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Tim E.

Dunkirk, MD

$35/hour

Math, Physics tutor - Middle and High School - former Aerospace Engr

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 42 ratings
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— Julie, Chesapeake Beach, MD on 2/10/16

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS (Master's)

About Tim

High School (& Middle School) Math Tutor Subjects :
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1 & 2
Geometry
Trigonometry
Precalculus
Physics

As a former Aerospace Engineer, I now really enjoy part time tutoring high school (and middle school) math one on one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping a student that is struggling, whether it is in part because of a math teacher that does not explain how to step through problems or that goes too fast, or a student that just feels that math is not their subject. I love showing students how to step their way through problems, and help remove the "mystery" that is often associated with math.

I guarantee being extremely patient for those that may have "math anxiety". I meet the students exactly where THEY are at, and then by step by step show them including plenty of examples, explanations, and diagrams to fill out their understanding. Everyone apprehends information slightly differently, some understand math more visually, while others it is through verbal or written explanation. Unfortunately, some teachers spend very little time explaining and walking students through example problems, or simply don't know how to explain very well the math concepts and the systematic steps to solving problems. If the student starts falling behind and doesn't get help quickly, the problem only gets worse. Some may get some help from friends or family, but most parents haven't even seen an algebra or geometry problem in decades, or simply don't have the time or energy to effectively help.

This is where a tutor, on a one on one setting can greatly help. The student will also need to practice a sufficient number of problems to build confidence on what was learned. If the student has any questions, or is having trouble with problems between tutoring sessions, I offer free online help through emailing explanations, example problems, or help with a particular problem. Since tutoring is often just 1 hour per week, this is especially helpful before the next session.

Therefore, I offer free online help if need be with email or text image files (always with parental permission) during the week, where I can answer questions, or send step by step problem solutions with explanation and annotation. If more help is required, additional sessions can be arranged, either temporarily, or more regular sessions per week if needed. If the additional cost is a prohibitive factor, I often negotiate lower rates for additional sessions per week.

I am a former Aerospace Engineer for nearly 30 years, having worked primarily as a earth satellite Orbit Analyst and related software programmer for Defense and NASA programs. For my degree and work experience, it required understanding and applying solid math concepts to solving real engineering problems. I hold a Master's degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Economics), both from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
High School (& Middle School) Math Tutor Subjects :
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1 & 2
Geometry
Trigonometry
Precalculus
Physics

As a former Aerospace Engineer, I now really enjoy part time tutoring high school (and middle school) math one on one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping a student that is
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Cancellation
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$35 per hour for one to one math tutoring. After tutoring FREE help (email, text) of examples, explanation, review sheets.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dunkirk, MD 20754
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"Wonderful!"

- Julie, Chesapeake Beach, MD on 2/10/16

"Patient and knowledgeable!"

- Ingrid, Dunkirk, MD on 11/8/15

"Patient Tutor!"

- Melissa, Huntingtown, MD on 10/15/15

"Patient and Knowledegable Tutor"

- Christine, West River, MD on 9/24/15
Science:
Physics
Computer:
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Algebra 1

I have worked for over 25 years as an aerospace engineer with a master's degree in aeronautical & astronautical engineering. This required taking extensive math including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, three levels of college calculus & differential equations. As a computer programmer I programmed using not only algebra but these other math subjects extensively and rigorous as to the correctness of the math. I have tutored as a parent of high school children on a regular basis.

Algebra 2

As a computer programmer I programmed extensively as a satellite orbital analyst using not only algebra but the other math subjects (above) extensively, which required a rigorous math understanding and practical knowledge to implement the math in solving engineering problems. I have tutored regularly as a parent of high school children and enjoy immensely bringing the subjects across to kids learning the subjects for the first time.

Geometry

As an aerospace engineer holding a Master's degree (MS) in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (University of Illinois, UIUC) I have had to extensively apply geometry in my work as an orbital analyst. This AAE discipline required taking extensive math courses including a foundation in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, 3 levels of college calculus and differential equations. My job as a computer programmer required to correctly and rigorously understand and program computers to solve various geometrical problems having to do with Earth-satellite, satellite-satellite geometric computations. I have tutored my high school children in geometry, as well as other math subjects. I enjoy helping them "see" and understand geometric principles, and how to apply them directly to solving geometry problems.

Physics

As an aerospace engineer I performed orbital analysis and computer simulation development where physics and math were extensively used in my work in developing algorithms, solving a host of physics and dynamics problems, and programming simulations and analysis tools that were rigorously used for real time operations. This involved understanding gravitational, solar radiation, atmospheric drag, and thrusting forces in computing acceleration forces and attitudinal dynamical forces on satellites. For my degree in aerospace engineering y educational required several courses in Physics. I have tutored my own high school children in math and also physics. I enjoy taking physical problems and formulating the steps to solving a specific physics problem.

Prealgebra

I worked as an aerospace engineer for aerospace contractors, and hold a master's degree (MS) in aeronautical & astronautical engineering (AAE) from the University of Illinois (UIUC). I have had to extensively use math, including a strong understanding of pre-algebra, and other math disciplines in my work as an orbital analyst engineer. My degree required a rigorous and practical understanding of pre-algebra as it was the foundation of mastering higher levels of math and physics. I have tutored as a parent of high school children in pre-algebra, as well as subsequent math subjects, and enjoy greatly helping them understand and apply logically how to solve pre-algebra problems and bring the subject across in ways they can understand, with the help of graphs, number-lines, and pictures.

Precalculus

As a recently retired Aerospace Engineer with a Master's degree (MS) in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (AAE, University of Illinois) I regularly had to apply virtually all levels of mathematics and physics, including precalculus and calculus in my everyday work and computer programming where concepts of math was fundamental to doing one's job. For my specific discipline in aerospace satellite orbital mechanics and dynamics, precalculus was applied regularly to problem solving and simulation development where answers had to be correct.

Now, the enjoyable part about tutoring precalculus is helping either those who are having difficulty, or have a less than helpful teacher, or those that want to excel at the highest level. Everyone can understand if taught with patience, showing how to approach many example problems, utilizing personal one to one interaction for learning how to logically step through problems by observing many example problems that they wouldn't get in class, and then applying and practicing what they learn.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS (AEROSPACE ENGINEERING)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS (Master's)

Wonderful!

I'm so very happy with Tim! After one lesson, my son had that light back in his eyes and was so happy and had his confidence back with his math! Thank you Tim for reigniting the light in my son's eyes and helping him! I would recommend Tim to everyone!

— Julie, Chesapeake Beach, MD on 2/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

$35 per hour for one to one math tutoring. After tutoring FREE help (email, text) of examples, explanation, review sheets.

Travel policy

Tim will travel within 10 miles of Dunkirk, MD 20754.