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I am eager to begin helping you learn calculus, probability, statistics, Excel and electrical engineering. I have used these subjects in my job almost every day for over 40 years, and feel very comfortable with them. I am an electrical engineer, and I solve real world engineering and science problems in my job designing electronic equipment.

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He teaches you in a way where you understand the material fully instead of just handing you the answer.

Ken was very helpful in explaining the material I needed. We reviewed such DSP concepts as sampling, the Nyquist frequency, undersampling and aliasing, Zero-order Holds, using Euler's identity to represent sine and cosine signals in the frequency domain, Finite Impulse Response filters, and filter impulse responses that produce Lowpass and Highpass filters. He is knowledgeable of these subjects.

Responded promptly to last minute request for a next day tutoring session. Started on-time. Worked on Pivot table. Will schedule future lessons.

I needed Ken's help on Ltspice on my amplifiers for comparator, Schmitt Trigger, and Triangular Wave circuit design. Always gives best advice on designing a circuit.

Ken was very informative and knowledgeable with Calculus which enabled Mark to drop his guard and listen. I felt his ability to earn Mark's trust allowed the tutoring session to be productive. Mark learned some things and he already feels very comfortable and more confident, thus I believe will assist him with Calculus this year.

Ken, was prompt to respond and very knowledgeable. He was very helpful in explaining things so I understood them. He was a very nice person too!

Ken helped me cover the necessary basics of filter design patiently catching mistakes I was making working through some problems from Chapters 1 and 2 of my Analog Filters book by Kendall Su. I was impressed because Ken caught things I had missed or just miscalculated and ask me questions to help me think through problems more thoroughly. This entailed Ken covering a number of details on Analog Filter design problems and principles. Ken covered how angular frequency principles correlate to the familiar rotational frequency. He covered some Euler's equation principles as well as some Taylor series explanations. Ken provided an explanation of how to know what filter equations equate to what types of analog filter circuits. Ken also helped me understand what I was looking at from the filter plots I generated in MatLab using bode plots for Magnitude and Phase of some transfer functions. Also after leaving my tutoring session upon Ken's recommendation I looked up poles and zeros rubber sheet analogy which is an analogy useful in which you can visualize poles and zeros of a transfer function. The sheet representing the complex s-plane and with the sheet being tacked to the ground at the zeros and at the poles the sheet has thin poles pushing the sheet up. The magnitude of the frequency response is the height of the sheet along the jw axis. Overall I thought Ken was quite adept at helping me fill in some gaps I was seeing in trying to cover this topic on my own. The knowledge base Ken has on this topic area was quite extensive and I could tell it comes from a lot of real world design experience. I plan to continue working with Ken, because he is patient, competent, and covers topic helping you to think analytically about how to solve problems. There is a saying that "If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you feed him for life" and I think Ken is the type of tutor that will teach you to fish.

Ken did an excellent job instructing me with an Excel project and as a result I learned a great deal. His patience and knowledge was outstanding and I will definitely use his abilities in the future.

Thanks Ken

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I have 40 years of experience working in the Electrical Engineering field for major electronics industry corporations: IBM, Loral Federal Systems, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems. My major focus has always been on precision analog circuit design, Phase-Locked Loops, and analog IC design; I have a moderate amount of experience in RF design and GHz signal integrity. I have had frequent opportunities bringing new employees up to speed, teaching them how to do circuit design in these areas. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1974), a Master of EE from The University of Virginia (1981), and a five-course Certificate in VLSI Design from George Mason University (2005).

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