My name is Jeff. I am 36 years old and have been teaching since 1999 (mostly music). My wife, daughter and recently moved to North Carolina and would like to help my community with education. My mindset is of a teacher and instructor and enjoy helping people understand and discover how they can learn and teach themselves. If I do my job right ironically I will be out of one. Self sustainability is my goal and also if I do my job right my reputation will bring about new people to help. My mai... [more]
I studied Physics, Math, and Computer Science at Frostburg State University and Tutored through the Student Success Center at Allegany College of Maryland. I also have ten+ years of experience as a private percussion instructor giving me insights and the ability to convey complex ideas in a multitude of ways for students to begin to comprehend theories and then implement them in their lives. I have an Associates degree in Applied Technical Studies fro Allegany College of Maryland and years of experience as an IT Technician and many other technical fields so I can help bring real life examples of study topics to the table to further help understanding.
I have been using excel since I was 14 and have used it for data analysis for my college physics courses. I also took an advanced software computer science course that focused on the intricacies of Microsoft office and it's interconnectedness. I have also used spreadsheets at most of my jobs either as proprietary or personal organization. I didn't play video games in high school, I played Microsoft office.
I have an AS in Applied Technical Studies from Allegany College of MD where I also worked in their IT department for four years and tutored through their Student Success Center for a semester. I also have studied at Frostburg State University working towards a bachelors degree with a physics major and a math and computer science minor.
I majored in physics, math, and computer science at Frostburg State University and have an AS degree from Allegany College of Maryland in Applied Technical Studies. I tutored at Allegany College as well.
I have experience, both professionally and academically, with computer networking. My professional experience includes working at Allegany College of Maryland as an IT Technician for four years, and I have also worked as call center based technical support for a company hosting web based POS systems. I also studied networking while working towards my associates degree.
When I was 20, in 2002, I was thinking about joining the Army Reserves. I had not taken my ASVAB test and went to take the test in Pittsburgh at the federal building. The highest score possible is a 97; I took the test on a whim and received a 94. I believe that I could have performed better if the computer screens were of better quality at the time of the test. The test covered many aspects of general knowledge including: Math, Science, Auto Mechanics, Cognitive Ability, and Electronics. My test taking strategy plus my past experience from work, life, and school were the key factors in me receiving the score that I did.
My associates degree in Applied Technical Studies has a computer science component included. In addition, I have completed many of the requirements for a computer science minor while working towards a B.S. in physics at Frostburg State University. I also worked as an IT Technician at Allegany College for four years and developed and taught a class titled Digital Jujitsu for continuing education credits.