I began my college career in the U.S. Air Force Academy and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry, Adams State College, CO), Master of Science and PhD (agronomy, Colorado State University). I am the son of a military officer, and lived the nomadic life of almost all military “brats”. I first attended school, very briefly, in England. We returned to the US, relocated as ordered, and by the time I graduated from High School I had attended at least 8 different schools. So, from my earliest educational experience I learned to enjoy the challenges of continuously adapting to different schools, teachers, and social settings. That experience, and a natural inclination to science and language, allowed me to start helping other students from an early age. My first recollection of helping another student was while in 7th grade helping a 9th grader reason through an algebra problem. I did not know algebra, but I could help him see the problem in a different way that allowed him to understand and solve it. So, by that reckoning, I have been mentoring, tutoring, teaching or doing research for about 50 years now, and have never lost my sense that a main purpose of a tutor or mentor is to help the student see a problem or challenge in a way that makes sense to the student. My experience has been that once the student finds their own way of looking at problems and challenges, learning becomes the natural process it should be. The student begins to enjoy learning and discovery, and will pursue education as far and fast as nature and circumstances allow. I am a career scientist who has observed that verbal communication is one of the most important skills a scientist can have. I am comfortable tutoring various sciences, English, ESL, math and algebra at all educational levels. I enjoy travelling, fishing, and the outdoors, but actually just enjoy life.
Undergraduate Degree: Adams State College - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Colorado State University-Fort Collins - PHD, Soil Science
fishing, outdoors, travel, life
Elementary School Math
High School Chemistry
High School English
Middle School Science