I pursued, what many would consider, a very non-traditional path following graduation from a high school for gifted students. My initial training was received while on active duty with the US Navy. There I learned to operate, maintain, and repair advanced electronic systems such as radio, radar, computers and cryptographic machines. Later during this period of my life, I went to school to learn Nuclear Power Plant Operation for nuclear submarines. While serving aboard various submarines, I took college courses through the University of Hawaii and the University of California. I also spent a great deal of time reading literary classics, as well as books on history, science, music and art. This reading allowed me to successfully complete the entire CLEP examination with scores in the top 10%.
Following my discharge, I earned licenses and certifications from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as both an Operator and Senior Operator on several different types of nuclear units. Based on my previous work, training and college classes, I was awarded a Baccalaureate in Nuclear Engineering Technology in 1988 from Charter Oak College. l also attended college classes at the University of New Haven during this time, earning a Baccalaureate in Electrical Engineering in 1989 with a minor in Mathematics. I also have taken advanced graduate course in Business Administration and Regulatory Law as well as having successfully completed the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT exams.
Starting in 1981, I provided training to selected individuals to prepare them for their Nuclear Regulatory Operator Examination. In this position, I delivered classroom and individualized instruction on math, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid flow and other technical areas related to nuclear power plant design, operation and control.
I am currently tutoring in algebra, science, and math, which are my favorite subjects to tutor. I firmly believe that with guidance and a desire, every individual has the ability to overcome any hurdle they face.
I enjoy working on home renovations, having won an award for the restoration of an 1840's Victorian. I also enjoy bicycling, snorkeling, scuba diving, and photography. But most of all, I enjoy spending time with family and friends over good food and wine in pleasant surroundings.