## About

I tutor all levels of math and Spanish. I am a retired Aerospace Engineer with 18 years of experience tutoring high school and college students and 4 years teaching for universities. Your student will enjoy my welcoming, complimentary style of engaging him/her in learning. I never reprimand nor do the work for them. My goal is to learn how your student thinks as it may be very different from how I think. I charge $60 PER VISIT UP TO 2 HOURS.

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## Frequently asked questions

### What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Determine exactly what material is a challenge to the student. Learn how the student thinks, which might be very different how I think. Understand how the material is currently presented to them. It is important I use his/her teacher's method, not necessarily mine.

### What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a retired Aerospace Engineer, certified Six Sigma Black Belt, past Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality program, teacher at the University of Phoenix and Cardinal Stritch University, and 18-year tutor of local high students.

### Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

### How did you get started teaching?

I became a cerfified trainer of professional engineers at Honeywell Aerospace. I then stretched my talents to teaching at The University of Phoenix during evenings. All of this carried into my retirement as a passion for teaching.

### What types of students have you worked with?

High school students find Algebra is especially challenging. They can get very frustrated with the concept of "unknowns", like X and Y. It's quite a leap from working with clear numbers.

### Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In a recent visit I proposed ways of understanding geometry involving measurements of features of his home, like its height, without climbing a ladder. He took to the task with enthusiasm and took measurements on his own.

### What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would ask the student what is the easiest material to understand and what is the most difficult. That provides me with the scope of the student's grasp of the material. I can then start with easy material and use it to learn the tougher stuff.

### What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

In general, students find it very difficult to ask for help. They perceive it as a weakness. Most requests come from parents who watch their child struggle with the material. Students and parents should engage in regular conversations on progress and when there are roadblocks to understanding, students should approach the teacher with the specific areas of difficulty.