Auburn University (BSEE)
I earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. Working initially in manufacturing, I eventually moved to independent consulting services, and now I am a full-time instructor.
My areas of focus are math and science on the High School and University level as well as ACT and SAT exam preparation. For the ACT and SAT preparation, I tutor all subject areas including the SAT essay sections and the optional ACT essay section. I have been tutoring now for six years and my workload averages around 50% ACT and SAT exam preparation with the balance of my workload being High School and University Math and Science curricula courses ranging from Algebra I through Calculus and Chemistry, Physics, and Biology for High School and University level classes. I also tutor a selection of core second-year engineering courses and pre-med requisite classes such as Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.
When I engage a student, I see this engagement as a partnership with the need for realistic and clearly defined objectives to be established. Each of my students is unique and has unique needs to be addressed for him or her to realize the success desired. As a team, my students and I work to resolve what their strengths and weaknesses are in their respective subject and together we design a custom plan of attack for success, be it GPA, curricula test preparation, or the ACT or SAT entrance exams. We work as a team and realize success with our combined efforts.
There is no occupation I have ever enjoyed more than helping student realize their true potentials and making believers out of students who once carried so much doubt and anxiety about their academic prospects. I certainly would love the opportunity to contribute to your own success story.
In regards to math, my background in Electrical Engineering has given me a solid grounding in pure mathematics but also its applications. Electrical Engineering is essentially mathematical modeling (no person has ever seen an electron!). The math courses required for such a degree extend into advanced calculus, differential equations, linear algebra. The SAT and ACT math sections do not exceed the normal requirements of an Algebra II class. Much of the success of my students has come not only from mastery of the core Math principles required but also mastery of core types of problems always seen on either tests. Also as critical is the time we spend addressing Test Theory. Testing Theory is used extensively by the Department of Defense and it can give you a significant edge when it comes to addressing the most difficult questions you encounter as well as strategic "guessing." As for the pre-calculus, this is seen on the SAT II Math Optional Exam as well as in High School and University Math curricula. I speak all of these subjects equally as well!
I hope after looking at my qualifications and experience, you will see along with the subjects I offer to tutor, I am well qualified to help you achieve the success you desire. I can say with confidence that you will find me to be most agreeable, patient, and efficient in working with you. I am extremely flexible with scheduling as I know that all of us have many demands pulling us in many directions. Let's have a session or two and see what we can achieve together! I earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. Working initially in manufacturing, I eventually moved to independent consulting services, and now I am a full-time instructor.
My areas of focus are math and science on the High School and University level as well as ACT and SAT exam preparation. For the ACT and SAT preparation, I tutor all
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