I believe the largest part of being a tutor is maintaining patience with my students. From past experience, I understand that people learn in different ways. Often, classroom teachers do not have the time to individually help each student, so I see myself as the main back-up that my students can rely upon. I will calmly explain anything they do not comprehend and will answer all questions. I have been to many parts of the world. My father was in the Navy, so, as a child, I lived in several f... [more]
I have worked in a profession where I used higher Math on a daily basis. I have also taught for the last 25 years, using my Math skills frequently.
After finishing school, I worked in Aerospace where I used high level Math everyday. When the Space Shuttles were completed, I changed careers and started teaching, where I continue to regularly use Algebra and higher level of Math.
After changing careers and going into teaching, I went back to school and earned a Master's degree in History.
After completing school, I worked in aerospace, designing the Space Shuttle. I used chemistry on a daily basis. After changing careers and going into teaching, chemistry is a subject I frequently use.
I am currently working on a project that involves predicting earthquakes. It is all based on Euclidean geometry and I daily do calculations.
As a child, I spent two years in a Spanish-speaking country. After returning to the US, I married into a Spanish-speaking family. Before going into teaching, I took college level Spanish courses and have translated for parent-teacher conferences, business meetings, and police departments.
Government & Politics
I have a master's degree in History. Although my concentration was in international crime syndicates, specifically the Mexican Drug Cartels, I also studied Asian, American, and Latin American history.
I was an ESL teacher in the Adult Education Department of Anaheim Union High School District for 15 years. I taught evening ESL classes to adults. My students were immigrants who were working toward U.S. citizenship. Over the years, I taught all the levels the program offered, from level 0 (no English whatsoever) to level 6 (ready to take the citizenship test). I still have many of the materials I used while teaching.