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Ethan P.

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Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Tutor

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4.8 average from 46 ratings
Patient and very helpful.
— Tim, Houston, TX on 1/29/17

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University of Houston
Mechanical Engi.
University of Houston
PhD

Education

University of Houston (Mechanical Engi.)

University of Houston (PhD)

About Ethan

Notice for those viewing my profile: I have been displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. I now tutor in the mornings near the University of Houston and in the evenings in Katy.

Hello! I'm Ethan P., a 26 year old male currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Houston National Wind Energy Center with a focus on VARIM composite manufacturing process modeling and simulation. I'm a research assistant and a teaching assistant (TA). Within the past year I have helped facilitate and teach MECE 4331 (Machine Design) and MECE 3400 (Intro to Mechanics) and I look forward to further opportunities as a TA in the upcoming fall and spring semesters. I have also served as a mentor for a Capstone team. I graduated at the top of my MECE class in undergraduate study at the University of Houston.

I have always enjoyed learning through teaching and I have led many study groups in the past. My preferred teaching method is one that emphasizes a physical understanding of a problem so a student can reach a solution through derivation or intuition instead of memorization. My goal is to help other students while keeping the knowledge I have learned fresh in mind.

The MECE program at UH focuses on physical understanding and mathematics. I obtained a minor in mathematics by taking courses in Accelerated Calculus, Advanced Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equations, Methods of Applied Mathematics (Parts I and II), Numerical Methods and Optimization Theory.

As a MECE student for the past 8 years, I have specialized in Fluid Dynamics, Computational fluid Dynamics, Statics, Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, Experimental Methods and Composite Materials. I also have a solid understanding of Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics. I need to review topics within materials science and control systems.

I enjoy tutoring on campus at the University of Houston or at coffee shops. Just give me a heads up on whatever subject you are working on so I can review and prepare materials beforehand. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals!
Notice for those viewing my profile: I have been displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. I now tutor in the mornings near the University of Houston and in the evenings in Katy.

Hello! I'm Ethan P., a 26 year old male currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Houston National Wind Energy Center with a focus on
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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and very helpful."

- Tim, Houston, TX on 1/29/17

"Heat Transfer Tutoring"

- Nick, Houston, TX on 11/29/16

"Very knowledgeable."

- Earl, Houston, TX on 9/5/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations,
Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Computer:
MATLAB,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Golf

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Calculus

As a Freshman at UH, I completed Advanced Honors Calculus with an A grade and went on to gain a minor in Mathematics. I kept my calculus knowledge fresh as an undergraduate and graduate student in mechanical engineering. I try to teach a physical understanding and derivation of the problem along with its application when possible.

Differential Equations

I passed MATH 3363: Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with an A grade in the Spring of 2010. I have also received grades of A- or better in Solid Mechanics, Intro to Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Computational Fluid Dynamics I and II which require an understanding of differential equations. In graduate courses, differential equations were emphasized in Methods of Applied Mathematics I and II, Viscous Flow Theory, and Multiphase Flows. My research into the liquid phase of composite processing requires an understanding of differential equations.

Golf

As a graduate student in mechanical engineering I have time for one hobby and I chose to focus on golf. It is easily my favorite hobby as I golf at least once per week. My last 10 rounds were scores of 77, 82, 78, 76, 76, 80, 85, 84, 89 and 82. My lowest score is a 72 (twice) I have taught 6 friends how to play and am currently teaching another. As a student of the game, I have read 'Ben Hogan's Five Lessons' and learned from watching professional gofers as a volunteer at the Shell Houston Open. I competed in the Houston Junior Golf Association for a year and have found a few to compete in since then, winning the Spring 2016 Intramural Golf Tournament at the University of Houston.

Linear Algebra

I passed MATH 4377: Advanced Linear Algebra I with an A grade in the Summer of 2011. I graduated in 2012 from the University of Houston with a math minor and have since taken courses in graduate school which teach or require an understanding of linear algebra such as: Theory of Elasticity, Methods of Applied Mathematics I and II and Composite Materials. I was also a Teaching Assistant in the Fall of 2015 for MECE 3400: Introduction to Mechanics, which involves some linear algebra.

MATLAB

I received an A grade in CHEE 1331: Computing for Engineers (A MATLAB, Excel and Fortran course) at the University of Houston. I have since used MATLAB throughout my undergraduate and graduate career as a tool for solving problems, plotting, analyzing data and performing basic numerical procedures. When I have taught peers how to use MATLAB, I have done so through buddy coding and writing sample code.

Mechanical Engineering

I graduated in the Spring of 2012 at the top of my mechanical engineering class at the University of Houston with a 3.790 GPA, Summa Cum Laude Honors, Honors in Major, and a Mathematics Minor. I am currently pursuing my PhD in mechanical engineering and possess a GPA of 3.500 and I have passed the Qualifying Exam. I have been a Teaching Assistant for two MECE courses: Intro to Mechanics and Design of Machine Elements and look forward to being a TA during upcoming semesters. I specialize in Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Fluid Dynamics, experimentation and Mechanics as they relate to my research in composites and I have a solid understanding of heat transfer and thermodynamics.

University of Houston
Mechanical Engi.
University of Houston
PhD

Education

University of Houston (Mechanical Engi.)

University of Houston (PhD)

Patient and very helpful.

He helped me with matlab for my computing for engineers course. He was very helpful at helping me get through a fairly tricky question step by step. We went through problem and he coded it himself in order to compare work. It was really useful and I would recommend his help for those who need it.

— Tim, Houston, TX on 1/29/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ethan will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77024.