I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. In the 35+ years since graduating from college, I have used my engineering, science, and math skills in two ways, primarily as a full time Chemical Engineer helping large corporations manufacture chemicals and fuels, and also as a part time teacher, teaching high school algebra, geometry and chemistry. I found teaching much more rewarding than working as a Chemical Engineer because it affects the lives of the next generation.
Since I was a child I have always loved science. I loved science class in elementary school and biology and chemistry in high school. But I did not love math until seventh grade when our math teacher made math seem easier and more enjoyable. After that, I excelled at math through high school (algebra 1 and 2, trigonometry, analytical geometry) and college (college algebra, 4 semesters of calculus, and differential equations). I had the highest math grade point average in my community college where I took all my college math courses. I credit my junior high math teacher with me becoming an engineer. In a similar way, I would love to help young people at not only doing better at math and science, but at excelling in these subjects, in their future careers and in life in general.
I am currently tutoring general math, general science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and Chemistry. I like tutoring rather than teaching because I can work at the student's pace until he or she catches on, without being concerned with ignoring the other students. My favorite subject to tutor is algebra because I have found in my career and in my personal life that algebra has been the most practical and useful.
University of Illinois at Chicago - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering