I have been at EMCC since August 2007 and currently teach both mathematics and introductory engineering. Prior to teaching, I worked for Verizon Communications gaining experience as a telecommunications network engineer, an engineering project manager, and as a supervisor of facilities administration in the Outside Plant Construction department. I also worked as an intern in the Optoelectroncis Division at Hewlett-Packard in San Jose, California between my junior and senior years of college.
General Teaching Philosophy
My classes embrace creativity and require critical thinking, collaboration, and active student engagement on a daily basis. Students in my classes learn by doing. I challenge students to discover and construct their own learning, to think for themselves, and to work together to understand concepts in the classroom as well as outside the classroom. Though many students struggle with math, I firmly believe that all students can succeed in mathematics if they are willing to put in the hard work required to understand and master the concepts.
The classes I teach are:
- MAT082: Basic Arithmetic
- MAT121: Intermediate Algebra*
- MAT141: College Mathematics
- MAT206: Elements of Statistics
- MAT256: Investigating Quantity: Number, Operations and Numeration Systems (previously Math for Elementary School Teachers I)*
- MAT257: Investigating Geometry, Probability and Statistics (previously Math for Elementary School Teachers II)
- MAT217: Mathematical Analysis for Business
- ECE102: Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques*
- ECE103: Engineering Problem Solving and Design*
- ECE105: MATLAB Programming*
*These classes are delivered using discovery based activities with very little lecture.