As an instructor in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at SBU I taught dental students and residents the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties. It was a fulfilling experience and was as much a learning experience for me as well. My philosophy is to keep things positive and focused, that helps the student with getting motivated. I don't believe there are non-learners, if you have initiated tutoring services, then you have taken the first step necessary to succeed. H... [more]
I have over 10 years of teaching on a clinical level and have seen many students graduate and succeed with high marks. Mathematics plays a large role in medicine with calculating dosages and concentrations of local anesthetics. Teaching and applying these concepts are an important part of our role in medicine. I like to use as many visual aids as possible to drive a point home. I find mnemonics helpful in recalling voluminous and difficult concepts particularly in Prealgebra. My teenage daughter loves learning the mnemonics.
I have worked in the field of Dentistry since 1977 as a Dental Assistant and received a BS in Dental Hygiene. I have a license to practice Dentistry in NY and PA and I am Board Certified in my specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I was able to achieve these goals by excelling in all my classes, receiving honors and high awards.