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Education Services

Education Services

I have been researching, teaching, tutoring, and coaching since I was 18 years old. At 34, most people cannot say that they have 16 years of experience in education.

Assessment

Formative and summative assessment reviews, core concepts, analysis, and diagnostic validity are at the core of modern education policy, for better or for worse. Each district needs to be educated on the utility and drawbacks of their implementation as well as the implications for their students and teachers.

Teacher Evaluation

Teachers are under the microscope nationwide. Protocols are being advanced, regardless of their validity or their legality. Administrators and Unions BOTH require fluency in the language of these protocols, as well as the expected goals in their implementation. This expertise is in short supply as any fellow teacher will tell you.

Tutoring

Since 2000, I have been tutoring math and science students in middle school, high school, or college from the ages of 13 to 47. Specific subjects include:

  • Physics (All Levels)
  • Chemistry (Honors, Level 1 & 2)
  • Math (All Levels, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus)
  • Social Skills & Model UN (beginner to advanced)
  • College & Career Advising
  • Personal Coaching (Spiritual, Professional, and Personal & Professional Relationships)Class3

Workshops

Workshops can be offered in every subject listed under my tutoring description. Specific subtopics that may not be obvious to those who may have interest but little expertise include:

  • Assessment Practices
  • Teacher Evaluation Methods and Protocols
  • Quantitative Measures of Education Programs
  • Social Intelligence Concepts and Curriculum
  • Applying Math to your STEM Inclusion
  • Common Mathematical Misconceptions and how they hinder your class
  • Laboratory Methods
  • Scientific Error Analysis vs. Sources of Error & Sig Figs
  • Computer Applications for Research or Problem Solving
  • Body Language & Confidence
  • Adolescent and/or Adult Personal Interaction Strategies
  • Public Speaking & Vocal Technique
  • Reprogramming your Emotional Instincts
  • Goal-Oriented Thinking
  • Rapport
  • Meditation & Self Awareness Techniques
  • Intention Work & Personal Cultivation

Curriculum

With 10 years of experience doing independent engineering & research in public institutions and private companies, I know what is practical and useful for students to learn. With 4 years of teaching college students, I understand the term “college prep.” With 5 years of implementing Physical Science CCCSs in Edison, NJ within Chemistry and Physics, revamping the Physics Level 1 Curriculum of the Edison District including the rewriting of the midterm and final, implementing 5 years of lesson plans for freshmen thru seniors, and when you couple my Ph.D. in physics and my experience with secondary education, you get an uncommon combination of expertise.

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Web Design & Hosting

Web Design & Hosting

Modern websites require traffic.

They can be gateways to affiliates, a hub that capitalizes on a niche, or a virtual community that shares interests and values…

Do you need membership?

Do you wish to “protect” your content for paid subscribers? Are you planning on linking your website with social networking?

Do you have content ready to go? Is it video, audio, and ebooks?

Do you have your online marketing plan? Are you capitalizing on the free networks that exist already? YouTube? Podcasts? Facebook? Twitter?

Do you have your images created? A home page design? Are you blogging or just presenting static webpages?

 

Do you have a domain and/or hosting? With what company and what are their capabilities for security, e-commerce, and email?

Have you asked these questions already? Do you need help answering them? Contact me for a consultation.

 

 

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A Modern Education

A Modern Education

There are a litany of modern skills that are passing directly over the heads of our current public schools.

If you’re reading this, you’re already using one mode of modern communication that is definitely used in modern classrooms, yet the mechanism of its use is rarely touched upon. The modern teacher often struggles with educating students on plagiarism and proper citations of wikipedia, but they would be highly unusual if they displayed the knowledge of using hyperlinks, blogging software, and search engine optimization. My ability to post my thoughts on this webpage is a product of modern technology and software of which few of my friends are even literate. Yet the basics of digital communication are being taught in first grade schools in such countries as India, China, South Korea, and even ESTONIA. But why not the United States?

Here, innovation is a significant piece of the economic puzzle but it is also necessary for us to advance the goals of education considering that the world’s technological changes are happening so quickly while our American schools’ curricula have been at a near standstill for 120 years. Globalization is requiring aggregate research, a larger pool of statistics, adaptive communication, fluency in data interpretation, and a modern concept of the word “social.” Yet most teachers would scoff at this skill set, demanding that students receive a traditional “encompassing” view of segmented subjects such as English and American literary classics, American history, mathematics, science, physical education, and a foreign language. They will rarely connect the literature with history, mathematics with science, and technology is utterly absent. Physical education glosses over nutrition and anatomy, and emotional health is a laugh among most gym teachers. And let’s not even get started on foreign languages and the kind of pseudo-patriotism in this country. Nor will I even attempt to opine over the legislation of Creationism in today’s biology classes. Euthanasia will surely follow.

Under the “globalization” foundation of our future, I will expound upon one single word that is evolving so rapidly that most academics are struggling to keep pace with both the definition of it, as well as the technology of it. This word is “SOCIAL.”

Social sciences have rarely been treated as “science.” If it were, the typical quotes such as, “the winner writes the history books” wouldn’t exist. Qualitative interpretations of historical texts and census data usually usurp the type of cause & effect logic that governs quantitative analysis. But in the last 20 years our scientists have begun to demonstrate that social behavior is consistent with neurology, that emotional response hinders neurological function, and that rapport is chemical!

Despite these sociological breakthroughs, the word “Social” is also a new underpinning of the most expansive communication platform on the planet, the internet. We are using “social media” and “social networking” in ways that most of the world could have never dreamed… in business, in journalism, in education, and even acdemics.

I started The MUNIVERSITY with the goal of teaching the modern ideas of “Social Intelligence,” starting from the students’ understanding of interpersonal skills, and then expanding their personal sphere of networking & influence and extending their mastered sense of personal communication into the technological sphere of the internet.

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My psychometric training

My psychometric training

I’ll be blogging about my graduate training in psychometrics at Rutgers Graduate School of Education under the direction of Dr. Jimmy de la Torre.

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Applied Science and Math…

Applied Science and Math…

I earned a Ph.D. in Physics in May, 2007. I applied extensive analysis to nuclear scattering data in collaboration with international scientists in the federally funded BLAST experiment which took place at MIT.

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Tutoring & Private Instruction

Tutoring & Private Instruction

With 13 years of experience teaching science, math, & other skills, I am able to offer private instruction in multiple subjects for people of all ages. 

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