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Bob S.

Electrical Engineer (PhD), can also help with Physics, Math and Coding

Electrical Engineer (PhD), can also help with Physics, Math and Coding

$80/hour

  • 960 hours tutoring

About Bob


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I love to share "Aha" moments with my students!

I have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. I taught both classes and labs while a graduate student and continued to teach Electrical Engineering at UH for 14 years after graduation. I am proud of the high scores I earned in the student evaluations that were administered by the department. While teaching in the EE Department I taught a wide range of classes but specialized in the graduate electronics sequence.

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I love to share "Aha" moments with my students!

I have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. I taught both classes and labs while a graduate student and continued to teach Electrical Engineering at UH for 14 years after graduation. I am proud of the high scores I earned in the student evaluations that were administered by the department. While teaching in the EE Department I taught a wide range of classes but specialized in the graduate electronics sequence.

When our kids came along my wife and I home schooled them for several years and I taught science and math in a Home School partnership in my area.

I enjoy teaching. When teaching math and physics I try to relate the material to real world applications so that my students understand not just the how but the why of a subject. I do my best to make the material interesting and relevant. I have written a book on calculus, Essential Calculus with Motivational Problems, that reflects my effort to bring practical applications into my teaching.

During my career as an independent consultant I specialized in electronic circuit and system design and optimization. As a result of my varied experience I have presented and published 28 technical papers and hold 20 patents. During this time I used computers extensively, programming real world solutions using a variety of programming languages.

I look forward to helping you learn.


Education

University of Houston
Electrical Engineering
University of Houston
Masters
University of Houston
PhD

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

Computer Programming,

Computer Programming

I have programmed engineering applications including circuit analysis and optimization, web pages, and microcontrollers.
Fortran,

Fortran

I have used FORTRAN for several numerically intensive programming projects. I used FORTRAN to develop a circuit analysis and optimization program. I have developed several digital filter design programs written in FORTRAN.
Linux,

Linux

I started using Linux at kernel version 0.9 - before it was officially released at Version 1.0. I maintained a 6 workstation network for a non-profit for more than 10 years. This effort including training, selecting software, updating software, as well as writing and configuring various applications for our users. I have experience with the Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu distributions and currently use CentOS extensively. I program and maintain several hosted web sites based on Linux.
Perl,

Perl

I have used Perl extensively. I maintain a comprehensive set of database scripts that are used on several websites (using MySql database engine). I use Perl to study stock investments, create data driven SVG images, as a BASH shell scripting language, to create graphic files (using gnuplot), and other diverse applications.
SQL,

SQL

I have developed several on-line database applications using MySQL and PERL. These include support of a national non-profit through custom programming of volunteer records and case notes databases and reports.
General Computer, HTML

Corporate Training

SQL,

SQL

I have developed several on-line database applications using MySQL and PERL. These include support of a national non-profit through custom programming of volunteer records and case notes databases and reports.
General Computer, HTML

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. I have applied calculus in my graduate studies and in my career as an engineering consultant. I have written a book on calculus - "Essential Calculus with Motivational Problems."
Physics,

Physics

I minored in Physics as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. Dissertation involved Physics and I took graduate Physics classes as a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I enjoy teaching all levels of math. Pre-calculus will give you the background you need to understand calculus and open the doors to many important applications and careers. Calculus truly gives one a new way to look at and understand the world.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have used math extensively during my career as a teacher and engineering consultant. I scored in the 99th percentile on the math section of the GRE. I try to make math interesting by always relating the concepts to the real world.
Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. I have applied calculus in my graduate studies and in my career as an engineering consultant. I have written a book on calculus - "Essential Calculus with Motivational Problems."
Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I work as an independent engineering consultant specializing in circuit and system design and optimization. I am experienced in coding, including PHP, Perl, C, C++ and other languages. I have made 28 technical presentations and hold 20 US patents.
Physics,

Physics

I minored in Physics as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. Dissertation involved Physics and I took graduate Physics classes as a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I enjoy teaching all levels of math. Pre-calculus will give you the background you need to understand calculus and open the doors to many important applications and careers. Calculus truly gives one a new way to look at and understand the world.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. I have applied calculus in my graduate studies and in my career as an engineering consultant. I have written a book on calculus - "Essential Calculus with Motivational Problems."
Physics,

