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I am an Electrical Engineer with work experience at Hughes Aircraft, Boeing (Anaheim), Raytheon, and Freescale Semiconductor (Tempe, AZ). I was working full-time at Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP) in Tempe, and enjoyed tutoring high school and college students, mostly near Tempe and Mesa AZ, but willing to drive further if needed. I'm now back

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I desperately needed help in an engineering class I was taking in which we had to build a variety of logic circuits and use them to implement operations. I had asked a lot of other tutors if they were able to help and none were. Tom was a pleasure to work with and helped me learn more than I ever would have if I had to wait in office hours to ask my questions. With his help, I was able to understand how to construct the basic circuits and had no problem completing the assignment. Throughout, Tom made himself very accessible, patiently answered all of my questions, and even checked in with me after the fact to ask how I was coming along on the assignment. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help in a computer science or electrical engineering course.

I was very distraught about the material coming into the session, and Tom very patiently (yet quickly!) was able to calm me down. He then helped me through the homework problems calmly and clearly, explaining any concepts that the teacher skimmed over in class -- just what I needed. He also helped me come up with a solid plan long-term. Thanks, Tom!

Tom is a very thoughtful and interested tutor. His ability to present different methods of approach to problems helps clarify misunderstandings and he is very patient with students.

My son is struggling with Algebra 2 and Tom has come to the rescue, His help and guidance in simplifying what seemed to be unfathomable is helping with immediate effect.

I had trouble solving Thevanin and Norton problems for circuit analysis. Tom clearly explained how to solve for what was being asked, step by step. I highly recommend him as a tutor.

Tom helped me very much with a review of algebra for my pre-calculus class! He was very kind and patient. He also was able to schedule an appointment with me within a day! I highly recommend him. He gave me just the boost I needed to be confident again in a math course.

Tom was very helpful when it came to studying and understand electromagnetics. A subject which is often difficult to find help in. He has in depth understanding of Signals and Systems and is a MATLAB guru, who is willing to explain functions in detail. If you need help with these subjects I would strongly recommend working with him!

Tom has been helping with me with a very difficult electrical engineering class. He goes above and beyond in helping me with my homeworks and test preparation. He always makes sure I understand concepts before moving on to a different concept.

Thanks for the help. Great tutor. He is very helpful and I will recommend that you try him.

He taught me some of the core concepts important to thinking through matlab programming. This was helpful to get started on my project.

Tom helped my 11th grader w pre-calculus, and prepared very well for the meeting. My son gained a greater understanding of parabolas, hyperbolas, and ellipses.

Thank you, Tom.

A good and patient tutor, dedicated to accomplishing the task in helping the student learn the lesson. My daughter came away with more confidence immediately after her exam following the tutoring sessions.

I learn best by struggling on my own for a while until the sticking points are clear. Tom has been great about this as the help I need doesn't lend itself to the typical (quick) tutoring because of the technical software involved (Matlab/Simulink) and the complexity of my design needs. I am making the progress as I expected and look forward to tackling other parts of my projects (logic design, layout, etc.) with Tom because that is something I have very little experience in, but is another of Tom's strengths. Highly recommended!

Tom is one of the best tutors I have ever worked with. After going to an ASU campus tutor for my software development class, I was very frustrated. The tutor was really not very interested in tutoring. I tried to find another tutor through an alternative tutoring company, and was told there was none for software development.

Then I found Tom. He was able to work with me to schedule a time to meet on campus. Tom structured the lesson around my needs and what I needed help with. He helped me understand the problems that I missed on a previous exam, and helped me through some practice programs. There was one in particular that was very difficult, and Tom did not have time to solve during our time together. He graciously looked at the problem on his own time, and e-mailed me the solution so I could study from it. Tom is a great tutor who cares about students and helping to enhance their skills.

Tom really enjoys tutoring very much and has several areas of math, computer software/hardware, and engineering that he is very capable in tutoring. Thanks Tom, you really helped me!

I had very nice meetings and phone discussions with Tom. He completely understands what I need help with (MATLAB, flow charts, general understanding of algorithms and logic) and customizes his approach to ensure my understanding.

Tom is an excellent tutor! He is very knowledgeable and patient when going over steps of problems. He goes out of his way to further clarify material outside of tutoring hours and reviews the material extensively before meeting. He is very reliable when it comes to meeting up and is strongly dedicated to making sure the student succeeds. He is also very nice and easy to talk to!

Mr. Tom is a great tutor. Very patient and very helpful. I really like to work with him and I will always work with him. Thank you Mr. Tom.

Math:

ACT Math,
Music:

Piano
Computer:

AutoCAD, C, C#, Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
Business:

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As a graduate electrical engineer, ACT math has been the cornerstone of much of my college course work and professional work. I enjoy keeping my skills sharp, and continue to work problems in engineering that make use of ACT math for analyzing circuits, performing computer simulations, and tutoring students in math and science courses. As a radar and satellite systems engineer, ACT math is key to understanding basic principles of each subject. I continue to complete, with distinction, courses on the internet, such as DSP, that require a high comfort level with many key ACT math concepts.

As a graduate electrical engineer, algebra has been the cornerstone of much of my college coursework and professional work. I enjoy keeping my skills sharp, and continue to work problems in engineering that make use of algebra for analyzing circuits, performing computer simulations, and tutoring students in math and science courses. As a radar and satellite systems engineer, algebra is key to understanding basic principles of each subject. I continue to complete, with distinction, courses on the coursera website, such as DSP, that require a high comfort level with many key algebraic concepts.

