Although I am new to being a professional tutor, I have felt like I've been teaching (and learning!) my whole life. I have taught lots of different things: how to weld, how to tie knots, how to change your own motor oil, and how to play the drum set. Most recently in my professional career I found myself lecturing to fellow engineers on the properties of shape memory alloys (never did I imagine myself doing that!). Despite the large array of subject matter, there is one common thread I have noticed through all of it: getting new concepts to 'click' and 'stick' is extremely satisfying. Some of my best experiences have been working one on one with my fellow classmates throughout my academic career. I enjoy getting to know others through the learning process and have come to realize that no two people learn the same way. With my personality, patience, and experience interacting with others, I am confident I can tune in to your own personal learning style and help you with your studies.
I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and have always been a math and science nerd: physics especially! It is these subjects that I feel I can be the most helpful. After college, I worked in the medical device industry as a material scientist for eight years before moving to Tucson. Here I am in the middle of starting my own business emphasizing the creation of healthy soils that will benefit people and planet.
While I am not busy teaching others new things or saving the world, I like to ride bicycles, play in the dirt (aka gardening), exercising, and eating healthy food.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
I enjoy playing Drums, practicing Yoga, and cooking/eating awesome food. My newest interest is in sustainable agriculture. I also like to race motorcycles when I get the chance!