Dirk Horton

The Power of 10!

I was born in New York in 1944, attended the State University of New York and earned a BS in Physics and Mathematics. I fell in love with Physics and went to graduate school at Michigan State University in High Energy Physics and Astronomy.

I taught High School Physics as a substitute for a friend on sabbatical leave. He returned and we teamed for 8 years until 1978. I'm a lucky man! Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Singapore, Guatemala, and Columbia were homes from 1978-1995. I worked at International Schools in each country listed. I returned to Cincinnati and taught Physics and Math for 12 years in the urban public and private school setting.

After moving to Wenatchee, I taught Adult Basic Ed at WVC and subbed across the Wenatchee School District. I began tutoring in physics and math at every level. My TedX talk focuses on my efforts to help K-8 students build confidence and success in their struggle to learn early math.