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Helmut S.

Westford, MA

$35/hr

Retired Raytheon Engineer ; Algebra, Physics, Pre-Calculus and German

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Retired Raytheon Engineer ; Algebra, Physics, Pre-Calculus and German

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I have 40 years of experience as a simulation engineer with significant experience using math, physics, and Fortran to develop simulation models. I've been a substitute in local high schools for math and science and have also taught algebra, geometry, physics and German in these capacities. In addition, I am also mentoring a student for the past three years from the 7th grade through his current junior year in high school as part of the Stand and Deliver program and the Big and Little Friends organizations. I love the teaching aspect of this relationship and have been thoroughly cleared many times by these organizations. During my 40 years with Raytheon, I taught numerous courses in-house, basic electronics and simulation courses as part of the adjunct faculty at Fitchburg State College.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Don, Stow, MA on 1/27/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Abraham, Hollis, NH on 9/29/14

"Good Tutor for German"

- Ramesh, Westford, MA on 2/24/14

"Great Experience!"

- Mary Ann, North Billerica, MA on 4/11/13

"Helmut is a patient, and excellent tutor."

- Elene, Pepperell, MA on 11/28/12
Computer:
Fortran
Language:
German
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
German

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Algebra 1

I am qualified for all levels of Algebra including Algebra-1.

Algebra 2

I believe that the previous Algebra certification, which I completed and passed with 100% grade, covers Algebra-2, since there was no higher available Algebra certification.

Electrical Engineering

I am qualified to teach basic High School electronics with R, L & C components, which are sometimes taught as part of a physics course. Both of my degrees are in Electronic Engineering and I've taught basic courses at the college level as an adjunct professor to Fitchburg State College.

Fortran

For 40+ years I used Fortran almost exclusively to develop simulation models for missile systems. At the time of my retirement, I was responsible for about 30,000 lines of Fortran code. My exposure to Fortran has therefore been very significant over many years at all levels from generating the code to verification of its operation.

Geometry

I have completed a review of a high school geometry book as well as having taught Geometry as a substitute.

German

German grammar is relatively difficult compared to English, but on the other hand, the language is very phonetic. When one starts to learn German, the student may be overwhelmed by the grammar. To compensate, I find that faster association between the grammar and vocabulary is achieved by practice, practice and practice reading out loud, forming simple sentences based on the student's daily experiences, and listening to spoken German and lyrics sung in German. To this end I engage the student in simple conversation, provide sound tracks of spoken German in addition to my speaking, and provide simple songs with clearly enunciated lyrics.

Of course, getting the homework done, reading the homework lesson, or writing and explaining the grammar is first priority.

Linear Algebra

My knowledge of Linear Algebra is limited to having extensive experience in dealing with 3-dimensional vectors, frames of reference and rotation matrices to develop models of the physical world as was required in the simulation of missile systems. In this capacity I wrote many papers and tutorials presented at simulation conferences that presented these concepts and applications.

I also understand very well the use of determinants to solve simultaneous linear equations, and the development of inverse or transpose matrices.

Physics

Physics has been a life long interest and I completed a college undergraduate-level course as part of my BSEE degree. I've also tutored physics at the college level for WyzAnt.

Prealgebra

I am well qualified to handle all levels of Algebra including any pre-algebra.

Precalculus

Over the past school year (2012-13), I reviewed a popular high school Pre-Calculus text book (Demana, Waits, Foley & Kennedy), and completed most of the sections and tutored Pre-Calculus as part of WyzAnt.

SAT Math

I worked for a learning facility that specialized in preparing students for the SAT exams and am aware of the strategies that maximize a student's math scores. Given that I am proficient in Algebra and Geometry, I am well qualified to prepare and to explain the types of questions asked on Math SAT tests.

Trigonometry

I am well qualified to tutor Trigonometry because of my many years of using trigonometric relationships at my job. I am also current with the content of a high school trigonometric course because I recently reviewed and completed all of the odd-numbered problems (for which there were answers) in a high school pre-calculus book, which had about 200 pages and three chapters dedicated to trigonometry. My previous experience tutoring Algebra, Physics & German have shown that I can communicate and be helpful to the student.

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U-Mass Lowel 1972
U-Mass Lowell 1980
Master's

Education

U-Mass Lowel 1972

U-Mass Lowell 1980 (Master's)

Fantastic Tutor — We are very pleased with Helmut who is tutoring our son in German. He has connected well with my son and has brought supplemental content to help with language mastery. My son's understanding of the material has improved especially with respect to spoken and written German. Helmut is very patient and we feel very fortunate to have him tutoring our son. ...

— Don, Stow, MA on 1/27/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Helmut will travel within 10 miles of Westford, MA 01886.


About Helmut

I have 40 years of experience as a simulation engineer with significant experience using math, physics, and Fortran to develop simulation models. I've been a substitute in local high schools for math and science and have also taught algebra, geometry, physics and German in these capacities. In addition, I am also mentoring a student for the past three years from the 7th grade through his current junior year in high school as part of the Stand and Deliver program and the Big and Little Friends organizations. I love the teaching aspect of this relationship and have been thoroughly cleared many times by these organizations. During my 40 years with Raytheon, I taught numerous courses in-house, basic electronics and simulation courses as part of the adjunct faculty at Fitchburg State College.

Testimonials

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Don, Stow, MA on 1/27/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Abraham, Hollis, NH on 9/29/14

"Good Tutor for German"

- Ramesh, Westford, MA on 2/24/14

"Great Experience!"

- Mary Ann, North Billerica, MA on 4/11/13

"Helmut is a patient, and excellent tutor."

- Elene, Pepperell, MA on 11/28/12
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Education

U-Mass Lowel 1972
U-Mass Lowell 1980
Master's

Education

U-Mass Lowel 1972

U-Mass Lowell 1980 (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Westford, MA 01886

Helmut’s Subjects

Computer:
Fortran
Language:
German
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
German

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Helmut’s Resources

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