University of Cincinnati (B.S. Chemical Engineering)
Wright State University (MBA)
I always liked learning, both while I was in school and as an adult. And I noticed that when I learned something, I liked to tell others what I learned. The excitement of figuring something out just made me want to share it. Now that I teach, I get to see that excitement in my students. The look of realization on students' faces as they understand a new idea never gets old.
I liked studying, and did pretty well in school. I believe I can use some of my experiences in learning to help students not only get more correct answers on tests (always a nice goal), but also to really understand concepts and ideas so learning gets easier, with less memorization. For me, that is the real purpose of education. If you have a good understanding of concepts and ideas, and can express yourself well, good grades will follow naturally.
I took every course my high school had in math, and I did very well. This was important, as I went to college to study engineering, where math understanding is extremely important. My math scores on the college entrance tests (I took both SAT and ACT) were in the 95%+ percentile range. Rest assured, I can help you with math.
Years ago, I went to China to teach English. I taught for two years at two Chinese universities, then came back to Ohio. I enjoyed it so much I went on to get a TESOL certificate so I could learn how to teach ESL even better. During that time, I was sent by my college to Japan to teach English for a few months. These experiences are a large part of why I now teach all the time, instead of doing engineering work. After getting the TESOL certificate, I went back to China and taught several more years.
A few years ago I returned to college after having been an engineer. I decided to study business, and received an MBA. I received an MBA in Supply Chain Management and International Business from Wright State University. Further, while there, I was a Graduate Assistant to several marketing professors. So I learned not only business, but how to teach business. As a result, when I went back to China a few years ago, I was able to teach not only English, but several business courses, including management, marketing, business communications, and other topics.
I look forward to meeting with students who are looking for some help with their studies. I will listen carefully to your questions, and I will do my best to help you understand the class materials so you can reach your goals. I always liked learning, both while I was in school and as an adult. And I noticed that when I learned something, I liked to tell others what I learned. The excitement of figuring something out just made me want to share it. Now that I teach, I get to see that excitement in my students. The look of realization on students' faces as they understand
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Knowledge of algebra allows us to set up problems to be solved, and is a basic math skill required for higher education in the sciences. I did extremely well in algebra in high school, and went on to continually use algebra methods during my times studying engineering in college. Further, My daughter and I just finished working through algebra together last year; we both enjoyed it, and she did great too!
I received an MBA in Supply Chain Management and International Business from Wright State University. Further, while there, I served as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Marketing. Since then, I taught business courses for six years at Qingdao University in Qingdao, China.
Chemistry is a subject I have studied for many years. I did very well in my two years of high school chemistry, which allowed me to get As in first-year chemistry in college. As a chemical engineering student, a basic knowledge of chemistry was very much a requirement. I continued to use chemistry as a practicing engineer for many years, and I still like to read news articles about chemical-related topics.
I have taught English overseas for over eight years in China and Japan. My students included all ages, from preschoolers to retired folks. Also, I have received a graduate-level TESOL certificate. Many of my TESOL classmates were either getting their MAs or ESL endorsements.
Geometry is important not only to help in understanding more advanced math topics, but also because it is used in everyday life. I did well in my geometry course in high school, and that was important to my engineering career later. I continue to use the basic principles I learned in geometry to understand and set up solutions to problems I find in life.
I received my MBA from Wright State University, during which time I took two marketing courses. Also, I served as a Graduate Assistant for the Marketing Department. Since then, I taught Principles of Marketing and Services Marketing courses at Qingdao University in Qingdao, China.
As the name implies, prealgebra is learned before algebra; it lays the foundation for what follows. I excelled in algebra when I was in school, and I have used the basics of algebra (what prealgebra is) many times since, both in college and in my career. Also, I helped my daughter get through prealgebra two years ago. She aced it.