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Timothy B.

Ambler, PA

$40/hour

Experienced Tutor/Teaching Assistant for Engineering

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200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/13/14
5.0 average from 67 ratings
Excellent tutor!!
— Mary, Philadelphia, PA on 9/14/14

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Temple University
Electrical Engineer
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Electrical Engineer)

Temple University (Master's)

About Timothy

I have a very strong passion for Engineering, specifically Electrical and Computer Engineering, and want to help students develop a strong passion for it as well. I can help a student develop strong skills in robotics, programming, math, science, circuit design, soldering, PCB (printed Circuit Board) design, and much more! I decided to become a tutor because I want to be able to help students learn in a way that may help them understand material better and in a way I wished my teachers/professors would have taught me. Looking back, if school material would have been explained differently to me, I would have learned concepts much quicker and would have understood how they applied to the real world.

I was a teaching assistant for various courses at Temple University including an Introduction to Engineering course, Circuit Theory, and several Engineering Laboratories. I taught a summer Robotics course during the summer for middle and high school students where I instructed students on the basics of robotics and programming. I taught robots for SWE (Society of Women Engineers) as well as Temple University's IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering) student chapters. I have gained a lot of experience with robots and engineering with my work on the NASA lunabotic lunar mining competition I was involved in for several years at Temple University. I have been a tutor for an in-home tutoring service for the past year working with student on math, science, programming and robotics. I am also currently a full time development engineer in which I develop new products for my company.

I have found that students who work with robots, circuits, soldering, etc. seem to enjoy math and science more because they can see the real world applications in addition to the material covered in class and homework. Each project the student and I work on teaches the important concepts of math and science through real world applications. By balancing "on paper" math and science problems with enjoyable hands on projects, I have found that I really have made a large difference with the many students I have taught in the past.
I have a very strong passion for Engineering, specifically Electrical and Computer Engineering, and want to help students develop a strong passion for it as well. I can help a student develop strong skills in robotics, programming, math, science, circuit design, soldering, PCB (printed Circuit Board) design, and much more! I decided to become a Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Feel free to talk with me. We can work out rates for bulk sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ambler, PA 19002
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor!!"

- Mary, Philadelphia, PA on 9/14/14

"Great teacher!"

- Matt, Ambler, PA on 6/15/17

"Awesome & Professional!"

- Rose, Horsham, PA on 10/7/15

"Excellent tutor!"

- Francine, Ambler, PA on 11/8/14

"Great tutor"

- Nicholas, Ambler, PA on 10/27/14

"Very patient"

- Zair, Ambler, PA on 9/22/14

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Max, Villanova, PA on 9/19/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry, Logic,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Electrical Engineering,
Physical Science
Computer:
C,
C++,
Computer Engineering,
Computer Programming,
Computer Science,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Visual Basic,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering which required an in-depth understanding of mathematics. Algebra 1 is required extensively for more advance mathematics courses. I need to use algebra every day in my work environment.

Algebra 2

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering which required an in-depth understanding of mathematics. Algebra 2 is required extensively for more advance mathematics courses. I need to use algebra every day in my work environment.

C

I have years of experience with C Programming including courses I have taught and taken. Many of my hobbies include programming in C. I have a blog that shows the various projects I have done including programming and building a robotic arm that was programmed in C. The Introduction to engineering course I taught involved teaching students C programming.

C++

I built a robot for the NASA lunabot competition. It was programmed in C++. My Master's thesis was written in C++ where I wrote bench-marking programs for the FreeRTOS operating system.

Chess

I have been playing chess since I was 8. It's somewhat of a mathematical game so people who have a math/science/engineering background tend to be very good at the game. I have taught many individuals to play chess.

Computer Engineering

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer engineering and hardware design. My Master's Thesis required an in-depth understanding of computer engineering. I have designed an entire processor in Verilog on an FPGA. I have also taken graduate courses in Operating Systems and Probabilistic Graphical modeling.

Computer Programming

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering and have completed various projects including programming and building a robotic arm. A copy of my portfolio is available upon request.

I have the following Hardware/Software Skills. For software, they include: Matlab & Simulink, Xilinx ISE Design Suite, Multisim, and Visual Studio. My programming languages include: C, C++, Verilog, Assembly, Visual Basic, Action script, Java script, HTML, and PBASIC.

I am familiar with the following operating Systems: FreeRTOS, eRTOS, and Windows/Linux; and the following hardware: Zynq EPP, Sparten3E/Nexys 2 FPGA, LogicFlex i386EX, PIC32 Ethernet, TI DSP,
BASIC Stamp, Arduino Uno/ADK, dSPACE controller, various Amplifiers and Servos.

Computer Science

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer engineering and hardware design. My Master's Thesis required an in depth understanding of computer Science. I have also taken graduate courses in Operating Systems and Probabilistic Graphical modeling as well as several other computer science courses. I have tutored students in computer science.

Electrical Engineering

I have a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. I have a blog that shows the various projects I have done including programming and building a robotic arm. I was a teaching assistant for 2 years at Temple university's department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Logic

A strong understanding of Logic is required for Electrical Engineering. An in depth understanding of logic is required for Programming and Hardware design. I have taught programming logic during my Introduction to Engineering Course that I was a teaching assistant for.

Microsoft Windows

I took a college course in Microsoft office Products as well as a course in Operating Systems. My masters thesis was on Bench-marking FreeRTOS running on an FPGA so that it can be used to perform benchmark comparisons to other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.

Visual Basic

The first programming language I ever learned was Visual Basic. I have tutored students how to program the TI-84 calculator in Basic. The Lego Mindstorm kits I use to teach students are based on visual basic.

Web Design

I took several web design courses in high school and college. I have experience in programming in HTML as well as using Dreamweaver. I have a website that I have designed myself.

Temple University
Electrical Engineer
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Electrical Engineer)

Temple University (Master's)

Excellent tutor!!

Tim is a great tutor especially for upper level subjects. He is very knowledgeable about Electrical Engineering as well as math and many other subjects. In addition to being knowledgeable he is very patient and he works with students to make sure they understand the material before moving on.

— Mary, Philadelphia, PA on 9/14/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Feel free to talk with me. We can work out rates for bulk sessions.

Travel policy

Timothy will travel within 5 miles of Ambler, PA 19002.