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Firm Grasp of Basics using Visualization Techniques

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I was failing math miserably in the sixth grade. My teacher sensed that I was missing something very basic. I did all of the homework correctly and on time. My Mother had advised me to speak my mind so that the listener could get to the root of my problem. I told my teacher the plain truth. The homework turned in was copied from another “A” student. I did not understand Arithmetic. Without being judgmental or humiliating me, she explained the basic proportion principle in less than 5 minutes without any technical terms. I understood what she had explained. But old habits die hard. I continued copying my homework as usual. A day before the final exams, I broke down since failure was a certainty. My Mom simply asked me what I had been doing all year in school. I told her the honest truth. She advised me to go over the copied solutions and try reading the text book. Shedding tears and feeling sorry for me was not helping. I studied all night using my teacher’s basic technique and the correct copied homework solutions. To my surprise, I passed math exam instead of getting a failing grade. I reasoned that if I can pass with just one day of study, an “A” would be guaranteed if I put in an honest effort for a just a few days.

The confidence gained from that experience was awesome. I was so excited about Math from that time that it transformed my entire life. The DUMMY in me was gone forever. Teachers and students alike would consult me for hard to solve problems. The confidence momentum gained from mastering Math snow balled. The passion for learning became so intense that it transferred to all other subjects. I excelled in subjects where logical deductive reasoning can be applied such as Physics, most Sciences, Geography, Engineering, Programming, Computer Science, etc. In subjects, such as History, Civics, French, Biology, Chemistry, etc. where memorization was key compared to logical thinking, I was better than the average student. I am forever grateful to my teachers, the memorization / visual skills, and shortcut tricks developed from mastering math. My grades sky rocketed. This enabled me to come to USA to become a computer programmer and establish my career.

I want to repay the huge debt to my math teacher. I loved helping my classmates in elementary / high school and college level in math and other subjects. Their success was my success both literally and figuratively. I want to get my blood pumping again by teaching math and programming concepts after a long 30 year career in the Hard / Solid State Disk drive industries as a software, firmware, and verification developmental engineer.

I worked for Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk in over 20 hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I specialized in Digital Computer Electronics.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, System Verilog, and Assembly Languages for all major microprocessors. The concepts of encapsulation and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are now second nature to me.

I completed my undergraduate (BSEE) from City College of New York with a minor in Math. I completed my Master’s degree (MSEE) from Cal State Fullerton while starting my career at Western Digital. The principles of Math enabled me to implement Error Correcting Codes for my first disk controller design even though I had no prior knowledge of the subject matter.

My schedule is reasonably flexible since I have no full time work obligations. My fees are open to negotiations. No payments are required until 100% satisfied. I am willing to take on students who are struggling or looking to get ahead in their studies.

I may not know all of the answers immediately, but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding , respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers. Discovery and practice, mixed with visualization, are the keys to any learning process. My goal is to build your reasoning skills to last a lifetime with the least amount of time and money!

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Algebra 1

When my students don't succeed, then I do not. I teach math using visualization techniques and mastering the basics. No need for total memorization. The needed formulas can be derived easily using the basic concepts, some rules, and logical steps. The solution to the problem is then very straight forward. Memorization becomes second nature with practice. This technique is so powerful that I used them to teach my 2 daughters and classmates when I was in school / college. They are now both Medical School college graduates.

Algebra is one of the broad parts of mathematics, together with number theory, geometry and analysis. Algebra can essentially be considered as doing computations similar to that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Hence if you know arithmetic, then Algebra 1 is quite simple.

I take an individualized approach in tutoring. On our first meeting I assess what each student is having difficulty with and how they learn. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. I help students to be active learners by giving real world examples that guide the student through solving problems. I encourage my students in study strategies that will maximize their learning when they are not with me or during class.

I excelled in Math in all forms both in high school, college, and university levels. I have a Master's degree along with 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts are very critical.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of math so that their self confidence increases. Hence the student actually starts to enjoy learning. Homework gets completed because it is fun and easy – not because it is a chore that is due by a certain date.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a high school mathematics course for students who have successfully acquired and mastered, basic Algebraic skills. The course considers the properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations (and their graphs), functions, systems of equations, polynomials, rational expressions, and basic data analysis. This is relatively the same as Algebra 1, but at a slightly different level.

I take an individualized approach in tutoring. On our first meeting I assess what each student is having difficulty with in Algebra 1 and how they learn. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. I help students to be active learners by giving real world examples that guide the student through solving problems. I encourage my students in study strategies that will maximize their learning when they are not with me or during class.

