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Looking for a solution to your difficulty with calculus or precalculus?

I am a very caring, patient, competent, and experienced math tutor, coach, teacher, and mentor. My focus is college math (calculus, precalculus, college algebra, trigonometry, and differential equations), and high school AP Calculus AB/BC.

I am known as "Dr. Calculus" because of my deep passion and enthusiasm for math, especially calculus and differential equations!

I am currently a full time Instructor of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University, teaching calculus I and II, college algebra, and precalculus. Prior to this I was a private high school math teacher, teaching all math subjects from pre-algebra through calculus. I thoroughly understand the academic environment and the math education process -- both college and high school -- and I know how to prepare the student of any age to excel in it.

Here's a brief overview of my background and relevant experience:

After receiving a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (which included extra courses in mathematics such as 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 analytical and numerical, of complex systems.

After moving to the Atlanta area six years ago, my passion for math led me to switch careers and become a full-time high school math teacher at Furtah Preparatory School, a small private school in Acworth, teaching all the math subjects in grades 6 to 12, including precalculus and calculus. I also began tutoring math, and have tutored almost a thousand hours.

As mentioned at the start of this profile, I am currently a full time Instructor of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University, teaching calculus I and II, college algebra, and precalculus. In the future I likely will teach calculus III, numerical analysis (also known as numerical methods), and differential equations.

I also specialize in tutoring (and mentoring) especially gifted students (including those considered "genius") who need a much higher level of rigor, depth, and challenge in their math education than they are getting in school. I will challenge EVERY student to reach his/her potential, no matter how high they are able to fly -- I will fly with them!

My background allows me to help you or your child with calculus:

1) I have an advanced background in mathematics, which includes full proficiency in calculus, differential equations and numerical analysis (at a graduate level.)

2) My degrees and professional experience in mechanical engineering have given me practical problem solving insights that allow me to help the student solve difficult or "tricky" calculus problems. Most students learn the math principles, but need to learn how to intuitively apply them!

3) My broad high school math teaching experience (8th grade through 12th grade, including Advanced Math/Precalculus and high school calculus) and one-on-one tutoring have given me the ability to effectively teach any level of high school and college level math up to and including calculus.

Calculus, which is taught to advanced (usually highly-gifted) high school students and in college, is necessary for engineering, science and mathematics degrees, and for students seeking other degrees which also require calculus or simply wishing to be well-rounded. Let me help you or your child to not only learn, but to become fully proficient in calculus!

I am very familiar with ordinary and partial differential equations, having passed college-level courses in calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis (which covers numerical techniques to solve ordinary and partial differential equations.) As a mechanical engineering student, various classes solved ordinary and partial differential equations as part of the curriculum, such as the Heat Equation in three dimensions for graduate level heat transfer courses. As a scientist at three DOE National Laboratories, I analytically and numerically solved ordinary and partial differential equations for various research purposes, such as the complex analytic solution (verified by comparing the analytic results with a numerical solution) of radon flow into the basement of a dwelling, expressed using a second order partial differential equation in three dimensions.

My background allows me to help you or your child with Precalculus:

1) I have an advanced background in mathematics, which includes full proficiency in calculus, differential equations and numerical analysis (at a graduate level.)

2) My degrees and professional experience in mechanical engineering have given me practical problem solving insights that allow me to help the student solve difficult or "tricky" Precalculus problems. Most students learn the math principles, but need to learn how to intuitively apply them!

3) My broad high school math teaching experience (8th grade through 12th grade, including high-school Precalculus) and one-on-one tutoring have given me the ability to effectively teach any level of high school math, and college level math up to and including calculus.

Precalculus, usually taught in the 11th or 12th grade in high school, or in college, is a necessary math course to prepare the student for high school or college calculus. I will help you or your child learn Precalculus, and to prepare for the rigors of calculus!

My background allows me to help you or your child with Trigonometry:

1) I have an advanced background in mathematics, which includes full proficiency in calculus, differential equations and numerical analysis (at a graduate level.)

2) My degrees and professional experience in mechanical engineering have given me practical problem solving insights that allow me to help the student solve difficult or "tricky" trigonometric problems. Most students learn the math principles, but need to learn how to intuitively apply them!

3) My broad high school math teaching experience (8th grade through 12th grade, including high-school Algebra 2 and Advanced Math/Precalculus which covers Trigonometry) and one-on-one tutoring have given me the ability to effectively teach any level of high school math, and college level math up to and including calculus.

Trigonometry, which is occasionally taught as a stand-alone course in high school and as an introductory course in college (to prepare the student for calculus) is usually covered in high school Algebra 2/Advanced Math/Precalculus, and in college algebra, is a necessary math course to prepare the student for high school or college calculus. I will help you or your child learn Trigonometry!

Fantastic! — He is truly Doctor Calculus. He has helped my son tremendously with AP Calculus. He is patient, kind, courteous, always on time, and definitely knows his stuff! I could not recommend him more highly. Super nice guy! ...

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