I have been an instructor at the University of Phoenix in computer science and mathematics since 2002. I follow the "Socratic Method" of asking questions that help the students reach the concept on their own rather than spoon-feeding the information.
I hold a Math Teaching Certificate for the state of New Jersey.
I have been working with software since 1964. My first job with computers was on the IBM 1401, which got its name because the first model had 1400 bytes of memory. Although the equipment was the size of a few large refrigerators, it had less processing capacity then the keyboard of a modern PC.
After graduation, I worked on what was probably the first computerized job network. The computer was located in Bedford Stuyvesant and communicated with offices throughout New York City via 100 baud modems. The computer installation was also a training facility. Some politicians questioned the wisdom of putting a computer in an "unsafe neighborhood"; however, the facility was never robbed or vandalized. A nearby Government office had their guard dog stolen.
After the cutback in scientific programming in 1971, I learned Cobol in a hurry and switched to banking and insurance. Except for a project computerizing gas-pumps, I did not get back into scientific software until I joined Telos in 1984. I have worked at Telos on automated electronic diagnostic equipment as well as communications. Telos, as part of their education program, subsidized my tuition for my MS in computer science.
I have been living in Freehold, NJ (home of Bruce Springsteen) for the past 40 years. Fortunately, it has been renovated since the song, "nothing but the dead and dying," was written.
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