University of Texas at Dallas (Math-Computer Sci.)
University of West Florida (MEd)
One of the things I most enjoyed about teaching and tutoring was seeing the light of understanding flick on in a students eyes! This was my greatest satisfaction because I knew that the student "got" the material. I started teaching full time later in life. But even before I became a certified teacher I had always enjoyed the educational aspects of my other jobs. For example, teaching a customer how to use a new piece of high tech equipment or maybe teaching a fellow employee the finer points of the benefits a particular printer or computer system. The passing on of knowledge is its own greatest reward!
I began my official teaching career in a high school in Central Florida in one of Florida premier school districts. I was hired by a principal that even though I had no official teaching experience liked my background and more importantly, my enthusiasm towards teaching and learning. The following year I moved to a middle school in the same district and taught 6th-8th grade general math and pre-algebra to standard and gifted and talented students. During this time I also taught TV production. After a 2 year stint in the support center I came back to the classroom and taught math, video game design, and web design for the next 5 years until I retired several years ago. During this time I was also an adjunct professor teaching developmental math at a local state college. I moved to Tulsa in the summer of 2015.
I love math! I love working 1-on-1 even more! My students have range from the very young to the not so young and it really doesn't matter I just enjoy seeing them grasp the subject that I love so much. I started tutoring privately very early in my teaching career and though I had to later give it up because of growing kids in my own house it was always my favorite part of teaching
By now you should have gotten the idea that I love learning and teaching and the age of student doesn't matter at all. If I sound like the kind of person that could help you or your child succeed at math please get in touch now. Don't put it off...do it while it's fresh in your mind! You won't regret it! One of the things I most enjoyed about teaching and tutoring was seeing the light of understanding flick on in a students eyes! This was my greatest satisfaction because I knew that the student "got" the material. I started teaching full time later in life. But even before I became a certified teacher I had always enjoyed the educational aspects
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