I am a graduate of The University of Portland, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, I worked for Nike as a Test and Validation Engineer on their Digital Sport products (FuelBand, SportWatch, Nike+, etc.) for one year before returning to graduate school. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, with a focus in design and manufacturing, and will graduate in the summer of 2015.
Though I have never strictly worked as a tutor, I tutored undergraduates as part of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society while at the University of Portland, and this past year was a TA for a statics & solid mechanics class at Stanford, which included holding office hours for students to help with homework and test prep. I have the most experience tutoring lower division engineering classes such as this (physics, statics, strength of materials, mechanics) but also enjoy and am comfortable with a wide array of math subjects from algebra to calculus. I am a very interactive and hands on tutor, and believe a free-flowing dialogue between student and teacher is essential for maximum learning efficiency. I would much rather work through problems with my students to find areas in need of improvement rather than sit back and watch them struggle.
Outside of academia, I try to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, including hiking, biking, swimming, camping and skiing in the winter. I enjoy music a lot (both listening and creating) and reading as well, and find current events to be fascinating - though I try not to let them weigh me down, as some of the world's issues can be tough to stomach.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Portland - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Stanford University - Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Hiking, biking, swimming, camping and skiing in the winter.