B.S., USAF Academy
M.S. Business & Personnel Management, Central Michigan University
M.S. Education, New England University
My goal is to help the student develop a perspective that allows him/her to reduce a complex problem into its basic components. I continually reiterate the importance of drawing pictures and applying pure and simple common sense when evaluating a question. Once the student simply reads the question and applies these principles, Math becomes a lot easier. Over the years, I have been able to develop a teaching strategy that allows a student to reason formulaically. By starting with the formula, a student gains an understanding of its basic components.
Prior to teaching, I spent over 20 years flying for the USAF. The discipline and organizational skills proved to be invaluable in the teaching profession. As I teach, I try to impart these qualities upon my students. I make sure to remain readily available for my students and make sure they are aware of this fact. Additionally, I have over 20 years of teaching experience in the Clark County School District and seek to progress a student beyond what is generally taught in school. My students develop a practical approach to mathematics, learn how to apply deductive reasoning and see the math for its beauty. I help my students think outside of general constraints and gain the ability to independently solve problems.