I recently received a message from the mother of one of my students: Hi Noel, hope your summer is going well. The AP test scores came out this week and E*** got a 5 on the Calculus, which is the highest score. She was very excited and wanted you to know. Thanks again, M**** I have a Bachelor?s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a pre-engineering and engineering student, I took courses in a wide variety of mathematics and science including a... [more]
I have a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace engineering and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. These degrees included roughly 30 hours of undergraduate and graduate level mathematics courses which included topics from college algebra, basic trigonometry, geometry up to differential equations and numerical analysis. Much of my other course work and my subsequent career applied these methods.
With an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, I have studied mathematics extensively. While obtaining the two degrees, I took over thirty hours of undergraduate and graduate level mathematics courses. The methods that are part of algebra 2 are deeply ingrained in all the course work and classes that I have taken. I have used the basic principles of algebra 2 throughout my career. I have tutored algebra 2 extensively and have had success in conveying complex topics in simple, clear terms that are easy to understand.
Calculus is the heart and soul of an engineer's training and career. I have earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. In the course of obtaining these degrees, I have studied calculus in many different forms; I have used calculus throughout my career. I have tutored several students in calculus. I focus on teaching the basic principles and having students, themselves, work problems with my assistance; this allows students to understand concepts more easily. Once basic concepts are understood, calculus becomes a powerful and valuable tool, both in school and subsequent professional career.
Geometry is fundamental to the type of engineering work I do. I first began studying geometry in High School and contiued its study through out my education resulting in a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. Since graduation, over three decades ago, I have utilized the concepts of geometry continuously in my work.
I studied physics in High School and in college as both an undergraduate and graduate student. In my career I have used many of the principles of physics professionally. I am very conversant with the fundamental concepts and the mathematics that describes physical phenomena. I can also recommend excellent inexpensive reference material to support your studies.
With a bachelor's and Master's degree in engineering, extensive study and use of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus, I am highly qualified to teach Precalculus.
Trigonometry is one of the cornerstones of engineering. My first studies of trigonometry were in High School. In earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering I furthered my studies of trigonometry extensively. I have used trigonometric concepts on a regular basis in my three decades long career.
I am a graduate engineer with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. I have studied and used differential equations in school and in my career. I feel I am qualified to tutor in this field.
I first learned FORTRAN in 1978. I taught FORTRAN to engineering students at San Diego State University 1980-82. I used FORTRAN up until it fell out of favor in the engineering world in the mid 1990's.
I have been using Matlab for roughly ten years day to day as an active engineer.
I hold a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University. I have taught part time and tutored from the middle school to college undergraduate level. I have been a working engineer for 30+ years. With these credentials, I am qualified to tutor topics in mechanical engineering.