Tutor for engineering, physics-related subjects, and MATLAB
Tutor for engineering, physics-related subjects, and MATLAB
I'm a very adaptable tutor, and I really enjoy helping people in general, and making math and science feel less intimidating, even for grad students and professionals — there really is no subject that can't be made more accessible with clear explanations and different ways of thinking about problem solving. At the same time, I really enjoy off-beat subjects. I've helped a broadcast meteorologist with her fluid mechanics, an industrial design student understand how his design would fare in the...
I'm a very adaptable tutor, and I really enjoy helping people in general, and making math and science feel less intimidating, even for grad students and professionals — there really is no subject that can't be made more accessible with clear explanations and different ways of thinking about problem solving. At the same time, I really enjoy off-beat subjects. I've helped a broadcast meteorologist with her fluid mechanics, an industrial design student understand how his design would fare in the real world, and many niche engineering topics, from modeling highway traffic to decision theory in systems engineering. I'm particularly good at writing computer simulations (finite differences, finite elements, Monte Carlo...).
I have my BSE, MSE, and Ph.D. all in mechanical engineering. I've been a teaching assistant for lots of courses, including Statics and Strength of Materials, fluid mechanics and heat transfer labs, Introduction to Flight (twice), and Theory of Vibrations (twice). My doctorate was in computational fluid mechanics, and I know MATLAB and the C programming languages fairly well. I can help with those kind of upper-level subjects, but also with undergrad-type physics and math subjects.
I grew up in Chestnut Hill and West Newton, Mass. I love to tinker with electronics and cameras. I take infrared and ultraviolet photos, and also thermal infrared photos. I like to read mysteries and fantasy, and I also like history, especially the 17th century. Back To The Future is my favorite movie.
Andrew has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Andrew is GREAT and has a secret love for weather.
Working at a local TV station as a broadcast meteorologist doesn't leave a lot of extra time in my schedule, and the material I study is can be too specific for some...but not for Andrew :) After having graduated years prior, I was nervous about going back to school and taking a master's class that required Calculus I, II, Differential Eqns, Multivariable, and a number of Meteorology prerequisites. Andrew's mastery of fluid mechanics overlapped perfectly into dynamic meteorology. He's quick, and to the point, and when you're working and taking classes, this is invaluable. I'd definitely recommend Andrew. It's nice to have someone to refer to if you get in a pinch, and I hope to work with Andrew in the future, as I pursue a master's degree.Clair, 9 lessons with AndrewTutor responded:
Thanks, Clair! (Note to people with very specialized tutoring needs: I'm super flexible, and I have a pretty wide-ranging math, physics, and engineering background. If you can't find a tutor in a specialized STEM topic, give me a try!)
Excellent Matlab tutor
Andrew knows Matlab cold.He answered the question and explained the answer.The question concerned using Matlab for simulation. The simulation requred the use of the Euler technique to create an iteative process. 'Richard, 7 lessons with Andrew
Very professional. He knows all the concept and the theory of finite elements method. He also knows the Matlab very well and applied it on the FEA. There is no problem for him to do the difficult projects.Cheng-Hsun, 20 lessons with AndrewTutor responded:
Thanks! (For new clients: I don't do people's projects, I try to help them do their own projects. But I'm definitely willing to help with the hard ones.)
Great teacher. Really knowledable in Matlab.
If you need a tutor to help you get your assignment or project started, then use Andrew. No offense to him, but I think he was there when Matlab began lol, so he knows his stuff. Reasonably priced too for his services. Use Andrew if you need help with Matlab!Jason, 1 lesson with AndrewTutor responded:
Thanks! I'm not ~quite~ old enough to have been there when MATLAB began — the first commercial release was in 1984, when I was 6 — but I've been using it since 1998, so it's been almost 23 years now!
Very knowledgeable and thorough tutor!!
He taught me how to set up and code for higher order differentiable equations using the finite and forward Euler method. He was extremely thorough and explained each step in detail so I can feel confident in any future problems similar.Mindy, 8 lessons with Andrew
Immediately helpful in one session
I am taking a class on using analytical and numerical methods to solve engineering equations like the heat equation for common applications in engineering. The class is recorded lectures on math and assignments doing programming to get charts for the math. As someone who has only learned so much programming and forgotten some of that small amount, that was a problem. Andrew stepped through a solution to the heat equation with a given set of boundary conditions to ensure it was correct and showed and explained clean methods to implement that kind of math into matlab simply. Since that session, I have been able to correct a past assignment I had messed up and complete another assignment in a fraction of the time I had spent before.Candace, 3 lessons with Andrew
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Statics and physics - he was very thorough and spent time walking me thru concepts to ensure I understood what was going on. I appreciated his patient approach.Winnie, 6 lessons with Andrew
Enjoyed working with this tutor. He direct and to the point. Is also patient and doesn't mind stupid questions. Thank you!Kais, 22 lessons with AndrewTutor responded:
Hah, well you didn't ask any stupid questions! (Stupid questions are ones like, "Will you help me cheat on my exam?" not, "What is the difference between thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity?")
Extremely Knowledgeable and Flexible
I had a unique project where I needed help with the physics of world building for a novel I am writing. Andrew answered my questions, guided me through the physics, and helped simulate possible scenarios that would be realistic within my constraints. The experience alluded to Andrew’s broad knowledge on the subject. Moreover, my limited knowledge of physics did not hinder his explanations making tons of sense. Andrew definitely knows his stuff. Absolutely recommend!Eika, 1 lesson with Andrew
Helped me on the spot with some linear algebra concepts. Was able to break down the problem and explain easily. Tried a couple problems after our session and got them all right on the first tryWilliam, 1 lesson with Andrew
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