I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1984. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, I returned to CMU, where I worked as a Robotics Research Engineer, for eight years. Recent academic accomplishments include teaching Signal Processing for the Electrical Engineering Dept. at Columbia University, Electronic Prototyping at Parsons School of Design, and publication in the Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Computing Techniques and Mechanical Engineering (ICCTME). ... [more]
I have been tutoring Chemistry for the past decade, and Chemistry has been a big part of my life, since working as a Food Scientist for General Foods, back in the 1980's. I had the honor of working on the "Mountainberry Punch" variety of Kool-Aid, as a matter-of-fact; which any Kool-Aid enthusiast will tell you, was the finest variety of Kool-Aid ever produced! I studied advanced Chemistry in the Environmental Engineering curriculum, at my Alma Mater, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU.) While I was employed as an Engineer at CMU, I was a member of the team that deployed the NASA Dante II robot to an Alaska volcano, to sample the Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide content of the steam emanating from the fumeroles in the volcano. I am looking forward to helping you or your child excel in Chemistry class, and to helping you find the connections between Chemistry class and real life. Thanks for your consideration!
Geometry I love teaching Geometry, and I'm sure I can help you. Geometry means "Earth Measurement", and it was developed by the Egyptians. Every year, the Nile would flood their farmlands, covering everything with a thick layer of silt. They had to come up with a reliable way to figure out where the property lines had been, so they could get back to the business farming...thus was born Geometry. The principles remain unchanged, and I made my living for several years in mine surveying. Accurate mine surveying is a matter of life-and-death, as the rescue of the trapped miners in Chile demonstrated. A good background and confidence in Geometry is also crucial if you're interested in any branch of Engineering or Chemistry (e.g.: 3-D chemical bond agles.) Thanks for your interest! -Tim Hegadorn
I studied Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. The first time I really appreciated having retained some of what I studied was at Flight School, in Pensacola. Everything in Aerodynamics and Navigation was straight out of Physics class! I love teaching Physics, and a good education in Physics will DEFINITELY help, with all your other science classes. I have been tutoring Physics every year, for the last eight years. Thanks for considering working with me; I look forward to speaking with you!
I have been teaching precalculus and college calculus for several years. My own course of study was rigorous; it was taught at Carnegie Mellon University. At the time, I wished I had had a head start, studying calculus in high school with a tutor.
Trigonometry is just about the most important tool in Engineering Design, and is essential, in any student's technical education. In addition to my college engineering education, I have also taken 12 college credit hours of Surveying, which is all about Trigonometry. In my work as a mine surveyor, correct application of trigonometric principles was an actual life-or-death issue. There is no GPS, nine miles inside a mountain! I look forward to assisting you, and thanks for reading my application!
I took the SAT exam in the late 70s, when I was in High School. Preparing for the SAT exam was unheard of, amongst my peers, back then. Now that I see what a benefit it was to me, (my SAT score got me into Carnegie Mellon University,) I take great pleasure in helping young people take advantage of the benefits of an outstanding SAT score. I have been helping young people prepare for this exam for over ten years, and I am supremely confident that I can help you and your child succeed!
In addition to tutoring Math for Wyzant Customers, I'm a Math Tutor for Huntington Learning Center in Ridgewood, NJ. Through that experience I have a high level of familiarity with the Math curricula of most of the school systems in the county, and I have an extremely high level of experience.
I thought that I had I developed good study skills in college, but I did not realize what great study skills were, until I went through U.S. military flight training and became a Naval Aviator. That's when I realized that the individual student has the power to identify their individual learning styles and tailor their study materials and techniques to their own advantage. Study Skills is a specific curriculum that I teach, at Huntington Learning Center. I have also taught Study Skills for High School students at the Pressley Ridge Schools, in Pennsylvania.
I've done ESL tutoring in Pittsburgh and New York, and I have experience with the problems commonly encountered by new English speakers. I am patient and am especially adept at (due to my experience,) with native Arabic, Spanish, Tagalog and Russian speakers.
I took the ASVAB prior to serving in the Marine Corps, and qualified for Avionics Technician, which has the highest minimum cut-off of all enlisted Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). I subsequently attained commission to 2nd Lieutenant, became a Naval Aviator, and carrier qualified on the USS Lexington and the USS Eisenhower. I flew in the Gulf War, and left active duty as a Captain. I currently am active in tutoring for the ASVAB.
I have been tutoring students to prepare for the COOP test, for three years, and have also tutored a Huntington Learning Center Tutor to teach the COOP to her students! If you work with me to prepare for the COOP, you will go into it with confidence. You will be able to answer ALL the questions, and you will boost your grade, significantly. I am looking forward to meeting you!
I have been using PCs since before Windows existed. If you want to learn the basics of Windows, or go deeper into the workings of your computer, I'm your man. I started programming computers with punch cards, and I worked as a Research Engineer at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University for eight years.
There are currently 18 different Regents exams for High School students in New York State. I have two years experience tutoring the Chemistry and the Geometry Regents exams, and I tutor both in New York and New Jersey currently. I know those two tests inside-out, and I look forward to adding more Regents exams to my curriculum. I can provide recommendations and references if needed.
I have years of experience, speaking publicly and coaching students in Public Speaking. I have presented research papers at conferences and taught Electronic Warfare in the Marine Corps. I was a Liaison Officer to foreign military services (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, England and France,) and had to present Situation Reports to foreign dignitaries on a daily basis. Speech is a skill which enhances a person's confidence and self-esteem, and is easily improved.
I am currently tutoring TEAS subject matter, officially, for the School of Nursing at Holy Name Medical Center, in Teaneck, New Jersey. I am a designated remedial TEAS tutor, for students who have been conditionally accepted into the Nursing School, but scored lower than 70th percentile, in any area of the TEAS. These students have to improve their skills in the deficient areas, as a condition of acceptance.
I went to school for Civil Engineering, after serving in the Marine Corps, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. I was hired by CMU as a Research Engineer, and I worked there for 8 years. My experience is in robotics for surface and underground mining, large and small scale structural design, Surveying and Environmental Engineering.
I am a designated Naval Aviator. I flew in the Marine Corps, and had to excel on the Pilot Aptitude test. I flew several different military aircraft and hold a current, valid Commercial Pilot's license. I flew in the Gulf War, and served on a Combined Command with several Air Force units. I can help any aspiring Air Force pilot applicant to increase their score on the AFOQT.
I am especially qualified to help with your technical writing challenges, as I have multiple publications in Engineering, Robotics and U.S. Patents.