**Announcement: My tutoring services are available for summertime only, specifically June 5 through August 15. During the school year I provide complimentary tutoring to any TCC student on Tuesdays before and after school.
Aside from being a joke writer, my day job as I mentioned on the home page is high school math teacher. I have done peer tutoring for 20 years with a four year stint at Sylvan Learning Center. I specialize in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, precalculus, and ACT/SAT prep however any 7-12 grade level mathematics including some college math (including AP Calculus) I'm quite comfortable with. If you or someone you know is struggling with a math course and would like assistance (provided you reside in Tuscarawas or nearby county of course), I would love to help out! My rate is $25/hr. and you don't even have to leave your house as I do make home visits. I can also meet you in a library, coffee shop, etc. or even via Skype. If it becomes a long-term service, I drop my rate down to $22.50/hr ($45 every two sessions) after the first ten. References/testimonials are available upon request so don't hesitate to ask. Feel free to email me anytime at [email protected] to find out more or to set up an appointment!
"Although I am a teacher and a comedian, I feel there is nothing funny about the importance of a great education."
Although I believe very strongly in getting a good education and that is no laughing matter, I also believe that you should have a good time while doing so. To help make learning fun, I try to slip in the occasional joke, whether it is education related or not. Here are some of my favorite school ones...
Why was the math book so sad?
Because it had too many problems.
Why did the math student burn her finger when working with circles?
Because a circle is 360 degrees. (My collegue Rebecca actually came up with that one!)
Why wouldn't a math teacher and a social studies teacher ever get married?
Because they just wouldn't have any chemistry.
What happened when the two English teachers got married?
They exchanged their vowels.
What is the definition of a rectangular prism?
It is where really bad rectangles go after they have broken the law.
What is the definition of sublime?
It is a green fruit aboard an underwater boat.
If you ever wanted to hunt down and capture a math teacher that you didn't like, what should you use?
A trapezoid. (Maybe I shouldn't be so forthcoming about that information.)
My coaches always told me I had good hand-eye coordination growing up. I guess you could say I had great Drexterity.
Math teachers are at their best when they're in their prime.
When I took choir in school, I didn't like it very much. My teacher kept giving us true or falsetto tests.
When I was in college I took a course on oceanography. The chapter on ship voyages was really tough. It took a while for all the information to sink in.
After graduating college I took a class while training to be a sales rep for Pepsi, Inc. I really didn't like my teacher much though. He kept giving us pop quizzes all the time.
As a high school algebra teacher, I feel that I can do pretty much anything I want... as long as I do the same thing to both sides of the classroom.
Okay I think that's enough groaners for now. If you liked those, then I recommend picking up a copy of Almost Joke Book! Have a nice day! :-)
Through the Akron Public Schools, I have recently recorded several lessons that have been posted on www.youtube.com. Most of the vids are my power point presentations on functions that I use more for teaching than tutoring. However if you would like to view one to get a small glimpse into my teaching style, just type in akronpowermath (yes, one word) once you're there. My lessons are: Scientific Notation Discussion, Functions Part 3, Functions Part 6, and Functions Part 7A and 7B. While there, you can also type my name in the search and view some of my stand-up comedy that I just recently started doing. I hope your day is a good one!