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SUMMARY of TUTORING QUALIFICATIONS
* 9 years tutoring students in grades 8-12 in math and physics
* 200+ hours of high school and college tutoring
* 7 years teaching at the college level in math
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award in Math
* 2 grants to develop Internet-based, live Tutoring
* Early adopter of technology in support of a student's learning process.
In addition, I have
* Masters degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering
* 40 years in high-tech engineering, management and consulting
* 2nd Master's from NYU/Bell Telephone Labs (CDTP)
* Awarded 9 patents
SUBJECTS TAUGHT AND TUTORED
* Developmental Mathematics including: Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry
* Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
* Mathematics for students majoring in Automotive Technology
* Calculus 1,2 and 3
* Differential Equations
* High school physics
* Introductory and Intermediate College Physics
TEACHING and TUTORING BACKGROUND
* Since 2007, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics in all levels of mathematics at MassBay Community College, Framingham State University and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
* Developed 4 special Math Tutoring programs for AutoTech, BioTech, Physics and Athletes that was the foundation of a live, Internet-based summer program in Developmental Math.
* Recipient of two Title III grants to develop on-line tutoring - Virtual Tutoring; and to incorporate SOCTRATIVE.com for the classroom and tutoring.
* Nominated for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.
* Implemented on-line, live Internet-based tutoring process for in-incoming freshman to prepare them to take the Accuplacer test.
* An early adopter of Pearson's MyMathLab and McGraw-Hill's ALEKS computer-based programs, Socrative in Quick Quizzes in class and the use of Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha programs.
* Developed and implemented a revision of MassBay's Calculus 1, 2 & 3 and Differential Equations courses under the auspices of the "best practices" of Calculus Reform.
* Provided pro bono tutoring to METCO students at Lincoln-Sudbury High School.
* Tutored a high school student for a year in math, a subject twice failed and a requirement for graduation. He went on to college and became a highly respected, remedial math teacher - he knew how tough it was to learn math.
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY BASED ON A BLEND OF TWO EXPERIENCES
The first, a proud career as an engineer, executive, and consultant in high tech where fluency in the language of mathematics is fundamental to success; and subsequently in academia where I now teach and tutor mathematics at both a 2 year and 4 year college level.
Both experiences have contributed to my understanding that, although math has been a painful barrier to success to many students, these students can become math-competent given their commitment to try coupled with a supportive tutoring /mentoring environment.
WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT OF ME
* Approach mathematics from an application perspective;
* Treat mathematics as a language--mathish;
* To be challenged to think in every class;
* A Socratic style of interaction;
* Support via the Internet, email, phone- 7 days a week;
* High expectations of them to perform;
* Incorporate humor as a part of the learning process;
* My reward is their success.
I have a Master’s Degree from MIT with 40 years of high-tech experience as a practicing electrical engineering; and have taught/tutored Differential Equations at the college level.
The course I teach is intended for students majoring in engineering and the physical sciences and parallels a course in Differential Equations at a four-year college or university. The course covers: classification /solutions to homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations/systems; autonomous equations/systems, and linear and nonlinear equations/systems; using standard methods such as separation of variables; integrating factors, exact equations and substitution methods; solving second and higher order equations using reduction of order, undetermined coefficients; and variation of parameters; solve systems of equations and use eigenvalues / eigenvectors to analyze the behavior / phase portrait of the system; use of Laplace transforms to solve initial value problems; and solve boundary value problems and relate the solution to the Fourier series.
Knows His Stuff — This man knows his stuff and knows how to teach. We will be back. He had great study and test tips. ...
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