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Jonathan C.

Math/Science Tutor with Master's of Science in Engineering

Denver, CO (80214)

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Jonathan's Tutoring Subjects

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Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Differential Equations more »
Geometry
Linear Algebra more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Probability
Statistics
Trigonometry
English:
ACT Reading
Bible Studies more »
Reading
Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Chemistry more »
Civil Engineering more »
Physical Science
Physics more »
Computer:
Fortran more »
MATLAB more »
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Tax Preparation more »
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Calculus
Chemistry more »
Geometry
Physics more »
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading
Statistics
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ASVAB
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Statistics

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Bible Studies

I have read and studied the Bible consistently over the past 12 years. I also was a youth group leader for a year from 2007-2008. I have preached at two nursing homes over the course of the past year.

Chemistry

I took my first chemistry class as a sophomore in high school. I loved that general chemistry class! It was my first introduction to quantitative reasoning in the sciences. It was a revelation to me that one could use simple arithmetic ratios to make predictions about the quantity of products from chemical reactions. Before choosing physics as my undergraduate major, I had considered chemistry. The class that caused me to go with Physics was Organic Chemistry I. I got a B in the course, but found out that I didn't have a natural knack to "see" the reactions and what the products would be.

Civil Engineering

I graduated with a Master's of Science degree with a specialty in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in spring of 2012. I also successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam for Civils.

Differential Equations

I have taken two math classes specific to differential equations: Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations. I have also taken one undergraduate level and one graduate level Engineering Math courses that touched on Differential Equations.

Through my physics and engineering coursework I have used these mathematical techniques to analyze differential equations. These include topics as diverse as thermal physics, mechanics of materials, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.

I have also taken two graduate level courses that deal with numerical techniques applied to Differential Equations: the Finite Element Method and a Numerical Methods course that presented numerous algorithms implemented in FORTRAN to solve commonly encountered engineering problems.

Fortran

I used FORTRAN 95 extensively during my thesis work. My advisor's geotechnical excavation program was written in this. I modified this preexisting program for the purposes of my research.

Linear Algebra

I have taken an undergraduate linear algebra course. Upon this foundation I have added much physical application: eigenvalue problems in mechanical stability problems, multi-modal vibratory theory, the use of linear algebra constructs in the Finite Element Method, the construction of stiffness matrices in non-isotropic materials, and the application of linear algebra to describe the mechanical behavior of the very small in quantum mechanics.

MATLAB

Through the course of my graduate studies, I coded over 5000 lines in MATLAB. The bulk of this programming was in the context of two graduate level courses: Soil Dynamics and Advanced Engineering Analysis, where I coded mathematical frameworks and homework, respectively. I also wrote a simple 1-Dimensional Discrete Element Method (DEM) code in MATLAB for a graduate level DEM class. Finally, I wrote scripts to generate input data for the Finite Element Method program at the center of my thesis work in MATLAB.

Physics

My undergraduate degree was physics. I pursued physics for two reasons:

1. I found it interesting and challenging, and
2. I have a desire to understand how things work from a basic level.

I still have a love for physics and this enthusiasm spills over when helping somebody with understanding it.

Tax Preparation

I worked for H&R Block as a first year tax preparer for the Spring 2010 (Tax Year 2009) season. I passed the required H&R Block multi-week tax course and was hired on.

I was quite successful in this position in that I was well-liked by my colleagues and had a 100% customer satisfaction marks.

I went to graduate school in Fall 2010 and graduated in May 2012. Due to the exigencies of school and family life, I was not able to work the last two tax seasons.

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