After attending community college in Southern California and exploring various subjects, I ultimately discovered a love for engineering. I earned my bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and then pursued an unconventional path, splitting my career between my three passions: engineering, music performance, and teaching.
While I was growing up, I faced educational challenges myself, but perseverance and hard work helped me learn the tools to succeed. I’ve come to believe that the most important thing is never ceasing to learn. My own experiences help me connect with my students, and my goal is to inspire them to believe in themselves and their ability to learn and succeed.
I love teaching because I get to see students improve their skills and develop their confidence right in front of my eyes. My philosophy in teaching is inspired by my life experience, and it boils down to this simple point: “Build skills from the foundation up like a pyramid, instead of looking for shortcuts to get to the top.” It may seem like a paradox, but I’ve found that it is actually the fastest way to become great at anything. To this end, I help students develop the study skills and core knowledge they need to succeed in their coursework and tailor their own study methods to their learning style.
When I am not teaching, you can find me both working on aerospace and software projects that are changing the world and entertaining people with my music.