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Keith Y.

STEM Tutor - Multi Degree Freelance Engineer and Consultant

STEM Tutor - Multi Degree Freelance Engineer and Consultant

$40/hour

About Keith


Bio

I've always been called a smart guy. I got some good jobs in the Automotive industry but got laid off enough times I knew I needed to get a degree to have a shot at a job. I got a degree in Mechanical Engineering, another in Aerospace Engineering, and a wife in the process (also an Engineer). During school I started doing Freelance Engineering and Consulting. That has continued and likely will.

I've realized my business can be lucrative, and I do get a lot of satisfaction from what I do....

I've always been called a smart guy. I got some good jobs in the Automotive industry but got laid off enough times I knew I needed to get a degree to have a shot at a job. I got a degree in Mechanical Engineering, another in Aerospace Engineering, and a wife in the process (also an Engineer). During school I started doing Freelance Engineering and Consulting. That has continued and likely will.

I've realized my business can be lucrative, and I do get a lot of satisfaction from what I do. However I've learned from many baby boomers whom I respect that they look back and don't feel like they did enough or helped enough people. I looked at my life through that lens and decided I needed to make an impact I couldn't make in Engineering and Consulting alone and I realized my first attempt should be at helping kids and teens learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. I've started teaching my Nieces and Nephew when the family gets together for lunch every Sunday to see if it has an impact. They were literally offered cake and ice cream 3 weeks before I made this profile and they asked if they could have it later since they were learning. I couldn't believe it! That's when I decided to try taking this to the next level.

So I am going to start off with a pretty low price to see if their interest is real or based solely on their love and respect for their uncle. I've yet to tutor anyone that I'm convinced would feel comfortable giving me any negative feedback (with the likely exception of my youngest niece) and I expect to be learning as much as my first student. Once I realize what value I can bring I'll adjust accordingly for future students.

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I am back. After tutoring around 80 hours here I started helping home school students. I've helped hundreds of them with semester long classes. We're now in 8 schools in Rochester Michigan after school, with more districts on the way. Due to a home school schedule change I'm now available again to tutor here :)


Education

University of Tennessee
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Eng

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  • Background check passed on 3/7/2015

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel in school, life, and business. I use it very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. In fact, I Consult regularly in Excel and Excel Training. I also regularly utilize VBA in Excel (basically I can program Excel). I've trained kids, and I've trained very old CEOs and Presidents of companies on Excel. In fact, I have Excel open right now. I'm making calculations to decide which investment property to buy as I write this. I use it daily.

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

I helped teach other students in high school and went on to win a CAD competition in Mechanical Desktop my senior year. I got jobs after that mostly in Unigraphics and other CAD packages. During college, they had us do design in AudoDesk Inventor, and I've been doing my freelance engineering and consulting in Inventor for the past 6 years. I've trained several clients on Inventor, and 3D Design in general during that time, so I'd say I have around 8 years experience in AutoDesk Training and 10 years in CAD training.
C,

C

I've been using C for years, and I'm currently writing a book on using C to program robots. I can teach C standalone, but I tend to teach it along with Robotics. I teach many kids C at local schools. I tend to start my students in either C or Python, though usually parents elect to have their kids take C and Python classes in conjunction. I teach C to kids ages 7-18, boys and girls, and they all love it.
C#,

C#

I have an incredibly exciting way to teach C#. Though I teach other languages to a ton of students at local schools, I only currently teach a select few in C#. I've yet to see a cooler way to teach C#, but I only teach this topic to students that have shown me proficiency in other languages. I use C# daily for a project I am working on, and I develop some of my teaching tools using C#. I've also used C# regularly within Unity, which is a video game engine, and it's another way I also teach C#. I offer a lot of STEM topics, and this is the one I'm probably the most excited about.
C++,

