Although I am formally educated in the field of Physics, I have spent most of my adult life working as a software development manager. Prior to entering the software development sector, I worked at a non-profit organization teaching elementary, middle and high school students algebra and college conceptual math in several school districts throughout the US. While working with this organization, my love of teaching was developed. The skills and knowledge gained as a teacher and training supervisor served me well as I began to consult and educate clients regarding custom software solutions. Today I am a Machine Learning enthusiast and work as a freelance data analyst. I am a firm believer that continuous effort is the key to unlocking our potential. In fact this fall, I earned a Graduate Certificate in Data Science.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lincoln University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Physics
Sudoku, Tennis and Machine Learning
What is your teaching philosophy?
Lead the students to discovering the answers through questions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Inquire about their interests and hobbies.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Encourage the student to ask probing questions, and then seek the answers.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Identify an obtainable goal and make note of progress on an ongoing basis.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Attempt to provide a success experience with related concepts and/or move on, and then circle back to the skill or concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Introduce the concept of visualization.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Have the student teach the tutor.