Former High School Physics, Chemistry, and Math Teacher
My name is Robert Mathisen.
I started tutoring when I was in high school. Not for pay, or anything like that, but simply because there was a friend in the class that needed help.
I knew at some point in my career I wanted to become a teacher, but admittedly, I wanted to keep my options open and see what I could do with my Math & Science skills.
I went to New Jersey Institute of Technology where I graduated as an Industrial Engineer.
I would sit in the front of all my classes, take notes, and do my work.
When I learn something new, I take notes in a way that I would explain it to someone else.
I was taught at a young age, "If you can explain it to someone else, then you really have the content down pat."
In college, it seemed like it was nearly every exam, I would have 5 classmates asking if I would help them prep for the exams.
I was, once again, unofficially tutoring my classmates now in my Physics & Engineering classes.
They would tell me, "You should be a teacher."
This gave me the confidence that I was capable of teaching complex topics.
After 4 years in the engineering field, realizing this was not my true passion, I transitioned into becoming a high school teacher.
Being an instructor for 7 years, I’ve gained experience teaching on many different learning levels, from students with learning disabilities to those in my honors classes.
Working with this range gave me the opportunity to experiment with what works & what doesn’t when I’m teaching a certain topic.
And now, I’d like to share the lessons that I’ve learned with you on my Udemy course.
I wish you luck and hope you enjoy my course :)