I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science and a minor in Business Administration. I recently decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree. I am a Federal Aviation Administration Certificated Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, & Advanced Ground Instructor. I started my career in education as a Ground Instructor for my university, where I taught a few thousand students over two years and approximately 760 dedicated instructional hours. I also worked as an Independent Flight Instructor in Part 61 flight operations for much of that time.
I specialize in tutoring for FAA tests and general flight/aviation subjects. Within that, I've taught everything from basic aerodynamics to flight physiology and weather. I love teaching, and especially teaching aviation subjects because the aviation community is a small, tightly-knit family. Very few people get to experience the thrills of flight and understand what a privilege it is to soar above the clouds. Every one of us who has ever looked to the skies in the hopes that we may be up there deserves the opportunity to work toward making that a reality. To me, there is nothing better than seeing a student get closer to fulfilling their dreams. Overall, mentoring and teaching the next generation of aviation professionals and enthusiasts is the best reward because I get to see the future of our industry take shape.
My tutoring style is very adaptable to whatever style works best for the student. Most of my experience involves teaching visual and kinesthetic learners, but I have taught students of almost every culture, personality, and learning style. As long as we have open communication, I think we can make anything work.
Outside of academia, I am an avid motorcycle rider and car enthusiast. I also enjoy traveling and hiking, and I will always say yes to anything that involves dogs - they're my favorite.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach - Bachelor of Science, Air Transportation
Graduate Degree: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach - Masters in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management
Motorcycle riding Cars General Aviation History
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration examination