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Bruce Alan M.

Professor BAM (Tutors ALL of Long Island: Nassau + Suffolk)

Melville, NY (11775)

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VERY EXPERIENCED TEACHER & TUTOR:

* Over 30 years college teaching as Adjunct Professor at several colleges
(appointments in: Computer Science; Math & Statistics; Physics; Business & Technology)
* Over 20 years private tutoring for High School Regents, AP, and college subjects - including mathematics (algebra, geometry, pre-calc, calculus, statistics, etc.), physical sciences (physics, chemistry, earth science), computer science & programming, etc., plus geography, history, economics, and writing.
* Over 10 years of test-prep teaching and tutoring - SAT/PSAT, ACT, GRE, and MCAT. (Trained and certified by both Kaplan and Princeton Review.)
* Curriculum developer and/or trainer for numerous employee training programs, as well as for vocational exams such as GED, ASVAB, Civil Service, Teacher Certification (NYSTCE), etc.

Professional career: scientific research, computer software, product development, and management at Long Island companies such as Grumman, Robotic Vision Systems, Brookhaven National Lab.

I'm also a professional writer and editor, as well as a radio broadcaster (hosting two weekly talk shows on noncommercial community-radio stations for the past ten years).

Education: B.S. Mathematics from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Poly). Postgraduate studies at Poly as a Physics PhD candidate in X-Ray Diffraction & Crystallography. Further post-grad studies in Computer Science at Poly and at Stony Brook University.


TUTORING PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH:
I focus on understanding of the concepts and developing the student's ability to solve problems -- rather than tedious drill and temporary memorization.


EXCELLENCE:
1. I get results! (Demonstrated improvement: passing courses, raising grades, better test scores, etc.)
2. Knack for establishing good rapport with each student.
3. Focus on understanding concepts and developing skills and strategies to solve problems.
4. Also, my ability to make things understandable, in writing and in discussion.

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NOTE. I offer tutoring ALL over Long Island:
From Great Neck to Greenport, Elmont to East Hampton,

Please ignore the incorrect "location" shown on the Wyzant maps.
I tutor ALL of Nassau & Suffolk counties (plus some of Queens).

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Bruce Alan’s subjects

Test Preparation:
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
History:
Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics

ACT English

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science (and my 30 years part-time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges), I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, as well as a radio broadcaster hosting two weekly talk shows. My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

I was trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams). During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise their scores substantially on all portions of the ACT exam.

ACT Math

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on their SAT and ACT exams.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams).

ACT Reading

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise their scores substantially on all portions of the ACT exam.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams).

ACT Science

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise their scores substantially on all portions of the ACT exam.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams).

AFOQT

I have tutored several people for the ASVAB, AFOQT, and similar tests, including some
who increased their scores by 25 to 30 points
and my most-recent student who aced his ASVAB
and is now joining the USAF.

For many years (originally at The Princeton Review, then later in private practice), I have been successful in helping many students improve scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT,
and other so-called "standardized" tests.
Upon request, I can provide references from
pleased students and parents.

Algebra 1

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Algebra 2

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

ASVAB

I have tutored several people for the ASVAB, including some who increased their scores by 25 to 30 points and my most-recent student who aced his test and is now joining the USAF. Upon request, I can provide references from pleased parents and students.

For many years (originally at The Princeton Review, then later in private practice), I have been successful in helping many students improve scores on the SAT, ACT, and other so-called "standardized" tests.

C

C is one of several languages in which I regularly program, and which I also teach.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I developed several large software programs and projects in C and C++ (and also managed the development of many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

C#

C# is one of several languages in which I program, and which I also teach.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I developed several large software programs and projects in C and C++ (and also managed the development of many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

I was heavily involved in the ANSI and ISO standardization efforts for programming languages including C and C++, as well as Fortran, and also for POSIX. I briefly served as an "observer member" on the X3J16 committee that standardized C++, but spent more time working with X3J11 in the development of ANSI C. I'm actually listed as a co-author, in the original C standard. (I'm also listed as a co-author of one POSIX standard revision, and three of the Fortran standard.

