University of Hartford - BSEE, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
Simmons College - MAT, Master of Arts in Teaching Physics (MEd)
Northeastern University and Bridgewater State University (Graduate Coursework)
I am a retired Massachusetts credentialed teacher and electrical engineer tutoring maths and sciences. I have a Massachusetts teaching certificate; 9 years experience tutoring maths and sciences, 10 years teaching high school physics, astronomy, and chemistry; 22 years designing computer hardware and networking equipment; and 10 years as a construction electrician. Teaching is my 3rd career. After two other careers and 30 years prior work experience, I came to teaching as an avocation as well as a vocation.
I enjoy getting to know students so that I can tailor my teaching to each of their needs and strengths. When tutoring I am able to frame each question to lead to the understanding of a concept. There is a great satisfaction when I see that 'aha' moment and know we can move on.
I like to show students how mathematics is both a tool and a language. Mathematics is a tool for the scientist to solve problems using data from experiments, and to predict future results and events. I show them how to apply their mathematics principles including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus to help in solving their science problems. I teach that mathematics is also a language, the language of science; and it has a syntax and semantics just as any natural language does. Mathematics is the language scientists use to describe the universe - Mathematics is the language of science because unlike natural human languages, mathematics is precise and exact.
I have taught Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Astronomy, and IPS for high school freshmen, juniors, and seniors at the honors, college, and general levels; and been Assistant Professor of Physics on the adjunct faculty of a nearby university and a mathematics instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport. I like helping my students truly understand their subjects. I believe their success depends on their understanding of the material; not on memorization and a calculator, or reading then reciting an answer. With their own true understanding of the concepts, quiz questions and problems become simpler; and as a bonus, the knowledge can be used in other courses and in life. When they really understand the wonderful things they can do - that is when they want to know more. If you are interested in understanding your Physics, Science, and Maths as opposed to just solving problems, then I am the tutor for you.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). I have studied a wide variety of mathematics and science subjects both during my preparation for teaching, and before that in preparation for my earlier career as an electrical engineer. In addition, I have completed post-graduate work in physics, science, mathematics, engineering, computers, and education; including courses on Teaching AP Physics and in the Mathematical Modeling Method for Teaching Physics.
I was an electrical engineer designing computer hardware for 20 years before becoming a teacher. Electrical Engineering is a study of physics, especially Electro-Magnetics, and the mathematics required to describe electrical systems and to solve EE problems. I have done advanced work in both physics and mathematics; and in my engineering work, I applied my knowledge of mathematics and science in the solution of problems.
I originally started out to be a Bio-Medical Engineer and began my studies in a dual-degree program at UConn for a BSEE and BA in Biology. I finished my baccalauréate at the University of Hartford in a BSEE program concentrating in computer systems and hardware design. Due to this, I have studied a wide variety of subjects. In addition to my major in Electrical Engineering I have major concentrations in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Engineering; and minors in Chemistry, and Biology.
I was an electrician in construction for 10 years while attending college part-time. I then worked for 20 years at Raytheon, Prime Computer, and Digital Computer (DEC) designing computer systems, CPUs, memory, and networking hardware. I have two U.S. and related foreign patents for computer design. After my work in the computer industry is when I completed my MAT in Physics and became a teacher.
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Physics, AP Physics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Calculus, Calc, Trigonometry, Trig, Precalculus, Pre Calculus, Pre-calculus, Precalc, Pre-Calc, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra I, Algebra 2, Algebra II ]] I am a retired Massachusetts credentialed teacher and electrical engineer tutoring maths and sciences. I have a Massachusetts teaching certificate; 9 years experience tutoring maths and sciences, 10 years teaching high school physics, astronomy, and chemistry; 22 years designing computer hardware and networking equipment; and 10 years as a
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Bob's knowledge of math and science is extensive and impressive. He is quickly able to provide support and guidance in an extremely patient manner. A true delight!
A very good physics tutor for my daughter! Highly recommended! Helps answer all questions and explains and relates concepts very well. Makes physics much more understandable!
HS Physics (Honors). Teaching Method, Patient, flexible hours, goes beyond expectations. Provide with great resources to study. Grab Physics concepts and apply to problems.
Bob has worked with my sixteen year old son at our house for the last four months. He has shown patience and dedication. He is always prompt, and has even stayed a little later without charging. We definitely recommend him!
Our first meeting was a great success. It is clear that Bob A. is a dedicated and caring tutor. His review and outline of our daughter's goals were spot on. He is patient and thoughtful. I appreciate the extra time he takes to provide more feed back and information during the week between sessions. I anticipate that our daughter's confidence and skill with pre-calculus will improve significantly under his guidance.
If my son needs help next year with physics or calculus, I am definitely going to contact him. He helped my son with trig.
Bob worked with my 9th grade daughter for a few sessions before her final exam in Physics. She had been struggling with several concepts that she could not grasp and Bob was able break down the topics so she easily understood the material. Bob not only knows Physics but more importantly, he knows how to effectively teach Physics. I highly recommend Bob as a tutor!
Bob is easy to work with and has made Physics enjoyable. He is an amazing tutor who helps you a lot and makes the subject understandable. He is very patient and flexible, and his tutoring updates are very detailed. I highly recommend Bob as a tutor!
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I am a retired math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport and high school teacher. I have been tutoring algebra for many years.
