NEW FEATURES MORE

George B.

Demorest, GA

$50/hour

Electronics engineer with an extensive knowledge of world history

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/13/15

Message George

Send George a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response shortly. Have you already emailed George or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

 Checking availability…
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, Wyzant will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Open University United Kingdom
ecomomics and politics
Caledonian University Glasgow United Kingdom
Master's

Education

Open University United Kingdom (ecomomics and politics)

Caledonian University Glasgow United Kingdom (Master's)

About George

First of all I'm British with a US Residency Card, and semi retired. After 23 years in the UK Royal Navy, where I served as an electronics engineer, I moved into civilian life as an Engineering Manager specializing in the verification and validation of multi-million dollar contracts in both the military and civilian spheres. During my time in the RN, in addition to qualifying for an associate degree in electrical engineering, I earned a B.Sc. Politics and Economics and an M.Sc. in Information Technology and Management.
In the RN I spent many years as an instructor and passed training courses in Train course development, Quality Assurance and teaching. In addition, to fund my M.Sc. I taught Economics and Politics at high school level to junior sailors.

Electronics, particularly digital electronics and Boolean logic, to me is an art form. An electronic schematic is like a detective novel to be deciphered and understood. Not only do I enjoy the puzzle, but can explain the nuances of the schematic to others.

The English language, and its grammar, are the building blocks of what has become the first truly global language; as such I believe it should be used concisely, consistently and correctly. My aim is to achieve this in all my work and to pass on this goal to others.

I believe economics is the principle driver for all mankind's achievements. Being able to understand how market forces work enables a person to see the how the great sweep of human history has been achieved by the want of various commodities. My passion if history, but what drives history is the human acquisitive desire. to understand history you need to understand economics.

History, particularly the 19/20th century, is my chief hobby; the ability to pass on this information, so a student can appreciate the drivers for an historical event, is my passion.

As a non-native resident of the USA I bring another dimension to liberal arts topics. My education required me to understand the politics and economics of other countries, particularly the USA. I hence bring the knowledge of your political and historical background but can apply my native knowledge of the United Kingdom and Europe. How many in the USA understand the historical and political nuances of living with a monarch as your head of state?
First of all I'm British with a US Residency Card, and semi retired. After 23 years in the UK Royal Navy, where I served as an electronics engineer, I moved into civilian life as an Engineering Manager specializing in the verification and validation of multi-million dollar contracts in both the military and civilian spheres. During my time in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Group rate is 20% for each additional student up to a maximum of 6.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Demorest, GA 30535
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar,
Literature,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading
History:
European History,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Business:
Economics

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.

ACT Reading

As an Engineering Manager much of my work has involved the generation of Contract Specifications for multi million dollar projects. For legal reasons the contract has to be correct, complete and concise.
Hence I am something of an adept at the use of punctuation.

European History

I have a B.Sc. in Politics and Economics gained at a UK university and have read widely on the subject.
My passion is 20th century history and the precursor leading to the events, which took place in that century of change.
These precursors include pretty much everything from the founding of Rome, through the dark ages, to the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution.

Grammar

As an Engineering Manager much of my work has involved the generation of Contract Specifications for multi million dollar projects. For legal reasons the contract has to be correct, complete and concise.
Hence I am something of an adept at the use of punctuation.

Literature

I have a B.Sc. in Politics and Economics gained at a UK university and have read widely.
I came to classic literature by the unusual route of the UK military where I served on submarines.
Submarines spend a great deal of time at sea and you have to do something while not on watch. I chose to read the classics.

Open University United Kingdom
ecomomics and politics
Caledonian University Glasgow United Kingdom
Master's

Education

Open University United Kingdom (ecomomics and politics)

Caledonian University Glasgow United Kingdom (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Group rate is 20% for each additional student up to a maximum of 6.

Travel policy

George will travel within 25 miles of Demorest, GA 30535.