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I am an Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineer who loves helping and studying math, science, and engineering! One of my greatest strengths is teaching and tutoring. I have been a martial arts instructor to individuals ages three to 60, so I understand how to teach all age ranges. I have tutored college students in a professional atmosphere for over three years. Within that tutoring, I have instructed college-level math and science courses. My passion is help as many people as I am able.

In addition, I am a motivational speaker and success coach. I understand how to inspire students and create a winning atmosphere! Let's create success together.

Scott’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Clarkson University - Bachelors, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

Test Scores

GRE Quantitative: 160

GRE Verbal: 150

Hobbies

Rockets and space, engineering, motorcycles, fast cars, weight lifting, fishing, spending time with family

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Aerospace Engineering

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP US History

Calculus

College Algebra

College English

College Physics

College World History

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

Engineering

English

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

High School

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Physics

High School World History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Linear Algebra

Math

Mechanical Engineering

Microeconomics

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Public Speaking

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

Science

Structural Engineering

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

US History

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I choose to help achieve every goal a student desires! We will work hard, but smart. You can do it. You have greatness within you!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I am goal oriented, so I would first discuss and write down the student's goals and dreams. By writing it down, we can review the steps to get there. Your goals are possible to accomplish!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

First, we will work as a team to understand the problem at hand. Slowly as an understanding is created, the student may try the problems themselves while having the ability to ask questions.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Positive affirmations and thoughts will keep us motivated. When you work with me, we only work in a motivated environment. One of my favorite things to do is to listen to the greatest motivational speaker in the world, Les Brown. A two minute speech will pick up anyone!

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

We would break down the concept into parts. By taking the problem step-by-step, we will accomplish that problem. We also will attack the concept or skill at all angles.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

We will break down the reading passages into parts. By asking critical questions at unique points throughout the reading, we both will gain an understanding of the meaning behind the words.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Goal-setting and self-confidence are key to be successful. We will build up together a great plan to accomplish your academic goals. Practice problems can also be key to success!

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

We would talk about why the subject is important and talk about why the student is struggling with it. Usually the student is just looking at the subject from the wrong angle. By changing our mindset, we can approach subjects an engaging manner!

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I use several ways to stimulate understanding including practice problems, verbal questions, flash cards, repetition, and more. We will assess the understanding through a fun, creative problem set.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Confidence is key to having success is any subject. We will start with basic questions to gain understanding and build confidence. Then we will build up step by step to tougher problems. I may easily motivate students, since I am already a motivational speaker.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

We will together, as a team, take a short question and answer session. By answering unique questions, I will be able to see what the student needs and form a game plan to solve those needs. I am very successful when it comes to creating game plans for individual students.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I may take several approaches depending on how the student likes to learn. These could include visual or audio ways of learning. We also will understand if the student responds better to practice problems, tests, or through note taking. I have a great strength in finding every way possible to help students.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use a well-prepared notebook, textbooks, lecture notes, note cards, practice problems, and practice tests. I always have my laptop ready for any online tools that will be beneficial.