My motto is "Teach the World", my corner of the world anyway. If a student is willing to put in the work necessary to learn a topic they are struggling with, I will never give up on them. I love to lead a student to what I refer to as 'The Archimedes Eureka Moment'. That moment when a student truly understands a topic they have fought and worked so hard to understand. The look of pride on their faces and the light of inspiration and infinite possibility in their eyes is what drives me to continue to teach and tutor.
I currently work as a Software Developer, and I was a professor at DeVry University from 2008 to 2012. I took a break from teaching and I am working with DeVry University to come back and teach evening Computer Science classes once again. I am comfortable with tutoring and teaching one on one, online and in a class room environment from DeVry University and now with Varsity Tutors as well.
George Bernard Shaw (Albert Eisenstein's BFF) once said "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples we both still have one apple. However if I have an idea and you have an idea and we exchange those ideas we will both have two ideas".
From tutoring and teaching at DeVry University in the past I found even though I was the one doing the teaching or tutoring, the student most always had an idea to offer as well. Once the student has reached 'The Archimedes Eureka Moment', the 'what else can I do with this?' and the 'what if?' questions are infectious and quite often leads to further comprehension and understanding for both the tutor and the student. Which is why I do what I do.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Arizona - Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems
Graduate Degree: DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Arizona - Master of Science, Computer Information Systems Masters
Collecting Geek related items and spending time with my daughter
College Computer Science
High School Computer Science
Technology and Computer Science