...I have passed both the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), which is a basic skills test for K-12 teachers and the ILTS Mathematics Content Area exam, which is also geared toward K-12 instruction. I scored greater than 90% proficiency on each test. I have also volunteered in kindergarten and grade school classrooms, assisting with reading and computer literacy instruction. (read more)
...I have had specific training in disability support both at Portland State and during my Americorps term. I have tutored a number of students with ADHD successfully, including a home-school student for about 9 months (December-August): we covered about 2 school years worth of middle school materi... (read more)
I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Martin's University. I have worked as a chemist in the private sector and as a financial and budget analyst in the public sector, but have been at home most recently raising my children. I have taught mostly younger kids -- mine and others -- pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry for three years. (read more)
With my teaching experience of all levels of high school mathematics and the appropriate use of technology, I will do everything to find a way to help you learn mathematics. I can not promise a quick fix, but I will not stop working if you make the effort.
-Bill (read more)
...For example, I just turned in a set of educational computer games to help developmental math students in their first year in college. I also write for the Weekly Volcano, and I'm a published novelist, poet, and short story writer. For samples of my writing, you might visit my author website. (read more)