# Leonardo

**My Qualifications**

**Masters**

**Florida International University**

Structural Engineering

90 (2010)

**BSc**

**University of Miami**

Mathematics and Meteorology

92 (2003)

#### Verification Status

**Rates summary:**$62.50 to $93.75 per hour

Elementary | Middle school | High school | College | Adult Learner | |

Math | $62.50 | $62.50 | $75 | $93.75 | $93.75 |

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## Information about Leonardo

As a kid in my high school years I was not amongst the brightest academic students. My passion was in music, not books. There were many times I struggled to do well in my exams. I was lazy for the most part, but gifted with parents that always knew to push me. My father, a structural engineer, was one I always considered a genius. In the Univ. of Miami in my college years I was not able to pursue a path of music but developed a deep love for mathematics and sciences, thanks to my father. I graduated UM with degrees in Math and Meteorology, but was unhappy with Meteorology and in later years attended Florida International University for a Masters in Structural Engineering like my dad. Upon graduating the first time from UM however, the frustration of not having studied what I enjoyed in Meteorology led me to teaching/tutoring. I began tutoring Math and Physics as a hobby and found out I was better at teaching these than ever I was even as a musician. I thoroughly enjoyed it and tutoring became my main source of income for many years until I became a Structural Engineer - it was continued as a hobby in most years to follow.

In retrospect, I feel I became a successful tutor precisely because I was able to connect with the struggling student, having been one myself. I knew their perspectives and complications, their angles of thought, and where and what they were bound to be confused about. I recognized the pitfalls and "blockages" even before they would happen. It instilled in me much sympathy, patience, clarity, enthusiasm, and creativity in my methods of teaching. There is no better feeling of accomplishment than when a former student approaches and hugs me, thanking me for the help they could not find anywhere else - now a more mature, confident kid than what I started with.

It would be an honor and privilege if you would allow me this opportunity to continue this joy of mine through your tutoring platform.

**Availability: **I am available most every day, usually from noon to midnight. I enjoy teaching/tutoring and make myself available for more time if necessary.

**Willing to travel: **10 miles

**Experience: **EDUCATION (USA)

â€¢ FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Miami, Florida.

Masterâ€™s in Civil/Structural Engineering. December 2010

â€¢ FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Miami, Florida.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, August 2009

â€¢ UNIVERSTIY OF MIAMI, Coral Gables, Florida.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Meteorology, May 2003

LANGUAGES

Bilingual â€“ English and Spanish (speak, read and write fluently)

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AS INDEPENDENT TUTOR

UM = University of Miami, FIU = Florida International University, MDC = Miami Dade College

â€¢ FIU and Miami Dade College, 6 students â€“ tutored in areas of Algebra II and Calculus I.

2017-2018

â€¢ FIU and UM, 7 students â€“ tutored in areas of Algebra I and II, and Calculus I. 2016-2017

â€¢ Coral Park, Miami High, G. Holmes Bradock Senior High, 18 students provided by school admins â€“ tutored juniors and seniors in preparation for SATs. 4 scored above 1490. 4 scored above 1400, 7 scored above 1320.

2014-2015

â€¢ MDC and FIU, 8 students tutored students in areas of Physics I, Calculus I and II, and Algebra I, II, and III.

Summer 2013

â€¢ MDC, 5 students â€“ tutored students in intermediate to advanced Algebra. Summer 2012

â€¢ FIU, 6 students â€“ tutored for intensive summer courses. Summer 2011

â€¢ FIU, 5 students â€“ tutored in areas of Geometry, Algebra I and II and Calculus I.

2008-2009

â€¢ Coral Park and G. Holmes Bradock Senior High, 32 students provided by school admins, tutored juniors and seniors in preparation for SATs. 24 students received scores higher than 1350. Lowest score was 1140.

2007-2008

â€¢ FIU and UM, 11 students â€“ tutored for intensive summer courses of Calculus I and II, Algebra I and II, and Physics 101.

Summer 2007

â€¢ Coral Park Senior High, 12 students â€“ tutored juniors and seniors in preparation for SATs.

Great success for the school. All 12 received scores above 1350.

2006-2007

â€¢ UM and Coral Park Senior High, 12 students â€“ tutored in areas Calculus and Geometry I. High school and college kids would meet in one place to be tutored.

Summer 2006

â€¢ UM and FIU total of 15 students â€“ tutored in areas of Physics 102, College Algebra, Calculus I and II.

2005-2006

â€¢ UM 8 students â€“ tutored areas in Calculus 1 and 2, Geometry and Algebra II.

Summer 2005

â€¢ UM, 10 students â€“ tutored areas of Physics 102 and Advanced Algebra.

2004-2005

â€¢ West Miami Middle School Volunteer work â€“ Volunteered to tutor a group of 12 special needs children in the areas of elementary to advanced algebra in a class setting.

2004-2005

â€¢UM, 4 students â€“ Physics students behind on Physics 101, studying intensive summer courses.

Summer 2004

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

Consulting Engineers, Inc..

2012-to-Date

Structural designing, project coordination, reports, proposals, acquisition of clients.

Inspection Engineers, Miami, FL

2015-to-Date

Inspect condominium buildings and residences for structural deficiency.

Criterium Inspection Engineers, Miami FL, 2005-to-2014