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Gary L.

Mathematics / Numerical Methods / Computer Programming Tutor

Denver, CO (80237)

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I love learning and helping others to learn. I am an engineer and have taught math and physics at the college level. My Bachelor's degree is in Civil Engineering, and my Master of Science is in Engineering Management. I have a natural aptitude for making the complex understandable; for me, helping another person master a concept is as interesting as learning it myself.

Here's my teaching philosophy:

1. Simplify where possible.
2. Identify and emphasize subject fundamentals.
3. Show the subject's relevance to life.
4. Make learning enjoyable.

I'm very patient, and will make sure you understand each step before we move to the next one.

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Gary’s subjects

Corporate Training:
GMAT, Microsoft Excel, Statistics
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Precalculus, Statistics, Writing
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel
AutoCAD, Computer Programming, Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Bible Studies, Writing

Civil Engineering

I am a registered professional civil engineer in the states of California and Colorado. I have practiced engineering for 29 years (12 years in the U.S. Air Force, and 17 years while working for National Home Insurance Company).

While at National Home Insurance Company, I trained staff structural engineers in analysis of nationwide structural and geotechnical residential situations. I also coordinated structural investigation and repair of damaged residences with structural and geotechnical engineering consultants. This work involved a broad knowledge of soil mechanics and structural engineering, as well as the ability to communicate with and direct engineering consultants. I conducted structural and geotechnical engineering research projects that ensured accurate company decisions and minimized company expenses.

While serving as an engineering officer with the U.S. Air Force, I designed engineering projects for building additions, renovations, and new single-story buildings. I also served as a member of a joint venture construction management team on a $32 million Middle East remote underground command/control facility, monitored project cost, schedule, and quality resulting in on-time, on-schedule, within-budget construction progress, as well as identified and scheduled manpower, equipment and material requirements for civil engineering projects.

I have also taught two one-semester college physics courses.

Computer Programming

My Bachelor's Degree is in Civil Engineering, and my Master's is in Engineering Management. My professional software development experience is in PowerBASIC and VBA/Excel, and includes turn-key corporate programming in the areas of construction estimation, workload balancing, business trend analysis, equity cyclic analysis, and engineering numerical methods. My programming self-education includes having thoroughly read the following books:

QBASIC By Example, The Easiest Way to Learn How to Program (Greg Perry, 1993).

The PowerBASIC Console Compiler Reference Guide (2002).

Power Programming With VBA/Excel (Steven C. Chapra, 2003).

How to Become a Highly Paid Corporate Programmer (Paul H. Harkins, 2004).

Numerical Methods for Engineers, Fourth Edition (Steven C. Chapra and Raymond P. Canale, 2003).

Visual Basic

Subject: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)/Excel.

I completed a book on VBA/Excel as part of a self-study program in which I have accomplished detailed solution of over 500 engineering numerical methods problems during the last eight years using VBA/Excel and PowerBASIC compilers. Problem types: engineering, physics, calculus, roots of equations, linear algebraic equations, optimization, curve fitting, market cyclic analysis, and business management.

Specific VBA/Excel topics and problem categories that I can teach and/or solve:

1. Customized worksheet functions.
2. Modular and structured programming.
3. Object-oriented programming.
4. Debugging and testing.
5. Variable scope.
6. Engineering computations.
7. Strings and dialog boxes.
8. Data structures (arrays and records).
9. Creating and accessing files.
10. Custom dialog boxes.

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California State University, Long Beach (Civil Engineering)

Air Force Institute of Technology (Master's)

Excellent Tutor Gary responds quickly to all e-mails and inquiries and really helps clarify the topic of statistics. He is patient and has a great sense of humor which is really appreciated. He has great knowledge of statistics and Excel and I worked with him last year for a beginning statistics class and now an advanced statistics class- all around five star tutor! ...

— Laura from Parker, CO on 1/16/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Sundays: Time and a half.

Travel policy

Gary will travel within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80237.

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