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Alexander M.

SpaceXer and Northwestern Grad will teach Adv. Math + Engineering

SpaceXer and Northwestern Grad will teach Adv. Math + Engineering

$65/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

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I am a mechanical engineer and designer specializing in systems engineer­ing, environmental design, and mathe­matical modeling. At heart, I am a puzzler and a problem solver, drawn to discovering and creatively harnessing the mathe­matics that govern the world. I am currently an Avionics Operations and Systems Engineer at SpaceX in Los Angeles, CA, where I work primarily on designing and maintaining electronics on the Crew Dragon spacecraft responsible for the first crewed flights to the...

I am a mechanical engineer and designer specializing in systems engineer­ing, environmental design, and mathe­matical modeling. At heart, I am a puzzler and a problem solver, drawn to discovering and creatively harnessing the mathe­matics that govern the world. I am currently an Avionics Operations and Systems Engineer at SpaceX in Los Angeles, CA, where I work primarily on designing and maintaining electronics on the Crew Dragon spacecraft responsible for the first crewed flights to the International Space Station by a private company.

In terms of Academic tutoring, I have past experience as a counselor teaching a programming camp and volunteered in 2018-2019 at a STEM tutor for a local public school in Los Angeles. I served as outreach and education coordinator for the Northwestern Solar Car Team from 2015-2017.

On the musical side of things, I have played violin since I was 3 1/2 and piano since I was 6. I studied violin under the Suzuki Method and later under Almita Vamos and Robert Hanford, and performed around the world with the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra. I have tutored students in violin from ages 5 - 16 and believe that music has to be learned and taught just like any other language. I currently perform as fiddler in the Rattlesnakes Bluegrass Band in Los Angeles, CA.

I'm drawn to tutoring because I love helping others learn and figuring out ways to make difficult concepts easy to understand. I take great pride in the students that I tutor and the excellence in their subjects that they so often achieve.

I received a 36 on the ACT Math test and have a Minor in Mathematics from Northwestern. I enjoy explaining and helping others to understand the inherent beauty that mathematics possesses in the way that it allows us to describe patterns in the world around us. I have tutored peers in advanced Real Analysis courses and am able to find ways to convey complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner. Moreover, understanding the mathematics is only half the battle on the ACT. I teach effectiv


Education

B.S. Northwestern University
Mechanical Engineer
Bienen Northwestern University
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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have extensive experience working in CAD software such as Solidworks and NX. I used Solidworks to help design and manufacture a competitive solar vehicle, and currently use NX day-to-day for my job at SpaceX. I am knowledgeable in basic and advanced modeling concepts, drafting, and simulation.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

Previous Experience: * Lead Software Engineer for NUsolar. Directed development of a four-node controller area network for control and sensing functions. Designed and built telemetry system to collect data wirelessly from the vehicle in real time. Designed a state-machine controller to handle vehicle-level IO functions and allow a driver full control within safe operating conditions. * Spacex Engineer: Developed MATLAB and Python analytical tools to plot test results from hardware watersealing qualifications. * Game Designer: Released several indie games programmed with GML and Python.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I am an engineer at SpaceX and have used MATLAB in my line of work to perform data visualization on datasets ranging from Fourier transforms accelerometer frequencies to heatmaps of water intrusion into electrical components. I have experience tutoring in several programming languages including Python and MATLAB.
Python,

Python

* Former Lead Software Engineer for NUsolar @ Northwestern University. * Spacex Engineer: Developed MATLAB and Python analytical tools to plot test results from hardware watersealing qualifications. * Game Designer and Programmer for several indie games as part of Asaurus Studios. * Completed the University of Michigan Applied Data Science with Python course.
Solidworks,

Solidworks

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have extensive experience working in CAD software such as Solidworks and NX. I used Solidworks to help design and manufacture a competitive solar vehicle, and currently use NX day-to-day for my job at SpaceX. I am knowledgeable in basic and advanced modeling concepts, drafting, and simulation.
SQL,

SQL

Current Engineer at SpaceX, I use SQL daily to gather data about production processes and automate tasks. * Developed a tool to query and correlate connect and disconnect events across all phases of build to enable better tracking of testing requirements * Developed tools to aggregate labor hours across multiple vehicle builds to demonstrate improvement in performance metrics over time.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel

