I graduated from college quite a long time ago but my own kids, and current students too, see me as a fun person and a kid at heart. One of the hardest things for a teacher to be able to do is relate to kids and their issues. Students can easily tell if a teacher genuinely cares or is just going through the motions of teaching. All my students know I care and they give me maximum effort in return.
Before I became a teacher I was actively engaged in my own children's education. I home-schooled them for many years while running my own engineering and marketing businesses from home. My own children are either in their final years of high school or in college. My children would always tell me how great I was at teaching and I should do it full time. I finally listened to them and now enjoy every day of work. I am the head of the math and science departments at a small private school in The Woodlands. It is a wonderful school but the small size has its own challenges. I am in charge of curriculum development which can be time consuming. I have to design the curriculum to be interesting, challenging, and productive. There is no one way to teach a concept. Through the use of practical examples, multimedia, specialized worksheets and study materials, the subjects are covered without the normal objections by the students. Every day we are learning but having fun while doing it.
Outside of school I like to work on cars, electrical design, and fixing anything that's broken. I also like to read textbooks, watch movies, and cook for my family. I let them do the dishes though.
I'm looking forward to being your childs tutor. I'll give them 100% and hopefully they will give that back in return. Since I'm experienced in curriculum design we won't be working out of just one textbook. One textbook will never work for every student. If you child is having trouble in a subject or just wants to get ahead, a multi-faceted approach to learning will have him or her attaining goals in a much shorter period of time.
University at Buffalo - B.S., Biochemical Pharmacology