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Don P.

Fort Ashby, WV

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University of Maryland
Engineering
West Virginia University
PhD

Education

University of Maryland (Engineering)

West Virginia University (PhD)

About Don

I graduated from the University of Maryland (a long time ago) with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. A little more recently I graduated from West Virginia University (GO MOUNTAINEERS) with my PhD in mechanical engineering and a specialization in fluid dynamics and numerical analysis. For the past seven years I have been an engineer at a major defense contractor designing rocket motors (yes I am a rocket scientist). I spent a long time in school and covered a lot of topics. I am especially well versed in mathematics, physics, numerical analysis, thermodynamics (and pretty much every other engineering discipline). During my school career I spent many hours tutoring and teaching classes as a TA. My family likes to tease me for being a "professional student" which I believe makes me uniquely qualified to help you.

What I would like to offer any perspective students is not simply the ability to pass a test. I don't want to offer to help someone simply memorize and regurgitate data. That method never worked for me and it certainly isn't the method for long term success. What I really want is to help students understand the underlying principles that lead to those answers that so many students just try to memorize. That way, there will be no question you can't answer and that knowledge will last a lifetime.

As an engineering student and now a rocket motor design engineer I have a deep understanding of nearly all mathematics. I spent the majority of my 20s studying math to get my PhD and now I spend much of my time applying what I learned to rocket motor design. I can help students understand what is really behind the math rather than just helping them memorize an answer.

I really believe that my life experience and ability to really help people get a deep understanding of a topic will help you bring together all of the pieces that result in success. Please contact me so that we can see if I will be a good fit for your tutoring needs.
I graduated from the University of Maryland (a long time ago) with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. A little more recently I graduated from West Virginia University (GO MOUNTAINEERS) with my PhD in mechanical engineering and a specialization in fluid dynamics and numerical analysis. For the past seven years I have been an engineer at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fort Ashby, WV 26719
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, GRE, Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering, Physical Science, Physics, PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Approved subjects

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MATLAB

During my undergraduate and graduate work I had no less that four classes that heavily utilized MATLAB. Once I began work in the industry as an engineer I had multiple training courses for MATLAD proficiency. Furthermore I utilize MATLAB on a daily basis as a rocket motor design engineer at a major defense contractor. I am more than qualified to teach others how to excel in MATLAB.

University of Maryland
Engineering
West Virginia University
PhD

Education

University of Maryland (Engineering)

West Virginia University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 40 miles of Fort Ashby, WV 26719.