Corporate Training

SQL,

SQL

Current Engineer at SpaceX, I use SQL daily to gather data about production processes and automate tasks. * Developed a tool to query and correlate connect and disconnect events across all phases of build to enable better tracking of testing requirements * Developed tools to aggregate labor hours across multiple vehicle builds to demonstrate improvement in performance metrics over time.
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

B.S in Mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. Former Homework Helper at Columbus Library. Current mentor for Girls in Stem at Zela Davis Elementary in Hawthorn, CA
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading

Homeschool

Physics,

Physics

Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in physics and electronics as well. Worked on designing the suspension and dynamics of a $150,000 solar vehicle in undergrad. I achieved a straight 800 on both the Physics and Math SAT Subject Tests.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills

Math

Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

* B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Northwestern University 2018 * MENU (Intensive Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus) participant * Current Aerospace Engineer
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I am an engineer at SpaceX and have used MATLAB in my line of work to perform data visualization on datasets ranging from Fourier transforms accelerometer frequencies to heatmaps of water intrusion into electrical components. I have experience tutoring in several programming languages including Python and MATLAB.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently work as an Avionics Engineer at SpaceX. I am experienced in: heat transfer, statics, dynamic systems, properties of materials, manufacturing processes, the design process, and CAD. Past experiences include designing the suspension system for a $100,000 solar vehicle and designing tooling to support battery installation on the Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Physics,

Physics

Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in physics and electronics as well. Worked on designing the suspension and dynamics of a $150,000 solar vehicle in undergrad. I achieved a straight 800 on both the Physics and Math SAT Subject Tests.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Physics,

Physics

Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in physics and electronics as well. Worked on designing the suspension and dynamics of a $150,000 solar vehicle in undergrad. I achieved a straight 800 on both the Physics and Math SAT Subject Tests.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have been playing violin since age 3 1/2, and piano since age 6. I graduated from the Bienen School of Music Cum Laude with a BM in Violin Performance in 2018, which included ear training as part of the standard curriculum. While there I studied under Almita Vamos and the Concertmaster of the Chicago Lyric Opera. I have played in performance tours to Peru and China, and participated as a finalist in the St. Paul Chamber Music Competition. I currently play violin in the Rattlesnakes Bluegrass Band in Los Angeles, CA alongside my primary job as an engineer at SpaceX.
General Music,

General Music

I have been playing violin since age 3 1/2, and piano since age 6. I graduated from the Bienen School of Music Cum Laude with a BM in Violin Performance in 2018. While there I studied under Almita Vamos and the Concertmaster of the Chicago Lyric Opera. I have played in performance tours to Peru and China, and participated as a finalist in the St. Paul Chamber Music Competition. I currently play violin in the Rattlesnakes Bluegrass Band in Los Angeles, CA alongside my primary job as an engineer at SpaceX.
Violin,

Violin

I have been playing violin since age 3 1/2, and graduated from the Bienen School of Music Cum Laude with a BM in Violin Performance in 2018. While there I studied under Almita Vamos and the Concertmaster of the Chicago Lyric Opera. I have played in performance tours to Peru and China, and participated as a finalist in the St. Paul Chamber Music Competition. I currently play violin in the Rattlesnakes Bluegrass Band in Los Angeles, CA alongside my primary job as an engineer at SpaceX.
Music Theory

Other

Study Skills

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently work as an Avionics Engineer at SpaceX. I am experienced in: heat transfer, statics, dynamic systems, properties of materials, manufacturing processes, the design process, and CAD. Past experiences include designing the suspension system for a $100,000 solar vehicle and designing tooling to support battery installation on the Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Physics,

Physics

Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in physics and electronics as well. Worked on designing the suspension and dynamics of a $150,000 solar vehicle in undergrad. I achieved a straight 800 on both the Physics and Math SAT Subject Tests.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Physics,

Physics

Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in physics and electronics as well. Worked on designing the suspension and dynamics of a $150,000 solar vehicle in undergrad. I achieved a straight 800 on both the Physics and Math SAT Subject Tests.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math

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Amazing Tutor!

Technical mathematics (Pre-Algebra - Pre Calculus) Iv been out school for well over 20 years. Back in College. Alexander was able to break the Math down so i could understand it. Very patient and at the same time conscious about the time it was taking to learn it. If i didn't understand the problem. He would use a different approach.Until i understood it. Wouldn't matter what age you are if your trying to learn. Highly recommend Alexander.

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$65/hour

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Response time: 4 hours