I am a life-long educator with excellent communication skills. I go beyond mere educational content, cultivating students' problem-solving skills through the use of authentic, real-world scenarios. I am a certified K-12 mathematics teacher. I scored a perfect 200 on the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam and received an ETS Recognition of Excellence for Mathematics Content Knowledge. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and have been teaching for 30 years at universities and in communi... [more]

Algebra 1

I can help you solve equations and inequalities, graph functions, factor, and manipulate polynomials. I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and am a NJ-certified Math Teacher (K-12). I scored a perfect 200 on the Praxis II Middle School Mathematics test and received an ETS Recognition of Excellence on the Mathematics Content Knowledge exam.

Algebra 2

I can help you solve systems of linear equations and quadratic functions, graph conics, perform combinations and permutations, and manipulate matrices.

Microsoft Excel

I can help you get started with Excel to set up simple tables of data and calculations or perform more advanced computations with Pivot Tables and SOLVER. I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science. I have been a user of spreadsheet programs like Excel for 30 years.

Geometry

I can help you with similarity and congruency of triangles and other shapes, the Pythagorean Theorem, drawing circles and conics, and carrying out transformations.

Microsoft Word

I can help you learn the basics of Word or more advanced tools like MailMerge.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have prepared and given hundreds of presentations with PowerPoint. I can help you understand the basics or give pizzazz to your presentation. I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science. I have been a user of presentation programs like PowerPoint for 25 years.

Prealgebra

I can help you understand the various types of numbers (integer, whole, real, fractions, decimals), order of operations, number properties and manipulations, percents, ratios, and exponents.

Precalculus

I can help you understand parametric equations, polar coordinates, rational functions, tangent lines, complex numbers, conic sections, exponents and logarithms, functions and their inverses, vectors and their products.

Reading

I am a voracious reader and love reading to kids. I can help you with pronunciation and reading for understanding, including taking relevant notes and summarizing what you have read.

Trigonometry

I can help you learn about sines, cosines and tangents; the connection between right angles and trigonometric functions; plotting trig functions; and solving triangles for similarity and congruency.

Writing

I can help you learn how to set up outlines; write introductory, 5-part, and concluding paragraphs; and check your work for accuracy and clarity. In addition to having excellent English skills, I have edited, proofread and reviewed dozens of books, articles, and other reference materials.

English

I can help you with the various skills you need, to use English effectively: reading for comprehension, highlighting and note-taking, and writing for accuracy and clarity.

ESL/ESOL

I have lived in foreign countries for many years and have a good appreciation what it takes to learn a second language.

SAT Math

I can help you prepare for the math portion of the standard SAT exam or the Math (Level 1 or 2) Subject tests.

GRE

Proofreading

In addition to having excellent English skills, I have edited, proofread and reviewed dozens of books, articles, and other reference materials.

GED

I can help you study for the Math, Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Science, and Social Studies sections of the GED.

SAT Reading

SAT Writing

PSAT

I can help you prepare for the math problem-solving section of the PSAT, as well as the reading and writing sections.

SSAT

I can help you prepare for the math problem-solving section of the SSAT, as well as the reading and writing sections.

ACT Reading

ACT English

ACT Math

I can help you prepare for the math portion of the ACT test, including algebra, plane and coordinate geometry, and trigonometry.

ACT Science

Elementary Math

I can help you understand the number line, integers, fractions, decimals, exponents, percents, square roots, operations and their order, and ratios.

General Computer

I have Undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science and I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

Discrete Math

I can help you learn about logic and proofs, set and number theory, and combinatorics and probability. I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science. I am a NJ-certified math teacher (K-12), scored a perfect 200 on the Praxis II Middle School Mathematics test, and received an ETS Recognition of Excellence on the Mathematics Content Knowledge exam.

C

I was an early user of the C Programming Language, beginning in 1981. For the next 15 years, I programmed in C on a regular basis, as a student, teacher, and consultant. I have Undergraduate, Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science and I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

Computer Science

I have Undergraduate, Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science and I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. I can help you get a general understanding of Computer Science (e.g., in an introductory course) or with any of numerous programming and conceptual courses (Data Structures, User Interfaces, Computer Graphics, etc.).

Praxis

I received a perfect score of 200 on the Praxis II Middle School Mathematics Exam and an ETS Recognition of Excellence (top 15%) on the Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge Exam.

UNIX

I was an early adopter of the Unix Operating System, beginning in 1981. Since then, I have used Unix extensively on a variety of platforms (VAX, Sun, HP, Silicon Graphics, etc.) and in a number of flavors (AT&T, Linux, MAC OS X, etc.).