I have a Masters degree in Industrial Electronics and Computers and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. I tutor math for all grade levels up to precalculus. I worked for twelve years as a senior design engineer at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Payloads Program before I gave up engineering to home school my five children. Some of the payloads I worked on were Magelan Venus probe, Galileo Jupiter probe, Hubble Space Telescope, Ulysses solar probe, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, Spacelab, and the International Space Station. Why did I switch to education? To pass on to my children my love for math, science and engineering. I am happy to say I met my goal!
I have experience teaching high school math and science in private schools for students who need high level instruction in math and science. I also have experience in direct instruction and coaching competition robotics teams. I love tutoring math because I often find it is an opportunity to turn downtrodden students around and other times I get to enjoy and marvel at an enthusiastic math lover.
My tutoring style is collaborative, warm and most of all, encouraging. Whether the student comes to tutoring for remediation or to accelerate, I find he or she benefits from a friendly, non intimidating, supportive demeanor. I often find that students who come to tutoring for math help have met some personal obstacles which can be overcome with persistent optimism.
I love ethnic dance, ballet, taking walks, cooking for friends and family, drinking iced coffee and making silly jokes.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of Miami - Master of Science, Industrial Electronics and Computers
State Certified Teacher
Dance, taking walks.