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Catherine E.

Basking Ridge, NJ

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"Math Can Be Fun" with a Computer Engineer/Multimedia Specialist

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Washington University in St. Louis - School of Engineering
BS in Computer Science
Washington University in St Louis - School of Engineering (MS in Computer Science)
Master's

Education

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Engineering (BS in Computer Science)

Washington University in St Louis - School of Engineering (MS in Computer Science) (Master's)

About Catherine

Hi, my name is Catherine.

I am a graduate (MS and BS) of Washington University in St. Louis, in the School of Engineering, ranked 7th in the nation, with a major in Computer Science. As an engineer I have extensive knowledge in the area of mathematics and believe that I can be of benefit to you or your student. I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels. I love working with kids.

Mathematics is an important discipline that continually builds on previously learned concepts and problems. As your tutor, we will initially discuss your current subject, your perspective of your difficulties, and your personal goals. I will then assess your abilities and course prerequisites. These will provide us with the initial instructional direction, to overcome foundational and subject weaknesses. We will move forward to provide a clear understanding of the mathematical concepts and not just memorize facts and formulas. In the process you will learn how to recognize problem types, to identify and interpret the visual and verbal clues presented in the problem, to selectively identify and use the needed facts and formulas specific to the problem, and to apply all of the information to solve the problem. In the process you will learn how to analyze and solve new problem types and to build on your mathematical foundation. Over time you will develop an efficient approach to evaluating and solving each type of problem correctly.

I have a flexible schedule and look forward to helping you or your student succeed in math. Yes, math can be fun. I love it!

On my creative side, I am the owner of a multimedia company, which has been in business over 10 years. Much of my work has been in support of non-profit organizations (e.g., Cathedral International, YMCA, Donald Hilliard Ministries, New Beginnings Agape Christian Church, COLA, Watchung Hills Regional High School, etc.). In addition, I've produced fitness videos, athletic performance videos, wedding videos, theater performances, etc.

My work has included extensive videotaping, video-editing, photography, photo-editing, graphic design, social media and training. I have trained both individuals and groups. I prefer a hands-on approach to photography and videography. It is important to understand what makes a good picture or video prior to knowing how to operate a camera. When editing, it is important to understand post-production color correction, filters, transitions, audio editing, graphics, text, etc. Once the video is complete it needs to be published on DVD, Blu-Ray, YouTube, etc. I use professional photography and video digital equipment and software, which can be used during the tutoring sessions.

Thank you for your consideration.
Hi, my name is Catherine.

I am a graduate (MS and BS) of Washington University in St. Louis, in the School of Engineering, ranked 7th in the nation, with a major in Computer Science. As an engineer I have extensive knowledge in the area of
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Travels within 5 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

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Algebra 1

Algebra is about solving real-life problems by putting them into equations and solving for the unknown(s). Simplistically speaking, it is about visualizing an equation as a scale, what is done on one side with a number must be done on the other. It must be well understood. Mathematics can be difficult, but its challenges can be overcome. I am confident that I can help you or your student and would be delighted to do so.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation. As an engineer, with 20 years of corporate experience, I have extensive knowledge in the area of mathematics and believe that I can be of benefit to your student. I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels.

Algebra 2

Algebra is about solving real-life problems by putting them into equations and solving for the unknown(s). Simplistically speaking, it is about visualizing an equation as a scale, what is done on one side with a number must be done on the other. It must be well understood. Mathematics can be difficult, but its challenges can be overcome. I am confident that I can help you or your student and would be delighted to do so.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation. As an engineer, with 20 years of corporate experience, I have extensive knowledge in the area of mathematics and believe that I can be of benefit to your student. I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels.

Elementary Math

Elementary Math deals with properties of the counting numbers and fractions and the basic operations applied to these numbers. It covers areas like addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, ratios, rates and percents, shapes and spatial orientation, and statistics. It is the foundation of the beginning of the secondary math subjects, such as Pre-Algebra and Algebra. Mathematics can be difficult, but its challenges can be overcome. I have worked with this age-group and am proficient with the subject. I am confident that I can help you or your student and would be delighted to do so.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels, including these subjects: Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Probability.

