I am a retired teacher who will work very hard for you! I teach students to think on a deeper level. I constantly look for feedback from tutoring students and make sure they leave a session knowing concepts! In addition I am a retired professional engineer and have extensive experience in all phases of engineering from my previous career.... [more]

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.

Calculus

A firm foundation in introductory calculus is necessary to understand even higher level math. I can explain concepts to you and also show you using various resources on the web and using a calculator for completing problems.

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.

Precalculus

Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.

Trigonometry

Knowledge of trigonometry is essential to progressing onto higher level topics such as calculus. A firm understanding in Algebra 2 is required in order to solve trigonometric equations. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trig for any angle, and inverse trig functions.

Physical Science

Physical science covers several subject areas such as physics, chemistry, and earth and space science and is a survey level course to build on higher level courses.

ASVAB

I am a retired army veteran and my 99th percentile score on the AFQT reflected the highest Tier eligibility for enlistment. The AFQT, which is part of the ASVAB, comprises the areas of (Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK). I can help you prepare for this important qualification for military service. You need to be prepared to ace this test the first time! Of course I cannot guarantee the same results for you but I will work with you to help you maximize your results.

Elementary Math

I am certified in math including middle school and high school. I have tutored elementary math privately as well. With my advanced skills in math, I am able to teach students important concepts that will be crucial in later years.

Elementary Science

In addition to my high school certifications in math, physics, and chemistry, I have a state certification in middle-school science and completed my student teaching in middle school math and science!

Trumpet

I have been playing trumpet for nearly 48 years. My career included studying jazz under Bobby Alston, and completion of the Army School of Music. I retired from playing in various Army bands from a 20+ year career. My career included performances for President George W. Bush, The Prince of Saudi Arabia, and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In addition, I have played in various musicals, including the lead trumpet part for West Side Story. In teaching I have given lessons to several students in trumpet and emphasize proper breathing technique, reading, and interpretation to make the music come alive! I currently am playing with two musical groups.