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Ms. Valarie T.

specializes in Sci-Engineering & Math Clarifying & Self-Enabling Educator · female

"The essence of my teaching philosophy is to engage each and every student so that each ultimately attains a solid understanding of the course material. I strive to have every student develop the analytical and quantitative skills required to become successful practitioners of the subject matter taught. A key aspect of my teaching style is to clearly bridge from one concept to another while stressing more...

"The essence of my teaching philosophy is to engage each and every student so that each ultimately attains a solid understanding of the course material. I strive to have every student develop the analytical and quantitative skills required to become successful practitioners of the subject matter taught. A key aspect of my teaching style is to clearly bridge from one concept to another while stressing connections between concepts and how a given concept embeds in a broader context. I also like to highlight the historical place of information. I believe doing so augments its value and retention. Yet, I am known for humorous elements in my lectures as well.

My paramount teaching objective is to comprehensively and effectively teach the subject matter of the course. I employ a three part strategy to achieve this goal. As is critical for the successful mastery of mathematics and engineering, as well as most science, I focus on getting my student(s) to comprehend quantitative relations that give rigor to the field. I strive to have each student become skilled at appropriately applying such relations to achieve solutions. I also discuss the phenomenological and qualitative importance of topics in the field. One of my greatest assets is my adeptness at crafting visualizations that transform complexity to simplicity and common experience. I embrace the fact, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

I earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 having very much enjoyed earning a superb and rigorous education. My passion for learning motivated me to take a wide breadth of classes in several different disciplines not required for my major: math, science and psychology classes. In fact, with only 2 more psychology classes, I would have earned a minor in the field. Similarly, in earning my masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, I enjoyed taking classes that well complemented and supplemented my chemical engineering educatio" less...

Details

fee: $55 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Valarie T. is a certified tutor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chemical Engineering

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Masters

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, PhD

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Chemistry - Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Excel - Geometry - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Physical Science - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - ACT Science - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - C++