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Mark B.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

$25/hour

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Tutoring available in the study of all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Do you want to learn the subject or just get it over with? I can help with both. Let exploration and creativity inspire a passion for education. I can make math and science come alive for you. Bring back the joy to education. Try long-term tutoring for the greatest success. It's like medical care. Would you pay a one-time visit to a new physician if you had serious concerns about your...

Tutoring available in the study of all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Do you want to learn the subject or just get it over with? I can help with both. Let exploration and creativity inspire a passion for education. I can make math and science come alive for you. Bring back the joy to education. Try long-term tutoring for the greatest success. It's like medical care. Would you pay a one-time visit to a new physician if you had serious concerns about your health?

My undergrad degree is in Aero/Astro Engineering with a focus on rocketry and spacecraft. My Air Force career included ICBM launches and nuclear safety. I teach model rocketry workshops and promote the commercial space industry. I am a member of the Albuquerque Rocket Society and was recently awarded Level I high power certification. My grad degree is in Systems Engineering with a focus on electronics. I have been teaching science and technology courses with a private school since retiring from the military in 1999. My main goals in tutoring are seeing students take joy in learning, completing assignments with excellence, and developing a vision for a rewarding career.


Education

UNIV OF IL
Engineering
Wright State Univ
Masters
Trinity
Other

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  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/24/2015

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I took Fortran in high school. I took Pascal and COBOL (COmmon Business-Oriented Language) in college. I am self taught in DOS (Disk Operating System) and BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) from the 1980s when PCs were first introduced. I use assembly language and C++ in programming microprocessors - BASIC Stamp, PIC, TI MSP430, Arduino, Raspberry Pi. I am an active programmer and teach programming in my microcontrollers class. I emphasize learning through observation and hands-on activities. Have recently tutored in MATLAB and Scilab.
Linux,

Linux

I teach electronics and set up a computer lab with Linux. I have a novel approach for tutoring Linux. Take your pick from Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, or Mint and get a computer on-loan in your home while you learn it. Want to try Linux but don't know where to start and don't want to make an investment in case you don't like it? My goal is to make Linux-based OS computers accessible, user friendly, and functional for the average user. I can tutor the Linux-computer interface, various Linux-based systems, and application to microprocessors.
Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I served as a project manager in the Air Force for several multi-million dollar projects. I used MS Project in managing MX Missile development, Cruise Missile development and deployment, F-16 Engine safety modifications, development of a water-activated parachute release device, and Peacekeeper/Minuteman Missile nuclear modifications. In reviewing the MS Project online tutorials, the presenter states he is not a project manager. I think tutoring MS Project is enhanced by first-hand project management and including project management skills.
General Computer, HTML

Corporate Training

Microsoft Project,

Microsoft Project

I served as a project manager in the Air Force for several multi-million dollar projects. I used MS Project in managing MX Missile development, Cruise Missile development and deployment, F-16 Engine safety modifications, development of a water-activated parachute release device, and Peacekeeper/Minuteman Missile nuclear modifications. In reviewing the MS Project online tutorials, the presenter states he is not a project manager. I think tutoring MS Project is enhanced by first-hand project management and including project management skills.
General Computer, HTML, Statistics

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."
Elementary Math, Reading

English

Reading, Writing

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

Aero/Astro Engineering BS and Systems Engineering MS required Calc 3, Advanced Calc, and Diff Eq. Application of these math areas was more valuable than the math classes themselves. Using the math provides greater understanding and skill development. I currently teach advanced rocketry and electronics, both of which offer great applications for calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed college chemistry including organic chemistry while pursuing my BS in Aero/Astro Engineering at the University of IL. I taught high school chemistry at a private school after retiring from the Air Force. I developed the curriculum and labs for the chemistry class. I teach Model Rocketry as applied science that includes chemistry of rocket motors.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took calculus, differential equations, and advanced calculus in college. I have taught high school science classes since 1996 that include pre-calc math. I have taught pre-calc math to my three children. I enjoy pre-calc math and use it regularly in model rocketry calculations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Math

