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University of Minnesota (Electrical Engineering)
University of Minnesota (Master's)
I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. This education included virtually enough for a Bachelor's in Mathematics. In addition I have approximately 40 years work experience in the aerospace field, most of it designing hardware, which always involves significant math.
I am currently retired but have always enjoyed working with younger engineers and have often acted as their mentors. This may have been as an official position, but usually just happened by itself since I never minded interruptions to help them and never criticized them for what they did not know - we all have many things we don't know. I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. This education included virtually enough for a Bachelor's in Mathematics. In addition I have
Update: It has been a pleasure working with Lee. He is by far the most gifted instructor/tutor for college preparation and High School Math that we encountered during the past two years. If you are considering someone to assist your children, then Lee is the best asset in this area. Hire him as soon as you can!!!
Lee has been and continues to be an outstanding tutor for our children. Thorough and detail-oriented, he has been able to provide context and depth of understanding of the subject which was lacking in the instruction given by the local school system. A very valuable asset.
Lee was helpful in explaining some of the corrections to my test so that I can prepare for my retake.
First lesson. Will provide reviews after next sessions. Will start from the basics of Algebra II and build from a stronger foundation and basics.
He helped our daughter through summer work and understanding of concepts not grasped from last year's analytic functions/trig in order to prepare for upcoming calculus in her senior year.
Lee was able to sit down with my son and assess his strengths and weaknesses to provide him with focus areas to continue to develop.
We have been using Lee as a tutor for our daughter for about a year and he has done a fantastic job. He is the perfect tutor as he is patient and takes the time to explain things clearly.
Math is not a subject our daughter enjoys as it has always been a struggle for her. Last November, she was having a hard time with Algebra II and had failed her most recent exam and seemed ready to give up. We looked for a tutor and are very thankful to have found Lee. He was able to explain the concepts in terms she was able to comprehend and she finished the year with a B. This year she is taking pre-calculus and Lee once again is able to clearly explain the concepts to her if she is confused at school. He has always been very flexible and willing to work with her as long as it takes. She really enjoys working with Lee and he has made this a subject that she not only enjoys but, more importantly, understands.
Was unable to help my daughter with functionals analytical geometry. He called it nasty math and struggled with it. I decided to find another tutor who has experience with this kind of math.
The homework assignment given this student in her school class consisted of a type of problem I have never before seen given in any high school or college class. I am familiar with the problems (finding roots of high order polynomials). Most are extremely difficult to solve unless a computer is used. Without using a computer the only method is educated guesses and trial and error. That is why I used the term “nasty”. Maybe not the best term to use but it expressed what I felt at the time. These problems are quite easy to create but very difficult to solve because there are no “closed form” solution methods. I felt this was an unfair situation created in the classroom. Einstein would have had difficulty.
Tried a few sessions. Was a no-show for one, and had a negative attitude during the last session, even providing negative (unconstructive) feedback in front of my son. As you can imagine, this did not help much with building confidence. Fortunately, found another tutor via WyzAnt who is working out great.
Hopefully, was just a bad day. Many others apparently had positive experiences, but felt obligated to share mine. (Subject: pre algebra, some exposure to algebra 1)
This student was in no way ready for the material I was requested to tutor him on. I considered it almost criminal to take money to do something that could not be done. The student was aware of the problem before I informed the mother of the problem and that I, in good conscience, could not continue on this path. Her response was to state that she was going to get another tutor, rather than correcting the actual problem.
Lee has been very helpful. He and my daughter work through her calculus problems together. While they have not been working together long, I already see a change. For one thing her stress during the week regarding calculus seems diminished. She was also proud of an 'A' she got on an AP practice test given by her teacher. In class the students are given the lessons but they don't have much time to work on problems and practice. When they come home and start trying to work on problems and get wrong answers they get frustrated because they cannot figure out what is wrong and there is no one to help. I think she is more relaxed because she knows she has someone who can help her. Her and Lee's sessions allow her to practice her calculus skills successfully without getting so frustrated.
My family is pleased with your work with our daughter. We really appreciate your honest feedback and notes after each session. Thank You!
Lee is a great tutor who gets results. My son has greatly improved his performance, test scores and most importantly his confidence following sessions with Lee.
Mr. B. has been an excellent tutor for my son in calculus. My son's understanding of the subject matter has improved significantly under Leroy's instruction, and his improvement in test/quiz/homework scores shows it.
We are very pleased. Mr. B is highly flexible in scheduling and he has a great demeanor in working with students. I would recommend him highly.
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I purchased my first Mathematica license in 1989 and have been using Mathematica ever since. As an engineer it was invaluable for doing modeling and simulations. I found it especially valuable for numerical integration problems pertaining to the propagation of light. Mathematica has also been very useful when tutoring students in calculus and differential equations.