I find that helping students of all ages learn is one of the most gratifying experiences in my life! When my students learn something new, the knowledge they obtain will be a 'tool' in their 'tool belt' for the rest of their lives. I have worked closely with many students of all ages, and I find that, no matter how old, every person has areas they can improve in. It is important to me to know what each of my students wants to accomplish in their time with me, and how they think that can best be achieved.
I have attended Washburn University in Topeka Kansas, The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and Johnson County Community College in Olathe, Kansas. I am currently working on a Biotechnology degree after changing from an Aerospace Engineering degree after getting married. I have extensive experience in Mathematics and Science, and I am a very capable writer as well. I can tutor nearly any S.T.E.M course up through highschool (and some college), along with English and grammar - more specifically paper writing - up to an early college level.
When it comes to learning, I believe in two very basic principals. First, "Perfect practice makes perfect." I use this modification on the old adage to show that when practicing anything from math to grammar, repetition of the correct kind is absolutely key. Secondly, I believe that every piece of knowledge obtained through school can be treated like a tool in a tool belt. Every student, no matter how old or young, experienced or novice, gifted or challenged can learn to use their tools effectively. I know first hand of the anxiety that comes from having no idea where to start on any given problem, which is why I believe that when it comes to doing well on tests, the best first step is to take a first step!
Outside of school, I am an avid video gamer, a devoted husband, and an amateur musician. While I don't consider myself to be gifted athletically, I am certainly able to keep up in recreational or intramural sports - of which soccer is my favorite.
University of Kansas - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 29
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 27