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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 teacher, instructor for the Naval Academy, and electrical engineer tutoring maths and sciences. I have a Massachusetts teaching certificate; 10 years experience 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 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 I have been Assistant Professor of Physics on the adjunct faculty of a nearby university, and currently an 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 teacher, instructor for the Naval Academy, and electrical engineer tutoring maths and sciences. I have a Massachusetts teaching certificate; 10 years experience teaching high school physics, … Read more
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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!
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 math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport where I teach calculus and other maths from algebra to precalculus. I am a retired high school teacher and have been tutoring calculus for many years.
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 am a retired high school teacher and have been tutoring precalculus for many years. I am currently a math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport where I teach precalculus and other maths from algebra to calculus.
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; and I have used in in my studies of engineering and in my engineering career. I am also a retired high school teacher and currently a math instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport.