Some time ago I came to this country to fulfill my dream of becoming an electrical engineer, and for the past eight years I have been living out this dream. My career as an engineer has giving me so much, including allowing me to begin to pursue confidently my next dream--the field of teaching. I am beginning a path toward professional tutoring and eventually teaching at the college level.
I went to Moorpark College where I obtained my associate's degree in the sciences, and while there I was given an opportunity to tutor many students in both Algebra and higher Calculus. I later transferred to California State University Northridge where I received my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Again, on the CSUN campus I was able to tutor, this time in physics as well as a number of electrical engineering courses. After graduating, I began my work as an engineer and found myself mentoring my coworkers in need of a fuller understanding of new concepts and procedures.
Tutoring has been part of my life for many years and has both provided me with stronger relationships to those around me and helped me to truly test my understanding of various subjects. And as a tutor this is my main goal--to bring my students to a place where they can fully explain what they have learned.
Though work and school do not occupy my whole life--I enjoy backpacking, camping with my son, and planning my trek through the pacific trail--I've done much of both and have always worked as I've been a student and tutor. I know personally the value of a tutor because I, too, have sought help from tutors. Tutors and teachers alike were and will always be essential to me, because they do the vital job of providing a different point of view.
Moorpark College - Associates, Sciences
California State University Northridge - Current Grad Student, Electrical Engineering
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
We a lot of practice and repetition.