C++

C++ is one of several languages in which I regularly program, and which I also teach.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I developed several large software programs and projects in C++ (and also managed the development of many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

I was heavily involved in the ANSI and ISO standardization efforts for programming languages including C and C++, as well as Fortran, and also for POSIX. I briefly served as an "observer member" on the X3J16 committee that standardized C++, but spent more time working with X3J11 in the development of ANSI C. I'm actually listed as a co-author, in the original C standard. (I'm also listed as a co-author of one POSIX standard revision, and three of the Fortran standard.

Calculus

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, finite math, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics; my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Chemistry


I have been successfully tutoring chemistry students for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

My academic training was primarily in X-Ray diffraction physics to determine the stereo-chemistry and atomic structure of crystal solids. As a Physics PhD candidate (at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn), I worked on the chemical structure determination for many new compounds.

My research career as a crystallographer in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and my science training (in physics and chemistry) has served me well at other positions in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other companies).

In addition to my career in research and industry, I have also been teaching courses in mathematics and the physical sciences, for over thirty years, as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges on Long Island.

Computer Engineering

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of both systems and applications software, and the management thereof.

As an Adjunct Professor at several colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many computer science courses. I was on the committee that developed the new curriculum for both CS and IT tracks at the community college, and I teach one or more of these courses every semester.

Computer Programming

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of both systems and applications software, and the management thereof.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I designed, wrote, and implemented many computer programs (and managed the development of many, many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in Fortran, Pascal, C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

Computer Science

For over 30 years, I have been teaching computer science courses, as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges. Recently, I was active on the committee that developed the new curriculum for both CS and IT tracks at the community college, and I teach one or more of these courses every semester.

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of computer software and systems, and the management thereof.

COOP/HSPT

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on the ACT, SAT/PSAT, SSAT, and similar tests (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc. as well as GED and ASVAB). References available upon request.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

Desktop Publishing

In addition to my career in industry and research, and my college teaching as an Adjunct Professor, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published), a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, and a radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly talk shows).

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

Discrete Math

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

DOS

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in computer science, including operating systems, computer architecture, systems analysis and programming, and other related topics.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I wrote many routines in C and C++ (and managed the development of many, many more).

Dreamweaver

I have been designing dynamic, interactive websites for more than fifteen years, using Dreamweaver and similar products. My company has designed hundreds of web pages for clients, including small businesses, political candidates, civic groups, etc.

At several colleges, I regularly teach programming and website development courses, using Dreamweaver and other tools, as well as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Perl and related subjects.

Electrical Engineering

Most of my career in research and industry has involved the development of computer control systems, including both software programming and the fabrication of unique hardware components.

As an adjunct professor at several colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many computer science courses, including processor architecture and system design.

I also served on the faculty committee that developed new curriculum for both CS and IT tracks at the community college, and I teach one or more of these courses every semester.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over twelve years experience in tutoring both elementary-school and home-schooled children. Upon request, I can provide references and contact information from several pleased parents.

I have been quite successful with youngsters needing math enrichment (and/or motivation), as well as English language and communication skills, and "test-prep" coaching. (I also tutor in a number of other academic subjects, but not foreign languages or the arts.)

My many years of experience with Science Adventures (after-school science clubs, auditorium presentations, summer science camps, etc.), as well as my earlier experience directing "Nature" programs at Summer Camps, have helped me greatly in motivating young children and/or helping those who desire "enrichment" programs in mathematics, science, English language skills, and other subjects.

In addition to my career in research (at Brookhaven Lab) and in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, etc.), I have also been teaching courses in mathematics and the physical sciences, for over thirty years, as an Adjunct Professor at several Long Island colleges.

Elementary Math

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and have been quite successful with youngsters needing math enrichment and/or motivation.
Upon request, I can provide references and contact information from several pleased parents.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many math courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, and linear algebra.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Elementary Science

I have been quite successful tutoring youngsters in several academic subjects. Upon request, I can provide references and contact information from several pleased parents.

