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Ethem S.

Learn the Basics of Math and MATLAB with Former MIT Research Engineer

Learn the Basics of Math and MATLAB with Former MIT Research Engineer

$55/hour

About Ethem


Bio

I am an electrical engineer with a Ph.D. I taught college level classes and worked for MIT as a research engineer. I love math. I love helping kids understand the "why" behind the mathematical concepts so that they can become more comfortable and confident with math. I have been tutoring my children and their friends in math. I get my enthusiasm for teaching from my father who tutored numerous children, including me. I would like to follow in his steps and share my knowledge with children and...

I am an electrical engineer with a Ph.D. I taught college level classes and worked for MIT as a research engineer. I love math. I love helping kids understand the "why" behind the mathematical concepts so that they can become more comfortable and confident with math. I have been tutoring my children and their friends in math. I get my enthusiasm for teaching from my father who tutored numerous children, including me. I would like to follow in his steps and share my knowledge with children and hopefully make them more comfortable and confident in math so that they can keep learning and be successful.

During my tutoring experience, I have noticed a couple things that keep students from being successful learners:
1) Students tend to think too complex and miss the basics. I think this is because they think that "math is hard" and the solution must be a complex one.
2) Students most of the time miss the "why" behind concepts and try to memorize strategies. This leads to confusion as they try different strategies. As they fail to find the right one, they start stressing and get more confused.

I teach my students
1) The "why" behind the concepts. In more mathematical terms, they will learn the "proof" of concepts and will not need to memorize strategies
2) How to dissect a problem into smaller basic parts so that they can formulate the solution no matter how complex the problem is
3) How to look at everyday problems through a mathematical lens and write down these problems with the language of math
4) How to identify patterns in problems
You can find examples of my strategies in my answers to "Ask an Expert" questions.

I believe that learning math does not mean memorizing strategies but understanding the concepts behind those strategies. I try to teach by using everyday concepts as tools and examples. I strongly believe in the "elastic brain" concept: a failure is a chance to learn. I will help you identify the gaps in your knowledge and create a strong background in math.

I would love to help you become a confident master of math. Please contact me to get more information.

Also, I have 20+ years of MATLAB and Simulink experience and I would be happy to help you with your projects involving MATLAB and Simulink.


Education

METU
Electrical Engineeri
METU
Masters
Northeastern University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: One full hour fee for cancellations within 24 hours of lesson start.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/12/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Computer

MATLAB

MATLAB

I used MATLAB and Simulink extensively during my BS, MS and Ph.D. I am a Principal Engineer at a major software company working on signal processing and communications algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink daily.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

MATLAB,

MATLAB

I used MATLAB and Simulink extensively during my BS, MS and Ph.D. I am a Principal Engineer at a major software company working on signal processing and communications algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink daily.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Examples of Expertise


Ethem has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 49 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (32 ratings)
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Very knowledgeable and patient with all of his students

Ethem knows quite a bit about different topics pertaining to Engineering, including impulse responses, convolution, transfer functions, etc. He is always willing to help and allows you to ask any question you want.

Evan, 3 lessons with Ethem

Great MATLAB tutor

Ethem taught me the debugging and functions of designing apps in MATLAB. He’s very logical and smart. The lesson is efficient and we were able to successfully get the plots that I visioned. He not only demonstrated how the error is generated so I fully understand, but also recommending the functions, tricks, tips and best practices during the coding process.

Nancy, 3 lessons with Ethem
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the feedback Nancy! I love programming, especially designing MATLAB apps. It was fun working with you. I am glad you enjoyed the best practices, and tips and tricks we went over.

MATLAB TUTOR

What a great 1st session. Ethem helped us get over a big hurdle in a very short time on a very complex Chemical Engineering MATLAB assignment that we had been struggling with for weeks. I am quite sure on the next challenge I will reach out to him for assistance; his demonstrated knowledge proved to be an invaluable resource.

Hugo, 2 lessons with Ethem
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the review Hugo. It is both challenging and fun to solve a MATLAB problem in an engineering area that I am not familiar with. Hope to work on more such problems together again.

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$55/hour

Ethem S.

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