although I spent most of my time in classical debate, I briefly used the Lincoln-Douglas format. I spent 22 years in the Air Force speaking and briefing civilian and military members in multiple fora. Tours of duty included stints at the Pentagon and as a squadron commander in charge of 200 people. While in the Pentagon, I regularly presented information to small and large groups of senior military leadership. As a commander, I held weekly "commander calls" where I discussed pertinent issues in-person with my entire squadron on a weekly basis. As far as teaching methodology goes, I would present students with a variety of audience approaches (e.g. with large groups, look immediately above everyone's head versus directly in the eye), speech preparation techniques (e.g. how to bulletize talking points, spacing between bullets) and posture/pacing (e.g. it's OK to pause if you lose you thought process, how to move about the stage). Combined, those three areas should help bring the student some degree of comfort in learning how to speak in public. Practice will do the rest.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

17 years of Air Force navigation, using basic and advanced mathematics for everything from simple calculations (Rate x Time = Distance; and onload/offload rates during in-flight refueling) to more advanced concepts (drift offset due to wind; correction from true headings to magnetic headings; and calculating on-the-spot equivalencies between large and small rates to perfect airdrop events (e.g. "X" miles per hour = "Y" yards per second)
Reading

Reading

Three Masters in Business and Strategy. Two year-long courses at Fort Leavenworth where "homework" was reading the equivalent of a book a day (roughly 160 pages per day). Success as a Commander of 155 people in a flying squadron, wherein I bore responsibility for officer and enlisted education, professional development as well as bureaucratic functions and administration.

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I participated in debate for all 4 years of high school. Although I spent most of my time in classical debate, I briefly used the Lincoln-Douglas format. I spent 22 years in the Air Force speaking and briefing civilian and military members in multiple fora. Tours of duty included stints at the Pentagon and as a squadron commander in charge of 200 people. While in the Pentagon, I regularly presented information to small and large groups of senior military leadership. As a commander, I held weekly "commander calls" where I discussed pertinent issues in-person with my entire squadron on a weekly basis. As far as teaching methodology goes, I would present students with a variety of audience approaches (e.g. with large groups, look immediately above everyone's head versus directly in the eye), speech preparation techniques (e.g. how to bulletize talking points, spacing between bullets) and posture/pacing (e.g. it's OK to pause if you lose you thought process, how to move about the stage). Combined, those three areas should help bring the student some degree of comfort in learning how to speak in public. Practice will do the rest.
Reading

Reading

Three Masters in Business and Strategy. Two year-long courses at Fort Leavenworth where "homework" was reading the equivalent of a book a day (roughly 160 pages per day). Success as a Commander of 155 people in a flying squadron, wherein I bore responsibility for officer and enlisted education, professional development as well as bureaucratic functions and administration.

History

American History,

American History

Over a quarter century, traveled extensively around the world and the US (44 total countries and territories; 40 states) understanding the varied impact geography, politics, economics and cultural biases had on the development of the US as a nation. Study goal was to synthesize that knowledge for application in solving/mitigating current and future military problem sets; as such, understanding why things happened was just as important as realizing what had happened. Academic support came from courses from AP American History to Constitutional Law courses as well as an enormous amount of relevant reading from authors like Huntington, Nye, Allison, Mead and McDougall. (Book lists and summaries upon request)
Political Science,

Political Science

I majored in Legal Studies at the US Air Force Academy. Since it was not a fully accredited pre-law program, the requisite syllabi was based in large measure on political science classes. After more than 22 years in the Air Force, including time at the Pentagon, I have experienced up close the machinations of our political system and how it interfaces with the states/individuals as well as the systems of our allies, competitors and, at times, our enemies. I received a masters degree in Strategic Studies from the Army's Command and General Staff College. The program involved travel to multiple countries (UK, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Israel, Vietnam, among others) to speak with senior civilian leaders and understand how they sought to implement their agendas.
World History,

