University of Arkansas (Civil Engineering)
University of Arkansas (Master's)
I am an experienced and patient teacher that enjoys helping others learn. I am a registered professional civil engineer with a Master's and Bachelor's degree. My specialty is sanitary engineering. I am very competent with math, science, history and English grammar and writing. Although I am an engineer, I started my career as a general laborer, carpenter, and janitor. I worked on a farm when I was young, so I have much hands on experience and good common sense. Even though I am an engineer, I am a very down to earth teacher that places emphasis on common sense and joy of learning.
I teach wastewater treatment technology at Palomar College one night per week, and I have been teaching there for five years. I am also a professional firearms instructor. I have taught a variety of subjects to many students at many locations for over 30 years. My students enjoy my teaching and I have been told many times that I am a good instructor who is entertaining and knowledgeable.
I believe you can you do anything and learn anything you set your mind to. I believe I am a living example that this is true.
With both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in engineering, I am very competent teaching general math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
I have over 30 years' engineering experience. I am experienced in all aspects of water and wastewater engineering including design, construction, start-up, trouble-shooting, operations and maintenance. I have worked for 15 years in the private sector working as design engineer, construction manager and project manager for several large private consulting firms. I have worked on projects of all sizes and complexity across the United States.
I have spent the remaining 15 years on the public sector as the director of maintenance for water and wastewater plants, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems. I am very experienced with hydraulic analysis, pump station design, pipeline design, and general mechanical and electrical design.
Whatever your learning needs, I encourage you to contact me. I truly enjoy helping people learn -- it is one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. My skills and experience go far beyond what you would expect from a civil engineer. (I am not a geek. Well, I probably am, a little, on the inside.)
Additionally, I understand frustrations and mental roadblocks people face when learning. I have overcome many of them myself. I did not start out as a straight"A" student -- not even close. But I learned how to learn. I am still not a straight "A" student, but I am a good "A" student, and you can be too. In my experience, you learn more from mistakes than from success. Learning is about experimentation. Experimentation requires risk, and when you risk you will no doubt will make mistakes. But learning from mistakes is where true learning, insight and creativity are born.
My teaching style is relaxed, fun and effective. I am here to help you if I can. I am an experienced and patient teacher that enjoys helping others learn. I am a registered professional civil engineer with a Master's and Bachelor's degree. My specialty is sanitary engineering. I am very competent with math, science, history and English grammar and writing. Although I am an engineer, I started my career as a general laborer,
Mark helped me get through a tough time in my college Algebra class. I a working professional and a full time student I had limited time and I was stuck to a point beyond what I could escape alone.
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I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in civil engineering, and I have over 30 years experience. I am a registered professional civil engineer in California. I have worked in both the public and private sector.
I teach waste water technology classes at Palomar Community College. These classes are designed to prepare students for their Grade 1 and 2 waste water operator certification examinations.
My professional engineering experience includes not only water and waste water design, but hydraulic modeling, pump station and pipeline design, grading, structural engineering, and a wide range of other civil engineering related work.
Prior to college, I received vocational training in drafting and worked for seven years, including while I was in college, as a draftsman and surveyor.