Strong proficiency in elementary and advanced mathematics

Tom N.
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Strong proficiency in elementary and advanced mathematics

Tom N.
I am currently retired from the space industry after 34 years with the Department of Defense. I worked at the Space and Missile Systems Center as a Senior Systems Engineer. I worked with civilian contractors overseeing their design and development of various types of satellites that are used by the military. My duties required me to have a strong background in Mathematics and Physics in order to make sure that the contractor was properly following specifications and standards as outlined by...

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Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a strong background in calculus due to profession as an electrical engineer and the fact that I hold two Master's degrees one of which is in Geophysics and the other is in electrical engineering. Both of these career fields required a strong grasp of calculus, differential equations and physics. Also I have been tutoring students who have taken AP calculus at the AB and BC level. The minimum score by any of them was a 4 and this person bypassed the AB exam and took the BC exam. All of the other scores were 5 s.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a strong background in calculus due to profession as an electrical engineer and the fact that I hold two Master's degrees one of which is in Geophysics and the other is in electrical engineering. Both of these career fields required a strong grasp of calculus, differential equations and physics. Also I have been tutoring students who have taken AP calculus at the AB and BC level. The minimum score by any of them was a 4 and this person bypassed the AB exam and took the BC exam. All of the other scores were 5 s.

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

In the 23 years that I worked for the Department of the Air Force a majority of it was spent on working on projects that involved pointing and tracking systems that would eventually be used for weapons in space. The work that I did as the lead control systems engineer on each involved having to develop advanced feedback loops that accurately pointed at a target and minimized jitter. To do this required the use of second order differential equations and Laplace transforms. I also was involved in developing an advanced navigation filter based on Kalman filter theory for use in an advanced fighter/bomber for the Navy at China Lake. This necessitated the use of Fourier transform theory and partial differential equations. This filter is currently being used in the A6E aircraft.
In my last few years with the Department of the Air Force I spent my technical time looking at radiation effects on materials in space on a satellite. This required good working of Electrodynamics specifically Maxwell's equations and electric circuit theory which requires the use of differential equations and a good working knowledge of Bessel functions and spherical harmonics. I am a co-holder of two patents that deal with the effects of electrostatic discharge effects on materials and the prevention of this type of phenomenon. I hold a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering as a credential.

Electrical Engineering,
#### Electrical Engineering

I am qualified to tutor subjects in electrical engineering since I have a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. My course work covered control systems, power systems,transform theory, and circuit analysis both direct current and alternating current. I also spent the last ten years of my employment with the Department of the Air Force as a senior systems engineer in the spacecraft power section overseeing the development and implementation of power systems such as solar cells, batteries,and flywheels into military satellite systems.

Linear Algebra,
#### Linear Algebra

As to my background and credentials in this area I spent 23 years working for the Department of the Air Force overseeing the design and testing of feedback and control systems that were used in programs such as Talon Gold which was a pointing and tracking laser weapon for use in space. When SDI came into existence this program was changed to a new program called Pathfinder but with the same mission. These programs required the knowledge and use of state space and linear system principles which are based on a major use of linear algebra and differential equations to assure system stability. I have also worked in space radiation effects on materials and am a co-holder of two patents on Electrostatic Discharge effects as to their root cause and prevention. The credential that I hold is a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Calculus,
#### Calculus

I have a strong background in calculus due to profession as an electrical engineer and the fact that I hold two Master's degrees one of which is in Geophysics and the other is in electrical engineering. Both of these career fields required a strong grasp of calculus, differential equations and physics. Also I have been tutoring students who have taken AP calculus at the AB and BC level. The minimum score by any of them was a 4 and this person bypassed the AB exam and took the BC exam. All of the other scores were 5 s.

Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus
Electrical Engineering,
#### Electrical Engineering

I am qualified to tutor subjects in electrical engineering since I have a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. My course work covered control systems, power systems,transform theory, and circuit analysis both direct current and alternating current. I also spent the last ten years of my employment with the Department of the Air Force as a senior systems engineer in the spacecraft power section overseeing the development and implementation of power systems such as solar cells, batteries,and flywheels into military satellite systems.

Physics
SAT Math

Tom has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering **256 questions** submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

## Great Tutor

Very knowledgeable. Tom is very patient in explaining concepts, and will try explaining those concepts to further your understanding. He tutored me in advanced mathematics, particularly linear algebra and differential equations. I always came out of the sessions understanding more than I had known. If not for Tom, I would have performed more poorly on my exams.

William, 12 lessons with Tom

## Very Smart and Prepared

Tom is one of the cheaper Tutors you can find and he is very smart. There isn’t much he can’t help you with in terms of math. If you send him material to work on during the session ahead of time, he will come to the session completely prepared with most or all problems already worked out ahead of time and will even bring extra sources and notes to help you. He goes above and beyond. If you don’t send him materials to work on before, be sure to bring a plan/ material to work on during the session.

Alex, 22 lessons with Tom

## Tom is an excellent tutor!!

Tom was professional and patient with my son. He provided clear ans concise explanations to my son’s Geometry questions.

Rosalba, 1 lesson with Tom

## Understands the material and able to explain it to someone who is new to geophysics

Tom pointed me in the direction of a great reference book that was reasonably priced and already has been a huge help in understanding gravity maps and how they are derived. Explained the Bouger anomaly formula with real world examples that I was able to understand.

Jena, 1 lesson with Tom

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Gives the student the ability to retain the material and that increases his confidence. This has begun to reflect in the classroom and in his personal interactions with everyone.

Mario, 23 lessons with Tom

## Knowledgeable tutor

Very accommodating; meet in person with one day's notice. Was helpful with strategies on solving equations. Provided follow up with solutions for graphing problems.

Callie, 6 lessons with Tom

## Knowledge and patience

He is very patient with my son . He is learning from Tom Geometry . The concepts are very challenging and know he seems to understand them .Tom is also punctual with all appointment.

Connie, 72 lessons with Tom

## Very patient

Tom and I did not have that many problems prepared but we made the most out of the time and I picked up some information that I had forgot.Very good instructor and is very patient,I would well recommend Tom!!!

Alex, 1 lesson with Tom

## Knowledgeable and patient

This was my son's first tutoring session. We hired Tom to prepare my son for the SAT and bring up his score. Tom was fantastic, no stress. He is calm, patient and has a simplified way of explaining math. My son is looking forward his next sessions.

Crystal, 5 lessons with Tom

## Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Test review on derivative sums, trapezoidal rule. Tom is very patient and has a good method for teaching things in an easy to understand manner. Tom was really thorough on going over all the steps needed to complete a problem. Nothing was glossed over so there were no points where anyone would be left confused.

Patrick, 13 lessons with Tom