Harold T.


Harold T.

Tutor

Mckinney, TX 75071

Will travel 10 miles

$66 per hour.

4.95 443 ratings

Calculus Tutor - McKinney, TX

I have tutored hundreds of students in math, science, and engineering over the past 25 years. I worked in the BYU Math Lab to pay my way through college where I earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in mathematics. I have even published a book and software package used by several universities in numerical analysis and the C programming language. I tutor all levels of math, from prealgebra through calculus 3 and beyond. AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Phy... [more]


Algebra 1

As I tutor over a dozen students in pre-calculus and calculus each semester I often have to remind them of basic algebra formulas. I can teach algebra to the most challenged students.


Algebra 2

As I tutor over a dozen students in pre-calculus and calculus each semester I often have to remind them of basic algebra formulas. I can teach algebra to the most challenged students.


Calculus

25 years ago I worked in the BYU Math Lab to pay my way through college. I was assigned to work with the advanced calculus students since so few of the other tutors had mastered this subject. Calculus is my favorite subject to tutor students in. I graduated from BYU with a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in mathematics and aerospace studies.


Chemistry

I took a year of college chemistry at BYU and earned straight 'A's. I was in the top 5% as I competed with lots of pre-med students for good grades.


Microsoft Excel

I have used MS Excel at home and work every day for the past 13 years. I know and use advanced functions such as pivot tables and Visual Basic Macros. My coworkers call me the MS Office master.


Geometry

My mind thinks with pictures. After learning geometry as a sophomore in high school I was hired by my friend's parents to tutor their children in geometry. 30 years later I still tutor several students in geometry from proofs to mastering triangles.


Microsoft Word

I have used MS Word at home and work every day for the past 13 years. I know and use advanced functions such as styles and Visual Basic Macros. My coworkers call me the MS Office master.


Physics

I took three semesters of physics in college and got straight 'A's. I have tutored dozens of physics students in the North Dallas area over the past three years. Last year they finished at the top of their classes. I think of physics as applied mathematics.


Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used MS PowerPoint at work every day for the past 13 years. I have prepared hundreds of presentations for executive briefings and company-wide training. My coworkers call me the MS Office master.


Prealgebra

I have helped all four of my kids with prealgebra. Now I am tutoring a few extremely bright young students in basic math and prealgebra. It is not as fun as tutoring calculus, but I know that it is needed to build a solid foundation in math.


Precalculus

Every semester I take on half a dozen precalculus students. In addition to preparing them for calculus and physics, I find it is a great tool for reinforcing their algebra skills. Each of my students finished at the top of their class this past school year.


Trigonometry

I love tutoring trigonometry. It is the math of going in circles (periodic functions) and inscribed triangles. Mastering trig was essential as an electrical engineer. I use and teach it daily to my calculus and physics students. I understand it well enough to teach it simply.


HTML

I created my first web site in 1999. I created and posted Web pages using a plain text editor to manipulate HTML. I learned HTML the old fashioned way. I maintain this same Web page today, mostly as a tutoring resource. Now I use Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to edit HTML for my various web pages. I manage several other Web sites now and know how to build and maintain them using MS SharePoint as well.


SAT Math

I passed the math portion of the SAT exam with a score of 700 before entering college 30 years ago. I have since helped several students prepare for this college entrance exam. My last two students earned a 730 and a 710 respectively.


PSAT

The Pre-SAT exam focuses on math problem-solving skills, critical reading skills, and writing skills. It is used to determine National Merit Scholars. I have successfully tutored several students in the PSAT exam.


Elementary Math

I tutor all levels of math, starting with basic math. As a father I learned how to tutor my daughter and three sons when they were young. This included basic math. I use real world examples and lots of pictures to teach the basic math concepts. I love giving my lesson on prime numbers and factoring, then building up from there.


Elementary Science

I have always been curious about the world around me. This is probably why I like to tutor AP physics. Physics is math and science in action. The building blocks for this is elementary science. I teach in plain English with lots of common examples to make science come alive. My passion includes physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and weather.


