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Ned V.

Acworth, GA

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University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Physics
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Master's

Education

University of Texas at Austin (B.S. Physics)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas (Master's)

About Ned

Dear student or parent,
I am a professional academic tutor with 20+ years of experience tutoring most subjects at the high school, college and graduate school levels. These include most

* Math courses including algebra, geometry and pre-calc, calculus, linear and coordinate math, statistics differential equations and computer modeling and more.
* Science courses including biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics and more.
* Business courses including accounting, finance, marketing and economics and more.

I tutor a wide range of computer courses and have a great deal of experience with online courses and working with students both one-on-one in person and remotely via phone, email, social media and Skype. Increasingly students are taking courses online, and I have at this point several years of experience with helping students through the sometimes unique challenges of online courses and test taking.

I think of tutoring and the tutoring experience on many levels - from mastery of the material and targeting the teaching to the needs of the individual student and the specific styles of their teachers, to gearing what I do to unique learning styles of each student to having a big-picture perspective on not only how to survive homework, a quiz, exam and the course, but on the wider needs and goals of each student.

Please contact me to discuss. I can help and I'm happy to work with you asap.
Dear student or parent,
I am a professional academic tutor with 20+ years of experience tutoring most subjects at the high school, college and graduate school levels. These include most

* Math courses including algebra,
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Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Discrete Math,
Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Genetics, Geology, Mechanical Engineering,
Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics,
Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, ASP.NET, C, C#, C++, Computer Programming,
Computer Science, Desktop Publishing,
DOS, Dreamweaver,
General Computer, HTML, Java, JavaScript,
Linux, Macintosh, Mathematica, MATLAB,
Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Perl, Photography, PHP, QuickBooks,
SAS,
SPSS, SQL, STATA,
Visual Basic, Web Design
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture, Art History, Art Theory , Film, Photography
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Special Needs
Business:
Accounting, Business, Career Development, Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, Common Core, GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 7
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Adobe Flash, ASP.NET, Business, C++, Career Development, Economics, Finance, General Computer, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking, SPSS, SQL, Statistics, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Programming

I have worked as a consultant for nearly 20 years both on the programming side, setting up network infrastructure, including DNS, web and email servers, and security.

I work with Linux, Microsoft and IBM servers, as well as a variety of network protocols and virtual machines.

I have proficiency in sundry programming languages including Visual Basic, Pascal, PHP, Java, C#, C+, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, .Net, ASP.NET, SQL, MySQL & MATLAB.

I have years of real-world integrations experience with ERP and CRM systems including MAS90 & 200 MS Dynamics GP & SL and Sage CRM.

Desktop Publishing

I've been desktop publishing and training individuals in desktop publishing and related skills for over 20 years. I've worked extensively and train students on a wide variety of desktop publishing software applications and techniques including MS Word and the Office Suite (it is amazing how much you can do with Word alone), and Adobe InDesign and MS Office Publisher when more sophisticated layout is needed. Historically I have worked with QuarkXPress and E-book.

I also have extensive experience working with and training students on a variety of image processing software packages including both vector and raster (pixel) methods including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as other Corel PaintShop Pro and other similar packages. I typically combine graphics with text editing and layout in html formats using Adobe Dreamweaver and MS FrontPage (Expression) for publishing to the web using advanced techniques such as html5, CSS and JavaScript.
I have extensive real-world experience in both desktop publish and web design for everything from flyers, brochures and menus to full-scale websites on a variety of platforms from WordPress to Squarespace. I specialize in training students of all types to get fast, professional results in real-world situations and to understand both basic/essential techniques and more advanced tricks and tips.

Differential Equations

I hold a BS in Physics from UT Austin, and I took my first of several differential equations classes as an undergraduate. Physics requires a deep understanding of the many practical applications of differential equations, as do many of the biology and chemistry courses I have taken and taught through the years (e.g. reaction kinetics for understanding enzyme mechanisms in biochemistry).

I have tutored calculus, diff equations, and most other math courses at the high school, college and graduate school level for some 20+ years including working with 100s of students in a wide variety of differential equations courses, and have an excellent record of helping students do well in this and related courses.

Discrete Math

I've been tutoring and working with a wide variety of discrete mathematics courses and problem types for some 20 years. These include analysis of properties and methods related to discrete probability distributions, including methods involving pmfs and moments. I've also worked with courses and problems involving logic, information theory and set theory, and typical courses and related problems used in introduction to discrete math for computer programmers, including proving concepts around integers and sums. I have also worked extensively with graph theory, discrete calculus and analysis, topology and discrete geometry, network theory and game and decision theory. I have worked for years with traditional problem types like those presented in former Management Information Science courses, including PERT analysis, crashing/schedule compression analysis and critical paths and fast-tracking. Finally, I have worked with a wide variety of project management software including MS Project, Salesforce, Mavenlink and Sciforma.

