I hold a BS and PhD, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in chemical engineering. At RPI, I developed expertise in mathematical modeling, process design and optimization, and renewable energy, while doing doing research on clean hydrogen production. I currently enjoy sharing my knowledge by serving as an adjunct professor at a community college and by tutoring students in math and science. Courses I have taught include Algebra I, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Physics I, Physics II, Introduction to Wind Power Technology, and Introduction to Solar Power Technology. With a bachelors degree and doctorate in engineering, I am well versed in mathematics, from pre-algebra through calculus and differential equations. I enjoy helping others understand mathematics and I have experience in successfully tutoring students in Algebra (both college and Regents), Calculus I, and Calculus II.

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Algebra 1

I regularly teach Algebra I at a community college and have experience assisting my students in one-on-one situations. I also have experience in preparing students for the Algebra Regents exam. My areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) linear equations, quadratics, polynomials, graphing, problem solving, exponents, and radicals.

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Algebra 2

I am a professor at a community college and currently teach Algebra 2 and other math and science-related courses. I also have experience in preparing students for the Algebra Regents exam. My areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) linear equations, quadratics, polynomials, graphing, functions, problem solving, exponents, and radicals.

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Calculus

Calculus is a foundation for my engineering discipline. I have experience tutoring in both Calculus I and Calculus II. My areas of expertise include: limits, continuity, derivatives (product/quotient rule, chain rule,implicit differentiation, etc.), integration, areas between curves, and polar coordinates (among others).

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Physics

I have a degree in engineering, based largely on the principles of physics, with excellent mathematical problem solving skills. I have taught Physics I and II at the college level and have expertise in vectors, kinematics, force balances, 2-D motion, electric potential, rotational motion, torque, friction, tension, thermodynamics, and wave theory.

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Trigonometry

I am a professor in the mathematics department at a community college. I have experience teaching Algebra II with Trigonometry, and in tutoring students in math at the high school and college levels. My trigonometry course covers right triangle geometry, radian measure, the unit circle, trigonometric functions, and vector algebra. I also have experience using and manipulating trig functions at the calculus level.

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GED

The majority of the GED exam has to do with reasoning. My engineering degree is based on sound reasoning and logic. I also have a minor in psychology, which focused on reasoning. My skills in mathematics and ability to teach these skills are also an important trait that will help you succeed on the GED.

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ADD/ADHD

I have personally worked with students suffering from attention deficit disorders. They have approached me in my classes at SCCC and I provided them with one-on-one attention to make sure that they did well in my class. I am very patient, having experience with a wide range of students in my career, and will do my best to help anyone succeed.

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