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I have graduated top of my class with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering. I have tutored over 23 Engineering related subjects for about 6 years, two with the University.

As an undergraduate student, I maintained a 3.95 Engineering G.P.A. while at CSUN. I have various techniques to help students grasp difficult topics and ideas. There have been many professors in my family, and I have developed some of my techniques from watching them while growing up.

I was a tutor in CSUN's Engineering Department for 2 years. During that time I have tutored Calculus 1, 2 and 3; Differential Equations; Physics, Mechanics and Electromagnetism; Engineering Statics and Dynamics; AutoCAD; Material Science; Strength of Materials; Construction Management; Structures; Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics; Steel Design; Concrete Design; Vibrations; Fundamentals of Circuits; Engineering Statistics; Engineering Economics; Fundamentals of Soils and Foundations.

Since then I have worked in various fields of Civil Engineering, Construction, Drafting, and Seismic Research, tutoring and Manufacturing Engineering. I have also tutored subjects from the Structural Engineering graduate program at CSUN, as well as helping students prepare for the California EIT Exam and the California Civil Engineering PE Exam.

I am also capable of teaching various computer programs such as AutoCAD, RISA, SAP2000, and Google SketchUp.

As a part of my graduate studies, I have taken courses in Timber & Masonry Design, Pre-Stressed Concrete Design, Advanced Steel Design, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Advanced Mathematics, Finite Element Analysis and Advanced Differential Equations.

To this day, I continue to study new subjects and grow as an Engineer and Educator. I take it upon myself to always continue learning and providing the services that my current students require. Often times, professors are changing their approaches and expanding the topics they cover. I purchase the textbooks which professors currently use, and I make sure to learn, understand and be capable of explaining the methods preferred by professors. I pride myself in knowing that my students can count on me to help them with almost any topic they encounter, and all of my students know that if there is anyone who can explain a complicated Engineering, Math or Physics topic; it is me.

Throughout my career as a Civil Engineering student, I have taken nothing for granted. I would always reinforce my understanding of the subject by going through mathematical derivations, and by interrelating topics from different fields in Engineering. I was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers during my Junior year at CSUN and I was also President of the Engineer Honor's Society, Tau Beta Pi, in my last year as an undergrad.

I still volunteer my time and expertise to many Engineering clubs at CSUN. I have helped and participated with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE and HKN (Electrical Engineering Societies). I enjoy helping others, and have spent the past four years doing just that.

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ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
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ACT Math, SAT Math
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I have 3+ years experience with AutoCAD

My main experience deals with Construction Documents and reading plans.

I am very familiar with the majority of AutoCAD functions.

I am also capable of teaching Google SketchUp, Google Layout 3, SAP2000, RISA 2D & RISA 3D

As a part of my Civil Engineering Program at CSUN, I took Courses in Calculus 1 and 2, as well as Multivariable Calculus.

Math and Physics are definitely my strongest subjects, and they provide the foundation for the more advanced Civil Engineering subjects.

I am very good at relating the math to actual physical representations. It helps students, by providing a visual aid to each specific topic. Visual aids help differentiate between topics, making the student more successful with word problems.

I have a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Northridge. I am also currently working on my M.S. Degree in Structural Engineering. The list provided below a list of courses that are provided in the majority of Civil Engineering programs. I tutored in the Engineering Department at California State University, Northridge for about 2 years, and tutored privately prior to that for 2 years. My Engineering G.P.A. was 3.95 based on a 4.0 scale, and I was on the Dean's List for 8 consecutive semesters.

Subjects included:

1. Engineering Statics: Analyzing determinant structures. This includes beams, trusses, and 3D problems as well. I can help with equations involving Newton's Laws of Motion, Moment Equations, Shear and Moment Diagrams. I can also help with Truss Analysis methods that include the Method of Joints, as well as the Method of Sections. I was placed in charge of many workshops, and worked closely with the Professors to help increase the pass rate for this subject.

