EducationDegree: B.S. (Mathematics) from Old Dominion University (May, 2013), GPA: 3.3/4.0; General Studies Major at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, GPA: 3.8/4.0, one semester in 2000; Physics/Astronomy Major at University of Nebrask-Lincoln, 1990-1992
ExperienceFour years of tutoring here in Virginia Beach and 13 years in the United States Army 10 of which as a Sergeant teaching and mentoring soldiers in all aspects of their professional and personal lives; Teacher Candidate at Old Dominion University; father of two highly successful University students (A's and a few B's for grades); SAT score of 750 in the mathemaics portion (1989), SAT score 600 in reading on same test; ACT score of 31 (1989).
I want to be a tutor because I really enjoy and am very passionate about instructing others from all walks of life in subjects that I know about and of which am an expert. I feel Mathematics and Science are extremely important in many professions and are crucial in describing the universe in all of its complexities. Mathematics helps increase problem solving skills and can be applied to so many other careers and life skills in general. I am very excited to tutor whomever may need my assistance in the subjects of which I am familiar.
Relevant courses: High School Algebra 1-4 and College level Modern Abstract Algebra; High School Geometry, Calculus I/II (in High School) and Calculus III/IV in college, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations (in college), Intermediate Real Analysis and History of Mathematics. Statistics: Probability and Data Analysis courses.
Finally, my life experiences and discipline learned while in the U.S. Army helped me to work with all types of people from all walks of life in the U.S.. I have travelled the world and worked with other cultures as well. I am on the Dean's List for the College of Sciences. I value and respect what people have gone through during their lives and the many different learning styles I have personally experienced and studied during my teacher Candidate training. During my time while in the U.S. Army I have won numerous awards and leadership awards as well. Including, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1998 while in Korea and Graduated top of my class while attending the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer's Course plus many more for doing my job well and being deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. But most of all, I value what Mathematics/Science has to offer and how other people learn Mathematics/Science even though it may not be the way I may learn it. Patience and fun are important too!
HobbiesHobbies: Astronomy. I own a 16" Dobsonian telescope and enjoy showing others the wonders of the Universe. Reading: Sci-Fi and news. I am proud father of two awesome college students and a graduate of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
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