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University of Iowa
Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (Master's)
Though my background is in mechanical engineering, after completing my master's degree at MIT I was a high school teacher and school leader for the past six years. I bring my experience, both as a successful student at the preeminent technical college in the world and as a successful teacher in the public schools, to service your academic needs.
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-Excellent, engaging lessons with clear agendas taking place in a safe learning environment
-Flexibility and an open line of communication
-Preparedness and the expertise to answer your questions promptly, thoroughly, and in more than one way
-Follow through: I take personal responsibility for your learning, and I judge my success by your mastery of the material
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-To be responsible for your academic progress: complete your assignments to the best of your ability before our session and show up with questions ready to ask
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-To be respectful in our communications: please let me know if you need to cancel or reschedule a tutoring session as soon as you can
I have the experience to know the math and science rigor required at the highest levels of post-collegiate achievement, as well as the practical experience to reach any struggling learner. Though my background is in mechanical engineering, after completing my master's degree at MIT I was a high school teacher and school leader for the past six years. I bring my experience, both as a successful student at the preeminent technical college in the
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I received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa with a cumulative GPA of 4.00/4.00 in May, 2002. I also received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a cumulative GPA of 4.50/5.00 in January, 2005. Though my degrees are in mechanical engineering, civil engineering undergraduates are required to take many of the same core courses. Indeed much of my undergraduate research was done in close collaboration with a civil/environmental engineering professor on the cleanup of contaminated underground aquifers using semi-permeable reactive barriers.
I received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa with a cumulative GPA of 4.00/4.00 in May, 2002. My areas of focus as an undergraduate were in strength of materials and thermodynamics, though I am well versed in all undergraduate material. I also received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a cumulative GPA of 4.50/5.00 in January, 2005. My master's thesis was entitled "A Constitutive Model of Active Polymers".
As a former first-team all state soccer player from the state of Iowa, I have a solid practical understanding of the fundamentals required for success in the sport. I have coached a team of U-8s (under eight years old), as well as high school freshmen. I have thorough theoretical knowledge as well as a personal passion for the sport.