I have been tutoring students for over 8 years, primarily in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, General and Organic Chemistry, and Music. It has been extremely gratifying to me when I have been able to help a struggling student understand the material, and overcome challenges to learning. I approach tutoring with a great deal of patience, the ability to simplify and clarify complex issues, and a willingness to adapt my presentation techniques to meet the needs of the student. I recently compl... [more]
I have a M.A. in Mathematics, and. a M.S. in Applied Statistics. During my recent time at the university, I was a graduate assistant helping students in these academic areas. I also have 5 years experience as a professional tutor, during which time I have helped students at all levels, from High School to PhD. I have taught basic statistics, statistical theory, data analysis, experimental design, interpretation of results, and preparation of reports. I also have experience working with major software packages: SPSS, Stata, SAS/JMP, R/RStudio/R-Commander, and a few others.
I received a minor in music as an undergraduate with an overall GPA of 3.67 in music classes. I have experience with voice and piano, and music theory, analysis, and composition. Unfortunately, an auto accident has resulted in nerve damage in my hands, so I am not able to play well anymore, however, I received my piano lessons from professors who graduated from Juilliard. I have passed the certification exam for music theory on WyzAnt.
I have worked with LAN/WAN networking for 15 years. While working for UUNET, I took the basic and advanced network training given to their NOC engineers, and although not Cisco certified, I have worked with their equipment, and own several 2509s, 4700Ms, and 1900 series switches. I set up the network architecture for the hubs we ran in Tokyo, and I worked with the allocation of network address space for the customer-facing servers in several other hubs. Additionally, I have experience in sockets programming in C and Perl, and I have worked extensively with the major networking protocols.
I received an A in a Discrete Mathematics class. In addition, I received an A in a class on Generating Functions, and an A in an independent research project leading up to my thesis. My Thesis was Enumeration of Prudent Self-Avoiding Walks in a Square Integer Lattice. It had original research culminating in a theorem that I proved on the general classification of Generating Functions, and a theorem partitioning Generating Functions by primitive types.
I have experience tutoring 2 students in linear algebra. Both were masters degree students, one in mathematics education, and one in physics. I received grades of A in both undergraduate and graduate level courses in linear algebra, and also in multivariate calculus.
I have administered Linux boxes since 1997, covering a number of distributions. Currently my desktops and laptops all run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, with Ubuntu Studio 10.04 in a vm on one. I received an A in CSC 586 - Systems Administration and Security with a 100% average.
I received grades of A+ (98%+ average) in Organic Chemistry I and II. I also scored in the 98th percentile on the American Chemical Society standardized exam in Organic Chemistry. The professors in each class stated in their letters of recommendation that I was probably the best student they had in their careers.
I have been programming in PERL since 1997. In that time, I have worked on many production-level programs using the language, including: sockets programming, DBI to multiple databases (including embedded SQL), CGI and dynamic web pages, Apache modules, and all sorts of utility programs. In my capacity as senior system administrator and team lead for Worldcom, I used it on a daily basis. It is by far my favorite language.
UNIX is my preferred OS, and I have been using it since 1994. For several years, I was a senior system administrator and team-lead for Worldcom. In that capacity, among other things, I was responsible for maintaining and building the OS source for BSD/OS and Solaris. I currently use Ubuntu linux as the OS for my desktops and laptops, but I have vms running Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris. Over the years, I have also worked with IRIX and SunOS 4.1.X.