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I work in AutoCAD every day for my job as a professional engineer. While I may not know every aspect to the very powerful program, I can certainly offer fundamental tutoring for 2D and some 3D CAD use on the AutoCAD platform. I can also offer tutoring in Microstation, a CAD platform similar to AutoCAD.
Civil Engineering is a very broad field, and typically covers:Transportation, Geotechnical, Structures, Environmental, Construction, Water Resources
I am a licensed professional (civil) engineer in six (6) states, and recently became certified as a LEED Green Associate.
My areas of expertise are in transportation and water resources, but I can offer assistance in statics and simple structural analysis.
I have a BSCE from the University of Kentucky (class of 2003).
Key elements include:
Order of Operations
Lowest Common Denominator
Mean, Median, and Mode of a Set
I can help with these fundamental principals in a variety of teaching methods, and will adapt to the student's needs.
Prealgebra sets the table for Algebra 1, 2, and even some aspects of Geometry. It begins working with simple equations and functions. Order of operations is a very important concept learned, along with various geometric shapes and ratios.
I will work in a variety of ways to teach the fundamentals of prealgebra, as I have a good understanding of the buildings blocks for variable mathematics.
I played soccer in high school and started playing soccer around age 6. I still play in leagues and pick-up games when I get the chance.
I play various positions from defender to striker, but I am typically known as a defensive minded midfielder with good touch on the ball, slightly undersized, quick laterally, lacking top speed.
I will focus on overall ball control and enjoying having the ball at your feet, as opposed to simple passing drills that don't focus on ball control and confidence with the ball.
Soccer should be fun and creative, and I will work hard to instill that concept.
I can teach the fundamentals of soccer to any age.
Study Skills impact every level of education, from K-12 and definitely college. These skills and methods can vary from year to year, as the student grows.
Everyone learns differently, so recognizing the type of student is critical to begin laying out a study routine.
One thing that I stress to my students at the Community College where I teach is organization. Organization of emails per class, the way you take notes, and the way you organize those notes can play a large role in your success.
The other things that I recommend are more indirect, but can be very critical from my own experiences: Breakfast and Sleep.
Getting a full night's rest and a proper breakfast every day can keep you focused in class to keep your brain engaged and your note-taking at a high level.
When it comes to sitting down to study, I found that getting out of the home/apt. was critical during college. This isn't really possible in the K-12 setting, but if you can at least set aside a special place that is only used for studying, a place that is quiet and well lit.
It's all about finding your comfort zone where you can truly focus for extended periods of time. A solid 20 minutes of pure focus on something can do wonders. Attention spans are dropping, so this issue of sustained focus is something that is very difficult for students, but is absolutely necessary, especially if the student wants to earn a college degree.