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Stan S.

Port Jefferson Station, NY

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Professor of Information Technology and Mathematics

Background check passed as of 7/13/13
4.8 average from 68 ratings
Knowledgeable, Patient and Kind
— Ann, Bethesda, MD on 3/18/16

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Wentworth Institute of Technology
Capella University,
Master's

Education

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Capella University, (Master's)

About Stan

I have been teaching at a college level for the past 22 years. Originally an electronic engineer by profession, I became involved in teaching Telecommunications at a local college. Since then, I became a full time faculty member at a career college where I have been teaching for 20 years in the field of Computer Networking and Information Technology and Mathematics. I come from a family of teachers. My mother was an elementary school teacher for her entire career and my older brother became a teacher while serving in the military. I have 2 children who have become teachers in public schools. I personally have a passion for teaching Information Technology courses. I utilize my engineering and professional background to supplement my presentations using a hands-on approach. Students learn best when they can have an interaction with the computer related equipment that they are trying to master. I like working with smaller groups or even one-on-one with students that need extra help. I am extremely patient with students who may be experiencing difficulty in learning. I prefer teaching in a regular classroom environment; however, I have also taught in the on-line arena. Either way, my students have always been very satisfied with their overall outcomes and experiences. I have been teaching at a college level for the past 22 years. Originally an electronic engineer by profession, I became involved in teaching Telecommunications at a local college. Since then, I became a full time faculty member at a career college where I have been teaching for 20 years in the field of Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
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"Knowledgeable, Patient and Kind"

- Ann, Bethesda, MD on 3/18/16

"Thank You"

- Jeremy, Kennett Square, PA on 5/11/16

"Excellent, five star tutor"

- Lisa, Warren, MI on 5/7/16

"Takes time to make sure student knows the material"

- Richard, Toledo, OH on 4/12/16

"Really Knows His Stuff"

- Antonio, New Rochelle, NY on 3/12/14

"Well prepared, knows the subject."

- Heather, Riverside, CT on 11/6/13

"Great tutor"

- Jennifer, East Northport, NY on 10/8/13

"Patient, Kind and Knowledgeable Math Tutor"

- William, Ronkonkoma, NY on 7/22/13
Music:
Guitar
English:
Grammar,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
SAT Math
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I have been teaching technology classes at a college level for the past 22 years and part of the requirements were to also teach the accompanying college algebra. The ACT exam covers pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and a little trigonometry, all of which I have taught within college algebra. I am currently already tutoring these individual subjects, as well as SAT math preparation.

Algebra 1

I have been teaching at a local college for the past 20 years. While teaching my Information Technology courses I have also taught College Algebra since computer related classes require a thorough knowledge of mathematics. I have also tutored math many times with students in other majors. I am very patient and enjoy it when my tutoring has helped a student to understand the subject better.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 cross-relates into both physics and electrical engineering. Some of the items covered include imaginary numbers, polynomials, logs, and graphing of non-linear equations all of which apply to electrical engineering and electronic design. I have taught algebra 2 as an integral part of AC electronics, and I have also tutored algebra 2 at a college level.

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering involves design concepts regarding both hardware and software as they apply to computers. I have 19 years of field experience in engineering and design of telecommunications products and computer network design. I hold a MS in Information Technology and a BS in Electronic Engineering. I have 22 years of teaching computer and networking technology at a college level.

Computer Programming

I was an electronic engineer before becoming a teacher. During this time period I was required to write computer programming code for single chip microprocessor based products using assembly language. I am familiar with higher level programming languages such as C and I know the binary numbering system like the back of my hand.

Computer Science

Computer Science is a offshoot of Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering which focuses more on software program development.
I hold a MS in Information Technology and a BS in Electronic Engineering with 19 years of Engineering experience in the field of Telecommunications products and Networks. As part of the Engineering experience I was required to program in Assembly language to interface single chip microprocessors in various communications products. I have also taken a course in C programming while teaching Information Technology at a college where I have accumulated 22 years of teaching experience in Computer Technology.

Discrete Math

I hold a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, both of which encompass the material covered by discreet mathematics. Discrete mathematics is an off-shoot from traditional algebra which is utilized by computer programmers to deal with real-world problems. It is used to help students understand software algorithms. As an electronic/electrical engineer, I have done some programming using assembly language in which algorithms and flow charts were used. I have taught basic programming techniques as part of the IT curriculum at a college level and I have also taught the same underlying algebra that discrete mathematics covers which is required for computer engineering and computer programming.

