Following a two-decade career as an engineer, I returned to school to become a secondary mathematics instructor. I have a master's degree in mathematics from Utah State University. I am a certified teacher and I tutor grades 9-12.
I work with parents and students to understand goals and develop a tutoring plan. I engage each student with proven pedagogies and work to build their confidence and proficiency in mathematics one step at a time. Students are continuously challenged in my tutoring sessions. They must work hard!
During the early fall of 2020 I began tutoring a high school student who was failing his Honors Algebra 2 class, which had recently moved to an online format. Since the student typically earned straight A grades, the parents were very concerned. After several months of tutoring, the student now looks back at 3 consecutive terms with A grades in math and an overall performance that is at, or very near, the top of his class at one of the top private schools in his city.
I love to spend time with my family and friends, run, hike, road trip and enjoy all things outdoors. I also love to cook and enjoy music. I spend way too much time listening to TED Talks and educational videos about philosophy, neuroscience and psychology. Oh, and muscle cars.