I am a mechanical engineer with a masters degree. I enjoy teaching students of all levels. My approach towards teaching is to assist the students when they need help but let them make the mistake first so they can learn where they went wrong. I have traveled all around the world and feel my vast experience makes me a more relatable tutor. I also enjoy robotics which is a great way to combine math, engineering and science into an interesting yet rewarding subject.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Delaware - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of Hawaii at Manoa - Masters, Mechanical Engineering
Biking, Frisbee and Robotics
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think it is important to let the student try a problem to see what their natural instinct is, and then try and guide them in the right direction if they start going the wrong way.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Find out they are having trouble with or where they want to improve so I can gear my lessons towards that development.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
When a student makes a mistake, if you can't observe what their natural reaction is, it is impossible to correct it. I believe letting people fail, then showing them where they went wrong, is the best way to teach.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I think making ideas and concepts relatable to the student's personal interests is the best way to keep a student motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
There are many things to try, but one might be to give them a visual demonstration where they can see how the concept may apply to the real world.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?