I was born and raised in New Mexico. After graduating from high school, I moved to Northern California to attend junior college and play baseball. Two years later, I transferred to San Diego State University where I completed by BA in math. After college, my wife and I joined the Peace Corps and moved to Burkina Faso, West Africa for 27 months. While in Burkina Faso, we lived in a small village and I taught math and ESL at the local junior high. After the Peace Corps, I moved to Raleigh, NC and started taking my first steps towards becoming a credentialed teacher. I was accepted into a program called Math for America, which is based in Los Angeles and I've been living here for the past few months while attending graduate school at USC.
I really enjoy math. I always tell my students that to recognize that math is challenging is to take the first step towards being successful in it. No one learns math in one day. It takes time, lots of effort and at times you will be confused and frustrated. That is not to say that math cannot be fun. Once you know the rules you can play the game and math becomes like a strategy game.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SDSU - Bachelor in Arts, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Master of Arts, Teaching
Helping others, baseball, reading, solving math problems.
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
Elementary School Math