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Drexel University (Computer and Electrical Engineering)
If math is troubling you, I can help. I am a former electrical engineer who has spent several years teaching high school math part-time. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, so I am used to using algebra, trig, calculus, statistics and beyond in both the classroom and the field. If you need help in physics I can do that too, especially those tricky units on electricity and magnetism. I am currently in the process of transitioning into the actuarial field, so I am well-versed in both probability and financial mathematics, and can even help students studying for the preliminary actuarial exams. Prior to moving to northeast PA, I worked as a substitute teacher in Baltimore County, frequently as a long-term sub for teachers who went on sabbatical, disability, maternity leave, etc. Classes I taught long-term in the past include prealgebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus and statistics.
Whether you are in high school or college, I know how difficult it can be to find a truly good math teacher. College professors, who know the subject extremely well, are not really "teachers" and often don't know how to explain it in ways that students understand. High school teachers, on the other hand, are well-trained in teaching techniques, but many math teachers don't have the complete fluency with the subject that's needed to connect the concepts in simple ways or to answer every question that comes up. When I teach, my goal is to give you the best of both worlds. What I bring to the table is not just knowledge of how math works, but why it works the way it does. With this approach, I show students how "complicated" concepts are just combinations of simple pieces. Even the most advanced subjects can ultimately be reduced down to basic arithmetic, and when you approach math this way, you can feel confident tackling even the toughest problems. As both a substitute teacher and a tutor, I've used this approach with great success. On more than one occasion I have had students claim to have learned more math in one day with me than they did during the entire school year up to that point. In one class I was able to bring a failing student up to an A on her final unit test. So as long as you don't quit, I am sure I can help you succeed.
Just remember: "Everything is simple; nothing is easy." -(MY high school math teacher) If math is troubling you, I can help. I am a former electrical engineer who has spent several years teaching high school math part-time. I hold dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and Read more
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Congratulations! I'm so glad you were able to pass the class. I remember how stuck you were with only three days left before the final exam. To hear that we were able to turn things around in time for you to pass that class is wonderful. You should be proud of this accomplishment. The math material in that course was overkill for your computer science degree. The questions being asked of you were definitely on par with the first actuarial exam, and passing that is something even most actuarial students struggle with!
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I have experience with the preliminary actuarial exams and have passed the P, FM, MFE, and C exams, as well as exam 3L from the CAS side. I was completely self-taught and learned first-hand how to prepare for these difficult exams, including discrete and continuous probabilities, co-variant variables, investment valuation, mortality tables, hypothesis testing, order statistics, insurance pricing, kernel smoothing, maximum likelihoods, frequency/severity models, and credibility. All of my exams were first-attempt passes except for MFE (that was a second attempt).
I studied differential equations as part of my engineering education. I took two semesters of diff EQs and received an A in both courses. That was over a decade ago, but the subject came up again recently when I was studying for actuarial exams. Passing the MFE exam required the use of some differential equations, and the skill came back to me fairly quickly.
My engineering education included a course in linear algebra. The syllabus included matrix algebra, inverses, determinants, Cramer's rule, eigenvalues, and applications to differential equations. I got an A in the course. Although it has been a while since I had to apply some of this knowledge, it usually comes back to me quickly when I need to recall it.
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