My many years of experience with Science Adventures (after-school science clubs, auditorium presentations, summer science camps, etc.), as well as my earlier experience directing "Nature" programs at Summer Camps, have helped me greatly in motivating young children and/or helping those who desire "enrichment" programs in mathematics, science, and other subjects.

In addition to my career in research (at Brookhaven Lab) and industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, etc.), I have also been teaching courses in mathematics and the physical sciences, for over thirty years, as an Adjunct Professor at several Long Island colleges.

English

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science (and my 30 years part-time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges), I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, as well as a radio broadcaster hosting two weekly talk shows.

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

Finite Math

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over 20 years and can provide references upon request.

As an adjunct professor of mathematics and computer science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in computer science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Fortran

Fortran is one of several languages in which I regularly program, and which I also teach.

At Brookhaven Lab, I developed numerous Fortran applications programs in many scientific fields (such as nuclear reactor simulation, crystallography, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry in turbulence), and was also responsible for maintenance of the Fortran compilers on the CDC supercomputers. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I wrote many routines in Fortran (and managed the development of many, many more).

As a member of the Fortran Standards Committee X3J3 (and also the ISO Fortran Experts Group), I was heavily involved in the ANSI and ISO standardization efforts for Fortran, and am a listed author on the standards for both FORTRAN 77 and Fortran 90 (and chaired the interpretations subcommittee for the latter). I have published several articles on Fortran programming, edited others, and did technical reviews for many of the textbooks on Fortran 90 and later versions.

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in Fortran. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

GED

During the past several years, I have been very successful in helping many students pass their GED exams. Upon request, I can provide references from pleased parents and students.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on the GED exam and other "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams).

General Computer

My computer experience is quite extensive, and it goes back for nearly four decades!

The first five computers I ever programmed were: IBM 650, IBM 7040, CDC 6600, SDS 920, PDP-8.

In the Applied Mathematics Dept. of Brookhaven National Lab, and later for companies such as Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and others, I developed both applications and systems software for hundreds and hundreds of projects ranging from small to extremely large,
from drives and kernel mods to entire operating systems.

At Grumman, I was the deputy director for software for the entire ILS division, overseeing software development of 1500 engineers on 6 projects (F-14, A-6, and other aircraft, as well as satellite programs). At Robotic Vision, I was Software Manager for the entire company. At American Science, I was Vice President for Software Development.

I have held Adjunct Professorships at six different colleges (mostly in Computer Science, but also in Mathematics or Physics at some), and have taught programming to thousands of students (as well as hundreds of employees) during the past 30 years.


Geology

I have been successfully tutoring students in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, earth science, meteorology, etc.) for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

My academic training was primarily in X-Ray diffraction physics to determine the atomic structure of crystal solids. As a Physics PhD candidate (at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn), I worked on the structure determination for many new compounds.

My research career as a crystallographer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, along with my scientific training in multiple disciplines,have served me well at other positions in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other companies).

In addition to my career in research and industry, I have also been teaching courses in mathematics and the physical sciences, for over thirty years, as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges on Long Island.

Geometry

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

GMAT

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on "standardized" tests, including the GMAT.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

My profile is available on the WyzAnt website (or you can click the "profile" link below), but feel free to contact me if you require further details or have any questions.

Grammar

In addition to my career in industry and research, and my college teaching as an Adjunct Professor, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published), a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, and a radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly talk shows).
My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

GRE

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on all sections of the GRE exam.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams.)

Upon request, I can supply several references from satisfied students.

HTML

I have extensive experience in website development, using HTML and CSS (as well as client-side JavaScript and server-side Perl for dynamic interaction). I have developed dozens of dynamic websites and have been teaching how to do this for over 15 years.

As an adjunct professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many computer science courses, including computer programming in Java, C/C++, Perl, SQL, Fortran, Pascal, VB, and several other languages (as well as various assemblers), and have also taught both undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.


ISEE

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on the ACT, SAT/PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, and similar tests (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc., as well as GED and ASVAB). References available upon request.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

Java

Java is one of several languages in which I regularly program, and which I also teach. At the community college, I was involved in changing our "Introduction to Programming" course to use "Processing" (which embeds student-written Java code within an interactive graphics environment).