Geometry

Geometry deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space starting from the given information about objects and applying known properties of the objects in question. Geometry is the foundation of trigonometry and advanced mathematics. Mathematics can be difficult, but Its challenges can be overcome. I am confident that I can help your student and would be delighted to do so.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation. As an engineer, with 20 years of corporate experience, I have extensive knowledge in the area of mathematics and believe that I can be of benefit to your student. I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels.

Photography

Hi, my name is Catherine. I love photography and I love to teach photography. I can talk about photography for hours. There are so many things to take pictures of and some many ways to take a picture of one thing. And once a picture is taken, there are so many ways to edit a picture to make it look a special way after it has be taken. It can be a lot of fun, if you know what you are doing. I would love to teach you how.

Photography is an art, but it also has a technical component. There is the basic operation of the camera, such as the aperture, the shutter speed, the ISO, the F-stop, the lens used, the zoom distance, the source of light and focus.

There is the position of the photographer, such as the distance to the subject, the vertical height of the photographer, the angle of the subject relative to the photographer and the light source relative to the photographer.

There is the position of the subject, for example, the distance from any other objects including the background, the position of the light source(s) including reflective surfaces, the use of like or contrasting colors and their position to attract the eye toward the subject.

Then there is the composition of the photograph within the viewfinder. Is it clutter or will the viewer know what to look at? Does picture follow the general rules of "good" composition? Does it strain those rules on purpose? Does the photo tell a story? Does it fulfill the purpose for which it was taken? The photographer must understand how all of the technical variables can positively (or negatively) affect the artistic aspects of the photograph.

I have been doing photography for 35 years. I constantly study the photography of others as well as my own to improve my technique and style. I have taken photography classes at places such as Disney World (when they were doing photography classes). I have traveled all over the world capturing the events, the people, the cultures and the landscapes that surround me. I was the personal photographer for a Bishop in the church for several years. I have taught photography one-on-one, not merely the mechanics, but also how to see with a creative eye.

I sell my photographs as framed artwork, greeting cards and blank notecards. Soon I will be expanding my product set.

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is the transition from basic arithmetic to Algebra, Geometry, and beyond. It is the foundation for all secondary math subjects. I have worked with this age-group and am proficient with the subject. Mathematics can be difficult, but its challenges can be overcome. I am confident that I can help you or your student and would be delighted to do so.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation..

I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels, including these subjects: Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Probability.

Precalculus

Pre-Calculus extends the understanding and use of algebraic and trigonometric skills previously learned, providing the background needed for the mathematical concepts, problems, and techniques found in Calculus. Topics include polynomial, periodic, parametric, logarithmic, exponential, rational and radical functions, transformations, set theory, combinatorics, sequences, matrices, conics, imaginary numbers, and vectors. Pre-Calculus is used in fields as diverse as civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, music and acoustics, and astronomy.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation.

I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels, including SAT and SAT II preparation and those subjects needed to succeed in taking the SATs: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Probability.

SAT Math

Preparation for the SATs is crucial to scoring well on the most important test that will significantly impact a student's entrance into the college of his/her choice. The Math portion of the new SAT is more difficult than the old SAT, requiring more skills at a detailed level, some of which may not have been taught yet. The material covered in the SAT II Math 1 and 2 tests is quite extensive, requiring a lot of review and practice, and in some cases, learning new material.

I am a graduate (MS and BS) of Washington University in St. Louis, in the School of Engineering, ranked 7th in the nation, with a major in Computer Science. In order to get into the school of my choice, I had to score quite high on the SATs. As an engineer, with 20 years of corporate experience, I have extensive knowledge in the area of mathematics and believe that I can be of benefit to you or your student.

