Eric loves sharing his love of learning with others. It was during his own high school experience that Eric first became interested in studying how individuals think and learn when presented complicated material. Hoping to explore better ways to teach others his favorite subject, Eric went on to study both mathematics and secondary education at Boston College, spending a majority of his free time either working as an educator for students of all ages and abilities.
Eric graduated after excelling in his studies, earning the Albert A. Bennett award in mathematics, and a full scholarship to continue his studies at the Lynch Graduate School of Education. Enjoying the challenge, Eric took this opportunity head on and earned his M.Ed. in curriculum and instructional design, while also teaching math full-time at a nearby high school that served students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Eric sees open dialogue, debate, and hands-on practice as the best avenues for individuals to learn new things. Eric knows that all students can learn as long as the teacher presents materials in the appropriate way. Eric always spends considerable time getting to know his students before even thinking about teaching them new material. It requires the proper motivation, but Eric knows that by leveraging their own intrinsic motivation, anyone can learn anything. Eric continues to be motivated by the belief that once he teaches students strategies and problem solving techniques that transcend individual subjects, students can become empowered to take control of their own learning and succeed in any setting. There is nothing Eric enjoys more than seeing students reach their full potential, and he hopes to continue to help students feel empowered by knowledge.
Eric was born and raised in the city of San Francisco, and is always excited for a weekend California adventure, or a walk through the city fog. He loves to read, particularly anything noteworthy in the non-fiction, science fiction, or historical fiction genres. Also enjoying the opportunity to grow in his own learning, Eric has been successful in teaching himself multiple computer coding languages, and is proud to call himself a self-taught programmer. You can find Eric during his free time in a coffee shop, at the Giants game, or in a San Francisco park debating philosophical ideas with his friends.