Tom

As a graduate electrical engineer, algebra 2 has been the cornerstone of much of my college course work and professional work. I enjoy keeping my skills sharp, and continue to work problems in engineering that make use of algebra 2 for analyzing circuits, performing computer simulations, and tutoring students in math and science courses. As a radar and satellite systems engineer, algebra 2 is key to understanding basic principles of each subject. I continue to complete, with distinction, courses on the internet, such as DSP, that require a high comfort level with many key algebraic 2 concepts. Also, now having done more than 100+ tutoring sessions, I've assisted students by showing algebraic solutions to them in real-time, so my algebra 2 skills having definitely gotten a boost.

I have three degrees in electrical engineering, two from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and one from USC. Calculus is a foundational subject for electrical engineering, and I enjoyed taking calculus courses, receiving A's in all my courses. I work in communications and radar, which involves a lot of analysis, using many principles from calculus.

After several decades working as an electrical engineer, I am proficient in a number of computer programming languages, including C, C++, C#, Python, and Matlab, including Matlab/simulink. I have used the majority of these languages to simulate and solve problems in digital signal processing and communications. I have also completed an interactive programming class, with distinction, at Rice University. I also design 3D mobile games using "Unity". I have Matlab, C++, C#, and Python on my laptop, and enjoy tutoring and guiding software programmers who reach roadblocks in their software training. My tutoring style is to start from simple problems, to increasing complexity. I emphasize using structured design methods of defining data types, function interfaces, and test cases that provide adequate test coverage and rapid debugging.

I took calculus and differential equations courses at the University of Wisconsin, since they were required as part of the electrical engineering curriculum. Later on, my courses in circuits, electromagnetics, and engineering mechanics extended my application of differential equation theory. I learned how to solve differential equations both in the time domain, as well as the laplace transform domain.

I have three degrees in Electrical Engineering.

I have a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Wisconsin (main campus in Madison).

I took courses in motors, communications, electromagnetics, and solid state.

I taught labs during my master's work in motors and communications.

When I came to work at Hughes Aircraft, they supported me completing 10 courses in EE at USC, called the 'Engineers Degree'. These courses were in Linear Systems, Adaptive processing, Radar, and communications.

I really enjoyed geometry when I first took it in AP high school math. I know how to complete proofs of congruency and similarity of triangles, as an example.

I know how to construct problems that use Archimedean geometry, as well as more modern problems. I can construct problems that are easy to visualize, and make the subject matter come to life.

In my electrical engineering studies, I have taken courses in both control theory and digital signal processing. Both courses relied heavily on Linear Algebra that made use of this area in performing matrix and vector computation. I also learned how to apply these concepts in physical applications such as adaptive array modeling for both sonar and radar problems.

I have been a mathematica user for more than 15 years. I've used it primarily to back up analysis that I've done as a EE using other tools such as matlab or mathcad. The user interface takes some getting used, and I can put together a list of problems and references that should help the student get up to speed. Mathematica is a great tool, that's worth the extra effort it takes to learn.

I've used it to solve problems in linear algebra, as well as electromagnetics.

As a systems engineer with three degrees in EE, MATLAB has been a valuable tool in my career. Since I have a legal copy on my personal laptop, I continue to use it today. I have more than ten years of work experience using it to analyze radar signal processing and satellite communications problems at the old Hughes Aircraft, as well as my work at Boeing helping simulate the patriot missile seeker, both environments using company versions on desktop environments. I am familiar with several of the add-on toolboxes, including dsp and controls.

As an electrical engineering major, I had to take a series of four 1-semester physics courses at the University of Wisconsin, known for their Physics Dept. I also took courses in solid state, and Master's level quantum mechanics in the Physics department. My later 2 modern physics courses included both Newtonian mechanics, as well as quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the theory behind the basic particle physics experiments in the early 20th century. I received an 'A' letter grade in these courses. I enjoy designing problems that make it easy for the student to visualize the key physics principles they are attempting to learn.

As a graduate electrical engineer, prealgebra has been the cornerstone of much of my college course work and professional work. I enjoy keeping my skills sharp, and continue to work problems in engineering that make use of prealgebra for analyzing circuits, performing computer simulations, and tutoring students in math and science courses. As a radar and satellite systems engineer, prealgebra is key to understanding basic principles of each subject. I continue to complete, with distinction, courses on the internet, such as DSP, that require a high comfort level with many key prealgebra concepts.

I have three degrees in electrical engineering, two from the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and one from USC. Pre-calculus is a foundational subject for electrical engineering, and I enjoyed taking pre-calculus courses, receiving A's in all my courses. I work in communications and radar, which involves a lot of analysis, using many principles from pre-calculus and calculus.

As an electrical engineer analyzing performance of both airborne radars and satellite payloads, I have modeled radar detection and communication error rates assuming the presence of receiver noise. This work relied heavily on my course work in gaussian random variables. I have also quantified failure rates for electrical units by knowing how to combine failure rates for individual components within the unit.

My electrical engineering courses and work throughout my career has relied heavily on my fluency in trig functions and their use in circuit theory and electromagnetics.

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