As a child I excelled in school, specifically mathematics and science. Being an older brother, I had the unique chance to teach what I had learned to my younger brother. It gave my great satisfaction to be able to give the gift of knowledge.
Throughout my life I have had numerous other work experiences that enhance my qualifications as a tutor. While at Grossmont Community College, I was a math tutor at the Math Study Center. This gave me a chance to further perfect my math skills while pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at UCSD and to perfect my ability to teach in various ways in order to reach contrasting individuals.
My six years in the Navy as a reactor operator has also prepared me. This position required constant training and learning, as I became more senior, I had the privilege of conducting training sessions. My time in the military taught me valuable skills that are appropriate for this position such as leadership and patience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering/Psychology
High School Physics
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Keep it simple. All students learn differently and at a different pace. My job is to make the subject material simple for the student and progress through the material at a pace that the student is comfortable with.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By developing customized math problems that allow the students to build up to the problem in question. This builds confidence and a base understanding of the material. Other times, when the student is weary of doing problem after problem, I will create a problem that can be used in a real life situation that is geared to the student's hobbies or interests.