I am a Physicist, I prefer to work with High School and College students, I have a Masters degree in Physics and a Masters degree in Education, as well as a valid CA Single Subject Credential in Math and Physics. I approach each student individually until I get a feeling where the struggles are so I can better serve him/her.
I have been giving lessons for more than 40 years, in 3 different countries, I lost count of how many students, I prepared students to pass the SAT, the SAT Math, the SAT Physics, as well as High School and College students pass their classes. All of them improved their grades.
• Master’s Degree in Education
• Master’s Degree in Solid State Physics
• California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Physics BCLAD and NCLB certified
• About 15 years teaching experience at High school and College level
• Additional experience - Web Design, Quality Control, Space Research
• Full time High school Mathematics or Physics teacher
• Full time College Professor
• Educational Consultant, Instructional Designer, Curriculum Developer, Tutor
• Any other position that can use the range of my skills, knowledge and expertise
EDUCATION 1/2004 - 8/2006 Alliant International University, San Diego – CA Master's Degree in Education with emphasis on Teaching and Educational Technology
1/2003 - 1/2004 Alliant International University San Diego, CA Single Subject Teaching Credential – Mathematics and Physics
9/2001-12/2001 Miramar College San Diego, CA Programming classes online, HTML Certification online
9/1979 - 7/1984 SSU “Kliment Ohridski” Sofia, Bulgaria Master's Degree in Solid State Physics
9/1974 - 6/1979 Professional French High School Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Equivalent to an Associate degree in languages and art
WORK EXPERIENCE 2010 - Present Assistant Professor Ashford University, Phoenix University, and NSAD San Diego, CA Teaching various Mathematics, Physics, and Education classes to undergraduate students - creating syllabi, grading assignments, providing feedback, facilitating classes, communicating with students, administration and staff, participating in meetings and using innovative techniques and strategies. The classes combine on campus and online instruction. Awards: • Rookie of the year award for 2011 • 100% for instructor recommendation on the End of course survey
2011 – 2015 Math and Science Teacher CCPAA San Diego, CA
Teaching AP Physics, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus AB and BC on a basis of the needs and enrollment of the students in the school that consists primarily of students from South Korea, Vietnam and China on a visa. It is a small private school K-12.
2005 – 2011 High School Physics Teacher CCHS San Diego, CA
Being the only Physics teacher at Cathedral Catholic High school for 6 years, responsibilities included overseeing the whole Physics program including starting an AP Physics course approved by the College Board for the first time in the 60-year history of the school. Classes taught included AP Physics and Physics – project based, labs, collaboration with different San Diego companies and universities; other duties included ordering of equipment, designing activities and projects, creating tests, choosing instructional strategies, developing curriculum mapping as well as coordinating the prerequisites with other departments, especially the Math one; communicating with parents through email, phone, and face to face; use of different computer platforms, educational software programs, Moodle, Smartboard, and Microsoft tools Awards: • Nobel Educator of Distinction for 2010-2011 • Certificate of recognition from UCSB for 2009 • 2011 National Science Conference in San Francisco
2004 – 2005 Adjunct Professor Remington College San Diego, CA
Teaching a variety of evening classes - Web Design, Web Marketing, Statistics, Algebra, E-Commerce to undergraduate students in different programs. The classes were a combination of online (using Blackboard) and on campus. Duties included syllabus creation, grading papers and projects, providing feedback, designing and conducting lectures, meetings with faculty and staff.
2004 - 2005 Mathematics Teacher SCPA San Diego, CA
After getting The California Single Subject Teaching Credential worked as a long-term substitute teacher facilitating Precalculus, Geometry, Algebra and Honors Statistics classes for High School Juniors and Seniors. The Precalculus students got the highest scores ever (to that point) on their Calculus pretests.
1993 - 2002 Web Designer Test Engineer Genset/Indiqu La Jolla, CA
Managing a small group of testers and in charge of the creation and maintenance of the Corporate Intranet, including web design, scripting and coordination with the other departments, as well as for the development and implementation of test procedures, test plans and test scripts; maintenance of the MySQL database of DNA sequences for the Human Genome Project, running routine tests for the Bioinformatics Department, and developing web applications for interaction with the database, performing statistical analysis, and writing reports.
1984 - 1990 Research Scientist Space Research Institute Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria Part of the pioneer team (at the time) of the Remote Sensing group of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; performed experiments and interpreted data from satellites and spectrophotometers, observing the night sky; processed data using different methods monitoring the concentration of different atmospheric gases; part of the international programs “Bulgaria 1300” and “Phobos”.
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