Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Business and Engineering, the STEM disciplines, can be difficult subjects even for advanced high school and university students alike. Why not get top-tier tutoring in your subject area as well as those you may be taking concurrently, and greatly augment your chances for educational and career success?

Your tutor is a retired college educator possessing university training in each of the disciplines of Physics (BS), Engineering (BS/MS), Mathematics (MS) and Business (MBA and Doctoral-O.R.). I am sufficiently trained to help you up through the 2nd year of graduate study in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, and Operations Research.

In 1987 I was invited to the James J. Forrestal Lab (PPPL) of Princeton University to present a short talk on how to contain high energy fusion plasmas in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. As serendipity would have it, my solution turned out to be correct, and the approach was implemented both there and in the M.I.T. Versator.

I especially enjoy working with graduate and doctoral students. If you are studying at the advanced level, and need help beyond your graduate colleagues and teaching assistants, then email me. This is serious, in-depth tutoring, for the serious student. Non-traditional adult learners are also welcome to enjoy the path of learning HOW to learn.

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Study Skills

I have several University degrees in different, but related subject areas. My technique is simple: I show the student how to take notes in class and then re-write them at home in two-color ink.

For the student needing a methodology in study skills, I use same two-color note taking approach, and supply word or sentence mnemonics from which to memorize material, relating it to something familiar to the student.

In subsequent tutoring sessions, the student gets disciplined to...
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Discrete Math

My Pure Math courses at the University of Akron, included one graduate course (500-level) involving combinatorial graph theory, and I earned the grade of A. In my Applied Mathematics course at Cleveland State I had three courses (600-level) involving Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Markov Chains, receiving the grades of A, A and B respectively. At Kent State in my doctoral Operations Research sequence I had one (700-level) course in Finite State Markov Chains, receiving the grade of A.

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Differential Equations

Differential Equations is an intriguing subject, normally encountered in the science major's second year of training. However, some readily available methods of solution are handled by algebraic means. For example, the time-varying homogeneous LDE:Y"+bY'+kY = 0, with real constant coefficients can be solved by assuming an algebraic solution of the form Y = e^(st), and solving the operator-algebraic equation in 's'.

If the LDE is non-homogeneous, then using Green's functions, the Wronskian,...
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Business

I have an MBA from the University of Akron, which is rated in the top 5% of Business Schools that are also AACSB accredited. Additionally I have completed doctoral coursework in Business at Kent State University (also AACSB). My MS in Mathematics is both pure and applied with a sub-minor in Operations Research. I am on the adjunct faculty of Ohio University for teaching Operations Management courses.

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Linear Algebra

I have a degree in both Physics and in Engineering as well as an MS in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Cleveland State. I have taken several courses in Linear Algebra, and three more in related Mathematical Physics courses, which content included this subject. My doctoral work at Kent State included an Operations Research course involving Probability and Markov Chain analysis.

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Logic

As a degreed Master of Science student in both Pure and Applied Mathematics, my course work included proving theorems using the machinery of Symbolic Logic. This involved stating theorems with the use of Universal and Existential quantifiers, and proving or presenting them similarly. I also have completed a course in the Transition to Advanced Mathematics, from which I developed Truth Tables to determine the validity or invalidity of arguments. I completed an undergraduate course in the subject...
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TEAS

The Test of Essential Academic Skills is a pre-nursing school matriculation exam intended to screen applicants on the basis of fundamental knowledge and delivery skills. As an academician trained in the hard sciences, I have taught a number of nursing students being keenly aware of their verbal, math, and scientific skill sets.

No doctor wants his/her nursing staff to be remiss in proper calculations and dosages of medicines, nor deficient in the ability to write or verbalize a patient's...
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Electrical Engineering

My EE experience has included basic circuit analysis. I have taken one course during my second year Physics sequence and two courses in E&M in the upper sequence involving Maxwell's Equations. Most basic circuit theory involves analysis of impressed voltages and currents on various combinations of the R-L-C circuit, whenever DC, transient, or AC responses are sought. Certainly, I can add resistors (R), capacitors (C), and inductors (L) in parallel and in series and apply both Thevenin's and Norton's...
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