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Tim S.

Morrison, IL

$40/hour

Down to Earth Math

$40/Hour


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Joliet Junior College
Nuclear Reactor Tech

Education

Joliet Junior College (Nuclear Reactor Tech)

About Tim

I have worked in the power industry for 35 years. In addition to having worked as a plant operator, maintenance electronics technician and manager, I have also been an adult instructor for many years. Not the least of my instructional accomplishments was to tutor my own children through the throes of high school math courses, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. By helping my students, both at home and at work, understand what the mathematics is meant to accomplish, I find that they have a much easier time understanding how the math itself can be used to get them there. One of the things that delights me the most is when I see that light go on; when I see the student suddenly understand what he has worked so hard for.

In the power industry, math is a tool for understanding processes and solving problems. As such, a clear, concise understanding of mathematical concepts is important for getting things done as quickly and easily as possible. Areas in which I have used math and mathematical concepts include reactor physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, electrical generation, electronics and steam plant operations. Other areas of my job have required me to have a handle on business functions, financial analysis and budgeting spreadsheets.

How many times has a high school student said "Why do I need to study this stuff? I'll never use math!"? Often they are frustrated, as we all are when we are forced to do something that has no apparent value. When a person can be shown how math is all around them, and how it can help them do what THEY want to do in life, suddenly, math becomes a lot more interesting!

I am excited at the opportunity to help your student make more sense out of math!
I have worked in the power industry for 35 years. In addition to having worked as a plant operator, maintenance electronics technician and manager, I have also been an adult instructor for many years. Not the least of my instructional accomplishments was to tutor my own children through the throes of high school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Morrison, IL 61270
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry
Science:
Electrical Engineering, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Project Management

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Joliet Junior College
Nuclear Reactor Tech

Education

Joliet Junior College (Nuclear Reactor Tech)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 20 miles of Morrison, IL 61270.