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Stephen H.

Gainesville, FL

$35/hour

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

Background check passed as of 1/18/15
4.9 average from 128 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Ahmad, Springfield, VA on 3/2/16

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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
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"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

"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!

"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, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
English:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
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.

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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.

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.

Linear Algebra

I studied and later used Linear Algebra as an Electrical Engineer developing numerical techniques to optimize circuit designs for cost and performance.

These techniques often utilize matrix algebra to develop the mathematical links between the task and the computer model. I learned the matrix algebra in college as part of Circuit analysis, Structural analysis and in Mathematics.

Numerical techniques of optimization often involve a "Simplex" technique that will identify the "direction" a variable should change in order to maximize or minimize the objective variable. Few techniques are universally applicable so other non-linear techniques have been developed which can find local optimums in the midst of a complex N-dimensional space.

Given the complexity, the computer is a "must use" tool for these methods and several software packages are available, even Excel has a "Solver" that can accomplish some of these tasks.

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

Statistics

I studied Statistics both in College and as a part of Industry training to implement statistical methods of quality control and assessment. I have a TI-84 calculator and can help students use that device to make lists, draw graphs, calculate probabilities, develop regressions, use normal curve, calculate Z-Scores and Histograms.

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)

Excellent Tutor — he is an excellent tutor! He takes the time on every question to help me better understand the subject. He is also well mannered and polite. Thank you! ...

— Ahmad, Springfield, VA on 3/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

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