Hello there,
I am U.S. Army Veteran and hold BS degrees in both Computer Engineering and Mathematics. I also have an MS in Computer Engineering and am working a second MS in Data Science. I was an A/B student and graduated with a 3.8 GPA, and received multiple awards from the university. I currently work for Boeing Defense as Real-time Software Engineer.
From August 2016 to December 2018, I worked for the University of North Texas as paid tutor. The classes I have tutored include...
Hello there,
I am U.S. Army Veteran and hold BS degrees in both Computer Engineering and Mathematics. I also have an MS in Computer Engineering and am working a second MS in Data Science. I was an A/B student and graduated with a 3.8 GPA, and received multiple awards from the university. I currently work for Boeing Defense as Real-time Software Engineer.
From August 2016 to December 2018, I worked for the University of North Texas as paid tutor. The classes I have tutored include Multi-variable Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Computer Science, Assembly Language, Computer Organization, Reconfigurable Logic, and Embedded Systems Design. My recent projects include building an Intelligent Lighting System for NASA, designing an autonomous model car, and building an 8-bit breadboard computer. I prefer to work with upper level high school student and college students. Probability is my favorite subject to teach, as it has so many practical applications.
As far as applied math goes, I have taken Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I (AB), Calculus II (BC), Calculus III (Multi-variable), Calculus IV (Vector Calculus), Linear Algebra, Differential Equations I, Differential Equations II, Probability Models, Applied Statistics, Advanced Probability, and Advanced Statistics. In theoretical math, I have taken Discrete Mathematics, Real Analysis I, and Abstract Algebra.
My philosophy for practical math is that practice makes perfect. Math is not a spectator sport. Watching me work out examples won't make you better at math. I will usually work out one or two examples, then I expect you to start working yourself as I guide you and answer questions. No one is bad at math, just some people need more practice. Building confidence is key.
In Computer Science/Engineering, I have taken all my introductory and foundation courses in C/C++. My advance courses were in Embedded Systems Design, Real-time Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and Software Engineering. I also know a little bit of Java, Python and Perl. My belief is that once you learn how to program, learning the syntax of a new language is easy. Computer Scientists and Engineers are problem solvers, which is why my philosophy is to start with pen and paper before you start coding. Figure out the problem you are solving, and then map out the algorithm first. Coding it up is easy after that. As a tutor, I will not code for you. I will help you locate syntax errors, debug logic errors, and decipher compiler errors. I also understand FPGAs, VHDL, Verilog, and have worked with many sensors on breadboards. I understand everything about how a computer works from the transistor level, machine language, assembly language, all the way to C and C++.
If you are struggling with a math or computer class, please reach out to me. You won't regret it.