University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Applied Math and Physics)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Master's)
After receiving a degree in Applied Math & Physics with a GPA of 3.72, I began my teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant. I then obtained my Masters in mathematics and also a Wisconsin State Teaching License for grades 9-12. I taught high school math for three years and also was a professor at the University of Wisconsin for six years. I then "retired" to become a stay at home dad for the next 25 years and I, along with my current wife, home-schooled our four children. Since our children are now grown and successful, I am currently back to teaching at American National University in Princeton, WV where I teach college algebra, basic math, business math, critical thinking, and ethics. I also do private tutoring for many high school and college students in my area. And I helped many of them get great scores on the SAT, which is one of my specialties.
During all of that time, I realized three things. Most importantly, I am able to explain math in a way that reaches anyone. I have thousands of summaries, worksheets, and shortcuts for ALL of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Math has not changed, and I am able to summarize ANY chapter or topic (often times a hundred pages or more in today's books) into just a few pages. Albert Einstein once said, "if you can't explain something simply, then you don't understand it well enough." I understand math very well, and I have the ability to explain it simply to anybody. My students, in their hundreds of evaluations of me, and also my professional peers, have indicated that as well.
Secondly, I have seen most of the common mistakes and pitfalls that kids can and do take, and I am able to steer them into a direction that is understandable and best for them.
Last, but not least, I truly love and care about my students and want to see them improve. And that is what is most satisfying about teaching. I don't have to be a tutor, but I know that I CAN make a difference in someone's struggles and that is something I want to help with. I don't think you will find someone better able to do that than me.
I truly care about my students, I have a total command of mathematics, and I am able to explain anything from first grade math to college calculus in a way that my students can relate to and understand. I have forty years experience teaching mathematics and science at the college level, high school level, and the one-on-one settings of private tutoring and home-schooling from grade school on up. My granddaughter is in the second grade, and some of her math worksheets are even a bit challenging to me. But we are able to weed through all of the fluff, and get down to the basic ideas and the importance of the topics. Much, but not all, of the new stuff is good. Unfortunately, most second grade teachers don't really understand it well enough.
I would be happy to help and work with anyone. I am patient, understanding, caring, knowledgeable, and able to communicate easily with anyone. Feel free to email me. After receiving a degree in Applied Math & Physics with a GPA of 3.72, I began my teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant. I then obtained my Masters in mathematics and also a Wisconsin State Teaching License for grades 9-12. I taught high school math for three years and also was a professor at the University of Wisconsin for six years. I
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I have a masters degree in mathematics and have taught college algebra and calculus at the University of Wisconsin for several years. I currently am an instructor at American National University.
I will also be teaching basic English for the upcoming term at ANU, their Princeton, WV campus. Feel free to contact them with any concerns you may have.
I currently am an instructor at American National University in Princeton, WV. Feel free to go to their website and check out my profile there.