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Dennis T.

Huntington Beach, CA

$35/hour

Experienced college-level teacher, mathematician, systems analyst

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 37 ratings
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— Kyle, Roscoe, IL on 4/30/17

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Drexel University
Mathematics
George Washington University
Master's

Education

Drexel University (Mathematics)

George Washington University (Master's)

About Dennis

I am a former teacher, mathematician, scientist, systems analyst/engineer, software engineer/developer, and program manager.

I have a BS Mathematics and an MS Numerical Methods & Simulation Techniques. In addition to these degrees, I was also accepted for a PhD program of study in Artificial Intelligence, specializing in Machine Learning; and I have completed coursework toward a BS Electrical Engineering degree.

I have taught mathematics for three years with the Drexel University Evening College and the University of MaryLand, European Division, and I spent a year home schooling my younger son in Middle School mathematics. I have tutored students in mathematics from elementary school through college. At the college level, I have tutored mathematics and computer science to students in varying disciplines, including physical sciences, engineering, and business, as well as art & design. I have over 1000 hours teaching and tutoring mathematics, mostly at the college level but also at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

As a mathematician, scientist, and engineer, I have worked with various offices and organizations of the US Government and with the German Aviation Authority. I have worked in the areas of photo-intelligence, ballistic missile defense, logistics, command & control systems, air traffic control, and modeling and simulation. During my non-academic career, I was a software engineer and developer for over fifteen years and developed software in assembly language/machine code, FORTRAN, COBOL, APL, Pascal, and C.

Although I have retired from full-time work, I feel that I should continue to use my experience and skill base to facilitate the academic career of others. Having taught and mentored many people during my career, I feel that I have the ability and the nature to help students by helping them to understand new material through the acquisition of appropriate vocabulary and practice, by guiding them toward solutions to problems through thought-provoking questions designed to help the student partition problems and to focus attention and energies, and by identifying the root cause of obstacles to understand material. I feel that learning is accomplished through non-judgmental trial & error which I foster through a dialogue with the student.

I feel that each student is unique and that their issues need to be addressed individually. With my qualifications and my experience and my broad background in the physical and computer sciences, I feel that I can address and satisfy each students individual needs.
I am a former teacher, mathematician, scientist, systems analyst/engineer, software engineer/developer, and program manager.

I have a BS Mathematics and an MS Numerical Methods & Simulation Techniques. In addition to these degrees, I was also accepted for a PhD program of study in Artificial Intelligence, specializing in Machine
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Travels within 20 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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"Great Tutor"

- Kyle, Roscoe, IL on 4/30/17

"Detailed and Knowledgable tutor."

- Elizabeth, Whittier, CA on 4/4/17

"Excellent, professional, thorough and kind!"

- Rebecca, Huntington Beach, CA on 3/27/17
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry
Computer:
C, COBOL, Computer Programming,
Fortran,
Pascal

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Computer Programming

I was a software engineer/developer for over 15 years. I have worked with several languages (FORTRAN, COBOL, APL, Pascal, C, Python) as well as assembly language and machine code. I have designed and implemented code for photo-intelligence mensuration and database management systems, simulations of air traffic system inputs for system performance analysis, simulations of air traffic for collision avoidance analysis and for transponder code analysis, and logistic analysis, as well as the design and implementation of a multi-user, multi-task operating system. Because of the lack of availability at the time, I have developed variations of most software packages available today.

Fortran

I have over 6 years of experience developing software in FORTRAN for various scientific and management projects. I developed an assembly language dynamic interface to enable COBOL programs to invoke FORTRAN math routines. I understand FORTRAN syntax and its indexing issues, as well as how FORTRAN is compiled into machine code.

Pascal

I was formerly a software engineer/developer with over 15 years of experience developing applications primarily in research and development environments. Among the many languages that I have used, I worked with Pascal for about three years. I primarily used it to implement a collection of air traffic data applications for the graphical display of radar data and flight paths, the detection of potential aircraft collisions, and the analysis of separation and avoidance data.

Trigonometry

As someone who has taught Trigonometry for the Drexel Evening College (Philadelphia, PA) and Algebra/Precalculus for the the University of Maryland, European Division (headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany), I have seen too many student struggle just because they haven't read the textbook.

So, let me know what I can do to help and when you are available. I'm glad to help you.

Drexel University
Mathematics
George Washington University
Master's

Education

Drexel University (Mathematics)

George Washington University (Master's)

Great Tutor

Dennis has really helped me tremendously with my computer programming course. He has been patient, always available, and really has helped me not fail this class. I am also autistic, and he seems to know how to deal with special needs well, if that is a concern of yours, but regardless of your situation, he is very intelligent, and very fast to respond, and very caring.

— Kyle, Roscoe, IL on 4/30/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dennis will travel within 20 miles of Huntington Beach, CA 92648.