Hello there! I would be very much interested in helping you to learn and most important, understand one of the following subjects: French language, ESL/English, computers (programming, how to use them, the Internet, networks, etc), electronics, micro-controllers and robotics, algebra and geometry, S.T.E.M., trigonometry and sciences such as: physics and chemistry, geology, biology, anatomy and physiology. I have approximately 21 years of teaching experience in literacy (French and English l... [more]
I have been using Excel since the early 1990's/ Hands-on exercises and answering the student questions would be part of teaching method. Basic Excel concepts will be explained such as: rows, columns and cells, type of data, number and currency conversion, @SUM functions, page formatting of grid, form alignment, page layout, inserting various elements into a worksheet, etc. Generating different types of graphs, exporting them to other applications, cell formulas, writing and playing macros.
Bonjour et bienvenue ? tous! (Hello and Welcome everyone)! French is my first language and I was speaking it at a very early age. Since both my parents were educators, I had to master the language and to write it with very few (if any) spelling mistakes. In high school, I had excellent grades and I am glad to this day that I did. I taught French to literacy students in Canada from 1989 to approximately 2007 on a part-time basis. I have been tutoring many students mostly from Howard and GW Universities since I arrived in Washington DC in 2014. The first tutoring session will allow me to evaluate and assess the current student?s mastery of the language. Basically you tell me what you would like to learn then we can proceeed. Depending on the student's actual French language skills, tutoring might imply reviewing the French basic sounds and alphabet, the vocabulary already acquired, grammar, verb conjugation, language irregularities and their many exceptions, punctuation and doing writing and reading exercises. Some short written exercises will be given, corrected and the results discussed during the current lesson. Adult students can suggest fields of interest in which he or she wants or needs to learn the language for such as: technical terminology, tourism based activities like traveling, business interactions, ordering food and drinks at French restaurants, and honing basic conversation skills with French speakers. J'esp?re pouvoir vous aider avec votre apprentissage du fran?ais et vous compter parmi mes ?tudiant(e)s. (I hope to help you with learning French and to count you among my students!). Try me! You will not be disappointed. Salut et bonne chance! (Goodbye and good luck!)
Tutoring for General Computer would consist of a series of questions to evaluate the student's level of knowledge and experience enforced by extensive hands-on exercises. Depending on the student areas of interest, their computer operating system and their previous experience and knowledge about the computing field, the tutoring lessons will most likely be adjusted to fit the student's particular area(s) of interest. A short test will be administered to evaluate the amount and accuracy of his or her computing world terminology. Many subjects like history of computers, hardware components, software applications, the use of the Internet, printing, security issues, how to avoid getting viruses and other malware, how to properly use search engines, setting up a computer, and for the most advanced how to build computers. Using the Internet and the tutor provided information, the student will be invited to take notes and make his or her own charts to enforce learning (or revising) the new concepts.
I have been using Microsoft Word and other word processing software packages such as WordStar, WordPerfect, among others, since the mid 1980's. I used them in jobs like translating documents, preparing proposals, writing resumes and books, marketing material and various office based documentation, and designing technical documentation. I also used Word extensively while attending university and technical colleges. Depending of the Word version that the student needs to be tutored on, explanation of the main application window function elements of composition, toolbars, formatting a document, setting up margins, fonts and other various default document parameters, using grammar and proofreading wizards, use of styles and tables, inserting objects such as images and other documents will be covered. Hands-on exercises and answering the student questions would be part of teaching method. The student should have at least 10 to 15 word-per-minute typing speed, although the main concern is to learn the software application and not necessarily to improve the student's typing speed. This comes with time and experience using Word.
I have been using PowerPoint since the early 1990's. I used PowerPoint in jobs like presenting proposals to prospective clients, tutoring jobs for high tech clients, and while in office for my church as its treasurer. Depending of the PowerPoint version that the student needs to be tutored on, explanation of the main application window function elements of slide show composition, toolbars, formatting the main window, setting up slide sizes, margins, background colors, fonts and other various default parameters, inserting objects such as images or graphics and other documents will be covered. Transitioning from one slide to the next one using special effects and timing elements will be explained. Use of sound and other media will also be covered as per the student's needs. Hands-on exercises and answering the student questions would be part of teaching method.
I took Trigonometry while in high school. I also use it when I studied Electronics both at Technical College and at University. I am teaching the subject to students here in Washington DC, mostly for Electrical Engineering and for 2 high school students. The types of material that can be covered are:: -Trigonometry and the coordinate system. -Angles and their measurements (degrees and radians), special angles, reference angles. -Unit circle. -basic trigonometric functions and their reciprocals. -Inverses of trigonometric functions. -SOH CAH TOA. -Pythagorean theorem. -Triangles and oblique triangles. -Graphing the trig functions:. Amplitude, period, displacement and shifting. -Trigonometric identities. -Double angles and half angles identities. -Applications to electronic engineering and electronics in general.
