I have both a BA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. I am a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, where I have practiced Chemical Engineering for over 40 years.
I have done research and development in the field, done process design, and managed chemical plants and refineries.
I have the equivalent of a minor in chemistry (37 semester hours), and both a BA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. I have done industrial chemical research, primarily in refining and petrochemicals. I hold three patents for chemical processes.
I have helped several students from FBISD and LCISD in chemistry. I have also taught chemistry at the community college level.
I have worked with organic chemistry for most of my career. I earned eight hours of credit from Rice University in organic chemistry. I am a Professional Engineer, and as such, I have utilized organic chemistry in my research and development activities, as well as in my chemical process designs for organic chemical and petrochemical plants, as well as refineries. I have been awarded three patents for my work in petrochemicals. I have managed petrochemical plants that were based upon organic chemistry.
In my 50 year engineering career, I used the physical sciences to solve many problems within the design for a refinery / petrochemical plant / chemical plant, and in setting up pilot plants to demonstrate new processes.
I have taught both chemistry and physics at the Community College level. I have tutored students in the physical sciences, including chemistry and physics.
I have earned 37 semester hours of credit in chemistry, and 16 semester hours in physics.
I took 4 semesters of physics in college. I have used physics in my engineering career. I have tutored students in physics at the high school, and taught physics at the community college level.
I have studied mathematics up through partial differential equations. I have worked with many students in algebra, and higher high school mathematics courses. I know what they need to know, and my approach of relating the subject to concepts that are known by today's students helps them to understand the mathematical concept.
I have always been able to take standardized tests well. The key is how to get the maximum credit for what you know, and not be penalized for what you do not know. I have developed ways of doing this that I pass on to my students. In addition, there are "outside the box" ways for quickly analyzing a problem, and a hierarchy of techniques for solving a problem that help improve scores. I also teach these ways of doing things.