University at Albany (Atmospheric Science)
Johns Hopkins University (Master's)
I recently retired from a 35 year federal career where I served as a physical scientist, analyst and policy advisor. I have also worked as a writer and editor. I have two wonderful adult children and a seven month old grandson. I love education, love to learn and love teaching children and young adults. With the encouragement of several good friends who are educators I am planning to earn my Virginia teaching certification.
I can help you or your child with comprehension. I am a proponent of observing and understanding how individuals learn and process information and then presenting the information in an appropriate way for their unique needs. I looking forward to working with you.
I have a minor in math and scored in the 90s in all NY state regents examinations when in high school. I like to use fun and practical examples, visualization and other methods to lower the intimidation factor that math sometimes creates. Earlier in my career I was a volunteer tutor to include algebra and geometry.
My undergraduate degree is in Atmospheric Science. As the Valedictorian of my class I had many options academically. I chose my major because I was fascinated by the environment and by the weather. Science is all around us and inside us. I not only have an academic background in the physical sciences I retain an excitement and appreciation for these subjects that I hope is infectious.
I have been employed as a freelance writer and editor. I am also a creative writer and avid reader myself. I have previous experience as a reading tutor and am the parent of a child with a reading comprehension challenges.
As noted, I have a B.S. in a physical science. This includes coursework in physics, chemistry and geology as well as meteorology. I feel comfortable helping young people build a foundation for understanding science at the elementary level. When my children were young I developed a presentation on weather complete with props so that students could personify a number of conditions and actions in the atmosphere and then showed them how they might interact and create different outcomes.
I have so much enthusiasm and energy for education at all levels. Don't hesitate to contact me about the subject or concept that's challenging for you. Together we can find a way. I am sure we can make sense of it, put it in context and get you on track. I believe in you. I recently retired from a 35 year federal career where I served as a physical scientist, analyst and policy advisor. I have also worked as a writer and editor. I have two wonderful adult children and a seven month old grandson. I love education, love to learn and love teaching children and young adults. With the encouragement of several good