General Computer

My masters degree is in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I learned how to build a computer, hardware and software, from the ground up. I have been an engineer and/or manager in the high tech software industry for the past 20 years. It is my passion and my hobby. My day job is with McAfee, Inc. the computer security company.


Networking (Computer)

My second job out of college was with Novell, the leader in computer networking software. As an engineer I programmed NetWare 3.x and 4.x software. I took courses on and certified as a Master CNE (Certified Network Engineer). Every job since has involved extensive use of the Internet and networking technologies. My skills range from writing TCP/IP drivers to creating my own Web page in 1997. I regularly hone my skills on my home office network and by helping a few select neighbors.


Discrete Math

Discrete math is used extensively in digital signal processing. It was required by all graduate students in Electrical Engineering at BYU were I earned my degree. I also used discrete math as an undergraduate in my course work for Electrical and Computer Engineering where I graduated Cum Laude. I took separate classes in the study of algorithms, combinatorics (permutations/combination), graph theory, and order/lattices, passing each course with an A- or higher.


Differential Equations

A large portion of my master's degree study in electrical engineering involved differential equations. While earning my BS degree I minored in mathematics. I passed my applied ordinary differential equations class with a B+ after acing 3rd semester calculus. I also wrote dozens of C/C++ computer programs to solve differential equations using several iterative methods.


C++

Back in 1992 I was a college instructor teaching a C/C++ programming language course (CIS 233) at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. My master's thesis resulted in a book titled "Numerical Analysis Algorithms in C." This was a collection of 116 C programs written to support the college text Numerical Analysis, PWS-KENT Publishing Co. As a MS EE I mastered the C language and even worked as a Teacher's Assistant in the college C Lab. After college I used C/C++ every day to program real-time flight simulations for the US Air Force.


ASVAB

I have taken the ASVAB test twice and aced it both times. I spent several years in the military and retired as a Captain in the US Air Force. With my Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering I learned in depth the many skills one needs to pass the ASVAB test. I would like to be your tutor if you are serious. We will review several ASVAB practice exams. This will tell me where to focus so you can more easily pass the ASVAB exam.


ADHD

I am ADD/ADHD. My four (4) children have inherited many of my ADD/ADHD tendencies. I have learned to deal with this and am comfortable working with students that are attention defecit or hyperactive. I have a lot of experience working as a scoutmaster for dozens of 12 year old scouts over the years, many of which were ADD or ADHD.


C

Back in 1992 I was a college instructor teaching a C/C++ programming language course (CIS 233) at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. My master's thesis resulted in a book titled "Numerical Analysis Algorithms in C." This was a collection of 116 C programs written to support the college text Numerical Analysis, PWS-KENT Publishing Co. As a MS EE I mastered the C language and even worked as a Teacher's Assistant in the college C Lab. After college I used C/C++ every day to program real-time flight simulations for the US Air Force.


Computer Programming

I graduated from BYU in 1989 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I then used my computer programming skills as a software developer for a solid 10 years while working for various high-tech companies, including the US Air Force, Novell, and CallWare. I still use these skills today as a Sr. IT Security Engineer at McAfee, the information security company acquired by Intel.


Computer Science

I have a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BYU. Many of my undergraduate courses were in Computer Science. I know 10+ programming languages and have taught C/C++ in several colleges. I know data structures and algorithms. I am a master at MS-DOS, MS Windows and ALL MS Office applications. I was a UNIX System Admin in the US Air Force. I currently work at McAfee, Inc. as a Principal Product Security Architect so my skills are current.


DOS

As a software engineer at Novell, I mastered MS-DOS, DR-DOS, and other flavors of the Disk Operating System and used them daily. This command-line interface OS ruled before Windows added a stable graphical interface in Windows 3.11 and later. I know all DOS internal and external commands, environment variables, and other aspects of this pioneering operating system. I can program Int 21's and other advanced programming aspects of DOS.


