I have been at EMCC since August 2007 and currently teach primarily mathematics with some introductory engineering thrown into the mix from time to time. 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. I help my students connect the math they learn to the real world through projects and examples. 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:
- MAT141: College Mathematics
- MAT206: Elements of Statistics
- MAT221: Calculus I (Learning Community with Physics 121)
- 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
- MAT298AB: Special Projects in Mathematics- EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service)
- ECE102: Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques
- ECE103: Engineering Problem Solving and Design
- ECE105: MATLAB Programming