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Drexel Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
Drexel University (Master's)
In addition to years of experience with electronic instrumentation and computer-based manufacturing equipment I have for more than 20 years taught and tutored in various mathematics, science and computer subjects. I have worked with high school and college students as well as working adults. I am currently an Adjunct Professor in Mathematics with the University of Phoenix at its Philadelphia Campus. I am very competent in many math and science disciplines, as well as various PC programs, but consider my specialties to be Algebra and Physics. Besides possessing the knowledge I have the patience and explanation techniques that bring understanding to my students. In addition to years of experience with electronic instrumentation and computer-based manufacturing equipment I have for more than 20 years taught and tutored in various mathematics, … Read more
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I would not hesitate to recommend Barry P. to anyone struggling with math, as I was. He has definitely helped to calm my anxieties, and my quiz grades have certainly improved.
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My technical background and experience vouch for my knowledge of the subject. Additionally I have been teaching Algebra for the last 10 years at University of Phoenix Phila. campus, and have also taught General Mathematics at Manor College in Jenkintown. I have been successful working with teenagers, young adults and working adults.
In addition to my tutoring activity I have been, and continue to be, an Adjunct Professor in Mathemetics for University of Phoenix at their Philadelphia Campus. I have been teaching both Algebra 1 and 2 courses there for almost 10 years.
As a graduate engineer there is no question of my ability in all math, logic and most physical science areas. I am well read and hence well equipped in all areas of general knowledge that might be part of the exam.
I hold both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. I have many years of industrial experience in the design and manufacture of Electronic Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Systems. I have both developed and taught courses on the operation of computer-based Process control systems. I have on a part-time basis privately tutored students in mathematics, science, circuit analysis, etc.
As a graduate engineer there is no question of my ability in all math and most science areas. My arts background dating back to my days at Central HS, as well as many of the English subjects that were part of the curriculum I completed at Drexel have me well versed in English grammar and composition. I am a very competent writer as well as an accomplished public speaker. I am well equipped in all areas of general knowledge that might be part of the GED exam.
Through my engineering training I have studied mathematics including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Vector Analysis and Complex variables. I have taught Algebra at the college level for many years. I have previously tutored, privately, for Algebra, Geometry and Physics. I have worked with teens, young adults and working adults in these teaching activities.
I bought my first PC in 1986 and have been using one ever since. I started in DOS with Visicalc as the spread sheet, and moved to Windows almost 20 years ago. Excel has been my spraed sheet of choice ever since that move.
I worked in technical training for the Siemens Corp. for 10 years. Power Point was used for all classroom presentations, as well as for student handouts. As I was a senior instructor, besides teaching, I developed the course materials for many classes. All of these, as noted above, were done using Power Point.
My notes above and my detailed background will vouch for my subject knowledge. What doesn't show there are the techniques for explaining complex concepts, which I possess, and the patience I have for working with students.
Not to toot my own horn too much, but Algebra is, in fact, where I shine! My education in engineering provided a strong foundation in all mathematics and sciences. That, coupled with the techniques I have for explaining and the patience I have with my students combine to produce success. I have been an adjunct Professor in Mathematics at University of Phoenix's Phila. campus for almost 10 years, teaching Algebra 1 & 2.
The info above and my detailed credentials vouch for my grasp of the subject matter. I also have a knack for explaining complex topics to achieve understanding and the necessary patience to work with a student until "they get it".
I am an accomplished speaker, and hold the CTM award of Toastmasters' International. I am a performer, who has appeared in major roles in local "Little Theater" productions of Broadway musicals. I regularly present entertainment programs at senior facilities in the area. I worked for ten years as a technical instructor, training customers on the operation of computer based manufacturing equipment. As such I conducted classes, which required me to speak to groups of 18-20 students. I have also been conducting ground based classes for U of Phoenix for ten years. In addition to this I have decades of sales experience, during which I spoke to groups at sales presentations, both large and small.
Aside from my education and tutoring background noted above, I have been teaching algebra for almost 10 years with the University of Phoenix at their Philadelphia campus. Algebra, particularly interpreting word problems, is the basis for much of these tests. Additionally, I have taught basic mathematics at Manor College and physics in the Phila. school system. My proficiency in these math and science areas, as well as my teaching experience will go a long way to helping your child achieve success.
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