I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels, including SAT and SAT II preparation and those subjects needed to succeed in taking the SATs: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Probability.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is about the relationships between the lengths and angles of triangles. It is most simply associated with right triangles. It deals with the use of the key trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan) and extrapolates from there with the law of sines, the law of cosines, angle transformational formulas, and the Pythagorean theorem and identifies. Trigonometry is used in fields as diverse as physics, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, music and acoustics, astronomy, ecology, biology and surveying. Mathematics can be difficult, but its challenges can be overcome.

As a professionally trained engineer, I have extensive mathematical and applied mathematical background. I have a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked 7th in the nation.

I am an experienced tutor with strong teaching skills. I have taught classes and tutored students at the college, high school and middle school levels, including SAT and SAT II preparation and those subjects needed to succeed in taking the SATs: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Probability.

Video Production

Hi, my name is Catherine. I love video production and I love to teach it. I can talk about videography for hours. (Just ask my friends.) There are so many steps in the process of doing a video production. For me, the more action, the more exciting it is. I love doing sports videography, such as football and lacrosse, but I've done plenty of other types of video production too. Layering in transitions, graphics, text and a music bed adds to the fun. I would love to teach you how.

Video Production involves planning, videotaping, audio-recording, video-editing, audio-editing and publishing. Obviously, the production of a movie can take a year and a million dollars. The production of a family video may take a week and a few dollars. If you want them both to be good, they both need to have skilled technician(s) and creative folks. Unfortunately, in the latter case, the same person will be the technician and the creative eye because there will, in most cases, only be one person.

The videographer must plan the production prior to videotaping. That may include meeting with a client to know their requirements, doing a site-visit, contacting venue technical staff regarding resources, understanding lighting variables, developing a lighting plan, etc. The plan may require the writing of a script or the need to record B-roll prior to the videotaping of the rest of the video. If it is a sporting event, the videographer must know the sport that they are videotaping.

Like photography, videography requires an understanding of the technical operation of the camera. In the case of videography, the scene is in motion. In many situations, particularly events, the scene is not under the videographer's control. Because of this, the videographer must understand how to anticipate the action. Videography may require coaching actors or clients to get them comfortable in front of a camera. In a small operation, the videographer is often the director, making sure that everything is set right, said right, looks right, sounds right, lit right, etc.

Video-editing requires the use of the video-editing software, such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Avid. Editing is the process of putting the pieces of video, graphics and audio together into a video presentation. Often a cleanup process is required on either video or the audio. This may be color correction or the audio may need to be boosted. A musical bed may need to be added. Titles may need to be added to the video.

The final step is publishing, either on a DVD or similar medium, or YouTube, or whatever. A DVD menu may be created with chapter markers inserted. Or a YouTube Channel may be created and a link to it may be placed on a Facebook account. The videographer may send out a Tweet that announces that the new video is out.

The options for video are limitless. But there is so much that can be learned. Some of the challenge is just knowing what options are available.

I learned to do videography at an internship at my church, which at the time was broadcasting its services on television and streaming on the internet. Already knowing how to do photography made the transition to videography that much easier. Several years later, I started my own multimedia company with an emphasis on video production. I produced weekly promotions for the church and did work for a variety of other clients. Shortly thereafter, I was asked to oversee the entire video department at my church. This included training all new volunteers. I held training classes for people of all levels of understanding. With that experience, I began training folks at other churches and helping them set up the best configuration possible with whatever equipment was available to them.

I have now been doing videography for over 10 years. I own all of my own equipment for production and post-production work. I've recorded and edited pastor sermons, sports highlights, weddings, business highlights, fitness videos, theatrical performances, sweet 16 parties, political candidate events, photo montages, etc.

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Engineering
BS in Computer Science
Washington University in St Louis - School of Engineering (MS in Computer Science)
Master's

Education

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Engineering (BS in Computer Science)

Washington University in St Louis - School of Engineering (MS in Computer Science) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 5 miles of Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.