Hi. My name is Frank. I have a degree in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University and have taken graduate level financial management courses from the Wharton School - University of PA.
I have more than 25 years of experience - not one year repeated 25 times! Those 25 years encapsulate detailed responsibilities and accomplishments in computer control systems design and modelling, industrial marketing/sales and executive management.
My students will get the benefit of my education, teaching experience and practical business experience. For tutoring, I use the latest computer-assisted learning tools. A picture is worth a thousand words!
My undergraduate required courses were concentrated in mathematics, specifically Calculus 1, 2, & 3, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Differential Equations with Matrices.
For those seeking assistance in "test taking" math skills, I am highly proficient at both ACT and SAT math subjects.
I majored in Electrical Engineering for two years and then switched to Physics for the last two years. My graduate work was in Control Systems Theory and Design (Laplace, Fourier and Z transforms and Bode plots).
Mathematics and Control Systems are two areas of focus I have had in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. These are my areas of expertise in the hard sciences. As a graduate student, my first experience in tutoring was providing assistance to new engineers. I eventually branched out to help in other fields. It was thoroughly enjoyable to help someone to understand a difficult subject and see them succeed.
A teacher at Lehigh gave me advice which I use as an axiom: "Try never to use a formula that you can't derive." I apply that axiom to all my student lessons and can see their eyes brighten when they fully realize the benefits of my approach over rote memorization.
I was promoted to executive management and was required to take a course in Managerial Finance at the University of PA Wharton so I also teach Managerial Accounting based on real world examples.
My teaching philosophy is as follows:
1. If possible, never use a formula you cannot derive yourself!
2. A. Einstein: "Keep everything as simple as possible, but no simpler."
3. Networking can get you a job; only performance will guarantee your job. In this "high tech" era do not omit critical education courses in math and science.
4. To assure your chances of success, think of learning as fun investment!
5. "Fault has been found in that some articles are hard to read; perhaps they were harder to write!" Source unknown.
6. Do you know anyone who succeeded without doing their homework? Why? Because studies demonstrate homework improves the brain's retention time due to repeated reinforcement and therefore enhances memory recall when you really need it--like an exam!
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