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Emma D.

Los Angeles, CA

$150/hour

Structural and Mechanical Engineering (MIT alum, EIT, 5+ yrs exp)

Background check passed as of 10/17/13
5.0 average from 85 ratings
Outstanding tutor
— Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

About Emma

I offer support for structural, mechanical, and civil engineering majors in subjects such as statics, dynamics, structural analysis, finite element methods, and mechanical vibrations. In addition to core classes, I can help you gain confidence with essential mathematics: matrix algebra, multivariable calculus, and differential equations.

I graduated from MIT with a SB in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics. After graduation, I obtained my mechanical EIT (engineer-in-training) certification and worked briefly as a mechanical engineer. Today I work for myself, and I am enjoying the freedom that my lifestyle brings me. My schedule allows me to meet with students during normal working hours.

I have been teaching for over a decade and tutoring regularly for the last five years. It all began with volunteer work and part-time jobs during college. Through the years, I've taught linear algebra for MIT's High School Summer Program; worked as a science instructor at the Newman School in Boston; and supported civil engineering majors at Northeastern University.
I offer support for structural, mechanical, and civil engineering majors in subjects such as statics, dynamics, structural analysis, finite element methods, and mechanical vibrations. In addition to core classes, I can help you gain confidence with essential Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding tutor"

- Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

"Knowledgeable, thorough, and knows how to explain"

- Marisol, Miami, FL on 12/12/15

"Very knowledgable and thorough"

- Equisha, Bronx, NY on 11/24/15

"Best Engineering Tutor"

- Sandra, Los Angeles, CA on 10/3/15

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Jerry, Torrance, CA on 9/6/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Sravya, Houston, TX on 9/5/15

"Great tutor"

- Shengping, Newtonville, MA on 2/14/15

"Life Saver!"

- Nasser, Boston, MA on 2/10/15

"Responsive And Easy To Understand"

- Patrick, Boston, MA on 2/2/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Randa, Boston, MA on 9/19/14

"Dedicated and effective tutor for the SAT Math II"

- Ji, Middleton, MA on 2/17/14

"A well-prepared tutor"

- Rakan, Boston, MA on 1/27/14

"Makes hard subjects seem much easier to grasp."

- Grace, Boston, MA on 10/28/13

"Very helpful."

- Ezinne, Boston, MA on 12/5/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Linear Algebra,
Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

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Calculus

I frequently tutor calculus, and I have studied it from many angles. In high school, I scored 5/5 on both AP Calculus AB and BC examinations. At MIT, I aced multivariable calculus. I have also taken mathematical analysis, and it has given me insight into the theoretical development of calculus.

Civil Engineering

I have a SB in Civil Engineering from MIT. I specialize in the structural analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. I am very familiar with conjugate beam theory, the load displacement relationships, flexibility method, stiffness method, moment-distribution method, and energy methods.

Linear Algebra

I took linear algebra at MIT, and the concepts I learned reappeared ubiquitously throughout my engineering coursework. Because of this, I am very familiar with both the theory and engineering applications. I taught an informal introduction to linear algebra class and also have experience tutoring undergraduate-level linear algebra.

Mechanical Engineering

I am a certified mechanical EIT in MA. The certification process involves passing the FE, an eight hour exam that tests competency in mechanical engineering topics such as statics, dynamics, vibrations, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials.

Physics

I have an SB in Civil Engineering from MIT. I specialize in the structural analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. I am very familiar with conjugate beam theory, the load displacement relationships, flexibility method, stiffness method, moment-distribution method, and energy methods.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Civil Engineering

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Civil Engineering)

Outstanding tutor — I provide my highest level of recommendation to Emma as a math tutor. She helped me through the hardest class I have ever taken in my life. I had very little math experience prior to taking a very technical graduate program. I needed to take masters level calculus, probability, discrete math and statistics to complete my masters of science in computer information systems. Emma has a way of explai ...

— Katie, Medford, MA on 1/18/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

One hour charge applies to late cancellations.

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90045.