18 years as a Public School Teacher Major Physics, Minor in Mathematics. Subjects Taught: Honors Physics, Physics, Conceptual Physics, AP Physics C, Astronomy and Earth Science, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Calculus
My teaching style is to prepare Jr. and Senior High school students for the rigors of college work and problem solving skills using physics and math as a framework for developing problem solving skills. My method is to help students understand and describe the world in terms of mathematics while building a logical understanding.
Best honor is when my students come back from the University and thank me for teaching in a way that makes college physics and math easy. Favorite quote from multiplease students "We are the only ones who understand what is going on in Calculus based Physics at _______ University"
B.S. Secondary Education Major: Physics Minor: Mathematics
I consider myself a natural philosopher. I am a jack of all trades. I started teaching in my late 20s. Before I became a teacher I worked on the Mississippi River towboats, as a swimming pool repair man, landscaper, nursery work, and construction. I did undergraduate research computer modelling second harmonic generation in aromatic molecules with Dr. Parkinson at Southeast Louisiana University. I am an active environmentalist volunteering my time to protect the local rivers from pollution and poorly planned development. I bring ideas from my past experiences into my teaching style.