...My doctoral degree is in psychology. I think this is a wonderful combination: I can relate to students, understand their frustrations and fears, and at the same time I deeply understand math and take great joy in communicating this to reluctant and struggling students, as well as to well-perform... (read more)
...But after a session or two, each one knows what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how to do it; it all makes sense. By the end of our time together, the most frequent comment I get is, "Wow, statistics is really easy."
As my student feedback shows, I am very good at finding and filling... (read more)
...My style of teaching is to break a problem into smaller parts. I explain each of these smaller parts by teaching a lesson of a particular problem. I will check for understanding as I explain these smaller parts. (read more)
...I took Calculus II at CCSF in Spring 2007 and received an A for that class. I enjoy the real analysis aspect of calculus, including precise definitions of limits, definition of power with irrational exponent, and functions of rational numbers. Also origin of e and transcendental topic infinite series. (read more)
...I also worked on a project studying antbirds and army ants in the Peruvian Amazon, and volunteered for 7 years at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, spending almost all of that time tending to animals or explaining them to the general public. I also lead birding outings and other na... (read more)