I want to help high school students who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with math subjects, especially those who intend to go on to college. I have tutored my three children and 5 grandchildren, the oldest of whom is in her third year at UC Davis, CA. My greatest enjoyment comes from observing one of these children suddenly grasp a concept which they were having difficulty with.
My formal education includes both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ohio and the University of Southern California where I had many math, probability and statistics courses. My work experience began at Northrop where I worked on the design of the inertial navigation system for the YF12 SR71 reconnaissance aircraft, the Blackbird, which still holds the coast to coast speed record, and has many advantages over the currently used Satellites. While at Northrop, I also worked on the Apollo Lunar Module powered flight tracking processor, a computer program based in Houston, which processed data from tracking stations around the world and computed parameters, including the downrange error which was voice-linked to the astronauts so that the Lunar Module would land near the planned site.
Still at Northrop, I worked on basing studies for the Peacekeeper ballistic missile. Then, after the hardware contracts were awarded, I participated in the systems engineering and technical direction of the contractors: Northrop, Rockwell, Honeywell and others.
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