Dreamweaver

I have used Dreamweaver and other web-design tools for 15+ years and have used this tool to create and manage/edit hundreds of websites for clients and myself. Having used Dreamweaver for many years, I’m familiar not only with the particular features and work-style associated with this tool, but more broadly have a real-world appreciation for best practices and what works in terms of presentation, layout, cross-browser and platform compatibility, workflow and what is generally being used by other designers. Having done this for a while, I appreciate the many changes in HTML design practices, including moving from tables to mobile-friendly responsive design, and the use of scripts such as JavaScript and other coding. I not only have a design eye, but the ability to teach both the specifics of the Dreamweaver tool but the more general needs of building websites of all types.

GED

I have been training students through various programs to successfully pass all parts of the GED for nearly 20 years. Programs vary from one-on-one tutoring on an individualized basis on a custom schedule to regular training programs on a set schedule - for example a six-week program meeting twice weekly. I have tutored a wide range of students including foreign language students and adult students who were forced to drop out of school after the sixth grade. And I have a success rate of first-time passing of the exam of over 80%.

JavaScript

I've been building dynamic websites including a variety of front-end, or client-side scripting including JavaScript for some 15+ years. And understand well JS many uses and when server-side scripting is preferred for footprint or performance. I work with responsive sites for mobile and understand well the various models for responsive design and how JS and HTML5 interact with these. I have worked with form handling and various design issues such as use of popup menus and reminders in the context of JS, and how these can be tied to a back-end database.

MATLAB

I've worked with MATLAB for over 15 years and have tutored students in a wide range of courses and projects in all areas from basic exercises in the MATLAB programming language and handling of data and arrays, structures, function handles, classes and object-oriented data types to a wide range of practical, real-world projects involving complex data analysis, often including large data sets.

I specialize in working with students and professionals in both areas - from basic programming techniques to larger projects that include support for large data sets and interface with other languages through subroutines that call Java and .NET.

MCAT

I've taken the MCAT and tutored the material associated with the exam (biology, chemistry, organic and biochemistry, physics) for more than 20 years, including direct prep for the exam itself. Like other standardized tests, there is a certain style to MCAT questions, and generally there is a certain methodology and often tips and tricks for the easiest way to solve each problem successfully. I frequently find students need help in how to think about specific problems, and a framework for solving these. My success rate in helping students succeed at the MCAT is very high, and over the years I have helped students pick apart individual sections and types of problems into manageable areas of study.

Mechanical Engineering

I majored in Physics with a minor in Chemistry including materials science some 20 years ago at the University of Texas at Austin, and have tutored a wide variety of engineering, science and math courses at the undergraduate level since that time. This includes a variety of mechanical engineering courses based on principles of physics, math and materials science applied to engineering situations.

To date I have helped many 100s of students with engineering courses, including everything from simple mechanics and structural design to thermodynamics and fluid dynamics courses including advanced aerodynamics, including a wide variety of computer statistical modeling and use of advanced matrix and differential calculus in problem solving. Analysis includes the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Microsoft Access

I have used Microsoft Access for many years since the release of version 1.1 in 1993. I’ve used a variety of database management tools, including Access (and others such as MySQL and SQL tools) in a wide variety of contexts for clients and myself. These include remote access to databases for web-based applications such as older e-commerce sites and troubleshooting/modifying legacy forms created through Access that contained in-line scripts for manipulating data and presentation on the screen. I have years of experience with relational databases and understand normalized data, how to model business systems with data (when to add another table and fields, for example, and what data type is best), and how to design and perform database queries using SQL. I have worked with VBA macros and design and modification of reports – both simple and complicated.

Microsoft Outlook

I've been using MS Outlook as my primary email client since the introduction of Outlook 97 in 1997. Since then I have used Outlook and the rest of the MS Office Suite and have extensive experience working with MS Exchange Server. I have been training folks on all features of Outlook including setting up of accounts and use of the Calendar and scheduling features and handling thinks like rules and automation. I've worked with a wide range of email clients and servers and have a great deal of practical, real-world tips and tricks for handling basic and advanced functionality (including data recovery and interfacing with other email servers) and helping individuals with best practices to produce crisp, professional emails and to manage these over time.

Microsoft Publisher

I’ve been desktop publishing and training individuals in desktop publishing and related layout and design skills for some 20+ years, including the latest basic and advanced techniques. I’ve created and helped students to learn both entry-level MS Publisher skills and advanced layout and design techniques to create a wide variety of resumes, brochures, fliers, newsletters, postcards and other real-world projects and marketing pieces. Contact me with specific questions on MS Publisher and any special desktop publishing projects you may have.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows daily since the release of version 3.0 in 1990. Since then I have worked with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and NT 3.1 and more recently Windows 7 and 8. I have installed and worked extensively nearly every major application available on Windows, included the MS Office Suite, and worked extensively with remote desktop and as a network administrator have managed Microsoft Windows servers including DNS and IIS. I have troubleshot nearly every software and hardware glitch that has come along, and have worked to improve performance and find effective workarounds for various issues with integration and compatibility with older and with non-Windows (e.g. Linux and Apple) systems. I have restored files and rebuilt more operating systems than I can count. These days I work via desktop or laptop with Windows-based OS predominantly, but increasingly find myself working across other platforms such as tablets and smart phones and with other OS including Droid and Mac OS and on cross-platform compatibility issues. After all these years from browser wars to mobile, I remain a fan of MS Windows and look forward to its next evolution in both the personal and business server spaces.

