I am an engineer with an MS in Electrical Engineering who is passionate about mathematics AND (more importantly) its applications to real-world problems. From my engineering undergraduate and graduate coursework, I am familiar with and comfortable explaining Algebra, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations as well as Physics. I am patient and professional with students, and will go the extra mile to make sure students have a physical “feel” for the math they’re learning as well as a general approach to solving problems.

As an Electrical Engineering graduate student at Lehigh University I had the opportunity to gain experience working with students of different skill levels. I lead two lectures a week teaching a math-intensive introductory circuits course. In addition to leading lectures, I spent considerable time leading electronics labs, helping students apply their textbook knowledge to real circuits. In my free time, I was also a volunteer for Lehigh’s STAR tutoring service as a math and science tutor for Bethlehem, PA area middle school and high school students.

After finishing my MS at Lehigh in 2011, I earned an engineering position at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where I currently work. I enjoyed the opportunities I had to interact with students to help them understand difficult material, and miss the “Aha!” moments we were able to share when I helped solidify a concept they previously struggled with.

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Algebra 1

I have many hours of experience tutoring Algebra students. My mastery of higher-level mathematical courses is derived from my fundamentals in algebra. I am comfortable explaining even explaining algebraic concepts and relating them to real-world examples to help the student visualize problems and solve them.

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Algebra 2

I work with Algebraic concepts on a day to day basis during work developing mathematical algorithms for naval systems. I have real world experience with this sort of math and I have tutored students in this subject before.

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Calculus

I have taken and earned A's in Calculus 1, 2, and 3 at Lehigh University. As an engineer, I am forced to rely on these basics to accomplish my job on a day-to-day basis. I am familiar with and have tutored each level of calculus at a university level.

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Physics

I have degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, which are simply physics taken to an extreme. I have tutored students at a university level in this subject at Lehigh University.

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Precalculus

I usually begin with a simple diagnostic exam in order to assess the student's grasp of the material (basic functions, solving equations, etc). From there we can take a step back if necessary to build up any missing or fragile fundamental skills.

After that I prefer to answer questions the student may have from class, do some basic drills of current material, and pre-teach upcoming material so that when the student encounters the concepts in class, the material is not foreign.

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SAT Math

I am well-versed as an algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry tutor already. I earned outstanding scores on both the SAT (760) and GRE (780) math sections. In preparation for these tests I became accustomed to the methods and strategies for getting the best possible scores for students taking this test.

Since then, I became an engineer and use the same skill sets necessary to succeed on the SAT on a day-to-day basis.

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Differential Equations

I have taken undergraduate and graduate courses (in Math and and Engineering) which deal with differential equations. In advanced engineering courses flexible knowledge of differential equations is critical and as such my experience with solving tough problems is up-to-date in this subject.

I have tutored this subject through WyzAnt and at my former academic institution.

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