I consider academics and education to be the greatest of all gifts. Having a good life means having good choices. Having a poor choice or a lack of choices leads to a poor life. Good choices only come from having a good education to see the choices you have. I believe in drawing out a student's talent and potential. That means making sure that they have a sound foundation in a subject and have critical thinking skills to solve complicated problems. This leads to success in all phases of... [more]

Algebra 1

Algebra is the start of solving for the unknown. If at any point in time you have solved the mathmatical problem 2+2=, you have done algebra. If you look at it from this standpoint, you now have a foundation to build from. My purpose is to provide you assistance for the short term so that you are capable of standing on your own two feet in solving algebraic equations. I graduated from MIT and have been applying these concepts for the course of my career. I enjoy helping students achieve their academic goals and becoming successful. I would like to provide the same opportunity for you.

Algebra 2

Algebra is the start of solving for the unknown. If at any point in time you have solved the mathematical problem, 2+2=, you have done algebra. If you look at it from this standpoint, you now have a foundation to build from. My purpose is to provide you assistance for the short term so that you are capable of standing on your own two feet in solving algebraic equations. I graduated from MIT and have been applying these concepts for the course of my career. I enjoy helping students achieve their academic goals and becoming successful. I would like to provide the same opportunity for you.

Calculus

Calculus, in summary, is the language that links distance with velocity and acceleration, circumference with area and volume, and mass with momentum and kinetic energy. My philosophy is that once you understand the purpose of calculus, you will be more in tune with getting the individual concepts that it requires you to learn in differentiation and integration. That is what I can bring to the table. I have engineered spacecraft, and launch vehicles and aircraft. Calculus directly applies to orbit mechanics in space travel as well as aerodynamics for aircraft.

Geometry

Geometry is the skeletal system for all of mathematics. For any student that has the aspiration to study in the fields of science and mathematics, a thorough understanding of geometry is vital in order to master all advanced subjects from calculus, differential equations, and any of the engineering disciplines. Geometry serves as the artistic picture of math and my purpose is to help students afford the opportunity to see the math in their heads as they are solving complex problems.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the start of math beyond just counting your change. This is the base foundation of all mathematical concepts to come. Understanding the foundation of math at this level is critical to being able to master all of the integrated concepts from Algebra to Calculus and Differential Equations. This class is the start of your mathematical resume.

Precalculus

Calculus, in summary, is the language that links distance with velocity and acceleration, circumference with area and volume, and mass with momentum and kinetic energy. Pre-calculus exposes you to the principles that lead up to the purpose of calculus. My philosophy is that once you understand the purpose of calculus, you will be more in tune with getting the individual concepts that it requires you to learn in differentiation and integration. That is what I can bring to the table. I have engineered spacecraft, and launch vehicles and aircraft. Calculus directly applies to orbit mechanics in space travel as well as aerodynamics for aircraft.

Trigonometry

The trigonometric circle is the foundation of all advanced mathematical concepts leading forward into calculus. A solid understanding of the trigonometric applications and how it correlates to the third dimension is imperative to becoming a successful mathematician. This is what I do. I teach students how to prepare themselves for critical thinking in advanced math and recognizing proper applications in solving problems of unusual situations.

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Fitness

Involved in fitness for over 20 years to include weightlifting, swimming, racquetball, and sport activities. Was formerly a certified step aerobics instructor from the AIAA.