...My name is Mike, and I have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and a master's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While attending the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, I worked as a math... (read more)
...I am a certified special education teacher. I have been teaching middle school special education in all categories and subjects for four years. In addition to having a son with ADHD, I am a certified special education teacher (LBSI) and have worked with students with ADHD in every class I have taught. (read more)
...My teaching style is one of:
* LISTENING to see what your student is doing; to learn how he or she thinks.
* ENCOURAGING students to push a little farther; to show them what they're really capable of.
* EXPLAINING to teach what students need, in ways they can understand and remember! I have o... (read more)
...That's invaluable for students who are considering multiple career paths. I can show them how the concepts affect all of the business functions - even tying them to what I've done in Sales, Marketing, Pricing, New Product Development, and Operations. That "light bulb" moment is priceless to me. (read more)
...I strive to cut through the confusion by introducing structure to the process and having my students view it from the perspective of "isolate and normalize" the variable. I also am effective at helping students struggling with word problems by stressing the concepts of identifying keywords and d... (read more)