Physics

I minored in Physics as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. Dissertation involved Physics and I took graduate Physics classes as a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I enjoy teaching all levels of math. Pre-calculus will give you the background you need to understand calculus and open the doors to many important applications and careers. Calculus truly gives one a new way to look at and understand the world.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Science

Electrical Engineering,

Electrical Engineering

I work as an independent engineering consultant specializing in circuit and system design and optimization. I am experienced in coding, including PHP, Perl, C, C++ and other languages. I have made 28 technical presentations and hold 20 US patents.
Physics,

Physics

I minored in Physics as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. Dissertation involved Physics and I took graduate Physics classes as a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student.
ACT Science, Physical Science

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I took Calculus as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. I have applied calculus in my graduate studies and in my career as an engineering consultant. I have written a book on calculus - "Essential Calculus with Motivational Problems."
Physics,

Physics

I minored in Physics as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at the University of Houston. My Ph.D. Dissertation involved Physics and I took graduate Physics classes as a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering student.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have used math extensively during my career as a teacher and engineering consultant. I scored in the 99th percentile on the math section of the GRE. I try to make math interesting by always relating the concepts to the real world.
ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT Math

Examples of Expertise


Bob has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 60 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Really knows his stuff!

Electrical circuit analysis is not an easy topic to learn. It involves the use of higher-order differential equations and linear algebra. Bob was able to jump right into the electrical engineering content I'm learning and provide accurate and concise help. Bob knew exactly what he was talking about; he's the real deal.

Keegan, 4 lessons with Bob

Great teacher !

He knows a lot about electrical engineering. He uses the white board to explain situations completely. Thanks for your help.

Alexander, 2 lessons with Bob

Incredibly Knowledgeable and Patient

Working with Bob on Microelectronics - he knows his stuff, has a deep understanding of the subject material and he is very patient and explains things well. He is an amazing tutor.

Benjamin, 16 lessons with Bob

The Knowledge King

Bob taught me how to utilize the Digital Command Manual. It is a viable tool for any Technology professional. He explained concepts as we were working through real life scenarios. He was patient and answered questions, in general. Bob helped me to move closer to one of my goals of being able to explain, define, spell, pronounce and demonstrate my actions when executing commands. Bob did a fantastic job! Thank you, Bob.

Marilynn, 1 lesson with Bob

Super patient and helpful

When I realized that I wasn’t going to get anything out of my electric circuits lecture, I started lessons with Bob so I wouldn’t fail the class. Before my first midterm I had 3 or 4 lessons with Bob in which he basically taught me everything I needed to know from scratch, and I scored 22 points higher than the class average. I am not an easy person to teach, and I get really frustrated and upset when I’m having trouble. Bob has been super patient whenever this happens, and explains everything to me until I am confident with the concepts. I will definitely keep having lessons with Bob!

Grace, 8 lessons with Bob

Wonderful first time experience!

I was hesitant about using this website to find myself a qualified scripting languages tutor but have been pleasantly surprised! Bob had a thorough understanding of the material and did a wonderful job guiding and explain syntaxes to me. I will continue to use Bob's services and better my educational experience!

Ella, 2 lessons with Bob

Very knowledgeable

Bob helped me work through an unclear question. It's helped me clear up some misunderstandings I was dealing with. (Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant, Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant, Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant, Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant, Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant, Extra characters to satisfy Wyzant)

Andrew, 3 lessons with Bob

knows his stuff

Broad depth of understanding. Very helpful with electronics. Lots of experience. Bob has a lot of patience. As always - thanks! Looking forward to the next one.

Dwayne, 2 lessons with Bob

Very Smart and Patient

Bob was a tremendous help with my troubles. I completed parts of questions and he took the time to explain what was right and what was wrong. When we had our online session, he was nothing short of amazing. Instead of solving the questions, he challenged me to come to the solution on my own

Mina, 1 lesson with Bob
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$80/hour

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$80/hour

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Response time: 46 minutes