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I am a semi-retired electrical engineer and part time math adjunct teacher at a local college who immensely enjoys teaching, either one-to-one or in a class. I have found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach that really works for math, and that students frequently see math problems in quite different ways. Rather than strictly following the standard, text-book methods, my approach is first to learn how the student is thinking about the problem, and teach the material from that viewpoint. Whether you need a little help getting that last bit of clarity on the subject, or are completely lost and bewildered, I can help.
I have been a practicing electrical engineer for over 30 years, engaged in the design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of analog, microwave and RF circuits. When I entered the field, in 1979, there were no commercially available software packages to do circuit design/analysis. So I frequently was called on to generate the equations and Fortran code to analyze and optimize the circuits. This provided me with a deep understanding of the circuit theory and mathematical methods used to compute and optimize the response.
Also, one of my assignments was to teach a senior level circuits analysis class at Stonybrook University in NY, (ESE 311, Analog Integrated Circuits). The class went very well; I enjoyed the student interaction and I believe that the students enjoyed the class as well.
Finally, I would say that over the last 32 years, I have probably learned more from my mistakes (both technical and political) than from the jobs that went smoothly, which provided me information I think would serve engineering students well as they begin their career.
A few years ago, I taught a math course at Brookdale College (MA 136). The course was divided in 3 units, one of which was Logic, dealing with If-Then statements (implication), definitions and applications of converse, inverse, contrapositive statements. Venn diagrams and binary arithmetic were used as tools to analyze and solve the logical problems presented.
Additionally, a fair amount of my undergraduate coursework at Polytechnic covered digital logic circuits which can be used to provide an alternative point of view to the problems.
Brooklyn Polytechnic University
Brooklyn Polytechnic University (Master's)
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