I am a well-rounded, energetic individual currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science at Milwaukee School of Engineering. I continuously seek new ways to advance my own self-learning and discover new experiences. Along with my passion for mathematical study, my relative teaching qualities include: leadership, communication, motivation, and education techniques developed through school and work experience.
I began developing strong leadership skills by being involved in sports such as Football, Hockey, and Track. Throughout my Junior and Senior year in High School, I chose to be a volunteer hockey coach for the local club team. I derived the abilities of guidance and instruction through coaching and this has made me a better leader.
Soon after coaching hockey, I was eager to be independent. Therefore, three days after walking the stage for High School graduation I decided to move to North Dakota. I packed my car full of my belongings and drove out to work in the oil boom, where my developed sense of self-efficacy drove me to find a place to live, full-time employment, and professional networking skills. I spent half a year living in North Dakota quickly forcing me to learn valuable communication and job seeking skills.
After experiencing life as an entry level employee working 60+ hours a week, I decided to come back to Milwaukee to further my education. Here I have learned proper study techniques and efficient ways to master new subject material. I take pride in my ability to stay motivated and often find myself transferring that enthusiasm to other students. I frequently teach classmates new material and find a level of enjoyment helping others.
Not long after starting college, I was hired at R&B Grinding where I use financial mathematics to calculate cost/benefit analysis for steel part production. I then present my analytical findings to the CFO and other managers. In addition to my developing business analytical skills, I teach Excel and Computer classes at R&B Grinding to co-workers. I have found a passion for math and business application and will seek a career as an investment banker upon graduation.
From past experiences, I have found many ways to combine my love of teaching with my growing knowledge of mathematics. Whether it be presenting mathematical models to business executives or explaining calculus to fellow students, I will be a successful tutor.
Undergraduate Degree: Milwaukee School of Engineering - Bachelors, Actuarial Science
Hockey, Snowboarding, Programming
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a teacher of mathematics, I believe it is essential to learn through small building blocks to create a strong foundation. I do this by instructing from a student’s perspective, using an example based approach to slowly lead up to advanced mathematical theory.