Calculus,

Calculus

Aero/Astro Engineering BS and Systems Engineering MS required Calc 3, Advanced Calc, and Diff Eq. Application of these math areas was more valuable than the math classes themselves. Using the math provides greater understanding and skill development. I currently teach advanced rocketry and electronics, both of which offer great applications for calculus.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

I took diff eq in college in my undergrad degree and used diff eq throughout my masters in systems engineering in courses such as numerical methods digital computation. Diff eq is perfect for implementing numerical solutions in computer programming. I did a special project with compiling a diff eq solution to orbital mechanics. Diff eq is one of the most useful forms of math in engineering. My tutoring method is to help the student see the process, not just provide an answer. So I ask a lot of questions and allow the student to discover for him/herself.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have an MS in Systems Engineering with concentration in electrical, and one year of electrical engineering prerequisites to bridge from Aero/Astro BS. I currently teach electronics and microcontrollers. I coach Science Olympiad electronics. The curriculum includes discrete components and circuit analysis through microprocessors and basic programming skills. I can teach the relationship of calculus and differential equations to electronics for qualified students. I integrate electronics material into an auto-mech syllabus and rocketry syllabus. I have electronics lab environment for hands-on learning.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took calculus, differential equations, and advanced calculus in college. I have taught high school science classes since 1996 that include pre-calc math. I have taught pre-calc math to my three children. I enjoy pre-calc math and use it regularly in model rocketry calculations.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

Aero/Astro Engineering BS and Systems Engineering MS required Calc 3, Advanced Calc, and Diff Eq. Application of these math areas was more valuable than the math classes themselves. Using the math provides greater understanding and skill development. I currently teach advanced rocketry and electronics, both of which offer great applications for calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed college chemistry including organic chemistry while pursuing my BS in Aero/Astro Engineering at the University of IL. I taught high school chemistry at a private school after retiring from the Air Force. I developed the curriculum and labs for the chemistry class. I teach Model Rocketry as applied science that includes chemistry of rocket motors.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I took calculus, differential equations, and advanced calculus in college. I have taught high school science classes since 1996 that include pre-calc math. I have taught pre-calc math to my three children. I enjoy pre-calc math and use it regularly in model rocketry calculations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics, Writing

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I learned guitar when I was in 7th grade. I have led youth groups and adult groups with guitar for 45 years. I have tutored various students in guitar. I took a music theory course in college. Singing and guitar have always gone together. I can sight read singing and guitar. I sing in two quartets. I teach a combination of fingering, chords, strumming, sight reading, and motivation with various venues. Bluegrass is my favorite but will teach most any kind of music the student enjoys. My teaching method is participation with measurable improvement.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed college chemistry including organic chemistry while pursuing my BS in Aero/Astro Engineering at the University of IL. I taught high school chemistry at a private school after retiring from the Air Force. I developed the curriculum and labs for the chemistry class. I teach Model Rocketry as applied science that includes chemistry of rocket motors.
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I have an MS in Systems Engineering with concentration in electrical, and one year of electrical engineering prerequisites to bridge from Aero/Astro BS. I currently teach electronics and microcontrollers. I coach Science Olympiad electronics. The curriculum includes discrete components and circuit analysis through microprocessors and basic programming skills. I can teach the relationship of calculus and differential equations to electronics for qualified students. I integrate electronics material into an auto-mech syllabus and rocketry syllabus. I have electronics lab environment for hands-on learning.
ACT Science, Biology, Physics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

Aero/Astro Engineering BS and Systems Engineering MS required Calc 3, Advanced Calc, and Diff Eq. Application of these math areas was more valuable than the math classes themselves. Using the math provides greater understanding and skill development. I currently teach advanced rocketry and electronics, both of which offer great applications for calculus.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I completed college chemistry including organic chemistry while pursuing my BS in Aero/Astro Engineering at the University of IL. I taught high school chemistry at a private school after retiring from the Air Force. I developed the curriculum and labs for the chemistry class. I teach Model Rocketry as applied science that includes chemistry of rocket motors.
GED,

