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Emma D.

Cambridge, MA

$90/hr

Structural Mechanics Help

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Background check passed as of 10/17/13
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

About Emma

Subjects
I tutor mechanical engineering subjects such as statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, and vibrations. I can also help with linear algebra and multivariable calculus, which are needed to understand finite element analysis.

Style
I believe in building a strong conceptual foundation. I have seen a small investment of time into mastering the basics make learning throughout the semester exponentially faster, easier, and rewarding.

Experience
I graduated from MIT with an SB in Civil Engineering, and I am a mechanical EIT with lots of teaching and tutoring experience. I taught linear algebra for MIT's high school summer program; I worked as a science instructor at the Newman School in Back Bay; and I have been tutoring BU, MIT, and NEU students for the last five years.

Location
I would be happy to meet you in a public space at your apartment. I could also reserve a quiet study room at an MIT library near the Kendall/MIT red line stop.

About myself
A few years ago, I quit my job as an engineer in order to pursue my interest in traditional furniture making. In my spare time, I enjoy recreational flying as a private pilot and fixing up my ever-ailing vintage car. I am also an avid roadtripper, who likes exploring the once wild west.
Subjects
I tutor mechanical engineering subjects such as statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, and vibrations. I can also help with linear algebra and multivariable Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations or late rescheduling.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139
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"Life Saver!"

- Nasser, Boston, MA on 2/9/15

"Great tutor"

- Shengping, Newtonville, MA on 2/13/15

"Responsive And Easy To Understand"

- Patrick, Boston, MA on 2/2/15

"Outstanding tutor"

- Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

"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
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Calculus,
Physics,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
GRE
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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Calculus

I frequently tutor calculus, and I have studied it from many angles. In high school, I scored 5/5 on both AP Calculus AB and BC examinations. At MIT, I aced multivariable calculus. I have also taken mathematical analysis, and it has given me insight into the theoretical development of calculus.

Classes I have tutored:
BU MA123 - Calculus I
NEU MATH1231 - Calculus for Business and Economics
NEU MATH1341 - Calculus I
NEU MATH1342 - Calculus II

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

Discrete Math

While at MIT, I took several discrete math classes covering number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, and probability.

Classes I have tutored:
MIT 6.042 - Mathematics for Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

I have much experience working with electronics and teaching circuits. I have designed circuits for school projects and for my professional work, built my own loudspeaker crossovers, and upgraded the wiring in my vintage car. I have also taught Maxwell's equations, Kirchoff's laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, capacitors, diodes, and ideal op-amps. My approach is hands-on; students are encouraged to use my breadboard, meters, signal generator and parts to build and test their own circuits.

Classes I have tutored:
MIT 6.01 - Intro to EECS
Suffolk University ECE105 - Circuit Theory I

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

Physics

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

Statistics

I scored 5/5 on the AP statistics examination and aced statistics at MIT. I am very familiar with the common types distributions (Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, normal, T, chi-squared), confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

Life Saver! — Emma tutored me for Statics and Strength of Materials last semester. She was always well-prepared, and I remember being continually amazed by her knowledge and competence in the material. She knew how to solve all the problems without looking at them twice, and she would always guide me through the solution instead of simply throwing it at me. She was also incredibly patient and took the time to a ...

— Nasser, Boston, MA on 2/9/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations or late rescheduling.

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA 02139.

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