My objective is to provide a better understanding of science. The integration of science in our everyday world provides us with the knowledge to observe and understand the everyday workings, not just of our world, but of the furthest expanses of the universe. It plays an important role in our experiences everyday; how we see, feel, and think... how we exist.
“Look, here is a tree in the garden and every summer is produces apples, and we call it an apple tree because the tree "apples." That's what it does. Alright, now here is a solar system inside a galaxy, and one of the peculiarities of this solar system is that at least on the planet earth, the thing peoples! In just the same way that an apple tree apples!” -Alan Watts
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: San Diego State University - Bachelors, Geological Sciences
Golfing, guitar, and hanging with my dog. Nothing beats a good TED talk.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
The Earth is home to all of humanity. Understanding its origin and processes through one-on-one interactions is integral for a lifetime of knowledge, and allowing perpetual learning through daily observations in your life.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
All students learn on a curve. The degree of the curve is defined by the individual. During the first session, understanding the curve and developing a lesson or curriculum is important to fit into the individual's style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
In order to learn, one must think. In order to think, one must ask questions, whether or not they believe in the answer.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Engaging in the subject with a student, rather than showing them the way to the answer, keeps the mind active.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break it down. Fine tuning the parts creates a smooth running operation.