Jackson is a talented mathematician with an enthusiasm for teaching. He attended Bard College at Simon's Rock at age 16 on a full academic scholarship where he received a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics by age 20. By age 17 he was doing graduate level research in mathematics, particularly in Galois Theory, a branch of Abstract Algebra. Additionally he was doing graduate level research in numerical and experimental fluid dynamics. The results of his research in fluid dynamics were published in The Journal of Geophysics.
Mr. J. worked in the math lab at Simon's Rock tutoring students in subjects ranging from basic math to advanced undergraduate courses in mathematics. His team placed 13th in the country on the Putnam Intercollegiate Mathematics examination. He was awarded the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences award each year he was eligible.
After graduation, Mr. J. began working at the Bard High School Early College in New York City where he was hired to start the math and science tutoring program and develop a math enrichment program for gifted students. After structuring and starting the program Mr. J. moved on from this job to prepare for graduate school.
Shortly after leaving the Bard High School early college, he began a Master's program at Columbia University in the Philosophical Foundations of Physics. He took graduate level physics courses and complimentary courses in philosophy, as well as courses in the foundations of mathematics. His thesis was on the role of probability in the foundations of Quantum Mechanics. This thesis is currently in preparation for publication.
After Columbia, Jackson worked for a company called Millitech where he worked on the design and optimization of satellite communication systems and radar for the Department of Defense. Eventually he left this job to pursue founding his own company doing numerical simulation for the solution of complex engineering problems.
At this time, he is looking for students to tutor in college level mathematics to explore his interest in teaching. He is still committed to the long term goal of starting his own software company doing scientific computing. He will begin school at NYU to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics in the fall to help deepen his understanding of scientific computing.
Please contact Mr. J. if you have any further questions.
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