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I developed several large software programs and projects in C/C++ and Java (and also managed the development of many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in Java and Processing, as well as Perl, Javascript, C/C++, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

JavaScript

I have extensive experience developing dynamic websites, with server-side Javascript and client-side CGI programs in Perl and other languages. During the past 15 years, I have developed college curricula using these technologies for website development (along with HTML and CSS).

As an adjunct professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've also taught many other computer science courses, including computer programming in Java, C/C++, Perl, SQL, Fortran, Pascal, VB, and several other languages (as well as various assemblers), as well as undergrad and post-graduate courses in computer architecture, programming language theory, software engineering, etc.

Linear Algebra

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many math courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, and linear algebra.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management (including many years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies) often involved problems that required the application of linear algebra and related techniques to produce engineering solutions.

Linux

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of both systems and applications software, and the management thereof. For over three decades, the unix operating system (and/or its derivatives such as Linux) has been involved in the majority of my programming activities, and I have written thousands of lines of code for unix applications, as well as unix drivers, kernel mods, etc.

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses involving unix and other operating systems. I was engaged by the Gibbs school to create a new curriculum for teaching the unix operating system internals and usage, implemented the program, and taught courses in it for several semesters.

I was also a contributing member of the POSIX standards committee, and have published several articles on unix and related topics.

Logic

As an Adjunct Professor (of Mathematics & Computer Science) at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I regularly teach courses in math and computer science with topics in all areas of logic.

I've also taught both undergrad and post-graduate courses in computer architecture, software engineering, programming language theory, etc.

LSAT

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on "standardized" tests, including the LSAT.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

My profile is available on the WyzAnt website (or you can click the "profile" link below), but feel free to contact me if you require further details or have any questions.

Macintosh

For over 30 years, I have been teaching computer science courses as an adjunct professor at several colleges. Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of computer software and systems and the management thereof.

Although I am very familiar with several operating systems (and have worked as a system-code developer for several of them), my strong preference is for Unix-based systems, including Linux, BSD, and OSX (the Macintosh O.S.).

Mathematica

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

Most of my research work was done as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

MATLAB

As an Adjunct Professor (of Mathematics & Computer Science), I have taught a number of courses that use MATLAB and similar products. For over twenty years, I have successfully tutored students in courses that use MATLAB, and can provide references upon request.

MCAT

In addition to decades of teaching and tutoring in all subject areas covered by the MCAT (both sciences and verbal), I have been trained and certified by the two major test-prep companies and have often taught MCAT classes and done MCAT tutoring during the past five years.

My original academic training was in physics and mathematics. While still in graduate school (at Poly), I joined the staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory, as a crystallographer in the Chemistry Dept.
In addition to several years at BNL, I was also employed by Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, Megadata and other companies as a scientist and/or technical manager.

I am also well-versed in the verbal and communications areas, as a professional writer (having authored thousands of published pages) and also as radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly radio shows).

Microsoft Excel

I teach computer science (and also math and physics) as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges, and have been tutoring, for many years, in math, science, writing, and other academic subjects (as well as "test-prep" for SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.)

My industry career was mostly in computer software development and systems programming (and the management thereof), at several Long Island companies, including Grumman Aerospace, Robotic Vision, American Science, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

I have extensive experience in using many different kinds of spreadsheets, with elaborate formulae for complex computations (scientific, financial, statistical, etc.), "what-if" scenarios,
data lookups and database applications, etc. including shared (cloud-based) spreadsheets with multiple editors and users.

Mastery of spreadsheet usage is an essential part of several of the college courses that I teach.

Microsoft Word

In addition to my career in industry and research, and my college teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published), a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, and a radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly talk shows).

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

Also, my computer skills have enabled me to teach many students how to use modern tools to create attractive documents and dynamic web pages.

Networking (Computer)

While on the faculty of Briarcliffe College, I completed training as an instructor for the Cisco "Semester One" program, and currently teach Computer Science as an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College. During my over 30 years of college teaching, I taught postgraduate Computer Science courses at Polytechnic, vocational computer courses at the Gibbs School and elsewhere, and have run numerous employee-training programs in computer skills for various Long Island companies.

