Experienced and dependable teacher with more than 20 years of teaching and tutoring math and physics for grades 9 through first year of college. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Currently, I am an adjunct physics faculty with Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD.
My goal is to help my students achieve high grades through building self confidence and overcome the fear of mathematics. I understand that students do not think the same, each student has his or her way of thinking. I employ my enthusiasm and interactive teaching style and strategies to effectively engage my students.
One of my favorite success stories is when I helped one of my Algebra I students not only pass but do exceedingly well in her class. It started when I discovered that the student was able to solve problems from the textbook but not when the same problems were typed on quiz paper! She had math anxiety. I decided to assign homework problems from the textbook but gave her the same problems typed on paper. After each class, I met her in Zoom, I shared the book problems and asked her to solve, then shared the same problems from the paper. After a few weeks she established self confidence and was able to solve problems from the book or typed on paper. As she felt good about herself her grades improved and scored A in the end!
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Common Core Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, IB Mathematics SL, IB Mathematics HL, Competition Math, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, College Calculus I, Differential Equations
Physics, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism