Dear student or parent, I am a professional academic tutor with 20+ years of experience tutoring most subjects at the high school, college and graduate school levels. These include most * Math courses including algebra, geometry and pre-calc, calculus, linear and coordinate math, statistics differential equations and computer modeling and more. * Science courses including biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics and more. * Business courses ... [more]
B.S. Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
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I have been training students through various programs to successfully pass all parts of the GED for nearly 20 years. Programs vary from one-on-one tutoring on an individualized basis on a custom schedule to regular training programs on a set schedule - for example a six-week program meeting twice weekly. I have tutored a wide range of students including foreign language students and adult students who were forced to drop out of school after the sixth grade. And I have a success rate of first-time passing of the exam of over 80%.
I have an MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology from SMU in Dallas and have worked with special needs children in a variety of areas for some 25+ years. I have been tutoring special needs students of all types of many years, including students with a wide range of ADHD and ADD symptoms, Aspergers and Autism Spectrum students. Generally I work more with students in middle school, high school and college who are more high functioning but who have a range of special challenges from test anxiety to distraction issues to having needs to organize their study process and learn how to 'get started' and attend to small mistakes that students commonly make. In particular I 'think out of the box' in terms of creative approaches and specialize in patience, drilling and repetition, and above all winning the trust of the student and helping them with confidence and enjoying their studies.
I've been tutoring and working with a wide variety of discrete mathematics courses and problem types for some 20 years. These include analysis of properties and methods related to discrete probability distributions, including methods involving pmfs and moments. I've also worked with courses and problems involving logic, information theory and set theory, and typical courses and related problems used in introduction to discrete math for computer programmers, including proving concepts around integers and sums. I have also worked extensively with graph theory, discrete calculus and analysis, topology and discrete geometry, network theory and game and decision theory. I have worked for years with traditional problem types like those presented in former Management Information Science courses, including PERT analysis, crashing/schedule compression analysis and critical paths and fast-tracking. Finally, I have worked with a wide variety of project management software including MS Project, Salesforce, Mavenlink and Sciforma.
I hold a BS in Physics from UT Austin, and I took my first of several differential equations classes as an undergraduate. Physics requires a deep understanding of the many practical applications of differential equations, as do many of the biology and chemistry courses I have taken and taught through the years (e.g. reaction kinetics for understanding enzyme mechanisms in biochemistry). I have tutored calculus, diff equations, and most other math courses at the high school, college and graduate school level for some 20+ years including working with 100s of students in a wide variety of differential equations courses, and have an excellent record of helping students do well in this and related courses.
I've taken the MCAT and tutored the material associated with the exam (biology, chemistry, organic and biochemistry, physics) for more than 20 years, including direct prep for the exam itself. Like other standardized tests, there is a certain style to MCAT questions, and generally there is a certain methodology and often tips and tricks for the easiest way to solve each problem successfully. I frequently find students need help in how to think about specific problems, and a framework for solving these. My success rate in helping students succeed at the MCAT is very high, and over the years I have helped students pick apart individual sections and types of problems into manageable areas of study.
I've worked with SAS both the university edition and several of the modules for many years, and have an extensive background in statistics, SQL, data modelling, data mining, business intelligence, programming and analytics. I am familiar with a variety of BI and statistical analysis packages from Matlab to SPSS and Stata and I have extensive experience in the SAS programming language and working at both the DATA and PROC steps. I also have extensive real-world experience in statistical data design, analysis, interpretation, and modelling. Finally, I have tutored a number of students through the years on the SAS certification.
I've been a user of QuickBooks since the old Quicken software from 1994. I've been a regular user of all versions of QB since, both for myself and for a wide variety of clients helping them to setup and manage basic bookkeeping tasks for small and medium sized companies, and migrating them to small business accounting packages and in some cases mid-market accounting and enterprise ERP systems. I ran a retail business for several years using the QB Point of Sale (POS) system which integrates with QB including interfacing with credit card processing and setup of multi-terminal systems and determining how best to setup and design basic inventory and reporting structures. I have worked with many clients on these and increasingly on advising clients on business decisions for newer, mobile-friendly and POS credit card processing platforms and applications. I have tutored many accounting and business courses including financial and managerial accounting and have years of experience with hands-on, real-world business practices and best procedures.
I have worked with hundreds of students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and related conditions over more than 15 years. My work includes teaching in private schools in Texas, working as a private academic tutor in Texas and Georgia, and conducting professional assessments and ABA-related therapies in clinical counseling psychology. I work with students at all levels from elementary, middle school, high school, college, post graduate and adults in a wide variety of subjects from math and science to test prep - with a specific focus on working with individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and related learning disabilities including Asperger?s and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I'm Happy to help, please call me if you wish to discuss.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have worked with hundreds of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions for nearly 20 years. My work includes teaching in private schools in Texas, working as a private academic tutor in Texas and Georgia, and conducting professional assessments and ABA-related therapies in clinical counseling psychology. I work with students at all levels in a wide variety of subjects from math and science to test prep - with a specific focus on working with individuals diagnosed with ASD and related learning and developmental issues. Each student has unique needs and challenges, and I adapted lessons and approaches to best fit the learning style of the student, with a special focus on building trust, connections and rapport.
