Purdue University (Mechanical Engineeri)
Old Dominion University (Master's)
Old Dominion University (PhD)
I have experience as a naval officer, all phases of Mechanical Engineering, have performed research on the doctoral and post doctoral level, and I am particularly interested in heat transfer, mathematics, fluid dynamics, and astronomy (on a non-professional level). As an adjunct professor, I have taught undergraduate thermodynamics, advanced calculus and Engineering Statics (physics). I have assisted my students with difficult points individually and have helped other young people with math and physics when asked.
The "light bulb" went on for me in 8th grade math class. My teacher explained something to the class, and for some reason, all my puzzling doubts melted away. I always thought it would be good to share my hard won knowledge with others who are struggling to learn. I have been there, too.
My abilities in mathematics and physics have served me well, and I was privileged to attain a Ph.D. in engineering and to pursue a successful career, I make no claims to formal training as an educator; however, if you have problems and need help, we will work on it and get it sorted out.
If you need help, I offer you my assistance. I have experience as a naval officer, all phases of Mechanical Engineering, have performed research on the doctoral and post doctoral level, and I am particularly interested in heat transfer, … Read more
Bill R. finally helped me to see the product rule for finding derivatives. We worked through several problems based on my request to focus on derivatives. This tutor knows his subject well and can help any student to study and learn who is willing to.
I am an engineering student taking Calculus with Analytic Geometry online. It's been a while since I have taken math, so I am pretty rusty with a lot of basic algebra. William helped me solve a lot of problems that were focused on evaluating limits. He was very patient and explained each problem step-by-step. Not only did he lead me to the correct answers, but he thoughtfully explained why the solution came out to be the way it did. He constantly praised when I got the correct answer myself, and if I was confused about something he was more than happy to reexplain it. It's very apparent that he is knowledgeable in the subject and is willing to provide many different ways to assist because he cares about the student's success... I will definitely come back to William for more help in the future!
He was very helpful and helped me to get prepared for my final exam. I went in to my final having a good grasp of the type of problems I would need to do. 5 Stars.
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I hold the degree of Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. My area of expertise is in Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, and Thermodynamics. I have taught courses in under-graduate Thermodynamics, Engineering Statics, Calculus and Linear Algebra. I did doctoral research on porous media heat transfer, continuing and post doctoral research on that topic at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I am a professional engineer and a certified energy manager. The method I use is the classical way to learn a subject: understand the concepts and to cement this by working problems and exercises. This method has served me well in my career.