...I taught for 42 years before retiring. I am now tutoring math and enjoy helping my students understand and appreciate mathematics. The "ah ha" moments that my students experience make tutoring so rewarding!
"Who's Who Among American Teachers" - 1998, 2002, 2003
Teacher of the Year - Dept. of ... (read more)
...I find that specifically when learning the “STEM” fields, people ask “Why do we need to know this?” To a math and science tutor, this just makes me sad. Both because it shows the lack of educational skill in their teacher and the fact that that student will not learn anything in that course. Th... (read more)
"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward." - Kurt Vonnegut
The relationship between the student and tutor is so important for student success. By creating an environment of acceptance, making progress becomes easier. (read more)
...Calculus was my favorite class in high school. Some of the topics can be difficult to learn, but much of the later topics are just new applications of old ones. As a Biology major at UT, I took many different Chemistry courses and developed a deep appreciation for the discipline. (read more)