I am a Research Scientist in the Research and Engineering group where I develop analysis algorithms for Mass Spectrometry Data. I have over 15 years of experience including teaching at all levels including at the college level. Applied mathematics is my passion and all areas of Math interest me and I hope to motivate students to pursue an analytical track as future economies will likely be heavily influenced by the Mathematics and Science fields
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Psychobiology
Graduate Degree: California State University-Northridge - Master of Science, Molecular Biology
Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - Masters, Computer Science
Programming, Mathematics and Aviation
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Demonstrate by concepts, and by concrete and real life examples.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Learn the problem solving strategy and types of problems they struggle with. Then tailor the lesson accordingly. Everyone learns differently.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By providing a systematic problem solving strategy. Math is not magic! It's practice and methodical algorithms.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
With real life examples of how their mathematical practice can directly be used in the future as a skill set!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
It is often related to not having mastered the previous topics, as mathematics builds upon previous concepts. Revisit the fundamentals.