GED

I have been teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects at a private school since retiring from the Air Force in 1999. I worked as an engineer and project manager in the Air Force for 20 years. I also taught mid-high literature and history for a few years after retirement. I work with students on motivation and skill development.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught various subjects at a private school since 1996. I work with each student to develop a purpose and motivation for education that enhances their study skills. Focusing is a particularly difficult issue when trying to study. When I have students with difficulty focusing, I emphasize hands-on activities. I learn the length of attention span and work on expanding it. Switching subjects at the end of each attention span also gets things done. There are hundreds of tips for improving study skills. Identify about a dozen that are applicable and work on those, improve study habits, and measure improvement. Organization skills allow a student to break class and homework assignments into subtasks and use time efficiently to complete those assignments, save and store graded papers and handouts for later retrieval, regularly review class notes and course readings, and practice effective study techniques. Work on each goal with measurable rubrics. I am a retired US Air Force Major and have been teaching at a private school since 1999. I have worked with students who were easily distracted and needed assistance with study skills. I have the patience to teach and interact with students and parents while focusing on their goal for education. I have three children - one with a graduate degree, one with a business degree, and one in high school. I want students to succeed and offer many hands-on activities to enhance their learning experience. I currently teach applied science classes as science credit - auto mechanics, electronics, and rocketry. I started NM Science Foundation to emphasize "learning through observation."
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Statistics, Writing

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

I have been teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects at a private school since retiring from the Air Force in 1999. I worked as an engineer and project manager in the Air Force for 20 years. I also taught mid-high literature and history for a few years after retirement. I work with students on motivation and skill development.
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GRE, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Mark has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (526 ratings)
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Reviews


Focused learning

The Khan Academy, the supplemental online math learning tool Mark uses for his lessons, is a great way to maximize the subject matter and the time the tutor and the student have together.

Steven, 7 lessons with Mark

Patient and Helpful

I recommend Mark. He was very helpful and patient. He provided examples and went out of his way to help me find a way to understand statistics.

Antionette , 1 lesson with Mark

Knowledgeable and Patience Tutor

I have been working on Discrete Signals with Mark this summer in preparation for the Fall semester. He is very patience and helpful in that he sends me supplemental materials to augment the tutoring sessions. He makes it as painless as possible to grasp difficult concepts.

Jeanette, 29 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable patient tutor

Mark is a patient tutor. He is a knowledgeable python tutor. I wanted to do a Ipv6 Program. I explained some of the rules of ipv6 and he caught on very fast. I am going to continue to ask Mark to tutor python. The other aspect is he is very good with Mathematics and engineering concepts which helped us move forward very quickly with programming an ipv6 application. He can apply mathematical concepts as well as science concepts to the problem at hand very quickly. This enables me to pursue my projects with much more ease then previously. Thanks, Mark.

David , 8 lessons with Mark

Well rounded and knowledgeable

We have found him to adapt the lessons to the knowledge known, and build lessons around them. He has taken what my daughter knew and related the new topics back to it. He is very patient and takes as much time as needed for the student to understand.

Bella, 14 lessons with Mark

Excellent experience. Will use again.

My son used Mark B. for some help in Chemistry. He found him knowledgeable, engaging and patient. My son is enthusiastic about working with Mark again for the Regents Exam.

Terry, 3 lessons with Mark

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Mark taught me HTML. He has plenty of experience with this language; he has created many webpages. Mark helped me with a project. I would definitely recommend him.

Julio, 10 lessons with Mark

Excellent tutor!

Mark has been working with my daughter since last summer with various subjects including preparing for the ACT. He continues to do a wonderful job helping her understand every lesson better.

Judy, 18 lessons with Mark

Knows his stuff

Very good teacher. Mark is knowledgeable and versatile with a great attitude. He helped with pre-calculus and showed my son there are many ways to solve a problem. He is also flexible and interested in the student's future.

Mike, 1 lesson with Mark
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