Hello, I'm Ron. I have worked as a software developer, the past 20-25 years, for a Fortune 200 company, Dot-Com startups, and everything in between. But my passion has always been mathematics, which was my main academic focus:
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics & Computer Science, York University, 1990.
M.A. in Pure Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, 1991.
B.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching, York University, 1995.
Ed.S. in Mathematics...
Hello, I'm Ron. I have worked as a software developer, the past 20-25 years, for a Fortune 200 company, Dot-Com startups, and everything in between. But my passion has always been mathematics, which was my main academic focus:
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics & Computer Science, York University, 1990.
M.A. in Pure Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, 1991.
B.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics and Computer Science Teaching, York University, 1995.
Ed.S. in Mathematics Education, University of Georgia, 1999.
I have been a certified secondary-level mathematics teacher in the State of Georgia and the Province of Ontario. I taught mathematics and the high school level briefly, at the community college level for two years (part time), and at the university undergraduate level as a graduate student. And I tutored mathematics for thousands of hours from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s.
My tutoring philosophy is simple, based on Problem Solving. That is, we start with the problems or questions that YOU are having. YOU set the agenda. I do not begin with a lecture that might be a complete waste of time for you. But if "Back-to-Sqaure-One" instruction is needed, then that's what we will do! At your own pace. Spending an entire session on a single question and there is clear understanding is much more valuable than rifling through a big set of problems in a superficial manner. I will introduce classic problem-solving strategies that probably sound familiar but, unfortunately, have been underutilized by school teachers: "Solve a Simpler Problem", "Make a List", "Draw a Diagram", and, yes, "Trial-and-Error". Please contact me to learn more!