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Algebra 1

High school math is not easy. It’s very important to help a student develop effective problem-solving techniques, and also ensure a foundation in basic math and pre-algebra. There is a logical upward path through these math disciplines; therefore I assess the student’s math foundations and focus on fixing any weaknesses, while simultaneously working on Algebra 1. With the base solidified, and competence in Algebra 1 established, future study of Trigonometry, Algebra 2, and higher math - as well...
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Algebra 2

High school math is not easy. It’s very important to help a student develop effective problem-solving techniques, and also ensure a foundation in basic math and algebra. There is a logical upward path through these math disciplines; therefore I assess the student’s math foundations and focus on fixing any weaknesses, while simultaneously working on Algebra 2. With the base solidified, and competence in Algebra 2 established, future study of higher math, as well as the sciences is much easier and...
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Geometry

High school math is not easy. It’s very important to help a student develop effective problem-solving techniques, and also ensure a foundation in basic math and pre-algebra. There is a logical upward path through these math disciplines; therefore I assess the student’s math foundations and focus on fixing any weaknesses, while simultaneously working on Geometry and Trigonometry. With the base solidified, and competence in Algebra 1 also established, future study of Trigonometry, Algebra 2, and...
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Microsoft PowerPoint

After completing my formal education in mechanical and chemical engineering, I worked for 20 years for operations and engineering/construction companies. My time was split between project execution and project development for both the owner and contractor side.

One key aspect of these activities is communication of plans, recommendations and results to teammembers and clients, and one part of my success in these roles is a keen knowledge of presentation softwares including particularly...
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Prealgebra

The strongest area of my tutoring experience and skill is centered in math for middle school and high school students.

I began tutoring Algebra while studying Engineering at Tulane University. Offering math and science tutoring to area middle school, high school and Tulane U. students, I found that Algebra was often the weak link - so I began early-on to specialize in this discipline. Later in grad school, working as a professor's assistant, I taught labs and workshops and saw clearly...
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Precalculus

The step from Algebra 2 and Trigonometry into the world of Calculus can be challenging and is in fact a major topic for tutoring and other sources of assistance. Part of this difficulty is created by introduction to whole new math structures and concepts, plus the required use of a new piece of math language, but part can also be traced to weaknesses in understanding of the preceding math topics.

I have successfully tutored many students in this transition beginning with my specialization...
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Astronomy

I began study of Astronomy at about 9 years of age when my grandfather, a sea captain, taught me celestial navigation. I knew most of the constellations, and the navigation stars they contain, long before I owned a telescope or knew anything of the underlying science. But as a Boy Scout I earned an Astronomy merit badge and soon found myself teaching Astronomy to fellow Scouts, then family, then classmates. I have not stopped teaching it, and learning at the same time, since then.

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SAT Math

The SAT Exam is a bit difficult to teach because it is by design broad and variable. I have a lot of successful experience with structured tests like SAT/ACT and find that a good way to approach the test is to focus on one section at a time and jointly work through a lot of examples, focusing on difficulty areas as they occur.

SAT math/science is particularly challenging in that most answers are right/wrong and therefore require clear specific understanding, focus, attention to detail...
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GED

I have a lot of experience with math tutoring for various exams - including the GED, and this experience has extended from high school age to older students in the workplace seeking to enhance their job selection and income potential.

My experience with the GED, particularly the math portion, is that problems with the test questions are often rooted in weaknesses in underlying math fundamentals, particularly Algebra and Geometry. Therefore I usually suggest to my students that we balance...
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Physical Science

For many students middle and high school science classes are not easy. In these classes, the student is confronted with specific and detailed technical facts, formulas, etc. – which are very different from the more generalized information contained in courses like language or social studies. Learning science curricula requires development of understanding of the processes involved and working with hard data – much more so than broad information and memorization.

This is particularly...
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ACT Math

The ACT Exam is a bit difficult to teach because it is by design broad and variable. I have a lot of successful experience with structured tests like ACT/SAT and find that a good way to approach the test is to focus on one section at a time and jointly work through a lot of examples, focusing on difficulty areas as they occur.

ACT math/science is particularly challenging in that most answers are right/wrong and therefore require clear specific understanding, focus, attention to detail...
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ACT Science

The ACT Exam is a bit difficult to teach because it is by design broad and variable. I have a lot of successful experience with structured tests like ACT/SAT and find that a good way to approach the test is to focus on one section at a time and jointly work through a lot of examples, focusing on difficulty areas as they occur.

ACT science is particularly challenging in that the student is required to combine a solid aproach to the skills and strategy required by the reading test, with...
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Differential Equations

I began formal study and use of solutions for DE in college as part of honors math (in which I excelled). Working as a professor's assistant I taught Calculus and Differential Equations to undergrads in Engineering and Science. However, I first learned DE as part of several other math and science courses starting in high school and continuing into college. I now tutor high school and college DE both stand alone and as part of other math and science subjects (Algebra, Calculus, Physics etc) Read More

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Logic

Logic is part algebra, part a kind of symbology and part basic structured reasoning. I began study of formal logic in college as part of honors math (in which I excelled, As). However, I used it as a tool starting in high school and continuing into college as part of local and national debate teams.

During my career in industry I have used complex logic as part of creating code for control and optimization programs used in operating process units.

During this time I taught...
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TAKS

TAKS is an abreviation of the "Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills" which is the standardized test used in Texas to evaluate students in grades 9-11 for their attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills required under Texas education standards.

My daughter manages this program for one Texas County, and I have been tutoring TAKS preparation for several years; supported by extensive experience with ACT & SAT tutoring.

The test is being phased...
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Chemical Engineering

After my undergrad work in Mechanical Engineering (3.8GPA), I switched to Chemical Engineering for my Masters. I am a Registered Engineer in Louisiana (inactive). I have worked continuously for the past 30 years in the Chemical engineering/process plant operations field. I have taught numerous mechanical and chemical engineering labs and seminars. I have had a many as 20 chemical engineers reporting to me.

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Mechanical Engineering

After my undergrad work in Mechanical Engineering (3.8 GPA), and graduate work in Chem Engineering (4.0 GPA), I returned to mechanical engineering to complete my graduate work. I am a Registered Engineer in Louisiana (inactive). I have worked continuously for the past 30 years in the refining/ petrochemical industry design and plant operations field/involving engineering and operating every kind of mechanical equipment. I taught numerous mechanical engineering and chemical engineering labs and...
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Microsoft Project

After completing my formal education in mechanical and chemical engineering, I worked for 20 years for operations and engineering/construction companies. About two thirds of that time was in project execution for both the owner and contractor side, with the remainder in project development.

During that time, I developed and maintained schedules and resource management plans using all the popular software including MS Project in at least 6 versions including currently using MSP7 and...
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