My industry career was mostly in computer software development and systems programming (and the management thereof), at several Long Island companies, including Grumman Aerospace, Robotic Vision, American Science, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Organic Chemistry

My academic training was primarily in X-Ray diffraction physics to determine the stereo-chemistry and atomic structure of crystal solids. As a Physics PhD candidate (at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn), I worked on the chemical structure determination for many new compounds.

My research career as a crystallographer in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and my science training (in physics and chemistry) has served me well at other positions in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other companies).

I have been successfully tutoring chemistry students for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

Pascal

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of both systems and applications software, and the management thereof.

At Brookhaven Lab, I was software architect for the real-time process control system of a major experimental machine, and wrote many critical portions of the final code. At Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and elsewhere, I designed, wrote, and implemented many computer programs (and managed the development of many, many more).

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in Fortran, Pascal, C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

Perl

I have extensive experience in creating dynamic websites, most of which using JavaScript for client-side and Perl for server-side interaction.

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses in Fortran, Pascal, C/C++ or Java, as well as Perl, Javascript, and other related languages. I also teach computer courses for programming in several other languages (VB, Fortran, SQL, etc. as well as various assemblers), and have taught undergrad and post-graduate courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

PHP

During the past fifteen years as a website developer, I have had extensive experience in creating dozens of dynamic websites, using PHP and other languages.

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many computer programming courses, as well as other computer science courses in programming language theory, computer architecture, software engineering, etc.

I also served for many years on ANSI and ISO standards committees to develop national and international standards for programming languages and systems.

Physical Science

My academic training was primarily in X-Ray diffraction physics to determine the atomic structure of crystal solids. As a Physics PhD candidate at the Polytechnic, I worked on the structure determination for many new compounds.

My research career as a crystallographer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and my science training (in physics and chemistry) has served me well at other positions in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other companies).

I have been successfully tutoring students in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, earth science, meteorology, etc.) for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

Physics

I have been successfully tutoring physics students for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

My academic training was primarily in X-Ray diffraction physics to determine the atomic structure of crystal solids. As a Physics PhD candidate (at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn), I worked on the structure determination for many new compounds.

My research career as a crystallographer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and my science training (in physics and chemistry) has served me well at other positions in industry (at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other companies).

In addition to my career in research and industry, I have also been teaching courses in mathematics and the physical sciences, for over thirty years, as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges on Long Island.

Prealgebra

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Precalculus

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Probability

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, probability and statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Proofreading

In addition to my career in industry and research, and my college teaching as an Adjunct Professor, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published), a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, and a radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly talk shows).

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

PSAT

During the past several years, I have helped many students raise scores substantially on the PSAT exam.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams.) Upon request, I can provide references from pleased parents and students.

Public Speaking

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist. I am also a radio broadcaster, hosting two weekly talk shows, for over ten years on local radio stations.

For over 15 years, I have worked on numerous political campaigns, coaching candidates, writing and making speeches, and running twice myself as a candidate for elective office.

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

(Likewise, I've gained much insight from software development work I have done in translating computer programming languages.)

Python

I have extensive experience developing dynamic websites, with server-side Javascript and client-side CGI programs in languages such as Perl, Python, and PHP. During the past 15 years, I have developed college curricula using these technologies for website development (along with HTML and CSS).

As an adjunct professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've also taught many other computer science courses, including computer programming in Java, C/C++, Perl, SQL, Fortran, Pascal, VB, and several other languages (as well as various assemblers), as well as undergrad and post-graduate courses in computer architecture, programming language theory, software engineering, etc.

Reading

In addition to my career in industry and research, and my college teaching as an Adjunct Professor, I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published), a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, and a radio broadcaster (currently hosting two weekly talk shows). My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

Regents

I tutor for many academic subjects, as well as coaching 'test-prep" techniques to improve scores on the so-called "standardized" tests, such as the New York State Regents (as well as AP exams, SAT II, and specialized tests).

