Brendan E.

Willoughby, OH

$30/hr

Brendan - Physics and Math tutor

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Wright State University
Physics and Math
Case Western Reserve University
Enrolled

Education

Wright State University (Physics and Math)

Case Western Reserve University (Enrolled)

About Brendan

It is my goal to enable students to become comfortable, confident, capable, and excited about the topic of interest. So often are students bogged down in brute memorization or are simply missing that vital connection in understanding. My tutoring strategy is to create lesson plans that diagnose gaps in understanding, diagnose deficient skills, and both build and reinforce such areas. I craft an individualized lesson plan by pulling from my previous successful tutoring experiences and researching teaching methods in the topic area. The result is a student that is not only suited for the current level of study but also prepared for the next step.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. During this time, I worked as a physical acoustics research intern at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where my work focused on spectral analyses of sources, development of a sound propagation model, and human factors engineering. I began a PhD program in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in Medical Imaging, in August 2012, and am currently active in this pursuit. My research focus is in cardiac Computed Tomography (CT or CAT), and specifically my current projects involve CT Image Quality and CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

I am very passionate about STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) and enjoy merging my intellectual pursuits with the education of others. I look forward for the opportunity to be your tutor!
It is my goal to enable students to become comfortable, confident, capable, and excited about the topic of interest. So often are students bogged down in brute memorization or are simply missing that vital connection in understanding. My tutoring strategy is to create lesson plans that diagnose gaps in understanding, diagnose deficient skills, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Willoughby, OH 44094
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science,
Physics
Computer:
Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry,
Physics,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Algebra 1

My coursework and career have given me substantial experience in this area, and I have experience teaching Algebra to others.

Algebra 2

My coursework and career have given me substantial experience in this area, and I have experience teaching Algebra to others.

Computer Engineering

I am a PhD student in biomedical engineering with a focus in medical imaging. Much of my work is computational, which requires a knowledge of computer hardware components and communication. I have built and repaired computers for personal use as well as some professional use.

Computer Programming

I am a PhD student in biomedical engineering developing software for measurement of myocardial blood flow using CT images. My development experience is primarily Matlab, but I also have experience in R programming. I am also very familiar with data types, structures, and file I/O, and the common programming/algorithm development topics.

Differential Equations

I am a PhD student in biomedical engineering focusing on cardiac CT perfusion. This is a dynamic imaging technique which uses differential equations models and nonlinear regression techniques to indirectly measure blood flow and physiologic parameters.

Geometry

My coursework and career have given me substantial experience in this area. Specifically, Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scans) require an understanding of geometric relations. As a collaborative researcher with clinicians I often must explain geometry-related problems clearly and concisely.

Linear Algebra

Coursework in Linear Algebra (application oriented) and Advanced Linear Algebra (proofs and theory oriented). I used linear algebra in my graduate coursework and career in the context of image processing. For instance, we can break an image down into x- and y- spatial frequencies and describe the image by the Fourier Transform which is a combination of linearly independent components, each corresponding to a spatial frequency.

In engineering, knowledge of linear systems allows for the use of such transforms. By understanding linear algebra in more natural contexts (our natural 3D (x,y,z) system), we can begin to abstract it to Fourier, Laplace, Polynomial, or other domains.

MATLAB

Since 2009, I have worked on projects on the MATLAB platform. Matlab was a significant part of my undergraduate and graduate coursework as well as research. I have written Matlab programs for:
-CT reconstruction
-Image processing
-Acoustic modeling
-Parameter estimation for compartmental modeling in physiological models
-Neuromuscular modeling
-Image quality computational observers (model human observer performance)
-File renaming, editing, and database construction
-Machine learning
-CT imaging demonstration GUI

As a tutor, I have helped others get started with Matlab and guided them as they became independently capable.

Microsoft Windows

I am a PhD student in biomedical engineering. I have worked with Windows for most of my life. I am familiar with Windows XP, 7, 8, and 8.1. I am also the administrator for our research group which has several Windows 7 systems and a Windows Server for data storage. Most Windows problems I can solve myself or troubleshoot by searching online resources.

Physical Science

My BS in Physics and Mathematics required substantial study in the physical sciences. My current work as an x-ray CT research engineer, and as a Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging) PhD student, requires an understanding of electromagnetism, optics, chemistry, electronics, thermodynamics, nuclear physics, and other physical science fields. Such breadth and experience allows me to help you with any problems you'll face in the study of Physical Science in general.

Physics

Physics is my core passion. My BS in Physics/Math and PhD enrollment in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging) are a testament to this. I have extensive experience in explaining physics problems, equations, and principles to others as well as showing hands-on physics demos. I have even taken to internet forums as part of the Adopt-a-Physicist program with Sigma Pi Sigma (physics honor society), where I answered high school students' questions regarding physics.

Prealgebra

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics;

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging)

My education and career have driven the Prealgebra principles into me as a core, natural way of thinking. This allows me to quickly relate the math to examples and explain the "why" when students get stuck. Prealgebra shouldn't be simple memorization of rules - it should be a natural way of thinking - something everyone can do with the right examples and help!

Swimming

I believe I am qualified to be a swim coach, tutor, and instructor. I swam on a local summer league team (Preble County Stingrays, Eaton, OH) from 1999 - 2008 and a high school team (Eaton High School) from 2004 - 2008, during which we broke two school records. I have coaching experience for the local summer league as assistant coach in 2009. I also worked as a lifeguard from 2007 - 2011 at the Preble County YMCA which included some swim lessons.

Wright State University
Physics and Math
Case Western Reserve University
Enrolled

Education

Wright State University (Physics and Math)

Case Western Reserve University (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brendan will travel within 40 miles of Willoughby, OH 44094.

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