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Stephen H.

Gainesville, FL

$35/hour

Tutor of Math, Physics and Engineering ... available online

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/18/15
4.9 average from 184 ratings
Stephen rocks!
— Kate, Denver, CO on 6/26/16

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University of Missouri, Rolla
Electrical Engineer
University of Arkansas
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, Rolla (Electrical Engineer)

University of Arkansas (Master's)

About Stephen

I am a patient and flexible assistant helping you to learn these difficult subjects. Few people are aware of the challenge you are undertaking and some special help may make all the difference in your success.

I am retired from industry having worked in many functions involving Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Program Management.

As a Tutor, I can help with mathematics including Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I, II, III, & Differential equations. Physics I & II ranging from Newton's laws, Work and Energy, Conservation of Momentum, Fluid Mechanics, Harmonic waves, Electric and Magnetic fields, & Electrical circuits.

I am flexible in time and location and typically can respond to your need on short notice meeting you in a library or other public place. If you send specific questions to me over email, I will respond with the detailed solution, often in only a few hours or less. There is no charge for that type of help.

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Steve
I am a patient and flexible assistant helping you to learn these difficult subjects. Few people are aware of the challenge you are undertaking and some special help may make all the difference in your success.

I am retired from industry having worked in many functions involving Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Program
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Travels within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32608
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"Stephen rocks!"

- Kate, Denver, CO on 6/26/16
Stephen replied on 6/27/2016

Thank you Kate and I wish you well in your zoology studies. If you have a problem you wish help on, send it to me and I will return the solution for no charge usually in less than a day.

"Patient and caring tutor"

- Maris, Gainesville, FL on 3/24/17

"Great at explaining concepts!"

- Ashley, Gainesville, FL on 3/2/17

"Nice and very educated tutor"

- Gregory, Gainesville, FL on 1/28/17

"Incredible tutor"

- Tony, El Cajon, CA on 12/16/16

"Knowledgeable of physics and fast"

- Patricia, Ballwin, MO on 12/12/16

"Great teacher"

- Samuel, Gainesville, FL on 12/4/16

"Brilliant and Patient"

- Amanda, Gainesville, FL on 10/19/16
Stephen replied on 10/19/2016

Thanks Amanda, please remember to send me problems that you might be stuck on and I will return the solution for no charge!

"Knowledgeable and friendly"

- Toby, New York, NY on 5/26/16
Stephen replied on 5/26/2016

Thanks for your kind words Toby and don't forget, you can send me a question and I typically respond within the day at no charge.

"Highly recommended tutor!"

- Paige, Gainesville, FL on 4/22/16
Stephen replied on 4/27/2016

Thanks for your kind words Paige and wish you the best in your medical training. Please contact me anytime and I'll make myself available!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ahmad, Springfield, VA on 3/2/16
Stephen replied on 3/2/2016

You're welcome Ahmad and remember, if you get stuck on something just send me a mail and I will return the solution. There is no charge for that kind of help

"Made a difficult course seem much less intimidating!"

- Shane, Ocala, FL on 10/6/15

"Very impressed!"

- Kathy, Gainesville, FL on 6/23/15

"Great tutor"

- Susan, Hawthorne, FL on 3/17/15
Stephen replied on 3/19/2015

Thanks Susan, feedback is always appreciated and Andrew is gaining confidence quickly. He can't believe that he is getting through that book!

"A tutor who parents and students like!"

- Vivian, Gainesville, FL on 1/23/15
Stephen replied on 1/23/2015

Thanks Vivian and Matthew, I appreciate your kind words. Don't forget, I will take questions sent to me by email and address them at no charge!

"Great Tutor"

- Amanda, Gainesville, FL on 1/6/15
Stephen replied on 1/23/2015

Thanks for your kind response Amanda. Don't forget that I will address any email question promptly with no charge.

"Great tutor! Very flexible and always available!!"

- Lisa, Gainesville, GA on 9/22/14
Stephen replied on 1/23/2015

You're so welcome Lisa and I look for any opportunity to help out further. Don't forget that I will address any email question promptly with no charge.

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GMAT, GRE,
SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project,
Microsoft Word
Business:
GMAT, GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

I can be of help in this subject area creating example problems and showing methods to build understanding.

