##### University of Rhode Island

Mechanical Engineer
### Education

University of Rhode Island (Mechanical Engineer)

##### About Ross

Hi, my name is Ross and I can help anyone understand math. The thing is, math is simple. As long as you know the rules, they're easy to follow. The trouble is that everything builds on itself. This means that missing one lesson can make it hard to understand the next lesson. This can spiral out of control quickly.

If you're missing one or more pieces of the puzzle, you will inevitably get stuck. What you need to do is to fill in the gaps, one at a time. It's hard to know what you don't know. My first step is to figure that out what it is that you don't know. Next, I explain the concepts that you don't understand. It's a simple process in theory, but a little more complicated in practice... much like math.

Here's a little bit about my experience tutoring:

I started tutoring Physics in 2012, while studying engineering at The University of Rhode Island. The school had mandatory problem solving sessions for the two freshman physics courses, classical newtonian mechanics and electricity and magnetism. As a teaching assistant for both classes, it was my job to provide supplemental instruction to the students that sought help. This was my first experience teaching -and I loved it. I split my time between white board explanations and providing assistance while the kids worked through problems. I saw great progress from my students and I received enthusiast positive feedback about my teaching style.

I can picture the real-world significance of math problems. I help my students see it too. Once they understand "why it matters" the kids become much more engaged. I like to understand the fundamentals behind equations. As it turns out, this is also the most effective way to teach.

I continued my work as a teacher's assistant until I graduated in May of 2014. As a senior, I was also working privately as a math tutor. Now I work 9-5 as a mechanical engineer, but I still work a few hours a week with local students. Since graduation, this work has been primarily with high school students, often those struggling with AP calculus or AP physics. Another popular request is for help with SAT test prep. I'm good with test prep because I love word problems. Word problems apply math to real-life situations, which is the job of an engineer. Word problems are also very common on standardized tests. I don't intentionally teach in a way that produces increased test scores. Higher test scores are just the inevitable byproduct of an increased understanding.

Let's talk about your studies and what you're struggling with. Don't quit! It does get easier once you get over the hump. I've been there before, and it's worth fighting for.
Hi, my name is Ross and I can help anyone understand math. The thing is, math is simple. As long as you know the rules, they're easy to follow. The trouble is that everything builds on itself. This means that missing one lesson can make it hard to understand the next lesson. This can spiral out…
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