I excelled in Math in all forms both in high school, college, and university levels. I have a Master's degree along with 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts are very critical. The secret to success is the strong lasting foundations during my school days with lots of practice at that time. Hence the study habits of reviewing materials and concepts before completing any design project helped me to start and complete my career with more confidence, competence and a good understanding of what end users need from a product. As an example Error Correction and Detection is based on the theory of Polynomials along with principles of digital computer design.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of Algebra 2 so that their self confidence increases. Homework and tests are aced because math is fun, logical, and exciting – not because it is a chore that is boring and dull.

C

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk) in more than 20 hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I specialized in Digital Computer Electronics.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software, firmware, verification, and test procedures for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, and designing operating systems. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.
I may not know all of the answers immediately, but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding, respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers and coworkers.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, and Assembly Languages for microprocessors. I have kept several textbooks and references at hand to solve difficult problems.

I also have expertise in processing applications such as Visual Slick Edit, and Brief, MS Word, Visio, Excel, Power Point, etc.

I have a Master's degree MSEE with concentration in Computer Architecture and a bachelors degree BSEE. I have completed both C and C++ classes at Orange Coast College with a 4.0 grade.

C++

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk) in many hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I specialized in Digital Computer Electronics.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, and designing operating systems. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.
I may not know all of the answers immediately, but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding, respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers and coworkers.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, Assembly Languages for microprocessors. Since, I am an expert in assembly level so that I can work around compiler translations that lead to incorrect results. I do have several textbooks and references at hand to solve difficult problems.

I also have expertise in processing applications such as Visual Slick Edit, and Brief, MS Word, Visio, Excel, Power Point, etc.

I have a Master's degree MSEE with concentration in Computer Architecture and a bachelors degree BSEE. I have completed both C and C++ classes at Orange Coast College with a 4.0 grade.

Calculus

Calculus is the mathematical study of change just like geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations. Differential calculus deals with rates of change and slopes of curves. Integral calculus deals with accumulation of quantities and the areas under curves. Both branches make use of the fundamental notions of convergence of infinite sequences and infinite series to a well-defined limit.

Calculus is heavy on theorems and proofs with lots of symbolic manipulation of expressions. However if you let your intuitive side take over, it is easier to comprehend and solve problems quickly. A course in calculus is a gateway to more advanced courses in engineering fields of study like electrical circuits, physics of motion, sound, light, forces, etc.

I learned calculus using visualization techniques and mastering the basics. Memorization of some of the most used formulas becomes second nature with practice. Using the basic concepts, basic rules, and logical steps, the solution to the problems is straight forward.

Calculus was one of my most favorite subjects during my under graduate (BSEE) and graduate (MSEE) years in college. Calculus is a brain teaser in the most challenging yet institutive way. If you sit back and enjoy the ride of solving problems without being overly concerned with proofs, it is lots of fun. Discovery and practice, mixed with visualization, are the keys to learning calculus.

Computer Engineering

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk) in Computer engineering in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design.

This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems.

I have a Master's degree MSEE and a bachelors degree BSEE.

Computer Programming

I completed a C and C++ class at Orange Coast College with a 4.0 grade.

I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer using 5 or more different programming languages. These include: C for 15 years, C++ for 7 years, Verilog and VHDL for 12 years, SystemVerilog for 5 years, Assembly languages for 28 years, and PERL for 4 years.

I am an expert in programming language concepts like object oriented programming (OOP) and all high level concepts / syntax.

Syntax and languages changes. But the concepts in every language are the same. The differences are that some languages are more efficient than others for specific programming purposes and applications.

I may not know ALL of the answers immediately (no one really does), but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding , respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers and coworkers at Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk.



Computer Science

Computer science (abbreviated CS) is the scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications. It is the systematic study of the feasibility, structure, expression, and mechanization of the methodical processes (or algorithms) that underlie the acquisition, representation, processing, storage, communication of, and access to information, whether such information is encoded in bits and bytes in a computer memory or transcribed engines and protein structures in a human cell. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, Adaptec, QLogic, and SanDisk) in many hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I specialized in Digital Computer Electronics.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, and designing operating systems. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.

I may not know all of the answers immediately, but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding , respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers and coworkers.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, and Assembly Languages for microprocessors.

I also have expertise in processing applications such as Visual Slick Edit, and Brief, MS Word, Visio, Excel, Power Point, etc.

I have a Master's degree MSEE with concentration in Computer Architecture and a bachelors degree BSEE.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering programs developed in engineering departments are strong in electrical theory that focuses on the practical aspects of development of hardware used by computers, the digital logic design and processor interfacing which build on an engineering student's knowledge of electronics and circuits. Electrical Engineering requires more introductory courses in physics, electronics, and other disciplines than a Computer Science (CS) major program. Computer Science is traditionally more concerned with the theoretical underpinnings of computation and of programming or software algorithms.

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, Adaptec, QLogic, and SanDisk) in many hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I specialized in Digital Computer Electronics.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, and designing operating systems. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.
I may not know all of the answers immediately, but I shall certainly help you find them with the same understanding , respect and patience I got from ALL of my teachers and coworkers.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, Assembly Languages for microprocessors.

I also have expertise in processing applications such as Visual Slick Edit, and Brief, MS Word, Visio, Excel, Power Point, etc.

I have a Master's degree MSEE with concentration in Computer Architecture and a bachelors degree BSEE.

Elementary Math

I loved the field of Mathematics after my 6th grade teacher spent just 5 minutes to explain the basic law of proportions without using any technical terms. With an extra push from my understanding Mom, I was transformed from getting F's to all A's.

I taught my 2 daughters math while they were in elementary and high school. Teachers and classmates usually would seek my help for all types of math problems, especially where the answers were not easy to find.

The confidence gained from mastering math lead me to a Master's MSEE from Cal State Fullerton and an undergraduate BSEE from the City College of New York. I have 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts are very critical. The secret to my success is the strong lasting foundations during my school days with lots of practice at that time. Hence the study habits of reviewing materials and concepts before completing any design project helped me to start and complete my career with more confidence, competence and a good understanding of what end users need from a product.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of math so that their self confidence increases. Hence the student actually starts to enjoy learning. Homework gets completed because it is fun and easy – not because it is a chore that is due by a certain date.

General Computer

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk) in many hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip.

I had to use many different computers to process the information, complete the designs, and then test and validate the Device Under Test (DUT) in a real world environment. Hence my focus was not only how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

I have written software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, and designing operating systems. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.

I am an expert in C/C++, PERL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, Assembly Languages for microprocessors.

I also have expertise in processing applications such as MS Word, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrameMaker 7.0, Adobe PDF, XML, Visual Slick Edit, and Brief.

I have a Master's degree MSEE and a bachelors degree BSEE.

Geometry

Geometry is simple when using visualization techniques. Once the concept of straight lines and angles is mastered, most formulas can be very easily derived. With practice, the solutions to harder problems become second nature using the basic concepts. This technique is so powerful that I used them to teach my 2 daughters and classmates when I was in school / college. They are now both Medical School college graduates.

I take an individualized approach in tutoring. On our first meeting I assess what each student is having difficulty with and how they learn. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. I help students to be active learners by giving real world examples that guide the student through solving problems. I encourage my students in study strategies that will maximize their learning when they are not with me or during class.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of math so that their self confidence increases. Hence the student actually starts to enjoy learning. Homework gets completed because it is fun and easy – not because it is a chore that is due by a certain date.

The confidence gained from mastering math lead me to a Master's MSEE from Cal State Fullerton and an undergraduate BSEE from the City College of New York. I have 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts are very critical.

My terms and hours are very flexible. I am now retired from my full time programming career. Hence the student shall have my full attention and maximum availability.

Linear Algebra

I am an expert in Algebra in all forma.
I excelled in Linear Algebra as an undergraduate student at City College of New York and also as a graduate student at Cal State Fullerton.
Any rustiness in the subject matter can be easily overcome with some review since the basic concepts are well ingrained and firmly understood.
I still have all of the textbooks from my college years.

Microsoft Word

I have worked for 29 years (Western Digital, QLogic, and SanDisk) in many hardware and software aspects of computing from the design of individual microprocessors to complete systems on a chip. I have programmed professionally for 28 years as a developmental firmware / test engineer.

I have documented the user manuals, software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, device drivers and automated test procedures using MS word. All of the documentation and revisions – specifications, block diagrams, flowcharts, figures, tables, table of contents, paragraph numbering, macros, etc. were created using word. Word is extremely versatile and very useful when different sections are authored by various members of an engineering design team.

I have actual hands-on experience with MS word for over 20 years. Hence I can teach you the major features of word in as few as 1 or 2 lessons depending upon your needs. All of my co-workers would consult me for creating word documents and special effects including the Technical Writing department.

Besides MS word, I have expertise in processing applications such as Visio, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, FrameMaker 7.0, Adobe PDF, XML, Visual Slick Edit, and Brief.

I have a Master's degree MSEE and a bachelors degree BSEE.

Perl

Perl is a Swiss army knife of multiple programs. It is a combination of C/C++ and other popular languages that use the same concepts with different syntax and rules.
I have used Perl professionally for 5 years to create test suites and error reports for management.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is the study integers, fractions, decimals, negative numbers, variables, 4-quadrant Cartesian coordinate plane, area and volume measurements, etc. I excel in all of these areas.

