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“Help students develop tools in math, science and biology for success”
Pete is a retired Quality Engineer, having experience across many disciplines and having compassion for his students to succeed and excel. He has made practical application of biology, math, statistics, and engineering in areas including plant nutrition and fertilization, medical device and electronics manufacturing, and aerospace software production. His goal is to help students develop tools in math, science and biology to succeed in higher education and life. Pete is conversant in Spanish and is likable, driven, and easy to work with.
I enjoy American history. I like relating today's events to historical ones.
I am a Christian, who has taught 1st grade Sunday School for the past 12 years. I have attended church regularly for over 30 years. I've attended churches as a regular member in these denominations: Church of the Brethren, Presbyterian, Calvary Chapel.
My wife and I currently attend Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, a Calvary Chapel, and have done so since 1994. This church teaches from the Bible at each sermon on Sundays. When we started attending here, the sermons were from 1Samuel, now they have progressed to Revelation.
I am able to provide references upon request.
I enjoy life sciences because of the interactions between organisms and their environment. The interactions are complex, but stable.
I completed Graduate studies in Horticulture at University of California at Davis. Course work included plant and plant reproductive physiology, and population genetics. I find particularly interesting the interaction between plants and their changing environment.
I have used DOS for several years, ending around 1998. I have written 500 line DOS batch files, using conditional branching and other DOS commands a lot.
I enjoy ecology because it describes the complex ways organisms interact with their environment, and durable yet fragile balances that make life work.
I have taught Sunday School for over 10 years, and have taken Early Childhood Development classes at Palomar Community College.
I have used statistics at work for over 10 years and have taken 2 Early Childhood Development classes at Palomar college, as well as taught Sunday School to 1st graders for over 10 years.
I enjoy reading National Geographic and sometimes look up a geographic topic mentioned in the news, if I am not familiar with it already.
I have taught geometry as a substitute teacher at Valley Center Elementary, as well as tutoring an 8th grade geometry student. I can help you with geometry.
Experience in making quality assurance chart reports, other charts, and business reporting. I know some formatting and computed value tricks you may find useful.
I am an intermediate user of Word and not shy of using Word's HELP function. I've used Word in jobs in technology companies since the late 1980's
I have used Nikormat Single Lens Reflex camera and multiple focal length lenses for many years. I understand the relationship between f-stop, Shutter speed, Focal length, and how to manipulate depth of field with these 3 parameters.
I have successfully developed b/w film and made b/w prints in the darkroom. I've used Fuji, Cannon and Panasonic electronic point and shoot cameras. My current camera is a Panasonic ZS1 point and shoot.
I have a beginning understanding of the tools available for enhancing or manipulating digital photos. I've used Photoshop elements to perform simple actions on digital photos.
Conclusion: Basic photography principles: Expert. How to manipulate digital photos: Intermediate.
I pay attention to detail. I can see an individual character using the wrong font type. I have completed a Master of Science thesis in live sciences and practiced technical writing in drafting procedures for software quality assurance.
I have taken Extension classes on relational database schema and relationships, as well as classes on SQL, including Oracle and Access. I have used SQL to extract data from relational databases, using inner- and outer- joins and computed fields. My work experience extends over 15 years and across many industries.
I have a good understanding of many statistics, and a few are challenging to me.
I have a good command of vocabulary, especially specialized vocabulary for quality assurance of software and hardware. I conduct Sunday school classes, and regularly look up words of which I am not sure. I know of some web sources you may find very useful in enhancing your vocabulary.
Goes the Extra Mile — Pete was a great help. I truly appreciate his time, effort, & patience. Statistics is not an easy subject but he takes the time to try to put it all on a level you can relate to. Hope we can work together in future. He goes the extra mile. ...
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