2. Dynamics: This is very similar to Mechanics in Physics. I can help with Projectile problems involving kinetics as well as kinematics. I can also help with Mechanics problems that involve Newton's Laws of Motion, DaLambert's reverse inertia, Energy equations, Momentum and Impulse problems, Collision problems, Relative Velocity problems, Instantaneous Center problems, and anything else that would be included in any typical Engineering Dynamics class.

4. Strength of Materials: This class is builds on the concepts learned in Engineering Statics. This focuses more on Shear and Moment Diagrams, Normal Stresses, Shear Stresses, Yield Points, Torsion and Torque, Deflections of determinant structures. It provides the foundation for Structural Analysis concepts as well as provides the reasoning for safety factors in Code Books.

6. Structural Analysis: This is similar to Engineering Statics, but deals much more difficult problems such as Statically Indeterminant Structures. I can help with concepts and problems involving the Moment Area Method, the Conjugate Beam Method, the Direct Integration Method, and the Virtual Work Method for analyzing beams, trusses, and frames that are statically indeterminant. This is one of my strongest subjects and my one of my favorites.

11. Hydraulics: This is a more advanced version of Fluid Mechanics. This subject goes more in depth on incompressible pipe flow, turbomachinery, pumps, and Hardy Cross Methods for solving a network of pipes and flowrates. I can also help with problems and concepts involving open channel flow, hydraulic jumps, normal flow, slopes, major losses in energy, minor losses in energy, and more.

13. Steel Design: I can cover any design or analysis that uses steel. This course is based on the Accepted Standard Design (ASD). I can help with problems involving beam analysis/design, column analysis/design, bolted connections concepts, welded connections concepts, plastic moment analysis, bracing, and more. Pretty much any design criteria listed in the American Institute of Steel Construction(AISC) Manual.

14. Reinforced Concrete Design: I can help with design/analysis problems involving beams, one way slabs, single reinforcement, double reinforcement, shear reinforcement, short columns, long columns, and footing using the Load Factor Resistant Design(LRFD) methods.

16. Timber Design: I can help with Timber Design concepts, and show how to design and analyze timber elements such as beams, and columns using the NDS 2005(National Timber Code). I can help with determining dead loads, live loads, wind loads, and seismic loads. I can also help show how to design and analyze horizontal diaphragms and shear walls, and choose the proper plywood and nailing requirements.

18. Pre-Stressed Concrete Design: I can help show how Pre-Stressed and Post-Tensioned concrete differs from Reinforced concrete. I can cover problems involving constant eccentricity, and variable eccentricity. I can also help with design and analysis of Composite beams, and Corbels.

19. Advanced Steel Design: This subject is similar to Steel Design, except that it involves LRFD Design Methods.

20. Vibrations: This subject is very similar to Dynamics, except that it differential equations are used to derive the equations of motion rather than using calculus and algebra to solve the problems. I can help with free vibrations, base excitation, logarithmic decrement, forced vibrations, spring equivalents, damping cases(under damped, critically damped, and over damped), applied impulses, natural frequencies, damped frequencies, forced frequencies, resonance, energy methods and more. I am really strong in this subject as well, and I can show more than one way to solve the majority of vibration problems. I can help with Single Degree of Freedom problems as well as Multiple Degree of Freedom problems.

Some subjects have been omitted due to character limit.

I am experienced with Ordinary Linear Differential Equations. I am very Knowledgeable with Homogeneous and Non-homogeneous solutions. Very comfortable with Undetermined Coefficients and Variation of Parameters.

Those components of differential equations have been very applicable to Vibration Analysis as well as Structural Dynamics.

The idea behind differential equations is the biggest obstacle in understanding how differential equations work and how they can be applied in real world problems.

I am very Knowledgeable in Mechanics. I am able to work with Kinematics, Kinetics, Momentum, Collisions, Relative Velocities, Instantaneous Centers, Newton's Laws of Motion, etc.

I took the course as a part of my Engineering Program, therefore I can use Calculus to solve problems. However, many simple problems can be solved using pure algebra. Calculus can be used to derive the equations used in Mechanics, but once the equations and their components are understood, the solutions can be found without a full understanding of Calculus.

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