Organic Chemistry

I first took Organic Chemistry and related courses such as General Chemistry and Biochemistry some 20 years ago as an undergraduate at UT Austin, where I majored in Physics and Chemistry. Since then I have tutored various Organic Chemistry courses for dozens of professors, textbooks and schools for 100s of students.

While much of the core material has remained unchanged - including predicting reaction rates and mechanism and products and understanding common reaction types. I have noticed that today's courses have refined all this and with the introduction of online resources, the information is better and often easier for students to understand.

Physics

B.S. Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

QuickBooks

I've been a user of QuickBooks since the old Quicken software from 1994. I've been a regular user of all versions of QB since, both for myself and for a wide variety of clients helping them to setup and manage basic bookkeeping tasks for small and medium sized companies, and migrating them to small business accounting packages and in some cases mid-market accounting and enterprise ERP systems.

I ran a retail business for several years using the QB Point of Sale (POS) system which integrates with QB including interfacing with credit card processing and setup of multi-terminal systems and determining how best to setup and design basic inventory and reporting structures.

I have worked with many clients on these and increasingly on advising clients on business decisions for newer, mobile-friendly and POS credit card processing platforms and applications.

I have tutored many accounting and business courses including financial and managerial accounting and have years of experience with hands-on, real-world business practices and best procedures.

SAS

I've worked with SAS both the university edition and several of the modules for many years, and have an extensive background in statistics, SQL, data modelling, data mining, business intelligence, programming and analytics. I am familiar with a variety of BI and statistical analysis packages from Matlab to SPSS and Stata and I have extensive experience in the SAS programming language and working at both the DATA and PROC steps. I also have extensive real-world experience in statistical data design, analysis, interpretation, and modelling. Finally, I have tutored a number of students through the years on the SAS certification.

Special Needs

I have an MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology from SMU in Dallas and have worked with special needs children in a variety of areas for some 25+ years.

I have been tutoring special needs students of all types of many years, including students with a wide range of ADHD and ADD symptoms, Aspergers and Autism Spectrum students. Generally I work more with students in middle school, high school and college who are more high functioning but who have a range of special challenges from test anxiety to distraction issues to having needs to organize their study process and learn how to 'get started' and attend to small mistakes that students commonly make.

In particular I 'think out of the box' in terms of creative approaches and specialize in patience, drilling and repetition, and above all winning the trust of the student and helping them with confidence and enjoying their studies.

STATA

I've been tutoring and working with a wide variety of statistical analysis software packages including Stata for nearly 20 years. In the case of Stata, I've worked with the package for many years in the context of both academic analysis and student training and real-world analysis of a variety of business, econometric and biomedical data. I’m familiar with the Stata code language and many of the user-written command that are published in the Stata journal and User groups. I’ve helped students with Stata certifications and worked not only with Stata, but a wide variety of other packages including several Excel add-ons including SPC XL, SUDAAN SigmaXL, and also Minitab, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica/Wolfram, among others. I have tutored a wide variety of statistics courses and have a firm foundation in statistics and statistical analysis of categorical and continuous variables, and experimental design and interpretation.

Web Design

I have worked as a consultant building professional websites for clients for many years, including over 100 ecommerce websites (proprietary carts and open source) and a variety of CMS-based sites using platforms such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. I started years ago building sites with editors such as MS Expression and Dreamweaver, and I am well versed in these tools/platforms, as well as HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, integrations with database back-ends (SQL, mySQL) and third-party applications and APIs. I have a keen sense of real-world professional graphic design, layout and workflow and I work extensively with responsive design and mobile. I have an extensive portfolio of clients and websites across a wide variety of industries.

University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Physics
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Master's

Education

University of Texas at Austin (B.S. Physics)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas (Master's)

Perfect Tutor — Ned has been helping our son Sam for almost 2 years now. He is so patient and effective that Sam's grades pick up almost instantly after a visit with Ned. And his manner is such that Sam feels empowered and smarter when he leaves a session. Ned is flexible and accommodating as we usually are calling him at the last minute. I highly recommend him for just about any subject! ...

— Susan, Smyrna, GA on 5/5/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Package deals available - please contact me for details.

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Ned will travel within 20 miles of Acworth, GA 30102.

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