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I am a skilled tutor with more than 5,000 hours of experience tutoring or teaching. I studied a variety of fields, while pursuing my Chemical Engineering degree. I became a tutorial instructor, because I am excited to see people learn. I was a tutor, through college. I always studied for depth, with the intent to teach what I learned.
It is common for my students to laugh during study sessions. I was voted the most inspirational student by my senior year band class. For every semester that I attended WSU, I was on the President’s Honor Roll. I was recognized as the student of the month by my AP US History instructor, immediately following the AP season.
I believe that everyone is capable of gaining a firm grasp of mathematical concepts. I have helped many students overcome their anxiety and gain a more intuitive understanding of math. I have studied learning disabilities and have helped students with unique learning styles. I am familiar with the autism spectrum. Thank you, for your consideration.
I hold a BS in Chem E (GPA 3.7) with minors in Mathematics and Material Science Engineering. I was a tutorial instructor and a grader during two years in a course of Material and Energy Balances; my notes on this subject were used by graders at the University of Washington and at Washington State University. I was a grader and tutor for a Physical Chemistry course for which I wrote segments of the solutions manual and errata in the first edition of the text.
I've constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I've presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national AIChE conference. I've researched and presented UREX designs. I've worked for Boeing PhantomWorks on fuel tank anti-corrosive agents. I edited Montana State University's Biofilms book. I've made biodiesel. My report on distillation columns resulted in Washington State University's Chem E department modifying their distillation column content, reflux bulb volume, and thermocouples. My report on the challenges of crystalline fuel cell operation resulted in a redirection of thousands of research dollars away from such projects.
I received an A in differential equations from Washington State University in a course taught by Alex Khapalov, who publishes papers about differential equations. I have a minor in mathematics and have used differential equations in a variety of theoretical and practical applications: physical chemistry, transport phenomenon, electric devices, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and system controls. I have over 50 hours of experience tutoring students in areas of calculus, including differential equations.
Without books, I aced both my first and second (all of my) economics classes, introductory macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. I read Mises' "Human Action," joined an economics readers' group, and led economics group discussions. I helped three Masters' students navigate econ courses, at UW and MIT.
I passed the military intelligence electronics specialist course quite quickly. I received a 3.7 or higher in my electrical engineering / electronic devices courses at Washington State University.
I have used electrical engineering principles in a variety of theoretical and practical applications: fluid flow, transport phenomenon, and electric devices. I constructed, researched, and presented biological fuel cells. I presented a fuel-cell powered car at a national engineering conference. I wired three buildings with design and application methods according to electrical engineering principles.
I have over 50 hours of experience tutoring students in areas of electrics and electronics including electrical engineering.
I studied logic at Bellevue College in high school. I have tutored several logic students. I maintain my proficiency with quiz questions from a math website. I studied a variety of fields while pursuing my degree in Chemical Engineering.
Organic Chemistry was covered in my high school. When I attended Washington State University, I was placed directly into O-Chem; where I earned A's in lecture and lab. Immediately following the class, I was selected by the WSU Chem department to be an O-chem peer-tutor (a tutorial instructor).
Washington State University (Chemical Engineering)
Very helpful! — My daughter was agonizing over chemistry prior to tutoring with Nels. Since tutoring with Nels, she has gained understanding and confidence with this subject. She is now getting A's on her chemistry tests and is feeling confident with this course. Nels has been able to assess her skills and needs and help her to get where she needs to be to be successful! Plus she has really enjoyed her time with ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $62.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
My rates are discounted, for proximity to I-405, 2-hour sessions, or free parking :)
Nels will travel within 20 miles of Kirkland, WA 98033.
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