My subjects include math and science at all levels, language skills, and some areas of history, philosophy, and literature.
(I do not teach or tutor any foreign languages.)


SAT Math

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on their SAT and ACT exams.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams.) Upon request, I can provide references from pleased parents and students.

SAT Reading

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on the SAT, ACT, and similar tests (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc. as well as GED and ASVAB). References available upon request.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

SAT Writing

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests. During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on such tests (including PSAT/SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc., as well as Regents, AP, GED, SSAT, ASVAB, NYSTCE, and Civil Service exams.)

Spelling

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science (and my 30 years part-time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges), I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, as well as a radio broadcaster hosting two weekly talk shows.

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

I've also been quite successful with youngsters needing academic enrichment (and/or motivation), as well as language and communication skills. Upon request, I can provide you with references from several pleased parents or students.

SSAT

During the past several years, I have successfully helped many students raise scores substantially on the ACT, SAT/PSAT, SSAT, and similar tests (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc. as well as GED and ASVAB). References available upon request.

In addition to over 30 years of college teaching (math, physics, and computer science) and my writing experience as an author and editor, I was also trained and certified by both leading "test-prep" companies (TPR and Kaplan) to teach and tutor their strategies and techniques for improving scores on so-called "standardized" tests.

Statistics

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics and statistics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, probability and statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

Study Skills

I have over twelve years experience in tutoring both elementary-school and home-schooled children (as well as high school and college students) in various academic subjects, as well as "test-prep" and study skills.

I have been quite successful with youngsters needing math enrichment (and/or motivation), as well as English language and communication skills, and "test-prep" coaching. Upon request, I can provide references and contact information from several pleased parents.

TEAS

In addition to decades of teaching and tutoring in
academic subject areas, I have also been trained
and certified by both of the two major test-prep
companies (TPR and Kaplan), and have successfully
tutored medical and nursing students to raise their
scores substantially, on standardized exams such
as MCAT (verbal and science sections), OAT, DAS,
and TEAS.

Trigonometry

I have been successfully tutoring students in mathematics for over twenty years, and can provide references upon request.

As an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, I have taught many courses at several Long Island colleges, including remedial math, algebra and geometry, pre-calculus, finite mathematics, statistics, etc.

My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in mathematics, and my postgraduate training was primarily in physics (and later in Computer Science).

My original research work began as a member of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. My career in industry and management includes several years at Grumman, Robotic Vision, American Science, and other Long Island companies.

UNIX

Most of my career in research and industry has involved development of both systems and applications software, and the management thereof. For over three decades, the unix operating system has been involved in the majority of my programming activities, and I have written thousands of lines of code for unix applications, as well as unix drivers, kernel mods, etc.

As an Adjunct Professor at several local colleges, during the past 30 years, I've taught many programming courses involving unix and other operating systems. I was engaged by the Gibbs school to create a new curriculum for teaching the unix operating system internals and usage, implemented the program, and taught courses in it for several semesters.

I was also a contributing member of the POSIX standards committee, and have published several articles on unix and related topics.

Visual Basic

I regularly teach this and other programming languages, as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges.

My career in research and industry was principally involved in the development of both systems and application programs, software design and architecture, and the management thereof.

Vocabulary

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science (and my 30 years part-time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges), I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, as well as a radio broadcaster hosting two weekly talk shows.

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

Web Design

I have been designing websites for well over fifteen years.

I regularly teach HTML/CSS/Javascript/Perl and related subjects as an Adjunct Professor at several Long Island colleges.

My company has designed hundreds of web pages for clients, including small businesses, political candidates, civic groups, etc. (URLs available upon request.)

Writing

In addition to my academic and industry background in mathematics and science (and my 30 years part-time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at several colleges), I am also a professional writer (with thousands of pages published) and a journal-editor/rewrite-specialist, as well as a radio broadcaster hosting two weekly talk shows.

My communications skills have enabled me to help many students improve in both reading comprehension and creative writing, as well as proofing and rewrite of research papers, articles for publications, etc.

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Education

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Mathematics, Physics)

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Other)

State University of New York at Stony Brook (Graduate Coursework)

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