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Tim E.

High School and M.S. Math, Physics tutor - ret. Aerospace Engr

High School and M.S. Math, Physics tutor - ret. Aerospace Engr

$35/hour

  • 89 hours tutoring

  • Dunkirk, MD 20754

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Bio

A former Aerospace Engineer, and part time instructor at CSM, I enjoy part time tutoring mainly high school math one-on-one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping students that struggle with math, whether it is due to a poor math teacher that can't explain the concepts clearly, or that goes too fast, or a student that has come to believe (often in error) that math is not their subject. I love showing students in a step by step way how to solve math problems, and try to remove the "myste...

A former Aerospace Engineer, and part time instructor at CSM, I enjoy part time tutoring mainly high school math one-on-one. I am extremely patient, and enjoy helping students that struggle with math, whether it is due to a poor math teacher that can't explain the concepts clearly, or that goes too fast, or a student that has come to believe (often in error) that math is not their subject. I love showing students in a step by step way how to solve math problems, and try to remove the "mystery" that is often associated with math.

I guarantee being extremely patient for those that may have "math anxiety". I try to meet students exactly where THEY are at, and then step by step showing them multiple examples and explanation, with graphing to fill in their understanding. Everyone, I believe, apprehends concepts slightly differently. Some are more visual learners, while others apprehend more verbal or written explanation. Unfortunately, many teachers spend little time explaining and walking their students through examples, or simply don't explain very well math concepts and the systematic steps to solving problems. As a result, the student often falls behind and the fundamental building blocks are then missing. Some may try to get help from friends or family, but the reality is most parents haven't seen an algebra or geometry problem in many years, or simply don't have the time or energy to effectively and regularly be able to provide much help.

This is where I can assist as a private tutor in a one on one setting where there is one to one interaction. I will caution however, that as, or more important as tutoring it is fundamental the student's responsibility is to take the time to put into practice doing many problems to "flesh out" their learning, which in turn builds confidence. This cannot be over-emphasized, that they must do sufficient practice preferably soon after each session. If there are then any questions, or having trouble between tutoring sessions, I encourage the student to contact me (via email or text) and I usually respond within hours and can send them responses and examples of the steps to solve the problem they are having. (This online help is however "free" and the student is not ordinarily charged for my online help). Since tutoring is often only one hour per week, the online help is especially helpful before the next session. If more help is required, additional sessions can be scheduled, either short term, or by adding regular sessions per week if required. If the additional cost is a problem, let me know I will negotiate a lower rate for any additional sessions per week.

If you're interested in my background, I worked as an Aerospace Engineer for nearly 30 years with several large contractors (Lockheed and others), having worked as an Orbit Analyst (satellites) and as a scientific software programmer for numerous Defense and NASA programs. Both my degree and work experience required a rigorous understanding and application of solid math and physics concepts to solving real engineering problems. I have an MS (Master's of Science) degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics).


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ILLINOIS
Masters

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  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: $35 per hour for one to one math tutoring. I offer FREE help (email, phone text) answering questions, sending examples, review sheets between tutoring sessions.
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  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Dunkirk, MD 20754
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Science

Physics

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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,

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

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.

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Patient and knowledgeable!

Tim is helping my son with Algebra 2. We had our first session and so far so good. Patient, thorough and helpful. Looking forward to progress and success!

Ingrid, 25 lessons with Tim

Patient Tutor!

Tim is very patient with both my boys. He allows them to ask lots of questions. They both are missing key components in Math and Tim was able to it out. Tim enjoys Math and it shows.

Melissa, 14 lessons with Tim

Patient and Knowledegable Tutor

This was my son's first pre-calculus tutoring session with Tim. He was very patient and explained things in a way that my son could understand. We will be using Tim's services again.

Christine, 9 lessons with Tim

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