C++

I used C++ for sponsored research, as well as for the Graduate Robotics Team while I was in college. I utilized OpenCV C++ for Computer Vision. I got an A in the project, and research is continuing off the idea I started. The Graduate Robotics Team won the Open Hardware Competition at the IEEE SouthEastCon 2013, and my C++ code had a very large hand in that. We also won in 2014. Since then I've continued using C++ on my own and use it every week to teach Robotics and Programming at local schools. I teach many students, which include kids as young as 6 and old as 18, boys and girls, kids in the Autism spectrum, etc.
Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I can write in several languages including MATLAB, VBA, C++, Python, Fortran, and others. I wrote the code for Machine Vision/Computer Vision for the University of Tennessee Graduate Robotics Team and we won the competition (SouthEastCon Open Hardware Competition 2013). I write code often as I am a Freelance Engineer and a Consultant. I've programmed since I was in Middle School starting with Basic on TI Graphing Calculators.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I learned MATLAB while getting my Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee. I did many projects in this language, which I still have. I also still wrote code for this language, and have the ability to run the code. I helped many other students with MATLAB when I was a student, and I also use it in my Freelance Engineering and Consulting I do.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel in school, life, and business. I use it very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. In fact, I Consult regularly in Excel and Excel Training. I also regularly utilize VBA in Excel (basically I can program Excel). I've trained kids, and I've trained very old CEOs and Presidents of companies on Excel. In fact, I have Excel open right now. I'm making calculations to decide which investment property to buy as I write this. I use it daily.
Python,

Python

I have tutored Python to college students through WyzAnt, and I currently use Python weekly while teaching Robotics and Programming at local schools. Python is a great language to start off on for girls and boys. I've taught many students, all the way from a 7 year old ball of energy to 18 year olds, students with Autism, etc. My students can't get enough of my Python lessons. From what they tell me I'm the best around for ages 7-18.
Visual Basic

Visual Basic

I started using Visual Basic in AutoDesk Inventor six years ago. I use it regularly in my freelance engineering and consulting business, typically to customize and automate AutoDesk Inventor and Microsoft Excel. I've trained clients on how to write, modify, and utilize VB Code in Inventor and Excel.

Corporate Training

C++,

C++

I used C++ for sponsored research, as well as for the Graduate Robotics Team while I was in college. I utilized OpenCV C++ for Computer Vision. I got an A in the project, and research is continuing off the idea I started. The Graduate Robotics Team won the Open Hardware Competition at the IEEE SouthEastCon 2013, and my C++ code had a very large hand in that. We also won in 2014. Since then I've continued using C++ on my own and use it every week to teach Robotics and Programming at local schools. I teach many students, which include kids as young as 6 and old as 18, boys and girls, kids in the Autism spectrum, etc.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel in school, life, and business. I use it very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. In fact, I Consult regularly in Excel and Excel Training. I also regularly utilize VBA in Excel (basically I can program Excel). I've trained kids, and I've trained very old CEOs and Presidents of companies on Excel. In fact, I have Excel open right now. I'm making calculations to decide which investment property to buy as I write this. I use it daily.

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I've taught hundreds of homeschool kids topics such as Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing, etc. I've taught classes as large as 34 kids (3D Printing) in Center Line, MI. I also taught home school groups for Madison Heights and I've taught hundreds of kids there. I'm open to teaching individual students but I tend to teach groups.
Elementary Math

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra in High School, and used it throughout College to get my Engineering Degrees. I continue to use Algebra daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra in High School. I used it very regularly when getting my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus 1-3 while getting my Engineering Degrees, and used the skills regularly throughout school. I continue to use Calculus daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I specialize in applying Calculus to real world problems, rather than just using the skills theoretically as I suspect most qualified tutors here do. Particularly when doing Aerospace Engineering work, I apply most high level Calculus 3 principles. I do not think it's common for tutors here to apply such high level math on a regular basis.
Physics,

