EducationPh.D. (M.I.T., 1996), Chemical Engineering
M.Sc. (Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., 1990), Chemical Engineering
B.Eng. (Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1988), Chemical Engineering
ExperienceI was a university professor for 10 years (2001--2011), teaching various undergraduate and graduate courses in the Chemical Engineering curriculum and the Petroleum Engineering program at a Canadian university. In addition to teaching at the university level, I have also tutored students of all levels, from grade schoolers to graduate students. I have volunteered with different organizations, such as Junior Achievement (Houston, TX), the Jewish Family Services Association (Cleveland, OH), Cambridge Elementary School (Cambridge, MA), the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (Halifax, Nova Scotia), the Halifax Public Library, and Bellevue Big Picture School. While completing my Ph.D. degree at M.I.T., I also volunteered with the M.I.T. Office of Minority Education, helping undergraduate students who might be falling behind in their course work. Currently, I am working with many high-school students on AP Physics, AP Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus, as well as several college and graduate students on Calculus, Physics, and more advanced subjects.
My background is in science and engineering, and I can tutor mathematics and general science subjects such as chemistry and physics. In addition, I can also tutor specific engineering subjects, such as Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, etc. I also have extensive experience teaching technical writing, mainly because of the Process Design course I taught in university. If you need help with writing technical reports, please contact me.
I believe the responsibility of a teacher or tutor is much more than simply imparting knowledge. A student must be able to develop his/her own ability to learn, to think, and to develop his/her own ideas. A teacher must therefore ensure that the students not only acquire the necessary knowledge and concept, but in this process learn how to learn, how to build confidence, and how to fully realize his/her own potential. This, of course, can be a slow process, and it often requires the students' own effort. It is therefore critical that the teacher or tutor has the patience and enthusiasm to help the students and to encourage them along the way. More importantly, the tutor must have a clear goal to help every student, regardless of his/her level, to succeed academically.
** Summer Programs **
General and advanced level physics and chemistry.
Time: July—August 2016. All programs consist of 36 hours of lessons; lesson scheduling is flexible.
Tuition: $1,500 per student per program (may be paid in two installments).
HobbiesI like art and classical music. I have taken classes in oil painting and sculpture, and I plan to pursue more training along this line.
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