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Brenden E.

MIT PhD & former Dartmouth professor: You can learn math/physics!

MIT PhD & former Dartmouth professor: You can learn math/physics!

$100/hour

  • 105 hours tutoring

About Brenden


Bio

Thanks for your interest in working with me! I am excited to help you in your academic journey.

APPROACH:
My experiences as a student and professor have taught me the importance of internalizing key concepts, cultivating an effective problem solving process, and making connections to the real world. I also value fostering a "growth mindset", which celebrates effort and provides mental resilience. These values underpin my tutoring approach: I engage my students with interesting problems,...

Thanks for your interest in working with me! I am excited to help you in your academic journey.

APPROACH:
My experiences as a student and professor have taught me the importance of internalizing key concepts, cultivating an effective problem solving process, and making connections to the real world. I also value fostering a "growth mindset", which celebrates effort and provides mental resilience. These values underpin my tutoring approach: I engage my students with interesting problems, ask them to explain basic principles and articulate their thought process, and provide a safe space for them to learn and grow. With patience and encouragement, I help each student achieve their goals.

EXPERIENCE:
I have 16 years experience tutoring and teaching courses in math, science, and engineering. I earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and taught engineering for seven years at Dartmouth College. Although I am new to the Wyzant platform, I have many satisfied students.

My full credentials are as follows: From 2018--present, I have been a Professional Engineer and Private Tutor. As a professional engineer, I use math and physics to create engineering software tools, which I use to design propellers and turbines. From 2012--2018, I was an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College, where I taught courses in math, fluid mechanics, and aircraft design. During 2004--2012, I earned an M.S. and Ph.D and was a Postdoc in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where I also was a teaching assistant for seven courses. My teaching was recognized with the Wunsch Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. Prior to graduate school, I completed a 2190-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. From 2001--2004, I was a Design Engineer at Ford Motor Company. From 1997--2001, I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Math minor) from Carnegie Mellon University.

EXPERTISE:
I have deep expertise in math, science, and engineering. I would be happy to tutor you in any of the following areas.

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Education

Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. Mech. Engineering
MIT
Masters
MIT
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Groups: For each additional student, add 25% to the individual rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/11/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Fortran,

Fortran

I have written dozens of computer programs (hundreds of thousands of lines of code) that perform physics simulations and/or are useful for engineering design. Many of my programs are based on, or are similar to old open-source codes written in Fortran. I have experience reading, modifying, compiling, and running these old Fortran codes. I am knowledgeable about the quirks of Fortran (e.g. most lines begin with 6 spaces).
MATLAB

MATLAB

I have several thousands of hours of Matlab experience. I have written dozens of Matlab programs, spanning hundreds of thousands of lines of code.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have many years experience teaching math and engineering subjects at the college level. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have several years experience teaching college-level math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Geometry. When tutoring Geometry, I both help my students learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught Physics-based courses in engineering for several years. Physics is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. When tutoring Precalculus, I both help my students learn the concepts of Precalculus, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I have taught several courses involving Differential Equations (such as Methods in Applied Math) and several courses that heavily rely on Differential Equations (such as Fluid Mechanics). I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Differential Equations.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have several years experience teaching college-level math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Geometry. When tutoring Geometry, I both help my students learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taught several courses involving Linear Algebra (such as Methods in Applied Math) and several engineering courses that heavily rely on Linear Algebra concepts (such as Computational Fluid Dynamics). As a professional engineer, I routinely use Linear Algebra to create mathematical models of fluid-energy systems.
Logic,

Logic

I have 14 years of engineering research experience, during which time I used deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning on a daily basis. I aced the logic course in my undergraduate math minor. One of my hobbies is doing logic puzzles.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have several thousands of hours of Matlab experience. I have written dozens of Matlab programs, spanning hundreds of thousands of lines of code.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon U. and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical: Thermal and Fluid Systems, as well as a former professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Dartmouth College. My core area of expertise is Fluid Mechanics.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught Physics-based courses in engineering for several years. Physics is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. When tutoring Precalculus, I both help my students learn the concepts of Precalculus, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have several years experience teaching college-level math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Trigonometry. When tutoring Trigonometry, I both help my students learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
ACT Math, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have several years experience teaching college-level math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Geometry. When tutoring Geometry, I both help my students learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught Physics-based courses in engineering for several years. Physics is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Physics.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. When tutoring Precalculus, I both help my students learn the concepts of Precalculus, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.

Science

Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon U. and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical: Thermal and Fluid Systems, as well as a former professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Dartmouth College. My core area of expertise is Fluid Mechanics.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught Physics-based courses in engineering for several years. Physics is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Physics.
Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have 16 years experience teaching math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Algebra. When tutoring younger students, I both help them learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have tutored Calculus and taught Calculus-based courses in engineering for several years. Calculus is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have several years experience teaching college-level math and engineering subjects that heavily rely on the concepts of Geometry. When tutoring Geometry, I both help my students learn the concepts at their grade level, as well as show them how those concepts will be useful in their future studies.
Physics,

Physics

I have taught Physics-based courses in engineering for several years. Physics is the bedrock of Fluid Mechanics, which is my core area of expertise. I am keenly aware of both the challenges and the rewards of learning Physics.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math

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Amazing tutor!

Brenden helped me with my graduate level engineering math class covering ODE and PDE. He was extremely helpful and patient. I was super happy to find a tutor who would help with these advanced classes. Brenden is great, highly recommend!

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Brenden

Excellent with reluctant students

Brenden has done a fantastic job tutoring our 11-year-old. Our son developed a number of gaps in his math skill set due to COVID-related remote learning problems in the spring, and Brenden was able to quickly identify those areas that needed help and make a thoughtful gameplan on how to tackle those deficiencies and support his middle school math needs going forward. More importantly, he uses humor and creativity to engage with our son, which is quite unusual in a tutor.

Henry , 1 lesson with Brenden

Best MATLAB Tutor -- Code Wizard

Brenden is an amazing MATLAB tutor! One hour with him was more useful than three hours I've spent with other tutors. He showed me how to approach my assignment and structure my solution. His explanations were crystal clear, and the code we wrote worked perfectly.

Susan, 1 lesson with Brenden
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$100/hour

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$100/hour

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