Electrical Engineering

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and I have 19 years of field experience as an engineer. I have also taught electronics at a college level for several years as part of an Information Technology degree program.

Elementary Math

I have taught college level algebra many times and I also have tutored pre-algebra. I enjoy working with all levels of students regardless of age. I have a lot of patience and want to see my students succeed.

General Computer

General computer knowledge is basically how a computer works internally. It is comprised of Hardware, Software, and a User Interface. It also includes how a computer may communicate with other computers on a network. I have 19 years of field experience, plus 22 years of teaching experience at a college level in this field of study. I hold a MS in Information Technology and a BS in Electronic Engineering and I know the binary numbering system like the back of my hand.

Geometry

I have taught Algebra at a local college many times over the past 20 years. A part of that course teaches geometry. Also as an Electrical Engineer, I had to take all phases of mathematics throughout my years in college including geometry. I have been tutoring Regents Geometry for the past 2 years and my students have improved their grades. l am very patient with my students and I enjoy seeing them learn from my extra help.

Grammar

I have tutored several students in basic grammar while helping out in the college learning center. As part of my master's degree I was required to take Technical Writing (in which I achieved an A) as part of the curriculum. Technical Writing heavily employs the proper usage of English grammar which is necessary for communicating through writing.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since I was a teenager when I had 2 years of lessons. I have taught introductory guitar to family members and other individuals. I play out with other musicians whenever the opportunity arises and I have been a member of an "oldies" band.

Logic

As an electronic engineer, part of the degree requires the usage of logic as it applies to digital circuits. Topics covered include logical "and" also logical "or" operations as well as truth tables. There also is an extensive amount of proofs utilizing the truth tables to prove something to be either true or false. I have tutored this topic before.

Mechanical Engineering

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering which is similar to Mechanical Engineering. There is a lot of crossover subject matter which is common to both such as physics and strength of materials which I am still proficient in. During my engineering career I was responsible for mechanical design of various electronic products as well as the electronic portion.

Microsoft Windows

While teaching a variety of information technology courses at a college level, Microsoft Windows was one of the areas that had specific classes pertaining to the actual operating systems. I have taught Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP and most recently Windows 7 from the perspective of a network technician, including how to navigate as well as troubleshoot various situations that may arise. The courses also included comprehensive labs that accompanied the lecture portion.

Networking (Computer)

I have 22 years of experience teaching at a college level in network essentials, network administration. This includes working with routers, telecommunications, TCP/IP, computer repair, and network troubleshooting. I hold an MS in Information Technology and a BS in Electronic engineering.

Physics

Physics goes hand-in-hand with math and electronics. As an electronics major in college, I took 3 levels of physics as required courses. Physics incorporates at least 4 major chapters of electronic theory. I have tutored physics at a college level, which was a required course in the Information Technology program that I was teaching.

Prealgebra

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master's degree in Information Technology. During the 4 years for the Bachelor's degree in Engineering, I was required to take precalculus, calculus 1, calculus 2 as well as advanced calculus. I have taught college level algebra multiple times during my last 20 years while teaching computer networking and electronics classes.

SAT Math

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Information Technology. I have been teaching at a career college for the past 20 years where College Algebra was one of the courses that I taught. SAT Math is necessary to prepare a high school student for College level Algebra.

Special Needs

I have a son who was in special ed until age 21 whom I helped throughout his schooling. Because of him I actually became a teacher. I am very patient with my students and give them time to absorb the presented material.
While teaching at a college I have taught students with ADHD and OCD and followed the requirements set forth by their IEP's.

Trigonometry

In Electrical Engineering there is a constant usage of trig functions which explain the relationship of alternating current to voltage. This implies using right triangle theory (SOHCAHTOA). I have taught trig as an integral part of AC electronics. I have also tutored the trig functions to math students.

Writing

In order to be a teacher, you have to be able to express yourself via the written word. For my Master's degree, I earned an 'A' in Technical Writing which came naturally to me after being an engineer for 19 years which required me to write a lot of technical reports and procedures. I have also tutored several students in basic grammar and sentence structure.

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Capella University,
Master's

Education

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Capella University, (Master's)

Knowledgeable, Patient and Kind — Stan is a five-star tutor. I would give ten stars if I could. He helped me get through a very difficult rewrite on a project in a ridiculously difficult and poorly structured class. I highly recommend Stan's tutelage to anyone. He is highly intelligent and detail-oriented in giving the information one needs to not only receive a passing grade, but to receive a very good grade. Thank you, Stan! ...

— Ann, Bethesda, MD on 3/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stan will travel within 40 miles of Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.