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Dick S.

Science Tech Eng Math Physics, Simple Explanations, UC Berkeley Grad

Science Tech Eng Math Physics, Simple Explanations, UC Berkeley Grad

$28/hour

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I have a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University. I have over 20+ years of work/tutoring/mentoring experience. I enjoy teaching all the subjects I have been studying and working in all my life. Engineering, Math, Physics, Sciences of all sorts, mostly nuclear and electrical engineering, which entails a lot. I have worked in Nuclear Submarines (veteran USN), Nuclear Power Plants, and in the Semiconductor...

I have a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University. I have over 20+ years of work/tutoring/mentoring experience. I enjoy teaching all the subjects I have been studying and working in all my life. Engineering, Math, Physics, Sciences of all sorts, mostly nuclear and electrical engineering, which entails a lot. I have worked in Nuclear Submarines (veteran USN), Nuclear Power Plants, and in the Semiconductor Industry for well over 20 years.

During my career, I have mostly worked in the Electronics Industry helping to create and produce new Integrated Circuits, commonly known as "chips". The basic of the electronics inside all of your personal and household devices, and many other things. I spent a lot of time in the lab doing research and investigation into the performance and quality of electronics. Many, many experiments. I have used my education to its fullest extent and mentored / tutored many young people along the way.

I love math. I study it still to this day. While earning my degrees I always took more math classes than necessary. My knowledge and experience in mathematics definitely creep into the PhD level. I really enjoy math! I also love the sciences. Applied and theoretical Engineering, math, and physics. Whether it be on the nuclear submarine, at the cyclotron facility, or in the electronics lab. Science, math, physics are my life.

While working in the lab all those years, it is important to automate experiments and collect data using a suite of electronic instrument and circuits controlled by a PC. And, of course, this PC must be programmed to do this work. I have been writing laboratory software in C (and some other languages), on both, DOS/Windows and Unix based platforms, for 30 years.

If you like Science, Math, Physics, and maybe even a little history and philosophy too, then let's get together and do some learning!


Education

UC Berkeley
B.S., Nuclear Engineering
University of Santa Clara, ElecEngCompSci
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

English

Reading

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

I have studied mathematics at Santa Clara University and the University of California at Berkeley and have taken many classes at the graduate level. I have a Master's of Science degree. Geometry is one of my particular favorites due to its rich and ancient history.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Math

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have been working in the Electrical Engineering Industry for over 30 years. Semiconductor design, development, and production. I graduated from Santa Clara University with an M.S. in EECS in 1992 and from University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in 1982.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have studied mathematics at Santa Clara University and the University of California at Berkeley and have taken many classes at the graduate level. I have a Master's of Science degree. Geometry is one of my particular favorites due to its rich and ancient history.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants was the major subject of my studies. I also have 5+ years work experience as a United State Navy Submarine Officer and Nuclear Power Plant Manager / Operator, Head of the Mechanical Division, USS Aspro, SSN 648, Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine. My education at Berkeley included Mechanical Engineering Classes in Materials Science, Mech. Engineering Drafting and Design, Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics, Civil Engineering, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials/Solids, and many classes in Physics and Mathematics.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Geometry,

Geometry

I have studied mathematics at Santa Clara University and the University of California at Berkeley and have taken many classes at the graduate level. I have a Master's of Science degree. Geometry is one of my particular favorites due to its rich and ancient history.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have been working in the Electrical Engineering Industry for over 30 years. Semiconductor design, development, and production. I graduated from Santa Clara University with an M.S. in EECS in 1992 and from University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in 1982.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering of Nuclear Power Plants was the major subject of my studies. I also have 5+ years work experience as a United State Navy Submarine Officer and Nuclear Power Plant Manager / Operator, Head of the Mechanical Division, USS Aspro, SSN 648, Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine. My education at Berkeley included Mechanical Engineering Classes in Materials Science, Mech. Engineering Drafting and Design, Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics, Civil Engineering, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials/Solids, and many classes in Physics and Mathematics.
Physics

Summer

Geometry,

Geometry

I have studied mathematics at Santa Clara University and the University of California at Berkeley and have taken many classes at the graduate level. I have a Master's of Science degree. Geometry is one of my particular favorites due to its rich and ancient history.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics, Reading

Examples of Expertise


Dick has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (453 ratings)
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Knowledgeable and helpful!

Dick helped me with going over a Common Emitter Amplifier Circuit I was having trouble with. He helped me figuring out what was wrong and how to best approach a solution to it. He also gave me very useful tips on how to analyze the circuit, as well as tips for using LTspice software. He was very helpful and clearly understand the subject really well.

Isabela, 1 lesson with Dick

Awesome tutor!

He is helping with Thermodynamics, and he is very knowledgeable, patient and considerate. I am so glad I found him. I plan to keep scheduling more lessons with him. I totally recommend him! Thank you Dick :)

Sebastian, 5 lessons with Dick

Great teacher

Dick S. really knows how to teach and explain stuff. He starts from the theory and when he solving the problems he skips no steps.

kudrat, 4 lessons with Dick

great!

Very patient! Covers every basis and takes time to explain. Helps with circuits and is very knowledgeable when it comes to electrical engr.

Kylan, 21 lessons with Dick

Great tutor

Very knowledgeable in mathematics. Is able to explain things efficiency and effectively. His background is self explanatory and his knowledge shows in the lessons. Best value for a math tutor we have found. Thanks Dick!

Jonathan, 5 lessons with Dick

derivatives review

Patiently help me understand that being of derivatives and limts funny tutor would recommend him for those who need a fresh look at math

Selamawit, 2 lessons with Dick

Very patient and thorough

Dick is very patient and thorough with his explanations. I’m an older adult student, so I need problems broken down into baby steps, even the most basic calculations, and Dick was more than accommodating. I didn’t do myself any favors by waiting so long to seek help, but I will be interacting with Dick on a more regular basis. I believe he will get me on the right track to being confident and comfortable with physics.

Michael, 1 lesson with Dick

Very patient and thorough

Dick is very patient and thorough with his explanations. I’m an older adult student, so I need problems broken down into baby steps, even the most basic calculations, and Dick was more than accommodating. I didn’t do myself any favors by waiting so long to seek help, but I will be interacting with Dick on a more regular basis. I believe he will get me on the right track to being confident and comfortable with physics.

Michael, 1 lesson with Dick

Was an amazing help

Dick is really fun to talk to and actually makes learning the material fun! Will def be back for help

John , 1 lesson with Dick
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