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Marty S.

West Mifflin, PA

$35/hour

Professional Engineer, Instructor, and Highly Educated Tutor

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/11/16
4.9 average from 77 ratings
Extremely Knowledgeable tutor
— Joey, Raleigh, NC on 3/5/17

$35/Hour


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Columbia University
Nuclear Engineering
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Coursework

Education

Columbia University (Nuclear Engineering)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (Graduate Coursework)

About Marty

My full-time job is teaching in a dedicated educational facility within a large engineering firm. The main purpose of the school is to give new employees, mostly recent college graduates, a solid foundation in mechanical engineering and other applied sciences, despite their varied backgrounds. Part of my teaching responsibility is to provide individualized help where needed. Courses include mathematics, physics, solid mechanics, and fluid mechanics.

Outside of work, I have tutored many students in Mathematics, Physics, Differential Equations, Solid Mechanics, and Fluid Mechanics, and my ratings indicate that students are happy with the results. When you are my student, I am committed to meeting your needs, and my methods are both economical and effective. Whether you need some help in understanding a subject, or have a project that you need urgent help on, you can count on me to provide the support you need!
My full-time job is teaching in a dedicated educational facility within a large engineering firm. The main purpose of the school is to give new employees, mostly recent college graduates, a solid foundation in mechanical engineering and other applied sciences, despite their varied backgrounds. Part of my teaching responsibility is to provide Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Mifflin, PA 15122
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Knowledgeable tutor"

- Joey, Raleigh, NC on 3/5/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Patrick, Monaca, PA on 5/11/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Eric, Irwin, PA on 4/3/17

"Very Helpful..!!"

- Patrick, Virginia Beach, VA on 1/26/17

"Knowledgeable and easy to work with"

- Dan, Pittsburgh, PA on 9/19/16

"Very helpful and knowledgeable teacher!"

- Erum, Sterling, VA on 5/16/16

"Excellent communicator who CARES..."

- Pam, Maumelle, AR on 4/19/16

"Exceeded expectations!!!!!"

- Rivka, Miami, FL on 4/17/16

"great teacher"

- Paul, San Francisco, CA on 3/18/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Nikki, Lincoln, NE on 2/12/16

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Matt, Jefferson, GA on 2/6/16
Math:
Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Linear Algebra, Precalculus
Science:
ACT Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Calculus

As an engineer, I have learned, extensively used, and taught calculus. It is amazing how powerful calculus is in solving many day-to-day problems in science and engineering. It is derived entirely from the fundamental axioms of mathematics, but many times students run into a roadblock that keeps them from attaining a full working knowledge of the subject. My aim will be to remove those obstacles, and it is my sincere wish to see you become as proficient and enthusiastic about calculus as I am!

Differential Equations

As a Mathematics instructor in a graduate-level engineering school, I am very familiar with differential equations and techniques for solving them. Methods for solving ordinary differential equations include: Reduction of Order, the Method of Undetermined Coefficients, Variation of Parameters, the Frobenius Method, and various numerical approximation methods. Some differential equations that involve eigenvalues generate infinite series of orthogonal functions, including: Fourier Series, Bessel Functions, and Legendre Polynomials. Partial equations can be solved either numerically or using Separation of Variables. These are just a few of the methods that I can explain very clearly to you.

Mechanical Engineering

Since 2000, my full-time job is as a staff instructor in a small industrial school that provides advanced education to engineers in various mechanical and nuclear engineering courses. Mechanical engineering courses that I am qualified to teach are Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow and Applied Structural Mechanics. Prior to teaching, I worked in industry for 12 years as a mechanical engineer. I have held an active Professional Engineer license in Pennsylvania since 1988.

Physics

Since 2000, my full-time job is as a staff instructor in a small industrial school that provides dedicated education to engineers in various mechanical and nuclear engineering courses. Naturally, these courses require a thorough understanding of physics by the students. Physics is an extremely powerful and elegant tool for understanding and predicting the behavior of objects in the universe. My goal will be not only to remove any obstacles in your way to understanding physics, but to see you become proficient and enthusiastic about it.

Precalculus

Pre-calculus lays the foundation for the concepts that are so elegantly tied together in calculus. Even though the tools taught in pre-calculus build on algebra and so forth, it can be frustrating to understand these new tools, or why they are important. My aim will be to identify and remove the obstacles to your learning, and to make it clear how the tools of pre-calculus will be used in calculus. I will help you to become not only proficient, but enthusiastic, in the tools of pre-calculus!

Columbia University
Nuclear Engineering
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Coursework

Education

Columbia University (Nuclear Engineering)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

University of Pittsburgh (Graduate Coursework)

Extremely Knowledgeable tutor

Marty was extremely knowledgeable and very patient in helping me understand how to solve a very demanding mechanical engineering problem. He didn't just teach me how to work the problem, he told why each step was necessary. I was able to work my homework problems after 1 session with Marty and in fact received 100% on the assignment. I feel confident that I will do well on my exam,thanks to Marty

— Joey, Raleigh, NC on 3/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marty will travel within 10 miles of West Mifflin, PA 15122.