...I am a very linear thinker and instructor, I believe that more complicated math concepts cannot be fully grasped if the foundational math skills are not mastered. I am happy to help students brush up on more basic ideas if it would be beneficial to the student, as one cannot learn to run if walk... (read more)
...My teaching method is drawn from my father who was a community college professor for 30 years. He was passionate, funny, and drew much of his teaching lessons from his experience in the field of banking prior to becoming a teacher. I believe in order to keep students engaged in math you need to be passionate about it yourself or else they likely won't follow your lead. (read more)
8 Subjects: includingAlgebra 2,Geometry,Algebra 1,Elementary Math
...Many students are often too nervous to speak up in class when they don't understand something, but as a substitute, I knew I had a unique opportunity to offer the alternative perspective on a topic and that could lead to a breakthrough for that student. In many math classes, giving the students ... (read more)
...You can save picture files of the whiteboard afterwards. I have tutored students in 21 states and a foreign country with the help of Wyzant's online tool.
** Most hours of any Des Moines area Wyzant tutor in 2017 (159 hours) **
I have a master's degree and work as a credentialed actuary (ACAS)... (read more)
...I hold a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University (ISU) and an undergraduate Bachelor's Degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Mechanical Engineering with two minors in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and an undergraduate Certificate of Study in Nanot... (read more)