I love working with students to get to that “Ah ha!” moment when everything falls into place and they truly understand a concept.
I spent 14 years as a problem-solving engineer, yet, my favorite challenge is figuring out how to get the lights on for a particular student. Every student is unique and wonderful, from the ones who “get it” easily to the ones who need it explained again in a different way. I keep trying until we get it right! People who have watched me tutor have said that I’m the most patient and creative teacher that they’ve ever seen.
Believe it or not, my first love was not Math or Science – it was words! I loved to read and I was a contestant for the National Spelling Bee. Then I had a teacher who convinced me that I could do Math and I began to see the symbols as words in sentences. From there, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering before going otn to receive my Master’s Degree in Engineering and Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Over the last 5 years, I have taught many Math and Engineering Science classes. I am also the sole Math Specialist for 13,000+ students, and I serve as an Academic Advisor. My reviews for teaching consistently rank 5 out of 5.
I’m in training for my first race, I represent Young Engineers on the Energy Committee of ASME, and I’m an adult volunteer for the Middle School’s Garden Club (my son is a member of the club). I like volleyball, basketball, football and soccer.