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Dr. Al A.

Benton, AR

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Experienced Professor, Computers, IT, Microsoft, Math, German

Background check passed as of 5/16/14
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Electrical engineering
Bachelor's
Computer Technology
Master's
Integrated Computing
PhD

Education

Electrical engineering (Bachelor's)

Computer Technology (Master's)

Integrated Computing (PhD)

About Dr. Al

I am a professor of Computer Science. My background is in Integrated Computing (Ph.D.), Telecommunication (Master), Electrical Engineering (Bachelor), Project Management (Certificate), and Quality Management (Certificate).

As a professor, I have access to a wide selection of online resources and teaching material.

My experience includes 8 years teaching of classroom and online courses and more than 15 years of tutoring. I worked with various types of students, e.g. traditional full-time students, part-time students, adult learners, online learners, and in one instance a blind student. While most of my teaching is college level, I also have experience tutoring high school and middle school level subjects.

I can help with any kind of math and IT related content, such as preparation for IT certifications, Microsoft Office, Networking, Computer Hardware and Software, and general Computer Science. Furthermore, I can assist students preparing for tests such as the GRE, SAT etc. Please see the list of "Tutoring Subjects" in my profile.

I am a native German speaker and I can certainly help with German.
I am a professor of Computer Science. My background is in Integrated Computing (Ph.D.), Telecommunication (Master), Electrical Engineering (Bachelor), Read more

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Travels within 30 miles of Benton, AR 72019
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- Saylor, Houston, TX on 5/15/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Logic,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, SAT Math
Language:
German, Turkish
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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C

While often thought as dated, "C" has still its use in microelectronics and embedded systems. I have taught C and C++ for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

C++

C++ is a language heavily used in scientific projects. I have taught C and C++ for several semesters; in a classroom setting and lab courses. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

College Counseling

Sometimes, college life can be overwhelming. Here you are, wanting to do what it takes to successfully go through school, but there are many choices, i.e. which track, which major, which minor to choose, which courses to take etc. And there is balancing of school life and private life. Making all these decisions, may be for the first time, by yourself can be stressful.

As an appointed adviser for undergraduate students, I helped many students to plan their academic career, select courses, and prepare for these courses. In addition, I helped adult students to manage their time to allocate the required time for school. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering brings together the concepts from computer technology and electrical engineering. It deals more with the hardware aspects of computers. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Computer Programming

In addition to being an important skill for many technical careers, it is gaining on popularity. I have taught programming courses for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Computer Science

Computer Science covers more the scientific and fundamental aspects of computer technology, such as "Computer Architecture", "Data Structures", and "Operating Systems". I have been teaching in Computer Science since 2007. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Differential Equations

Differential Equations are an integral part of higher math. They are often used in engineering and science. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Discrete Math

Discrete Math is enjoyable. It deals with Linear Programming, combinations, permutations and all the fun stuff. It is used in a wide variety of fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry etc. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

DOS

Good old times. When I bought my first computer, Windows operating system did not exist. Command-line entries into a screen with a black background. In your Windows computer type "WindowsKey + R" and in the "Run" box that appears type "cmd" and press "Enter". The black window that opens is what working on DOS was. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a wide topic. It has concentrations such as "Power Systems", "Microelectronics", "Telecommunication" and more. However, the basic knowledge of electricity, magnetism, circuits etc. are covered by all the concentration areas. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Geometry

Geometry is one of the most useful topics in math. Also, it is one of the most descriptive topics; you can see the geometric forms you are working with. Most objects you see consist of basic geometric forms such as rectangles, triangles, and circles. However, you don't see a building or a vehicle that has the shape of a number, for example the number "4".

JavaScript

One of the popular scripting languages for web development. It is a client-side script supported by all major browsers. I have taught programming for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Linear Algebra

I guess we could call this the ABC of math. Incredibly fun to work with. I have taught C and C++ for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Linux

It's free and it's good. While years ago you had to be a computer geek not to loose your mind when attempting to work with Linux, meanwhile it has grown to be a viable alternative to paid operating systems. Also used by scientist because the source code is accessible. This means, you can modify and recompile the kernel to test or customize the operating system. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Logic

Logic is useful for everybody. Since we all have to make hundreds of decisions every day, why not learn the methodologies to make wise decisions? Logic helps with critical thinking reasoning, overcoming close-mindedness, math, languages, analytic thinking etc. It just improves life as a whole. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Microsoft Access

Used in many businesses Microsoft Access is a popular database software. I taught Microsoft Office for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is not only used in the corporate world, but is also used on private computers. It is a very effective way to manage multiple email accounts and contacts. I taught MS Office for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Microsoft Project

A Microsoft software that is not included in the MS Office suite. It is immensely helpful and easy to use when you work in Project Management. I started using it when taking the Certified Project Manager course. In addition to being a Project Manager, my qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Microsoft Publisher

While often thought as being limited to print media, Desktop Publishing skills can be used for electronic media as well. Microsoft Publisher can be used to create magazines, books, restaurant menus, as well as e-books, PDF documents, and web pages. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows operating system has come a long way. Knowing your way in Windows is essential for everybody since it is still the most wide spread operating system in the world. I taught MS Windows at university level. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Networking (Computer)

Being familiar with the basics of networking is useful for at least one family member, since we all have some sort of shared Internet connection at home. If you are a student or professional needing help in networking, I can definitely help you. Networking is one of my fortes. I have taught C and C++ for several semesters. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

PHP

Unlike Javascript, PHP is a server-side scripting language. It is used by ca. 80% of websites. If you want to work on web development you should have a look at PHP. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Precalculus

Precalculus includes some of the fun topics in math, such as exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and quadratic equations probability, vectors, complex numbers, and trigonometry. Much of the work is done by looking up formulas.

Turkish

I was born in Turkey and Turkish was the first language I learned. Born in Turkey and raised in Germany, I grew up bilingual. For years, I have been doing translations between the languages Turkish, German, and English.
Back in Germany, I taught evening classes to young and adult learners. There were two classes, one for beginners and one for intermediate level. I started teaching when the Internet was not as wide-spread as it is today. Hence, those courses were face-to-face type of instruction. I also tutored and instructed students in a one-on-one instruction setting. Meanwhile using the communication possibilities that the Internet offers, even distance learning is possible.

Web Design

Web design is fun. It is not only writing code. There is a lot of thought involved in the planning phase. Not only the web design, I can help you with domain registration and web hosting as well. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology from Germany, and a BS in Electrical Engineering/ Power Systems Engineering from Germany.

Electrical engineering
Bachelor's
Computer Technology
Master's
Integrated Computing
PhD

Education

Electrical engineering (Bachelor's)

Computer Technology (Master's)

Integrated Computing (PhD)

Useful and Valuable — Today's lesson was very useful and valuable because I now have the confidence that I can pass the network+ exam. because of the quality of lesson 6, I passed the A+ 802 exam with a score of 747. Today's lesson was intense but great! I'm glad we got to go over the objectives I missed on the CompTia 802 exam therefore I'm confident that I will pass it this time! ...

— Saylor, Houston, TX on 5/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dr. Al will travel within 30 miles of Benton, AR 72019.