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Emma D.

Cambridge, MA

$80/hr

Structural Mechanics and Linear Algebra with MIT Alum

Background check passed as of 10/17/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Structural Mechanics and Linear Algebra with MIT Alum

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Subjects
I specialize in engineering subjects such as structural mechanics, dynamics, and vibrations. I also tutor linear algebra and calculus, which are needed to understand finite element methods.

Style
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. Please be aware that you will learn much more quickly when you begin by building a strong foundation; if you are thinking about tutoring throughout the semester, I urge you to invest time in understanding the basics.

Experience
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. Please ask me about NEU civil engineering classes: statics, structural analysis 1, and structural analysis 2.

Location
I can reserve a quiet study room equipped with whiteboards for meeting near the Kendall/MIT red line stop. I am also available for online tutoring through Scribblar, an online whiteboard.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Randa, Boston, MA on 9/19/14

"Dedicated and effective tutor for the SAT Math II"

- Ji, Middleton, MA on 2/17/14

"A well-prepared tutor"

- Rakan, Boston, MA on 1/27/14

"Makes hard subjects seem much easier to grasp."

- Grace, Boston, MA on 10/28/13

"Very helpful."

- Ezinne, Boston, MA on 12/5/12

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Civil Engineering

I have a SB in Civil Engineering from MIT. I specialize in the structural analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. I am very familiar with conjugate beam theory, the load displacement relationships, flexibility method, stiffness method, moment-distribution method, and energy methods.

Classes I have tutored:
MIT 8.03 - Vibrations and Waves
NEU CIVE2221 - Statics and Strength of Materials
NEU CIVE2320 - Structural Analysis 1
NEU CIVE5522 - Structural Analysis 2

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

Emma’s Resources

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Hello Thorgerdur,    You can begin both problems by replacing 314 with its modular 7 representation: 314^163 = 6^163 mod 7   (a)  Note how powers of 6 repeat cyclically in the modular 7 number system: 6^1 = 6 mod 7 6^2 = 1 mod 7 6^3 = 6 mod...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

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

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations or late rescheduling.

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 2 miles of Cambridge, MA 02142.


About Emma

Subjects
I specialize in engineering subjects such as structural mechanics, dynamics, and vibrations. I also tutor linear algebra and calculus, which are needed to understand finite element methods.

Style
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. Please be aware that you will learn much more quickly when you begin by building a strong foundation; if you are thinking about tutoring throughout the semester, I urge you to invest time in understanding the basics.

Experience
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. Please ask me about NEU civil engineering classes: statics, structural analysis 1, and structural analysis 2.

Location
I can reserve a quiet study room equipped with whiteboards for meeting near the Kendall/MIT red line stop. I am also available for online tutoring through Scribblar, an online whiteboard.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Randa, Boston, MA on 9/19/14

"Dedicated and effective tutor for the SAT Math II"

- Ji, Middleton, MA on 2/17/14

"A well-prepared tutor"

- Rakan, Boston, MA on 1/27/14

"Makes hard subjects seem much easier to grasp."

- Grace, Boston, MA on 10/28/13

"Very helpful."

- Ezinne, Boston, MA on 12/5/12
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Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations or late rescheduling.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Cambridge, MA 02142

Emma’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Emma’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Emma. View all of Emma’s resources

Hello Thorgerdur,    You can begin both problems by replacing 314 with its modular 7 representation: 314^163 = 6^163 mod 7   (a)  Note how powers of 6 repeat cyclically in the modular 7 number system: 6^1 = 6 mod 7 6^2 = 1 mod 7 6^3 = 6 mod...


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