I have been tutoring algebra for many years. I am a retired math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport and high school teacher.
I am a retired math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport where I taught calculus and other maths from algebra to pre-calculus. I am also a retired high school teacher and have been tutoring calculus for many years.
I am a retired Massachusetts licensed science teacher. I have taught chemistry, physical science, physics, and astronomy in high schools and I have been on the adjunct faculty of a nearby university.
Electrical Engineering is the major subject I studied in college and one of my favorites to tutor. Electrical engineering is the study of physics, especially electricity and magnetism, and the mathematics to describe electrical systems and solve electrical problems. There are many branches of electrical engineering and I am at ease with the basics of all of them. My best branches are circuits, computers, designing with high speed signals, circuit boards, and digital logic design.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford (W. Hartford Conn.). During my studies I concentrated much of my course work in computers. I have taken graduate coursework in computer engineering at Northeastern University. I spent 20 years in the computer industry designing computer and networking hardware for Prime Computer, Digital Computer, and Bytex. (The 1st two were manufacturers of mini-computers and Bytex was a manufacturer of networking hardware, ethernet, token-ring, and FDDI.)
I also have a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). As part of my education, in addition to the core engineering and electrical courses, I studied digital logic and Boolean algebra, computer organization and design, software engineering, programming, and numerical analysis For 20 years as an electrical engineer I used my knowledge of logic and Boolean algebra to design computer hardware.
Geometry is another area of mathematics where the students are stretched in their abilities. The geometry that is taught is Euclidean geometry. It follows the writings of Euclid of ancient Greece; it defines one item and builds another by logic and proofs, eventually a whole system of geometry is defined. This challenges students to extend their abstract thinking skills and also challenges the students to think in formal logic for what is usually the first time in their lives.
I am a Massachusetts licensed Science Teacher. I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching. During my studies in Electrical Engineer and Physics I have studied mathematics extensively from Algebra through Calculus, Engineering Calculus, Differential Equations, and many other advanced mathematics. Electrical Engineering is a study of physics, especially Electro-Magnetics, and the mathematics required to describe electrical systems and to solve EE problems. As a Physics and Science teacher I have taught Applied Mathematics principles including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus to students to solve their science problems.
The mechanics of geometry in calculating volumes and areas are not often an issue. The logical proofs and constructions of bisecting lines and other proofs are a stumbling block for many. Students need to be guided with multiple explanations to understand the new subject and in ways to think logically and step by step to build a geometry system. I have studied Euclid's geometry and other geometries in my engineering and physics and have multiple ways to show students how to solve their geometry problems.
Want to find the properties of an obelisk? How about the Washington Monument, the Bunker Hill Monument, or Cleopatra's Needle from the Luxor Temple which Egypt gave to France in 1833 and is now in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. We can find the volume, surface area, height, and weight.
Linear Algebra is a study techniques to solve multiple equations at simultaneously using matrices. Linear Algebra and matrices are a fundamental engineering technique for solving many problems. The matrices can represent trigonometry functions, algebra equations, vectors, differential equations, or financial, weather, or statistical models; just to name some.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching. During my studies in Electrical Engineer and Physics I studied mathematics extensively from Algebra through Calculus, Engineering Calculus, Differential Equations, and many other advanced mathematics including Linear Algebra. I studied Linear Algebra in my curriculum for my BSEE, in my graduate work, and in my studies of computer hardware design. I used Linear Algebra in my work for over 30 years as an electrical engineer and physics teacher.
Logic can be many things; many disciplines have a study of logic as it relates to their subject. Philosophy studies symbolic logic as a way to determine the validity of a formal argument and the truth of statements. Logic in philosophy uses predicate and propositional calculus. Mathematics and computer science studies logic in a mathematical way using Boolean algebra. Computers all operate using digital logic circuits.
As part of my education I studied digital logic and Boolean algebra in engineering. I also studied symbolic logic and predicate and propositional calculus in the philosophy department. For 20 years as an electrical engineer I used my knowledge of logic and Boolean algebra to design computer hardware.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); and I was was a computer hardware designer for 20 years. I have studied and used formal logic systems extensively in my work designing computers. I used Boolean algebra and digital logic to design and analyze computer circuits.
There are other logic systems such as 1st order logic that are studied in mathematics and other disciplines. The details of different logic systems vary but the basic concepts are the same. Logic is one of my favorite subjects and my interest in it is what influenced my becoming a computer designer.
Physical science is a combination of many sciences I have studied and taught. I am a retired Massachusetts licensed science teacher and have taught physical science, chemistry, physics, and astronomy and studied those subjects for my engineering degree.
I am a retired Massachusetts licensed Physics Teacher. I have taught physics and astronomy in high schools and maintain my physics teaching license. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching Physics (MAT) and have been Assistant Professor of Physics on the adjunct faculty of a nearby university.
I have been tutoring pre-calculus for many years. I am a retired math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport where I taught pre-calculus and other maths from algebra to calculus and also a retired high school teacher.
I have been tutoring trigonometry for many years and developed ways for my students to understand and remember all the trig identities. Trigonometry is vitally important in calculus and engineering; I have used it in my studies of engineering and in my engineering career. I am a retired math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport where I taught trigonometry and other maths from algebra to calculus. I am also a retired high school teacher.