I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Idaho. I graduated from University of Idaho with a degree in Computer Engineering. I love to work on projects and do research to see what others are doing to push the field of technology forward. I'm committed to help others succeed in whatever it is they are out to achieve. I enjoy adapting to each persons learning style and enabling them to learn the information in a way that fits them.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Idaho - Bachelors, Computer Engineering
Programming, micro-controller projects, research, reading, movies, training my dog
College Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
High School Computer Science
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning the core concepts so every problem is solvable, not memorized.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Work a few problems to find their strengths and weaknesses in the course material. Set up a schedule that will allow them to be successful.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Building their confidence is a key part. For me it was learning there is more than one way to solve a given problem.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Showing them their strengths. Overcoming the areas they struggle with and letting them see they can do it.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
First of all, talk about what is being asked and make sure there is no question about the question. Then show them multiple approaches on how to solve the problem
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Blank paper, whiteboard, and pens.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would read to them and discuss. Then I have them read the same information and discuss sentence by sentence, then by paragraphs, and then by pages.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would be excited about the area I'm teaching to them, and also connect it with what is going on in the world and their own life to show them the importance.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Discussions and quizzes.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By showing them they have the ability to be successful within that subject.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Communicate with them about what they like and don't like. Observe them when they are solving a problem, and see what is hard for them to complete and what they find easy.