I am a retired Electrical Engineer, having spent 30+ years with a major semiconductor manufacturer, so I've actually used a lot of the stuff that you are now learning. I was in honors classes throughout high school, and in college I was elected to Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society and Eta Kappa Nu – Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.
During my career, I have extensive experience with teaching and coaching new engineers and technicians, both individually and in groups. I have developed training programs to teach people the underlying basic principles of the subject matter from an intuitive point of view that is rarely, if ever, found in textbooks.
I like most to work one on one with individuals. First, I ensure that you understand the basic principles of the topic at hand. I don't just show you how to do it. I also explain why it works that way to deepen your understanding so you can better apply it to solving problems. Then I coach you to think your own way through how to apply those principles to specific problems. This includes asking questions that will start the thought processes that will let you solve the problem, providing increasingly detailed hints, as needed, about what to consider along the way. I find that this is a superior method of learning. When you find the answer to something that you have spent some personal effort on, the answer “sticks” much better than if someone had simply shown you how to do it. It’s that “aha moment” that makes you remember it! More than that, when you're working on problems on your own, you learn what works as well as what doesn't work. That's important!
My goal is to help you learn both the subject matter and how to work with it. As you get practice doing your normal school work, you get better and better at it. After a while, even those dreaded “word problems” are not so scary. (Yeah, I used to hate them, too!)
To minimize your cost, there are some good, free online learning resources that I can direct you to so you can do a lot of the learning on your own if you want and only get help for those tough spots. You can decide how much or how little help you need.
I want to help you get to the point where you can confidently take on new problems without the need for any outside help. Show up for your next math test confident instead of scared! You may be surprised at what you can do.
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