I've worked with MATLAB for over 15 years and have tutored students in a wide range of courses and projects in all areas from basic exercises in the MATLAB programming language and handling of data and arrays, structures, function handles, classes and object-oriented data types to a wide range of practical, real-world projects involving complex data analysis, often including large data sets. I specialize in working with students and professionals in both areas - from basic programming techniques to larger projects that include support for large data sets and interface with other languages through subroutines that call Java and .NET.
I have used Microsoft Access for many years since the release of version 1.1 in 1993. I?ve used a variety of database management tools, including Access (and others such as MySQL and SQL tools) in a wide variety of contexts for clients and myself. These include remote access to databases for web-based applications such as older e-commerce sites and troubleshooting/modifying legacy forms created through Access that contained in-line scripts for manipulating data and presentation on the screen. I have years of experience with relational databases and understand normalized data, how to model business systems with data (when to add another table and fields, for example, and what data type is best), and how to design and perform database queries using SQL. I have worked with VBA macros and design and modification of reports ? both simple and complicated.
I've been using MS Outlook as my primary email client since the introduction of Outlook 97 in 1997. Since then I have used Outlook and the rest of the MS Office Suite and have extensive experience working with MS Exchange Server. I have been training folks on all features of Outlook including setting up of accounts and use of the Calendar and scheduling features and handling thinks like rules and automation. I've worked with a wide range of email clients and servers and have a great deal of practical, real-world tips and tricks for handling basic and advanced functionality (including data recovery and interfacing with other email servers) and helping individuals with best practices to produce crisp, professional emails and to manage these over time.
I have used Microsoft Windows daily since the release of version 3.0 in 1990. Since then I have worked with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and NT 3.1 and more recently Windows 7 and 8. I have installed and worked extensively nearly every major application available on Windows, included the MS Office Suite, and worked extensively with remote desktop and as a network administrator have managed Microsoft Windows servers including DNS and IIS. I have troubleshot nearly every software and hardware glitch that has come along, and have worked to improve performance and find effective workarounds for various issues with integration and compatibility with older and with non-Windows (e.g. Linux and Apple) systems. I have restored files and rebuilt more operating systems than I can count. These days I work via desktop or laptop with Windows-based OS predominantly, but increasingly find myself working across other platforms such as tablets and smart phones and with other OS including Droid and Mac OS and on cross-platform compatibility issues. After all these years from browser wars to mobile, I remain a fan of MS Windows and look forward to its next evolution in both the personal and business server spaces.
I first took Organic Chemistry and related courses such as General Chemistry and Biochemistry some 20 years ago as an undergraduate at UT Austin, where I majored in Physics and Chemistry. Since then I have tutored various Organic Chemistry courses for dozens of professors, textbooks and schools for 100s of students. While much of the core material has remained unchanged - including predicting reaction rates and mechanism and products and understanding common reaction types. I have noticed that today's courses have refined all this and with the introduction of online resources, the information is better and often easier for students to understand.
I majored in Physics with a minor in Chemistry including materials science some 20 years ago at the University of Texas at Austin, and have tutored a wide variety of engineering, science and math courses at the undergraduate level since that time. This includes a variety of mechanical engineering courses based on principles of physics, math and materials science applied to engineering situations. To date I have helped many 100s of students with engineering courses, including everything from simple mechanics and structural design to thermodynamics and fluid dynamics courses including advanced aerodynamics, including a wide variety of computer statistical modeling and use of advanced matrix and differential calculus in problem solving. Analysis includes the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems.
I?ve been desktop publishing and training individuals in desktop publishing and related layout and design skills for some 20+ years, including the latest basic and advanced techniques. I?ve created and helped students to learn both entry-level MS Publisher skills and advanced layout and design techniques to create a wide variety of resumes, brochures, fliers, newsletters, postcards and other real-world projects and marketing pieces. Contact me with specific questions on MS Publisher and any special desktop publishing projects you may have.
I've been tutoring and working with a wide variety of statistical analysis software packages including Stata for nearly 20 years. In the case of Stata, I've worked with the package for many years in the context of both academic analysis and student training and real-world analysis of a variety of business, econometric and biomedical data. I?m familiar with the Stata code language and many of the user-written command that are published in the Stata journal and User groups. I?ve helped students with Stata certifications and worked not only with Stata, but a wide variety of other packages including several Excel add-ons including SPC XL, SUDAAN SigmaXL, and also Minitab, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica/Wolfram, among others. I have tutored a wide variety of statistics courses and have a firm foundation in statistics and statistical analysis of categorical and continuous variables, and experimental design and interpretation.
I have worked for years in a wide variety of Finite Math courses including a range of non-calculus topics including: (1) logical operations including model building and construction of truth tables for compound statements, (2) basic and compound probability, sets and counting/combinatorics problems, (3) probability theory including probability density functions (pdf) and moment generating functions (mgf), (4) vectors, matrices and their properties and operations, (5) computer programing basics and advanced across a wide range of language and platforms from java to MATLAB, (6) statistics including the central limit theorem (clt), data analysis including common distributions and confidence intervals, (7) linear programming including game theory, and (8) applications to behavioral and managerial sciences. I specialize in helping students understand both basic concepts and advanced, and succeeding on their course exams.