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Emma D.

Structural Mechanics and Linear Algebra with MIT Alum

Cambridge, MA (02142)

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I am a Mechanical EIT with 8+ years of teaching experience. I taught linear algebra at MIT for its High School Summer Program. I worked as a science instructor for the Newman School in Back Bay. I volunteered as an after-school math tutor for a middle school in my hometown. Through tutoring students from local universities, I have become familiar with core classes taught at MIT, NEU, and BU.

I specialize in engineering subjects such as structural mechanics, dynamics, and vibrations. I also tutor the mathematics needed to understand finite element methods.

My tutoring style varies from student to student. In general, I try to make the best of your time by focusing on concepts that are crucial to your success. My lessons are broken into parts that are easy to understand; together, these parts communicate complex ideas.

I can provide a quiet study room equipped with whiteboards for tutoring; this location is near the Kendall/MIT red line stop. I am also available for online tutoring.

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Emma’s subjects

Linear Algebra

I took linear algebra at MIT, and the concepts I learned reappeared ubiquitously throughout my engineering coursework. Because of this, I am very familiar with both the theory and engineering applications. I taught an informal introduction to linear algebra class and also have experience tutoring undergraduate-level linear algebra.

Classes I have tutored:
BU ENG EK 102 - Intro to Linear Algebra for Engineers
MIT 18.06 - Intro to Linear Algebra

Mechanical Engineering

I am a certified mechanical EIT in MA. The certification process involves passing the FE, an eight hour exam that tests competency in mechanical engineering topics such as statics, dynamics, vibrations, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials.

Classes I have tutored:
BU ENG BE 436 - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
MIT 8.03 - Vibrations and Waves
NEU CIVE2221 - Statics and Strength of Materials
NEU CIVE5522 - Structural Analysis 2


I specialize in the structural analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. I am very familiar with conjugate beam theory, the load displacement relationships, force method, displacement method, moment-distribution method, stiffness method, and energy methods. I also tutor introductory statics and dynamics. Got a pulley problem? I can help you understand how to solve it.

Classes I have tutored:
MIT 8.01 - Classical Mechanics
MIT 8.03 - Vibrations and Waves
NEU CIVE2221 - Statics and Strength of Materials
NEU CIVE5522 - Structural Analysis 2

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

Great Tutor! — Emma took the time and patience to help me overcome my difficulties in Linear Algebra. She is precise, organized, and very helpful! ...

— Randa, Boston, MA on 9/19/14

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