US Military Academy (West Point) (Mathematics)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)
University of Central Florida (PhD)
I taught undergraduate mathematics at West Point for over 10 years. Along the way, I have tutored many students from high school through graduate school. I have a good sense of humor and you should enjoy our sessions. Whenever possible, I use real-world problems and applications so the concepts make sense.
I have taught courses in Algebra, Statistics, Probability, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Functions, Linear Algebra, and Math Modeling. Along with teaching, I have been a judge for the COMAP Modeling in Mathematics competitions. These are two international modeling competitions held annually -- one for HS level students and the other for undergraduate college students. The competitions stress the importance of teamwork, sound modeling techniques, organization and technical writing.
I am firm believer of ensuring the student really understands the concepts and knows how and where to apply them. While some formulas and expressions need to be committed to memory, I am not a fan of simply memorizing lots of test questions to study for a test. A deeper understanding of the material to take the mystery, guesswork and fear out of success in mathematics is key.
My academic background:
BS in Mathematics/Operations Research from the US Military Academy (West Point)
MS in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology -- courses in statistics, design of experiments, queuing, linear programming, inventory and distribution systems, regression, probability theory, mathematical analysis, and differential equations
PhD in Industrial Engineering from U of Central Florida -- coursework in statistics, business analysis, ergonomics, human factors engineering, data analysis I taught undergraduate mathematics at West Point for over 10 years. Along the way, I have tutored many students from high school through graduate school. I have a good sense of humor and you should enjoy our sessions. Whenever possible, I use real-world problems and applications so the concepts make sense.
I have taught courses in
Extremely knowledgeable about the subject matters and a great communicator able to explain the most difficult models in simple terms.
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I have a Masters of Science from GA Tech in Operations Research and a PhD from U of Central Florida in Industrial Engineering.
I have taught Linear Algebra 6 of the 9 years that I was an Assistant Prof. in the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences at West Point.
I am very comfortable teaching Linear Algebra.