There is an "A-ha" moment for everyone. I have been tutoring for 15 years and I have truly enjoyed helping a person overcome obstacles to learning. I am dedicated to finding the key that unlocks a person's potential.
I attended the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where I completed a Bachelor of Music Education and Saxophone Performance in 2000. After several years of military service and teaching, I completed a Master of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science from the University of Delaware in 2014.
I have tutored basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, as well as anatomy and physiology. My philosophy of teaching is to constantly seek to connect with the student at a level of familiarity and comfort. Each person has a unique learning style as well as life experiences that can be related to when learning material.
My hobbies include: golf, tennis, hiking, chess, performing as a jazz and classical musician.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Bachelors, Music Education
Graduate Degree: University of Delaware - Masters, Anatomy and Kinesiology
music, golf, tennis, hiking, chess
What is your teaching philosophy?
Each person has an optimal learning style, whether it's visual, auditory, or other. The key is to find a way to connect.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to find out what a person's interests are, and try to make teaching relevant to those things that a person is already comfortable with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Once a student has gotten the ball rolling, I gradually change my instruction from directing to cueing.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I help a student set goals and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Once again, I communicate with a person at his/her optimal learning style and try to make concepts relevant to his/her daily life.