Subjects areas include solving polynomials for the roots; equations for lines, parabolas, hyperbolas, circles, etc. Help with understanding graphs and word problems.

Algebra 2

I can be of great help in this subject area creating example problems, showing methods to help understanding.

Subjects areas include solving polynomials for the roots; equations for lines, parabolas, hyperbolas, circles, etc.

Calculus

Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III are subject areas that I can help with. The understanding of Limits leading up to the definition of the derivative are critical to understand the basics of the Calculus. Later using derivatives to solve word problems including rates and some analytical geometry. Integral Calculus comes later using that to calculate areas and solve problems involving Newtonian physics. Calculus III involves multiple integrals and three dimensional vector calculus for those students pursuing Science and Engineering degrees.

Chemistry

This is a brief outline of the subjects that are encountered with Introduction to Chemistry. There are more but this should provide an idea of the type of help that can be provided.

Atomic number = Number of Protons
Mass number = Number of Protons + Neutrons
Atomic weight = grams per mole
Isotope = element w/neutrons different from average
Avagadro’s number = number of finite pieces / mole
Avagadro’s number = 6.02x1023
Atomic mass = weight in atomic mass units
1 proton = 1.0073 amu
1 neutron = 1.0082 amu
Molecular weight = sum of amu in a molecule
Formula weight = sum of grams / mole
Empirical formula = ratio of atoms in molecule
Molecular formule = Precise number of atoms in molecule

Balancing Chemical Equations
Finding chemical formulas
Stoichiometry
Gas Laws

Differential Equations

I studied Differential equations as both Math courses as well as analysis courses in Electrical Engineering. I am most familiar with LaPlace transform method of solving linear equations. There are a lot of "tricks" involved that mathematicians have devised over the years and it takes practice to use them. I can help you solve problems creating examples for later reference.

Electrical Engineering

I hold a BSEE degree from University of Missouri and am a registered professional engineer in Missouri. I have worked as an Engineer and Engineering Manager and later as manufacturing and program manager roles for medical device companies. I can help you with active and passive circuit analysis problems using Node voltage & Mesh current methods as well as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws.

GRE

I am not an expert at the GRE exam. However I am skilled with mathematical subjects and writing and analysis. If you are searching for a collaborator in preparation for the GRE, I would be a good choice.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project ... I have used MSP for many professional projects over the years including factory relocations, new product introductions and capital improvement projects. I find it best used by starting out with the team to define the work elements gaining agreement on timing amount of work required. Project is very handy for keeping track of issues and communicating both to the next level of management and to the team members. It can be as simple or as complicated as desired. The Gantt and Pert chart options are nice too giving easy ways to determine critical paths for different options.

Physics

Physics is really a broad subject covering the laws of motion through the basic nature of matter. I am experienced and knowledgeable in:

Newtonian physics, the laws of motion defined originally by Isaac Newton including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd laws covering Ballistics, Statics, Dynamics, Impulse & Momentum and, Fluid mechanics.

Forces due to electric and magnetic fields including the work of Coulomb, Maxwell, Faraday and others. I am very familiar with electric circuits and the quantitative analysis associated with them.

Public Speaking

I have spoken in front of many large groups in business covering subjects ranging from process improvement through quality improvement and business performance. I typically used a technique taught me that would developed originally for Sales representatives but it's application is much wider. Basically it begins with

1) a "Ho-hum" crasher or introductory line to gain or focus attention of the audience
2) a "Why bring that up" explanation further helps focus the group on the topic
3) a "Tell em" section delivers the details of the message
4) a "Tell em what you told em" section repeats the message but in a different way
5) a "Closing" summarizes the message and leaves the audience wanting more

Trigonometry

I have knowledge of the following trigonometric functions: Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Cotangent, Secant, Cosecant. I also excel at geometric problem solving.

University of Missouri, Rolla
Electrical Engineer
University of Arkansas
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, Rolla (Electrical Engineer)

University of Arkansas (Master's)

Stephen rocks!

He is always very patient with my questions and is very very helpful . I highly recommend him, and I am very picky about tutors

— Kate, Denver, CO on 6/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32608.