Obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from City College of the City University of New York. Obtained a Certified Flight Instructor- Airplane (CFIA) and Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) certifications at American Flyers' CFI Academy in Pompano Beach Florida. Completed an Airmanship and Basic Aerobatics Course at Patty Wagstaff Aerobatics School in St. Augustine Florida.
As a CFI, I teach student aviators how to fly fixed-wing aircraft. More specifically, I teach flight training; ground school, including FAA regulations as noted in the Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM), topics noted in the Airplane Flying Handbook and Instrument Flying Handbook; and endorsing student pilots for check-rides for obtaining their private and commercial licenses, and instrument rating.
Taught students math and English in preparation for taking their GED. Subjects I tutor include algebra; elementary school math, science, and English; GED math and science; middle school math and science; prep material for obtaining an insurance license. My favorite subject to tutor is mathematics as this was a subject I gravitated to and excelled at in high school and college.
Retired from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after thirty years of federal service ensuring the safety of foods, drugs, and cosmetics for public consumption. This was achieved first as an analytical chemist in the field at New York District Office and Chicago District Office, then as a Consumer Safety Officer in Maryland at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition within the Office of Field Programs and Office of Food Additive Safety.
Obtained Maryland, Georgia and Alabama life and health insurance licenses. I get personal satisfaction helping families meet their financial needs in the event of an unexpected loss, accident or sickness. This is accomplished by assisting families at obtaining a Mortgage Protection plan for their home, a Final Expense policy, Annuity, Index Universal Life or Term Life insurance or health insurance.
Love plane & train spotting, traveling and keeping abreast of political news. Also like walking and cycling with my children, and conversing and getting to know people.
A passion to connect with people from all walks of life is what it is all about.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY New York City College of Technology - Bachelor of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Plane Spotting; Train Spotting; Traveling; Securities Analysis; Keeping abreast in political news.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration examination
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science