Allegany College of Maryland (Applied Technical Studies)
Frostburg State University (Other)
My name is Jeff. I am 35 years old and have been teaching since 1999 (mostly music). My main interest are in physics, math, computer science, and music( percussion/bass). I started teaching private drum lessons when I was seventeen and continued until December of 2007 when I decided to take a small sabbatical to gain some other work experience. I have completed 87 credits at Frostburg State University and an Associates of Science from Allegany College of Maryland in Applied Technical Studies.
I was employed at ACM in Cumberland as a Computer Lab Technician and also tutored math there as well and have been approved to tutor chemistry and computer science; I went through an online tutoring course provided by the college as a pre-requisite. I have also worked many other jobs including: retail, audio engineer, machinist assistant, pipe organ technician, and a helpdesk technician. My hobbies include: music, audio engineering, computers, photography, physics, meta-physics, psychology, reading, teaching, volunteering, mentoring, carpentry, metalwork, camping, hiking and the outdoors. I also have a wife and three creative children.
My teaching style varies from student to student. I normally start by assessing the students abilities and try to figure out their particular learning style. From there I review a bit of material to warm up the session and our brains, then start with the material that is troublesome. I then try to warm down the session by reviewing the covered material to spark any other ideas or questions that might have been dormant. My name is Jeff. I am 35 years old and have been teaching since 1999 (mostly music). My main interest are in physics, math, computer science, and music( percussion/bass). I started teaching private drum lessons when I was seventeen and continued until December of 2007 when I decided to take a small sabbatical to gain some other work experience. I
My rate is based on billable hours. The sessions will last 1 hr then we will continue until I feel that we have covered at least 1 hr of material; Max is 2 hrs/session.
I only had one session so far with Jeff and I would greatly advise anyone who needs a tutor to get in touch with him. He does a great job and is very easy to follow. He is easily accessible and scheduling was not a problem. Jeff will go out of his way to meet your needs. I was very much satisfied.
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When I was 20, in 2002, I was thinking about joining the Army Reserves. I had not taken my ASVAB test and went to take the test in Pittsburgh at the federal building. The highest score possible is a 97; I took the test on a whim and received a 94. I believe that I could have performed better if the computer screens were of better quality at the time of the test. The test covered many aspects of general knowledge including: Math, Science, Auto Mechanics, Cognitive Ability, and Electronics. My test taking strategy plus my past experience from work, life, and school were the key factors in me receiving the score that I did.
I have been a drummer since fifth grade in elementary school when I was 10 and still continue to play and practice. I began taking private drum lessons at the age of thirteen and continued until I turned 18. I began giving lessons when I was seventeen and taught for nine consecutive years giving lessons to countless students from the tri-state area from ages four to sixty.
In addition, I have also performed in several performing groups. In high school, I tried out for the All County Concert Band and Orchestra for all four years and was consecutively offered a seat in each one. I also performed with the Tri-State Honor Band at Frostburg State University. I was a member of the FSU Jazz Ensemble from 1999 until 2004, a member of the FSU Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Concert band, and accompanied many students and faculty in their performances. I was also a member of the Potomac State College jazz band and concert band in Keyser, WV. In addition to the academic performances, I have also performed in the orchestra for several theatrical productions including: Leader of the Pack, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Working, Godspell, and Grease.
I have an AS in Applied Technical Studies from Allegany College of MD where I also worked in their IT department for four years and tutored through their Student Success Center for a semester. I also have studied at Frostburg State University working towards a bachelors degree with a physics major and a math and computer science minor.
I have been using excel since I was 14 and have used it for data analysis for my college physics courses. I also took an advanced software computer science course that focused on the intricacies of Microsoft office and it's interconnectedness. I have also used spreadsheets at most of my jobs either as proprietary or personal organization. I didn't play video games in high school, I played Microsoft office.
I have experience, both professionally and academically, with computer networking. My professional experience includes working at Allegany College of Maryland as an IT Technician for four years, and I have also worked as call center based technical support for a company hosting web based POS systems. I also studied networking while working towards my associates degree.
I have been an avid photographer for many years as a hobby and professional. I have experience with film, and dark rooms as well as digital photography, software and printers. I'm comfortable with any camera and can demonstrate composition and methods at any level.
I majored in physics, math, and computer science at Frostburg State University and have an AS degree from Allegany College of Maryland in Applied Technical Studies. I tutored at Allegany College as well.