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Marcos O.

Wilmington, NC

$50/hr

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Background check passed as of 10/2/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

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I have been a student (I have 4 degrees in mechanical engineering, 3 of them advanced.) and a teacher (I have been full time faculty, visiting professor, adjoint and online faculty.) for a very long time. My teaching style and philosophy have developed and matured based on these experiences.

When I teach, I try to emulate my best teachers, and I also share with my students the ways in which I understood and sometimes discovered concepts. I believe that understanding the fundamental principles is paramount to understanding more complex concepts and tools, and I focus on the process of going from the basic to the complex. Whenever possible, I teach through solving complex problems: I challenge my students to think, to use everything they know to solve a problem, to check and question their own assumptions, and to clearly define the boundaries of their solution. I think it is important to relate concepts and tools to practical applications: it helps to understand them; it helps to remember them; and it helps to make them relevant and worth learning.

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Theresa, Elmira, NY on 5/5/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE
Corporate Training:
Spanish, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Mechanical Engineering

I have 4 degrees in mechanical engineering, 3 of them advanced. I was a full-time faculty teaching Fluid Mechanics. Heat Transfer, Combustion, Control Systems, Thermodynamics, Modeling and Simulation, at undergraduate and graduate levels for six years.

Universidad Central de Venezuela
Mechanical Engineeri
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Master's
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
PhD

Education

Universidad Central de Venezuela (Mechanical Engineeri)

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Master's)

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (PhD)

Very Helpful — My son found him to be very helpful. He was worried about being tutored, but said he was comfortable with Marcos. My son was impressed that he said he would look a couple things up on his own time and go over them next session with him. My son is looking forward to the next session. ...

— Theresa, Elmira, NY on 5/5/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable for groups and longer than 2 hours tutoring.

Travel policy

Marcos will travel within 20 miles of Wilmington, NC 28403.


About Marcos

I have been a student (I have 4 degrees in mechanical engineering, 3 of them advanced.) and a teacher (I have been full time faculty, visiting professor, adjoint and online faculty.) for a very long time. My teaching style and philosophy have developed and matured based on these experiences.

When I teach, I try to emulate my best teachers, and I also share with my students the ways in which I understood and sometimes discovered concepts. I believe that understanding the fundamental principles is paramount to understanding more complex concepts and tools, and I focus on the process of going from the basic to the complex. Whenever possible, I teach through solving complex problems: I challenge my students to think, to use everything they know to solve a problem, to check and question their own assumptions, and to clearly define the boundaries of their solution. I think it is important to relate concepts and tools to practical applications: it helps to understand them; it helps to remember them; and it helps to make them relevant and worth learning.

Testimonials

"Very Helpful"

- Theresa, Elmira, NY on 5/5/12
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Education

Universidad Central de Venezuela
Mechanical Engineeri
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Master's
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
PhD

Education

Universidad Central de Venezuela (Mechanical Engineeri)

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Master's)

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rate is negotiable for groups and longer than 2 hours tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wilmington, NC 28403

Marcos’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
Reading
Science:
Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE
Corporate Training:
Spanish, Statistics

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.


Background Check Status for Marcos O.

Marcos O. passed a background check on 10/2/14. The check was ordered by Marcos through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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