I have learned math using visualization techniques and mastering the basics. I do not remember any formulas. Memorization becomes second nature with practice. Using the basic concepts, basic rules, and logical steps, the solution to the problem is straight forward.

This technique is so powerful that I used them to teach my 2 daughters and classmates when I was in school / college. They are now both Medical School college graduates.

I tailor the tutoring sessions to meet the individual needs of the student. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. Students learn in different ways, so I include visual aids during in all sessions along with discovered techniques that come natural to the student. I am very patient with students and do my best to promote a relaxed, productive, and respectful working relationship.

Discovery and practice, mixed with visualization, are the keys to any learning process. My goal is to build the student’s reasoning skills to last a lifetime with the least amount of time and money!

Precalculus

It is essential that the student builds a solid foundation in Precalculus since the material is crucial for so many future math classes. I shall help you find the answers even though I may not know the right answers immediately. Discovery and practice are the keys to any learning process. I excelled in Math in all forms both in high school, college, and university levels. I have a Master's degree from Cal State Fullerton along with 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts were very critical.

I take an individualized approach in tutoring. On our first meeting I assess what each student is having difficulty with and how they learn. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. I help students to be active learners by giving real world examples that guide the student through solving problems. I encourage my students in study strategies that will maximize their learning when they are not with me or during class.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of math so that their self confidence increases. Homework and tests are aced because math is fun, logical, and exciting – not because it is a chore that is boring and dull. Grades are important but study habits and concepts last a lifetime!

My terms and hours are very flexible. I am now retired from my full time programming career. Hence the student shall have my full attention and maximum availability.

Study Skills

Study skills were acquired from a Master's degree, a bachelors degree and a 30 year career in Computer programming and learning 10 or more new programming languages.

One method used to focus on key information when studying from books is the PQRST (Preview, Question, Read, Summary, Test) method. This prioritizes the information in a way that relates directly to how they will be asked to use that information in an exam.

Preview: The student looks at the topic to be learned by glancing over the major headings or the points in the syllabus.

Question: The student formulates questions to be answered following a thorough examination of the topic(s).

Read: The student reads through the related material, focusing on the information that best relates to the questions formulated earlier.

Summary: The student summarizes the topic, bringing his or her own understanding into the process. This may include written notes, cue cards, spider diagrams, flow diagrams, labeled diagrams, mnemonics, or even voice recordings.

Test: The student answers the questions drafted earlier, avoiding adding any questions that might distract or change the subject.

Various other study skills were employed very effectively all throughout my career during computer design reviews and presentations. For the most part, preview, questions, and summary work best. Study skills are highly personal in nature. Hence these must be tailored to suit a given age from 6 to 60. For example, my 2 daughters used cue cards and summaries during school and college to graduate from medicine.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between the lengths of their sides and the angles between those sides. The Pythagorean Theorem plays a central role in the derivation of the formulas used by trigonometry.

When my students don't succeed, then I do not. I teach math using visualization techniques and mastering the basics. Using the basic concepts the needed formulas can be derived in less than 2 minutes. The solution to the problem is then very simple. This technique is so powerful that I used them to teach my 2 daughters and classmates when I was in school / college. They are now both Medical School college graduates.

I take an individualized approach in tutoring. On our first meeting I assess what each student is having difficulty with and how they learn. I focus on concepts that the student struggles with and put less emphasis on what the student knows well. I help students to be active learners by giving real world examples that guide the student through solving problems. I encourage my students in study strategies that will maximize their learning when they are not with me or during class.

I excelled in Math in all forms both in high school, college, and university levels. I have a Master's degree along with 30 years of programming experiences working in the high tech industry where math concepts were very critical.

My long term goal with each student is to set them up to be a successful student not only in the present but in the future as well. My aim is to ensure that my students develop a good basic understanding of math so that their self confidence increases. Hence the student actually starts to enjoy learning. Homework gets completed because it is fun and easy – not because it is a chore that is due by a certain date.

My terms and hours are very flexible. I am now retired from my full time programming career. Hence the student shall have my full attention and maximum availability.

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City College of New York (Electrical Engineeri)

Cal State Fullerton (Master's)

Highly Skilled and Very Patient Chandru is highly skilled in Math and a very patient tutor. Chandru can easily determine where a student's strengths and weaknesses are in Math. He will patiently explain a concept until it's understood. My son has struggled with Math for years and we've sought out many different tutors with little results. Chandru has a remarkable way of explaining Math to the point where my son's ability and co ...

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