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I am an extremely caring, patient, and competent math, science and engineering tutor. My tutoring focus is upper-level high school math (algebra 1 and 2, geometry, probability and statistics, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus), college math (college algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, differential equations and numerical analysis), and a number of mechanical and chemical engineering subjects (for example, thermodynamics/thermochemistry, heat transfer, and energy conversion systems). I also provide SAT and ACT math preparation.
I currently teach College Algebra as a part-time Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
Here's a quick overview of my background and relevant experience:
After receiving a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1981 (which included extra education in mathematics, including graduate-level numerical analysis and computer modeling), I worked for 14 years as an engineer and staff scientist at three DOE National Labs, primarily researching alternative energy conversion technologies. My research at the National Labs included extensive mathematical analysis and modeling, both analytic and numerical, of complex systems. More recently I've been involved with entrepreneurial activities in digital publishing which has, oddly enough, benefited my ability to teach and tutor math and science.
After moving to the Atlanta area four years ago, I became certified to teach SAT Preparation for Princeton Review and taught several marathon 20 hour SAT Preparation classes at local high schools (I am no longer under contract with Princeton Review.) Subsequent to that I started teaching high school math and summer science/math classes.
I also taught for 2 years as a full-time high school math teacher at Furtah Preparatory School, a small private high school in Acworth, teaching all the math subjects from grade 8 (prealgebra) to grade 12 (precalculus and calculus), as well as teaching SAT preparation classes (math, reading and writing) for the students.
And, as mentioned at the start of this profile, I currently teach College Algebra as a part-time Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
In addition, the math classes I taught at Furtah Preparatory included a number of students with Aspergers, ADD/ADHD and dyslexia, so this experience will help me tutor grade-level students who have mild forms of these and related learning challenges. (For students with more serious learning challenges that do not allow the student to do grade-level work, it is better to find a tutor specially trained in teaching learning-challenged students.)
Of course, I have individually tutored with great success a number of students in many areas of math and science, both high school and college. Students who are taking calculus, whether in high school or college, should have a tutor; calculus is my number one specialty! Some even call me "Dr. Calculus".
I am also able to tutor (and mentor) especially gifted students (including those considered "genius") who need a much higher and more rigorous level of math education than they are getting in school -- I will challenge EVERY student to reach his/her potential, no matter how high.
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