University of Oklahoma (Mechanical Engineer)
Abilene Christian University (Master's)
In 12 years teaching Math, Science and Physics on the secondary level in public schools, I have developed excellent one on one relationships with students as well as teaching upward of 30 students at a time. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and have also worked in the field of robotics. During my tenure in the public school system, I provided individual tutoring on multiple occasions to bring students up to acceptable grade levels in their math courses. Currently I am tutoring both in the United States and Internationally via the internet to Honduras withn home-schooled students.
I have knowledge and certification in the areas of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and all middle and high school math courses.
Having real world experience in engineering, as well as a diverse repertoire of learning strategies and real time teaching experience to fit the individual students needs along with more than 20 hours of college math and over 15 years of real-world Engineering experience using Physics on a daily basis, I have developed a depth of knowledge in the area of Physics.
Together we will develop fun, practical strategies for problem solving and long term retention of math skills. These skills will follow you into your future work place experience and assist you in the career of your choice. In 12 years teaching Math, Science and Physics on the secondary level in public schools, I have developed excellent one on one relationships with students as well as teaching upward of 30 students at a time. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and have also worked in the field of robotics. During my tenure in the public school system, I
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I have taught Algebra 1 in both middle school and high school and have found that hands-on learning is more fun, more effective, and retained longer. I try to overcome fear by showing students that math is only hard as long as you don't know how to do it. Algebra 1 is a critical milestone as students are introduced to key ideas like variables, equations, slope of lines, and coordinate plane graphs. I see my function as helping students understand and relate concepts instead of just learning cookbook methods.
I have 25 college math hours and a BS in Engineering. I was certified in Advanced Math in Oklahoma. My experience is in design/sales engineering for 15 years and teaching Math in secondary schools for 12 years. My experience has been helpful in creating interest for my students and giving them problem-solving skills in addition to the ability to "do Math." The real-world connection helps with long-term memory as well. I can not only teach math but answer the familiar question: what good is this?
Of all the branches of mathematics, geometry is my favorite and most often taught. I try to teach hands-on lessons and aim at mastering concepts instead of just rote learning of computations. I want my students to see what is really happening instead of just manipulating numbers. Both my education and my engineering experience have prepared me well for this kind of teaching.
Many students suffer in Pre-Algebra because the math gets more abstract. I try to give students a concrete situation for problems and a specific reason for learning the skills they are being taught. 15 years of Engineering and 12 years of Secondary Math teaching have given me the education and experience to present Pre-Algebra in a non-threatening way that leads to long-term retention and less math avoidance.
I have over 20 hours of College credit above the calculus level, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I held an Oklahoma Certification from Middle-School Math, including Precalculus.