University of Delaware (Physics)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PhD)
Drexel University (Graduate Coursework)
I am interested in helping students in their study of mathematics and general science. I have experience tutoring high school and college students. As an adjunct faculty member, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mathematics at the University of Hartford and the Hartford Graduate Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
I recently retired from the Lockheed Martin Corporation (King of Prussia) after a long career in aerospace. Prior to Lockheed, I worked at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division of the United Technologies Corporation (East Hartford, CT). My entire career was devoted to various practical applications of mathematics – from differential equations that modeled bird strikes in large aircraft engines, optimal design of engine parts, to planning & scheduling earth orbiting satellites such as LandSat.
One of my strengths over the years has been the ability to make difficult and complex concepts accessible to co-workers and students who may not have been familiar with the subject matter. I am proficient in PowerPoint slide presentations, Microsoft Word documents, MATLAB, and in face-to-face “chalk talks.”
Throughout Abington High School, college, and graduate school, I was very proficient in taking tests. I scored 800 in Advanced Math, 792 in the Math SAT, 612 in the Verbal SAT, and over 800 in the GRE. I received a full tuition scholarship to attend the University of Delaware. A graduate assistantship and fellowship totally supported my graduate work at RPI.
I live in Wayne with my wife and son (7th grader in middle school). I am interested in helping students in their study of mathematics and general science. I have experience tutoring high school and college students. As an adjunct faculty member, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mathematics at the University of Hartford and the Hartford Graduate Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Tom is good at what he does. His experience with math shows, and I enjoy the sessions. He has been able to answer my questions, but more importantly has been able to explain the what and the why of the current math lesson from class. I have always needed to understand what is actually going on instead of just plugging in the numbers.
My daughter, who never struggles with anything academic, suddenly found herself failing Calculus AB. Tom filled in the gaps in her understanding and gave her confidence. She now has a B and is looking forward to proving what she knows on the AP exam,
Tom came to the house and worked through my son's assignments with him. He was patient and calm. My son tells me that the sessions are very helpful.
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I have tutored students from Devon Prep, Malvern Prep, and Valley Forge Military Academy in Calculus. I taught Calculus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the University of Hartford.
I taught Differential Equations at RPI and at the University of Hartford. My PhD thesis used the method of multiple scales in the solution of partial differential equations. My PhD thesis adviser was Dr. Richard C. DiPrima, co-author of one of the widest selling Differential Equations textbooks of all time - and he "drilled it into me." I applied differential equations to practical problems in my career at both Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (div. of United Technologies Corp,) and at Lockheed Martin Corp.