Geology can be taught using charts, diagrams and while learning the associated vocabulary. Research using a search engine on the Internet can be used to locate specific information pertaining to the history of the Earth, the various climates, soil composition, weather patterns that shaped the Earth crust, etc., would be reviewed and learned as necessary. The students can bring their own maps or books and ask the questions that need to be addressed.
I learned Java at the University of Ottawa when I attended college to do my Software Engineering degree. I have been programming computers using Java since 1998. Programming elements such as: variables, flow control, decision elements, control loops, subroutines, recursion, file processing and object oriented programming are all part of the game. A review of algorithms, the design of an applications, math operations and their implementation, types and use of variables are other subjects that are covered. Students have the choice of programming in Windows or in Linux environments. Students should either have access to a computer or possess their own. Setting their own (preferred) environment is critical to ensure that someone is comfortable with their machine.
English is my third language. I learned it in school like most Western school educated students. Once I joined the workforce, I was feeling the symbolic fright of speaking a different language to strangers, both at work and while traveling. When I was 19, my employer (a telephone company I was working for as a long distance operator back then) suggested me to take some English courses to improve my mastery of the language. While at work, I kept practicing, reading, and watching English speaking movies at home. It took some time and a lot of work, but it can be done. Learning a new (and sometimes a foreign) language can be a very daunting task. Several of the tricks are: 1) to keep practicing and conversing with people 2) to learn the language in subjects and situations that are familiar to you, and; 3) to use English in your daily life as much as possible. This includes doing banking, ordering food in restaurants, using the Internet, watching TV or movies, traveling, and reading material written in English. As for my experience teaching English, I used to be a literacy tutor as a volunteer for close to 18 years in Canada. Here in Washington DC, I am currently teaching English to four Spanish speaking students that are attending various schools in the District. I can teach English both at conversational and technical levels.
I learned English in school like most Western school educated students. English was part of most of my schooling up to and including University. Learning a new language can be a very daunting task. One of the tricks is 1) to keep practicing, 2) to learn the language in subjects and situations that are familiar to you 3) to use English in your daily life as much as possible such as: when doing banking, ordering food in restaurants, using the Internet, watching TV or movies, traveling, and the best is to read, read and read more material written in English. There are excellent commercially available printed guides and material in bookstores and online that will help you master the very English basics. Furthermore using a tutor is an alternate choice since there might be times when you may not be sure if you really understand the material. Some methods that I will be using to help you master the English language are the following: reviewing of grammar principles, learning new vocabulary and reviewing already acquired one, proposing written exercises, doing dictations in specific subjects and writing exercises onsite that will be corrected during the lessons. Most important will be to answer your questions as they arise.
I learned HTML and webpage creation while working at the University of Ottawa Linguistics Department. As part of my duties, I was asked if I would be interested in contributing to the design of the Department web page. I since designed entire websites for the Ottawa Heart Institute French Language Department, the Canadian National Defense Maritime Engineering Department web site (a total of 175 bilingual pages), the Marc Gervais Renaissance Group of Gatineau, Canada very first website and I was the webmaster for Ottawa Unity Church webmaster for close to 5 years. HTML, or the abbreviation for Hypertext Markup Language, is a universal language that most of the Internet web pages utilize so that various information can be accessed without having prior knowledge about where the sought after information is located. HTML can be used to create his or own webpage so that a student can post interesting information that he or she finds appropriate. Webpage also means that the information needs to be displayed correctly. A well accepted standard, called CSS, allows page elements such as text, graphics and buttons to be uniformly displayed using tags. This feature allows a more visual and pleasant display of the page. Exploration of existing pages and their page source (the HTML in question) can be explored so that the student becomes familiar with the different constituents of the page.
I have been studying human and animal (mammals) anatomy since I started doing my Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM, and have had a keen interest in the subject since I took my first biology class in high school. I can help you master the "lingo" or vocabulary that is used to describe the various parts, organs and tissues that the human body is made of. No need to be an expert in Latin or Greek! I can recommend you some charts and books that will help you remember the material.
I have been studying human and animal physiology since I started to do my Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM, I have had a keen interest in the subject since I took my first biology class in the late 60's. I am now developing a software human body simulator as part of my thesis.
