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Alex V.

Suisun City, CA

$40/hour

College doesn't make you smart. College teaches you to be resourceful.

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Background check passed as of 4/12/14
4.8 average from 66 ratings
Alex is a great tutor!!
— Erik, Suisun City, CA on 9/17/13

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CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY
Electronic Engineer

Education

CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY (Electronic Engineer)

About Alex

I'm a graduate of Cal Poly State University, where I acquired my Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering while concentrating in Computers. In addition to my curriculum in Electronics, my coursework included Chemistry, General to Advanced Physics, and Mathematics from Algebra to Calculus to Fourier Analysis. My career has its foundation in semiconductor electronics, computer CPUs and Networking. Coupled with my personal skills and creativeness that allowed me to become an effective Technical Sales Consultant, Technical Marketing Engineer and a visionary of emerging technologies.

My tutoring techniques would vary, as every student is different. I'm a firm believer that the concepts and principles in Mathematics and Science can be explained, but tutoring methods and studying materials can only be determined once I understand what is most effective and beneficial for you and/or your student.

Granted, not all students are the same. This is where I determine it's not the students' lack of understanding or ability to grasp the material presented to them by their instructors; but rather, a change is necessary in their study habits and approach to solving problems.

"College doesn't make you smart. College teaches you to be resourceful."

My tutoring experience also includes part-time work while in college. This included private instruction in Mathematics to High School students, and assisting college students in a Computer Laboratory.

It was my experience as a guest speaker while interning with IBM in Manassas, VA, talking to 5th graders about the importance of Math and English in their future, where I realized that elementary students are capable of abstract thinking and working through solutions to complex problems. It was fun to see the students participate, contributing answers, to one of the most fundamental problem in Physics - the Block on an Incline.

Physics has always been my favorite subject. Probably because the experience with my Physics Instructors in college were some of the best! Because of that I know how important it is to have a good student-instructor relationship. Mathematics go hand-in-hand with Physics. One cannot exist without the other. It is again my experience with some of the best Math instructors that led to my success through three terms of Calculus and Differential Equations.

If you need help with Computers or with Networking or with Microsoft Applications, I'm a valuable resource!
I'm a graduate of Cal Poly State University, where I acquired my Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering while concentrating in Computers. In addition to my curriculum in Electronics, my coursework included Chemistry, General to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

All current students (from 2013) continuing to schedule sessions are Grandfathered in at their original contracted rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Suisun City, CA 94585
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Alex is a great tutor!!"

- Erik, Suisun City, CA on 9/17/13

"Great with kids!"

- Alicia, Vacaville, CA on 10/5/16

"Very helpful"

- Maureen, Fairfield, CA on 3/6/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Mary, Fairfield, CA on 4/13/14

"Great Results"

- Lee, Fairfield, CA on 12/19/13

"Very pleased!"

- Ella, Vacaville, CA on 10/15/13

"Calculus"

- Therlanda, Vacaville, CA on 10/14/13

"Very thorough!"

- Will, Chico, CA on 9/13/13

"Very good tutor."

- Michael, Pittsburg, CA on 8/13/13

"Great Tutor"

- Aamna, Fairfield, CA on 3/4/11
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Biology, Chemistry,
Electrical Engineering,
Genetics, Physics
English:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Computer:
C++, Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer),
Pascal, Python
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 2

I completed math coursework required for Engineering. Which includes the Calculus series. Calculus is simply a lot of Algebra.

Chemistry

I completed Chemistry requirements for the Engineering program at Cal Poly. I understand the nomenclature and the systematic processes as well as the mathematical analysis applicable to Chemistry.

Computer Engineering

I graduated with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly State University with a concentration in Computer. I have taken coursework in Microprocessor Design, Computer Architecture, Programming in FORTRAN, Pascal, and C.

Upon graduation, I held performed silicon to system validation of Ethernet MACs across multiple PCI computer motherboard platforms and x86 microprocessors. I became knowledgable in computer platform design and northbridge/southbridge functionality and feature set.

Computer Programming

I have previous experience programming in DOS BASIC.

I graduated with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly State University with a concentration in Computer. I have taken coursework in Microprocessor Design, Computer Architecture, Programming in FORTRAN, Pascal, and C.

I am currently learning the syntax for Python scripting.

Differential Equations

Dear Students of Differential Equations:

As an undergraduate of the Electronic Engineering program at Cal Poly State University, I have completed advanced mathematics in Differential Equations, up to and including Laplace Transformations and Fourier Analysis.

My objective in tutoring you in Differential Equations would be to help you overcome the first steps in identifying linear differential equations, and transforming them into its standard form, to guide you in applying the methods taught, to then transform equations that are solvable using the methods that you have already learned and applied in calculus and complex algebra.

Electrical Engineering

I acquired a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly State University with concentration in Computers with Senior Elective coursework in Fourier Transforms and Semiconductor Physics.

Networking (Computer)

I graduated from Cal Poly with a BS Degree in Electronic Engineering - with an emphasis in computers and networking. During my last 2-3 yrs at Cal Poly I was also the lead Computer Support person for the Business Staff of Associated Student's Incorporated. Upon Graduation, I was a Systems Development Engineer for one of the leading semiconductor firms in the world and there I validated silicon to system solutions of Ethernet Media Access Controllers. Throughout those 9 years, and since then, I've been building, operating and administrating local area networks. Today, I'm the lead Technical Adviser in IT for a small startup and am positioned to carry through to a Systems Engineering position in preparation of managing the office and operations of a networking service provider in San Francisco. Currently, I'm pursuing my Cisco Certification as Network Administrator - something I should've done decades ago. The material is clearly review and learning how to apply what I already know or am familiar with. Networking is my life...it started my career and I'm ending with it.

Study Skills

My study methods employ skills in reading subject material in a systematic approach to reinforce notes from lectures and key terms requiring attention or memorization. Additional methods include using flash cards where some students may be more "right" brain in that visuals are more effective.

For the most part, it's about "outlining" subject material and reinforcing key terms or equations through flash cards and memorization.

CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY
Electronic Engineer

Education

CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY (Electronic Engineer)

Alex is a great tutor!! — Alex is very helpful and is very patient, with a good solid teaching method. He is always on time and efficient. His knowledge base in the math and science is very strong. He explains theory's well and provides good explanations for solutions and theory's involved. His patience allows for those struggling to catch onto topics that just aren't making sense. He is a great resource to have. ...

— Erik, Suisun City, CA on 9/17/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

All current students (from 2013) continuing to schedule sessions are Grandfathered in at their original contracted rate.

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 10 miles of Suisun City, CA 94585.