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I am a PhD candidate at NYU in Chemical Engineering, in my last few months before completing. I have learned that I enjoy teaching from years of tutoring, on the Middle School, High School and College levels. I feel that imparting knowledge is a prerequisite to truly master one's fields of study; I can personally attest to that.
My teaching skills have developed over the past 15 years starting as a tutor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and C++. As a private tutor, I continued working with college-level students and I began working with high school students as well. During my PhD training, I have also had the pleasure and advantage of teaching on the college level as a teaching assistant both in classroom and lab settings. Also during my graduate studies, I helped to introduce science and technology to NYC public school students. This was part of a National Science Foundation GK-12 initiative to promote STEM through integration of the existing curriculum with my PhD level research, using robotics & mechatronics. This offered me the unique opportunity to communicate field-specific concepts to untrained audiences.
Finally, I am constantly refining my knowledge base and equally learning new concepts; this puts me in a position where I must adapt a pedagogical perspective in both sides of education. I think this approach is valuable in that it makes the student a producer as well as a consumer of knowledge. This is important in developing academic proficiency and independence. One of my many goals is pass this on to my students.
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Differential equations are everywhere! The applications are so ubiquitous, that biologists make regular use of them. I can get students to understand from the very basic to the more advanced topics in the subject. My teaching style relies heavily on intuitive real-life examples. I have been using differential equation models in my PhD research on DNA surface-hybridization kinetics for more than 5 years. In addition, I have used ODE's, PDE's, DAE's, and SDE's in other mathematical modeling projects and/or courses for well over a decade.
I am familiar with the numerical methods used in software packages and analytical solutions. For example, I have used stochastic differential equations in financial engineering applications, and successfully implemented these models using numerical software packages such as Matlab, Python with Scipy & Numpy. Most importantly, I can teach what I know!
I can teach you MATLAB! MATLAB is a prototyping language that leverages the matrix data versus looping, for speed. The program seems difficult at first because of this data type, but after a few introductory lessons, you will be on your way to working with on of the more popular, useful, and powerful mathematical development packages.
I began using MATLAB & Simulink in 2003, as a requirement for a process control & dynamics chemical engineering course. Since then I have actively used MATLAB & Simulink to numerically solve many problems and equations in: statistics & probability, financial engineering, classical mathematical physics & engineering, image processing. I also have extensive experience with optimization problems including gradient, direct-search, and meta-heuristic methods such as swarm and genetic algorithms.
I have experience with development of standalone MATLAB executables (.exe) running on the MATLAB Runtime Compiler, without a full installation. I have many coding examples of this.
I also worked as an independent contractor, where MATLAB development was the major role.
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