Physics

I taught myself Physics as a child, then learned it again in High School and while getting my Engineering Degrees. In fact, I took it at Community College, and it failed to transfer to the major University so I took it both times, with labs, and did very well each time. I am well versed in Physics 1 and Physics 2. I also know a bit of higher level Physics that WyzAnt didn't test me on when I was certified to teach Physics. I use Physics very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I learned Prealgebra in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I learned Precalculus in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I did very well in Math on the ACT when I was younger. I continued to do much higher levels of math while getting my Engineering Degrees, and I apply it daily now as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I have been teaching ACT Math on WyzAnt and I've gotten very good feedback. Feel free to ask me what sets me apart from other certified ACT Math Tutors on WyzAnt.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra in High School, and used it throughout College to get my Engineering Degrees. I continue to use Algebra daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra in High School. I used it very regularly when getting my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus 1-3 while getting my Engineering Degrees, and used the skills regularly throughout school. I continue to use Calculus daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I specialize in applying Calculus to real world problems, rather than just using the skills theoretically as I suspect most qualified tutors here do. Particularly when doing Aerospace Engineering work, I apply most high level Calculus 3 principles. I do not think it's common for tutors here to apply such high level math on a regular basis.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I learned Differential Equations while getting my Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. I continued to use Differential Equations for projects while in school, and I still use it for certain calculations such as Deflection, Rocketry, and Vehicle Dynamics. While in school I helped other students keep up, and helped teach it for later projects requiring DiffE about three years after taking the course.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I've had electronics kits since I was a kid, and made many things such as radios and an audio amplifier for my old CD Walkman. When getting my Engineering degrees, I took Electrical Engineering courses, and also came up with an idea that later lead to sponsored research in the Electrical Engineering Department. I was also on the Graduate Robotics Team and we went on the win the competition (Open Hardware Competition IEEE SouthEastCon 2013). I helped several students study for Exams and have a good understanding on the basics of Electrical Engineering.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I took Linear Algebra at the University of Tennessee while getting my Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. I did what everyone I knew suggested against, I intentionally took the section being taught by Alex Freire (notorious for a 90% drop out rate, and a 50% failure rate for those who don't drop) and I got an A. I use it often, and can help teach it even better using MATLAB. I'd like to point out I learned more in that class than the vast majority of other classes, and though he was incredibly difficult I'm very happy I targeted him for the class.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I learned MATLAB while getting my Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee. I did many projects in this language, which I still have. I also still wrote code for this language, and have the ability to run the code. I helped many other students with MATLAB when I was a student, and I also use it in my Freelance Engineering and Consulting I do.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I got my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (and another in Aerospace Engineering) at the University of Tennessee. I still have my textbooks and notes. I still have my projects and Matlab code, and I also still have the ability to run and write new code (using Octave). I'm a Freelance Engineer.
Physics,

Physics

I taught myself Physics as a child, then learned it again in High School and while getting my Engineering Degrees. In fact, I took it at Community College, and it failed to transfer to the major University so I took it both times, with labs, and did very well each time. I am well versed in Physics 1 and Physics 2. I also know a bit of higher level Physics that WyzAnt didn't test me on when I was certified to teach Physics. I use Physics very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I learned Prealgebra in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I learned Precalculus in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I learned Trig in High School, and used it while getting my Engineering Degrees. I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I am certified to teach Trig on WyzAnt.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra in High School, and used it throughout College to get my Engineering Degrees. I continue to use Algebra daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra in High School. I used it very regularly when getting my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus 1-3 while getting my Engineering Degrees, and used the skills regularly throughout school. I continue to use Calculus daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I specialize in applying Calculus to real world problems, rather than just using the skills theoretically as I suspect most qualified tutors here do. Particularly when doing Aerospace Engineering work, I apply most high level Calculus 3 principles. I do not think it's common for tutors here to apply such high level math on a regular basis.
Physics,

Physics

I taught myself Physics as a child, then learned it again in High School and while getting my Engineering Degrees. In fact, I took it at Community College, and it failed to transfer to the major University so I took it both times, with labs, and did very well each time. I am well versed in Physics 1 and Physics 2. I also know a bit of higher level Physics that WyzAnt didn't test me on when I was certified to teach Physics. I use Physics very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I learned Prealgebra in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I learned Precalculus in school. I used it to get my Engineering Degrees, and I use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I did very well on ACT Science when many years ago. Since then I got multiple Engineering Degrees, and later became a Freelance Engineer. I was asked to tutor in ACT Science so I took the test. I am certified to teach ACT Science on WyzAnt. At the time of writing this I am tutoring in ACT Science and I'm getting very good feedback. You can ask me about what sets me apart from other tutors when it comes to ACT Science.
Astronomy,

