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At the age of 15, after becoming a National Science Talent Scholar, I was accepted as a freshman at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras from which I graduated summa cum laude. I won a Research Assistantship to work at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory as part of my M.S. research at Univ. of California, Berkeley. I transferred to Stanford University for my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. At Stanford I was a Teaching Assistant for 3 quarters for the Applied & Engineering Mathematics course sequence M.E. 200A,B,C taken by most Masters' students. On Rosh Hashanah Day, my Professor (after surprising me the day before!) took a religious holiday, and I gave my first lecture at the Terman Auditorium to over 200 students and a few dozen on SITN (Stanford Instructional Television Network) taken by many Silicon Valley engineers - that was awesome; I checked the videotape later at the Engineering Library and noticed that I had to slow down a bit while speaking. I have a Tau Beta Pi survey by a student with glowing comments ("Ramesh will be a great teacher one day") that Chairman Bill Reynolds circled and gave to me - this is one of my most cherished documents!
I worked as an Academic Staff Member at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where, as part of Outreach programs, we taught efficient Supercomputing techniques to many universities in the Mid-West! I then worked at Exxon Corporate Research Labs doing basic engineering research (using applied math, physics/mechanical engineering, software tools and coding) closely with groups from M.I.T., Princeton and Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison. Subsequently, I moved over to Financial Services and Wall Street. My recent work experience includes a Wall Street R&D group, Risk Management and Data Analysis for market-makers developing Software tools and Models.
In my entire career, there was always a teaching/training/communicating component. My teaching style is tailored to my assessment of the preparation, aptitude, the TIME constraint of the student (I teach students how to postpone/eliminate the use of calculations,calculators AND save precious time during tests) and above all the student's objective - my style of teaching early in the second marking period to pull the grades up for the year is different from teaching a couple of days before the mid-term or the AP/S.A.T.
I help with our family's desire to cook gourmet food, run an All-Vegetarian Cafe-Bistro. I was an avid tennis player when my knee was doing better!
Graduating in the top 2% of my class at IIT Madras in Engineering, I was a straight A student in all Math. courses including differential equations. I went onto take AND teach Applied Math. courses at Berkeley and Stanford. The ME 200B syllabus at Stanford included the three main methods of solving problems that could be cast as (Partial) Differential Equations - Self-similar methods, Separation of Variables, Method of Characteristics.
The basis for solving PDE's is of course knowing how to deal efficiently with O(rdinary) Differential Equations.
Discrete Math is concerned with the following topics - sets, relations, functions, induction and other methods of proof; recursion, combinatorics, graph theory, and algorithms. These are topics covered in most high school and lower level University courses. As a Doctoral student at Stanford teaching Masters' students, these are areas well covered in my graduate learning and teaching career.
I hold a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering -IIT Madras, India - and was 2nd in graduating class. I also hold an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. (ABD) Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Excellent tutor — Ramesh is as brilliant and well-educated a math tutor as you are likely to find, but these attributes alone are not what make him such a good tutor. His ability to present complex concepts clearly and concisely, and his knack for finding gaps in our student's knowledge are what have made him so effective. His emphasis on a student's responsibility to be fully prepared for each tutoring session ha ...
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