World History

Visited 44 countries during my quarter century of Air Force service, from Mongolia to Madagascar to Italy in addition to a wealth of others; qualifying activities ranged from AP European history; semesters dedicated to studying the Peloponnesian War (via Thucydides) through Alexander the Great, European wars from the Norman conquest through Napoleon and the construct/development of the post-World War I Middle East; analyzing, touring Turkey, Israel (Golan Heights to Palestinian territories), Qatar, Iraq and Afghanistan during combat deployments and year-long stints in professional military education; visits/consultations and discussions with political leadership throughout the Pacific region (to include Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand) as well as Europe (NATO headquarters, Britain's "Whitehall," German Ministry of Defence); monographs completed on the El Salvadoran civil war and China's rise in a multipolar world.
Geography, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a retired AF navigator; regularly used Geometry, Algebra I and II while in flight. Recently tutored a student from Sandia Prep for three months. He successfully passed his Algebra II course and graduated.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.S. Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. As an Air Force navigator, I used all math concepts from elementary math through pre-algebra to trigonometry to ensure accurate positioning and placement of airdropped equipment in a ever-changing three dimensional environment. A wide spectrum of variables ranging from wind speed to pilot reaction times had to be accounted for/offset in order to place the aircraft over an exact geographic position at an exact time.
Reading

Reading

Three Masters in Business and Strategy. Two year-long courses at Fort Leavenworth where "homework" was reading the equivalent of a book a day (roughly 160 pages per day). Success as a Commander of 155 people in a flying squadron, wherein I bore responsibility for officer and enlisted education, professional development as well as bureaucratic functions and administration.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a retired AF navigator; regularly used Geometry, Algebra I and II while in flight. Recently tutored a student from Sandia Prep for three months. He successfully passed his Algebra II course and graduated.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

B.S. Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. As an Air Force navigator, I used all math concepts from elementary math through pre-algebra to trigonometry to ensure accurate positioning and placement of airdropped equipment in a ever-changing three dimensional environment. A wide spectrum of variables ranging from wind speed to pilot reaction times had to be accounted for/offset in order to place the aircraft over an exact geographic position at an exact time.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a retired AF navigator; regularly used Geometry, Algebra I and II while in flight. Recently tutored a student from Sandia Prep for three months. He successfully passed his Algebra II course and graduated.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

B.S. Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. As an Air Force navigator, I used all math concepts from elementary math through pre-algebra to trigonometry to ensure accurate positioning and placement of airdropped equipment in a ever-changing three dimensional environment. A wide spectrum of variables ranging from wind speed to pilot reaction times had to be accounted for/offset in order to place the aircraft over an exact geographic position at an exact time.
Reading

Reading

Three Masters in Business and Strategy. Two year-long courses at Fort Leavenworth where "homework" was reading the equivalent of a book a day (roughly 160 pages per day). Success as a Commander of 155 people in a flying squadron, wherein I bore responsibility for officer and enlisted education, professional development as well as bureaucratic functions and administration.

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Sports/Recreation

Chess,

Chess

I have played chess since I was 14. For the entirety of high school, I played multiple games a day and achieved a rating of 2100. I entered an academy-wide competition at the US Air Force Academy (4000 students) and placed second. I continue to be an avid player and have since taught three nephews and my two sons to play the game.
Soccer

Soccer

I played soccer for 14 years in competitive leagues prior to college. I played goalie (keeper) for 15 of those seasons and fullback/halfback. I have also taught competitive soccer as a head coach and assistant coach in the 8 to 12 year age brackets. As part of that coaching experience, I have developed training tools and schematics to initiate those who are new to the sport.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am a retired AF navigator; regularly used Geometry, Algebra I and II while in flight. Recently tutored a student from Sandia Prep for three months. He successfully passed his Algebra II course and graduated.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have a B.S. from Air Force Academy; currently seeking teacher's license in mathematics. Spent 17 years flying low level aircraft as a navigator (in charge of hitting "time over target" within 15 seconds after 2 hours of flying); regularly used algebraic and geometric equations and rules to calculate arrival times, enemy radar coverage patterns, rates of ascent/descent, elevation data, route changes to make up or lose time (so-called "timing triangles"), fuel burn rates (instantaneous and over time), speed and bank-based radii of turns, dead reckoning estimations, celestial (e.g. use of a sextant) positioning, pressure pattern (weather) calculations, GPS "cross-checks" and altimeter corrections. Finally, those same rules were used in calculating 3D representations of equipment airdrops by parachute to ensure they landed within yards of the target.
Reading

Reading

Three Masters in Business and Strategy. Two year-long courses at Fort Leavenworth where "homework" was reading the equivalent of a book a day (roughly 160 pages per day). Success as a Commander of 155 people in a flying squadron, wherein I bore responsibility for officer and enlisted education, professional development as well as bureaucratic functions and administration.

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