Astronomy

I taught myself much of this as a kid, and was probably taught some of it in public school. I later learned it while getting my Engineering Degrees. I learned much more than is required by WyzAnt, particularly in my Astrodynamics course I took to get my Aerospace Engineer Degree. I can teach this as others do, but I also have very special tools which make learning Astronomy much more engaging and effective. Please feel free to ask me about what sets me apart from other certified tutors here when it comes to Astronomy.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I've had electronics kits since I was a kid, and made many things such as radios and an audio amplifier for my old CD Walkman. When getting my Engineering degrees, I took Electrical Engineering courses, and also came up with an idea that later lead to sponsored research in the Electrical Engineering Department. I was also on the Graduate Robotics Team and we went on the win the competition (Open Hardware Competition IEEE SouthEastCon 2013). I helped several students study for Exams and have a good understanding on the basics of Electrical Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I got my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (and another in Aerospace Engineering) at the University of Tennessee. I still have my textbooks and notes. I still have my projects and Matlab code, and I also still have the ability to run and write new code (using Octave). I'm a Freelance Engineer.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I am very, very good at teaching Physical Science. I've been teaching this to my nieces and nephews for years now, and I'm now certified to teach it on WyzAnt. I have 2 Engineering Degrees, and my knowledge of Physical Science helped contribute to the ease with which I got them.
Physics

Physics

I taught myself Physics as a child, then learned it again in High School and while getting my Engineering Degrees. In fact, I took it at Community College, and it failed to transfer to the major University so I took it both times, with labs, and did very well each time. I am well versed in Physics 1 and Physics 2. I also know a bit of higher level Physics that WyzAnt didn't test me on when I was certified to teach Physics. I use Physics very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I took Algebra in High School, and used it throughout College to get my Engineering Degrees. I continue to use Algebra daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I took Algebra in High School. I used it very regularly when getting my Engineering Degrees, and I continue to use it daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus 1-3 while getting my Engineering Degrees, and used the skills regularly throughout school. I continue to use Calculus daily as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I specialize in applying Calculus to real world problems, rather than just using the skills theoretically as I suspect most qualified tutors here do. Particularly when doing Aerospace Engineering work, I apply most high level Calculus 3 principles. I do not think it's common for tutors here to apply such high level math on a regular basis.
Physics

Physics

I taught myself Physics as a child, then learned it again in High School and while getting my Engineering Degrees. In fact, I took it at Community College, and it failed to transfer to the major University so I took it both times, with labs, and did very well each time. I am well versed in Physics 1 and Physics 2. I also know a bit of higher level Physics that WyzAnt didn't test me on when I was certified to teach Physics. I use Physics very regularly as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I did very well in Math on the ACT when I was younger. I continued to do much higher levels of math while getting my Engineering Degrees, and I apply it daily now as a Freelance Engineer and Consultant. I have been teaching ACT Math on WyzAnt and I've gotten very good feedback. Feel free to ask me what sets me apart from other certified ACT Math Tutors on WyzAnt.
ACT Science

ACT Science

I did very well on ACT Science when many years ago. Since then I got multiple Engineering Degrees, and later became a Freelance Engineer. I was asked to tutor in ACT Science so I took the test. I am certified to teach ACT Science on WyzAnt. At the time of writing this I am tutoring in ACT Science and I'm getting very good feedback. You can ask me about what sets me apart from other tutors when it comes to ACT Science.

Examples of Expertise


Keith has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and patient

Keith was very communicative and punctual, he was easy to talk to and a good listener. He helped my daughter with some key concepts in pre calculus, but one specific area she was struggling in he didn’t feel was his strong suit and didn’t think he could help her very much in that particular area. She appreciated his honestly and overall felt that her session with Keith was helpful.

Emily, 1 lesson with Keith

Great tutor for Python!

My son had a great lesson with Keith. My son says that Keith is a really good tutor. Keith is really patient but also knows how to encourage my son to push himself.

Bevin, 41 lessons with Keith
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