I love teaching and helping students realize their own potential as their grades and test scores improve. As a former military officer and associate professor of naval science, I have had the privilege of sharing my passion for teaching with students of all ages and backgrounds.
My educational background consists of a BS degree in Computer Engineering Technology, MS degree in Organizational Leadership and Management, and Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certifications in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
I have also taught college algebra for two years, home schooled grades 2-12, tutored students in elementary school and college, and served as a Bible school teacher for more than 20 years in several local churches.
I tutor because it allows me to work with students one-on-one, to give each person the individual time and attention needed so that they understand difficult concepts and learn how to work more efficiently and effectively.
I specialize in General Math, Algebra, Conversational English, and basic computer courses (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). I can also assist students in other subjects such as Reading, English and Science.
My approach to tutoring varies depending on the student's needs and learning style. It is my goal during each session to help students learn to solve problems, but more importantly, I want to encourage and inspire them to enjoy learning! I start from topics the students are comfortable with and move gradually towards more complex areas as their confidence grows. I use questions and real-world examples to check understanding throughout the sessions. When assisting with homework, I will provide similar examples but will not do the students homework for them!
To ensure that students have a comfortable study space, I am happy to travel to your home or to a location of your choosing. Although I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, Im very flexible with time and will work with you to schedule make-up sessions.
Feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a session. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve success in your studies!