Dreamweaver

I have used Dreamweaver for the past 14 years as a webmaster to maintain my personal website. I used it when it was owned by Macromedia then Adobe. I know how to use and teach others how to use this popular application. I continue to use it frequently at work for several web pages that I am the Webmaster for.


Fortran

I learned FORTRAN 77 and FORTRAN 90 in college 25 years ago. I included FORTRAN source code for doing numerical analysis in my book "Numberical Analysis Algorithyms in C". I compare and contrast FORTRAN with 7 other programming languages, each with working examples. FORTRAN is an obsolete language with limited use in mathematics.


Linear Algebra

I studied linear algebra at BYU While earning my MS degree in electrical engineering with a minor in mathematics. I passed the course with an A. Electrical engineers use linear equations frequently to solve for currents and voltages in circuit equations. To stay current I have been tutoring college students in linear algebra.


Logic

As an Electrical Engineer I mastered logical circuit design. This includes Boolean algebra, K-Maps, and circuit design. I also took an undergraduate "Introduction to Logic" course in college on how to diagram English sentances and paragraphs, then proove if the logic was sound or not. I got an 'A'.


Microsoft Outlook

I am the Microsoft Outlook guru at the office. I use it daily as my primary email client and have done so for the past 12 years. I know all of the advanced features of Outlook as well as its nuances.


Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1 back in 1992. I have mastered every version of Windows shipped since then, both as a user and as a programmer. My home PC currently uses Windows 8 while my office PC uses Windows 7. I find vulnerabilities in MS Windows and teach engineers how to avoid them as part of my day job at McAfee, Inc. My younger brother works at Microsoft as a data center architect and keeps me current.


TAKS

I have tutored three of my children on TAKS exams since moving to Texas in 2007. Each of them received COMMENDED in two or more subjects. My focus is on the math portion of the exam, which is being replaced with the new STAAR exam.


UNIX

I mastered UNIX in college as a student in Electrical Engineering. We were required to take computer science courses on UNIX and even build our own multitasking operating system. I was a UNIX System Administrator for 3+ years while serving in the U.S. Air Force as an officer.


Electrical Engineering

I graduated from BYU in 1989 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in mathematics and aerospace studies. I then used my engineering skills out of college as a US Air Force officer and an engineer for various high-tech companies.


Computer Engineering

I have a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BYU. I am intimately familiar with every aspect of how a computer works, from the bits and chips to the operating system and hardware. I have built dozens of personal computers from scratch. I am a BSA merit badge counselor for the computer merit badge. I work for McAfee, and Intel Company, as a principal architect. Intel employs more computer engineers than any other company in the USA.


Microsoft Publisher

I have used MS Publisher frequently for the past 12 years to create newsletters. I know when to use MS Word vs. MS Publisher and what the pros and cons of using each are. I currently use MS Publisher 2012 at home and work.


Microsoft Project

I use Microsoft Project to track projects at work and have used it for the past 10 years. I have read the entire user's guide from end-to-end. I can teach others how to use this MS Office product effectively.


Physical Science

My education includes 3 semesters of college physics, 2 semesters of college chemistry, 6 years of electrical engineering, high school pre-biology, and a love for science. NOVA is my favorite TV show.


ACT Reading

I passed the ACT exam 25 years ago with a score of 29 as a requirement before entering BYU. I have since helped several students prepare for this college entrance exam. I do not consider myself to be a speed reader, however I do have terrific long-term comprehension.


ACT English

I was born and raised in southern California. English is my primary language. In addition to English I also speak Afrikaans and German.


ACT Math

I passed the ACT exam 25 years ago with a score of 29 as a requirement before entering BYU. I have since helped several students prepare for this college entrance exam. This exam focuses on all math up to and including some precalculus. I have been tutoring these subjects for the past 25 years.


ACT Science

I passed the ACT exam 25 years ago with a score of 29 as a requirement before entering BYU. I have since helped several students prepare for this college entrance exam. As a graduate student of engineering I thoroughly learned the sciences, especially physics, electronics and chemistry.