## Favorite Subject: Math

My love for mathematics was realized when I was in second grade, possibly even earlier than that. I loved math so much that in my senior year in high school (at Coronado High School), I took AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC (where I actually first learned about groups, rings, and fields during the first semester) at the same time. This led me to take modern (abstract) algebra (and number theory) as an undergraduate student (at the University of San Diego), where I majored in math and minored in computer science. I wanted to keep learning math as much as I could, so I went to graduate school (at the University of California at San Diego), where I was going to specialize in (abstract) algebra but I got turned off by one of my professors. Luckily, I met the best graduate advisor, Audrey Terras (a number theorist), and I switched to number theory using graph theory! I also enjoyed other classes with Harold Stark and Ron Evan, also both number theorists.

## Tutoring Experience

For over 30 years (since I was in high school), I have been tutoring students (middle school, high school, community college, university) and even professionals, in person and online (local, across the United States, and around the world)! In fact, I have worked with some students for several years!

**From February through March 2022, I tutored a student (with Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder) in differential equations and he went from failing the class twice to getting a B+/A-!!!**## Teaching Experience

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In fact, some of my students (from both Mesa College and SDSU) have followed me from course to course (even between the two schools), which is a great feeling!

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**SCY High School**, I am currently teaching Precalculus and AP Calculus AB.At

**San Diego Mesa College**, I taught from Spring 2015 to Spring 2021:**Math 38**(*Pre-Algebra and Study Skills*)**Math 46**(*Elementary Algebra and Geometry*)**Math 96**(*Intermediate Algebra and Geometry*)**Math 104**(*Trigonometry*)**Math 116**(*College and Matrix Algebra*)**Math 118**(*Math for the Liberal Arts Student*)**Math 119**(*Elementary Statistics*)**Math 141**(*Precalculus*)**Math 150**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry I*)**Math 151**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry II*)**Math 245**(*Discrete Mathematics*)**Math 252**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry III*)**Math 254**(*Introduction to Linear Algebra*)**Math 255**(*Differential Equations*)

**San Diego State University**(SDSU), where I taught**GMS 90**(*Fundamentals of Mathematics*)**GMS 91**(*Intermediate Algebra*)**Math 118**(*Topics in Mathematics*)**Math 252**(*Calculus III*)

**Math 254**(*Introduction to Linear Algebra*)**Math 303**(*History of Mathematics*)**Math 520**(*Algebraic Structures*)

In fact, some of my students (from both Mesa College and SDSU) have followed me from course to course (even between the two schools), which is a great feeling!

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**UCSD**, I taught**Math 20B**(*Calculus for Science and Engineering II*).At

**USD**, I taught*Intermediate Algebra*,*College Algebra*,*Calculus I*,*Calculus II*,*Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I*, and*Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II*.## Education

**Ph.D.**(

*Doctor of Philiosophy*) in

**Mathematics**from

**UCSD**(

*University of California at San Diego*)

**M.A.**(

*Master of Arts*) in (Pure)

**Mathematics**from

**UCSD**

**B.A.**(

*Bachelor of Arts*) in

**Mathematics**from

**USD**(

*University of San Diego*) with a

**minor in Computer Science**