I love helping people! Whether it's learning math, writing, reading, etc. or playing sports, I really enjoy seeing other succeed via my assistance. I try to relate to students in whatever they enjoy and in doing so, apply concepts to our like interests to work through difficult subjects as well as to help foster a good, professional relationship. I have tutored several students in both math and English in the past and they have enjoyed resounding success and continue to reach out for my assistance. I look forward to working with and meeting many students and parents while helping them succeed in any way I can.
When I am not tutoring, I enjoy playing sports (golf, basketball, softball, volleyball), playing with my dog, and hanging out with my wife. In addition, I serve in the U.S. Navy as a meteorologist and oceanographer following my graduation at Penn State University with a BS in Meteorology. Finally, I am presently a student at MIT pursuing a Master's degree in Physical Oceanography.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Meteorology
Graduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Current Grad Student, Chemical and Physical Oceanography
Sports, weather, dogs
10th Grade Math
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Math
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Science
6th Grade Writing
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Science
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Science
9th Grade Math
9th Grade Writing
CLEP Natural Sciences
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Geography
High School Writing
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
PRAXIS Core Math
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching my students the fundamentals and principles needed to teach themselves, leading to long-lasting improvements and near term success.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student and have them ask me lots of questions too, but ultimately determine how I best help them through weak areas.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach students principles as to how they can learn to teach themselves.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Grades and improved attitude by successful learning.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try multiple ways to break through with them and possibly reach out to fellow tutors for guidance and assistance.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Read different passages with them and ask associated questions.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Using their homework and previous tests in order to see where they made mistakes or were struggling in the past in order to get to the root of the problem (for math).