I started tutoring in 1988. My first "client" was mom, going back to school after 25 years and restarting in beginning algebra like a lot of college students. For students like my mom, I bring a lot of patience. Math is a struggle for a lot of people. I've hit those walls myself, but persistence and perseverance pay off in the end. I figured out a lot of ways to explain basic concepts, and in ways a non "math person" can understand.
When I tutor more advanced subjects, I bring the same wealth of knowledge from multiple perspectives to my sessions. I have tutored a wide range of subjects, and when I don't know something, I'm eager to learn it. I like to push myself to improve. I bring more than a decade-and-a-half of teaching and tutoring experience in calculus and above. And I've made a point of understanding many of the applications where the math will be applied, to help bring context to what we do.
In my "free" time, I like to write novels (science fiction and fantasy), and crochet. I read a lot of science articles and books, and generally learning about new things. Lately, I've decided to try to relearn French, German and Japanese that I took in school many years ago. My favorite subject is astronomy.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cleveland State University - Bachelor in Arts, Classics
Graduate Degree: Cleveland State University - Master of Science, Applied Mathematics
GRE Verbal: 165
astronomy, writing novels, crochet, STEM in general
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
PC Basic Computer Skills
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science