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Tom M.

Farmington, NM

$40/hour

Experienced College Professor Specializing in Math & SketchUp

5+ Hours
3.8 average from 4 ratings

$40/Hour


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New Mexico State University
Engineering

Education

New Mexico State University (Engineering)

About Tom

I enjoy tutoring both in an online setting and face-to-face. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently at local community college where I taught solar energy applications as well as managing the renewable energy degree program there. While with the college I created and taught courses that used SketchUp for solar design applications, where I taught students to create working drawings and 3D models of solar systems.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in renewable energy from New Mexico State University where I graduated with honors.

I started tutoring while in high school and have been helping others learn ever since. In addition to teaching, I have extensive engineering, design, construction and manufacturing experience having worked in the aerospace, automotive, building construction and solar industries. My specialties are 3D modeling using SketchUp, analysis using Excel, and using computers.

My broad and varied experience comes in handy when explaining things. I enjoy making things understandable and practical! I am easy to reach and respond quickly. Please contact me with any questions you may have or to schedule a lesson.
I enjoy tutoring both in an online setting and face-to-face. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, most recently at local community college where I taught solar energy applications as well as managing the renewable energy degree program there. While with the college I created and taught courses that used SketchUp for solar design Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My rate can be negotiated depending on the difficulty/complexity of the subject and the number of sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Farmington, NM 87402
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra
Science:
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Sketchup
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Sketchup

I have extensive experience teaching SketchUp in the classroom, online, and in one-on-one online settings. I have been teaching others how to use SketchUp for over 8 years. I started teaching how to use SketchUp at a local community college where it was part of the solar training curriculum. I developed two 3-credit hour 15 week long courses from scratch and taught them, as well, in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. 3 years ago I developed an online course complete with videos and written materials worth 6 continuing education units where SketchUp is used to model a photovoltaic system on a house.

I am also a 3D Warehouse Certified Developer, which is an endorsement that was awarded by Trimble, the company that owns SketchUp. Getting certified involved an approval process conducted by Trimble and it involved submitting some SketchUp models that I created and taking a rigorous test.

I have taught many students in a one-on-one online setting how to use SketchUp. Often I have used a Skype for this purpose where I can share my computer screen and show step by step how to use SketchUp.

Currently, I am self-employed doing design and consulting work using SketchUp through my own company, Renewable Engineering. I use SketchUp for designing photovoltaic solar systems, and for various building and engineering projects including 3D printing.

New Mexico State University
Engineering

Education

New Mexico State University (Engineering)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My rate can be negotiated depending on the difficulty/complexity of the subject and the number of sessions.

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 30 miles of Farmington, NM 87402.