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Peter T.

Litchfield, CT

$55/hour

Professional Engineer

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Union College
Civil Engineering
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Union College (Civil Engineering)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Peter

Bio: Peter T. is an active Civil Engineer who teaches other engineers and contractors about Geothermal Heating and Cooling and Heat Loss and Gain from a House. He has trained adults seeking certification in 10 states. He has 6 online continuing education courses he wrote for other engineers to take. His most recently taught course was rated Excellent by evaluation forms.

In business for himself, with a flexible schedule, Peter can tutor your student to understand the content at his or her proper pace. Peter guided his two sons to their Eagle Scout achievement, and plays online Scrabble with his granddaughter. Peter uses math in his everyday work, and hopes to share his enthusiasm for it with your teenager or youngster.

I had the only 700 math SAT in my high school class years ago. As an assistant scout master, I taught many technical merit badge classes for boys. I had one of three A's in a Coastal Engineering class of 25 taught in partial differential equations at Columbia. I use high school level math every day in my engineering work.
I started teaching at Connecticut Community Colleges, before switching to out of state venues.

My six online courses are highly rated. I received a national plaque for my training geothermal installers. My Habitat for Humanity project won the state civil engineering environmental achievement award. I am a former Manager of Student Services for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

I enjoy working with people of all ages. I am laid back, but energetic. Humor is important, but I plan to maximize understanding of our work subject within the allotted time to achieve the student's goals. I plan for them to be proud of their accomplishments after each session.
Bio: Peter T. is an active Civil Engineer who teaches other engineers and contractors about Geothermal Heating and Cooling and Heat Loss and Gain from a House. He has trained adults seeking certification in 10 states. He has 6 online continuing education courses he wrote for other engineers to take. His most recently taught course was rated Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Litchfield, CT 06759
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Civil Engineering

I have continually practiced civil engineering since receiving my BSCE and MSCE. I understand civil engineering topics for rural areas in Connecticut, such as drainage and septic systems. I can teach beginner AutoCAD. I wrote an online course on the topic of what wetlands boards expect from engineers.

Elementary Math

I owe my math abilities to my mother, who was and still is an expert. I recognize that computers and calculators can relieve some of the need to figure arithmetic quickly in our minds. But learning how to solve math problems organizes other thought processes to improve critical thinking. Sometimes having a tutor allows the student to figure things out themselves in explaining it to a tutor, at surprising speed and with a sense of accomplishment.

Elementary Science

As an active working engineer, basic science enters into my projects all the time. Elementary science forms the foundation for later study and understanding of the world around us. I enjoy working with youngsters who share this interest.

Geology

As a civil and geothermal engineer, I work with rock types to determine their thermal conductivity. Experience in wetland ecology topics. Masters in engineering specialized in soils and hydraulics.

Geometry

As an engineer, I work with geometric shapes as objects and property areas. I have a sense of estimating correctness versus invalid answers. My AutoCad drawing also involves extensive geometry, my favorite math subject.

SAT Math

Besides loving math, I understand how to save time in solving problems, to move through the test efficiently. I scored high compared to my high school friends, achieving the only 700 in my class back then.

Union College
Civil Engineering
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Union College (Civil Engineering)

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 30 miles of Litchfield, CT 06759.