Geology can ve taught using charts, diagrams and learning the associated vocabulary. Research using a search engine on the Internet can be used to locate specific information pertaining to the history of the Earth, the various climates, soil composition, weather patterns that shaped the Earth crust, etc would be reviewed, learned as necessary.
Networking computers is no longer a new science. It has been done since the early 1950's, first for military purpose (the ancestor of our present Internet). It is a very vast subject so tutoring on this subject is not a 2 hour long affair. There are literally hundreds of topics that include servers, firewalls, proxies, protocols, access methods, encryption, security, administration, topologies, hardware segregation, software issues, Internet access, telecommunications, cabling, LAN/MAN/WAN, front end and back end servers, line drops, NICs, and many others. Myself, I have a Certified Novell Administrator certification, at least 30 years of hands-on experience using computers and installing networks. I no longer install networks but I do consulting and teaching about them from time to time.
I learned the C++ language after I used the C language. I am currently using that language to design and develop a human body physiology software simulator that I am implementing part of my Doctorate of Natural Medicine. I also use the language to design database control access for personal projects. C++ language elements such as program construction, variable types, declaration, decision elements, control loops such as for, do and switch cases will be reviewed. Files, structures, unions, and records can be revised as necessary. Functions and return types will be revised. Scope of variable is also an important topic. Programming traps like assignments (=) and test for equality (==) will also be presented. Important elements in programming are the right way to design a program, commenting someone work and to design from top to bottom to avoid logic flaws in the code.
, I am a Software and Electrical Engineer (3 PhDs), and currently completing a Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM. I officially learned the C language at the University of Ottawa beginning in 1998 as part of my Software Engineering degree program. However, I have been using the C language since the mid 80's as part of a consulting job that I used to have. C was used to develop modules that were utilized to access and filter records for a dBASE-III database. C language allowed me to learn C++ which is the object oriented and more modernized version of C.
I learned COBOL while attending Herzing Institutes in Ottawa, Canada when I was completing my Computer Programming and Data Processing Diploma. It is a language that is seldom used except in some public and government legacy systems. I have never taught that language but most computer languages use more or less the same paradigm (true-false, decision, loops, and data processing), etc.
I formally took Computer Programming at Herzing Institutes in Ottawa Canada in 1983. I also learned programming at the College de l'Outaouais in 1971 and at the University of Ottawa when I attended college to do my Software Engineering degree. I have been programming computers since 1968. The first language I used was FORTRAN 64. I also built my own microcomputer in 1975 and I was programming BASIC under MS-DOS back then. I since used many different languages such as: assemblers (Z-80, 8085, 68000, 6502 and other microprocessors). I have been programming micro-controllers like Microchip PICs, Parallax, BeagleBone and Raspberry PI since 2002 mainly in C and in their native assemblers. I am currently in the process of designing a new high level language compiler called TESLA (hence the TESLA language) which will be entirely designed and implemented in C The language will be used to design robust and error free applications destined for robotics and secure communication applications. As a hobby, I keep current with the development of new technologies, since programming and computer science fields keep evolving. I am in the process of designing a universal assembler, complete with an integrated graphical user interface (GUI), an interactive debugger and a super command language for robotics use (TESLA). Programming elements such as: variables, flow control, decision elements, control loops, subroutines, recursion, file processing and object oriented programming are all part of the game. A review of algorithms, the design of an applications, math operations and their implementation, types and use of variables are other subjects that are covered. Students have the choice of programming in Windows or in Linux environments. Students should either have access to a computer or possess their own. Setting their own (preferred) environment is critical to ensure that someone is comfortable with their machine.
I learned Computer Science when I originally started at the University of Ottawa. I then later switched to Software Engineering but both programs of Studies have similar learning paths. I studied C programming, the design of algorithms, database concepts, file processing, networking, design of compilers, the construction of 4th generation languages, code optimization to meet space and speed requirements, basic microprocessor electronics for hardware, among other subjects. Since I arrived in Washington DC, I have been introduced to some students that are attending Howard University. Some have manifested the need of a tutor in computer since and in mathematics. I have been doing tutoring Computer Science in DC on a part-time basic since June 2014
I have been using Microsoft DOS since version 2.1. At times, there is a need to active the command processor to do advanced file manipulations, to do IP address reconfiguration, scan for disk errors, to do file maintenance (deleting all files having an extension of .BAK - Not possible under Windows), image a hard drive or use partition magic, to do any file directory manipulations, to copy multiple files with various options, etc.
I learned FORTRAN 64 back in 1968 using punched cards on an IBM 360 environment. During that summer, I designed a payroll processing application that did process the pay and paychecks for a company that had approx. 350 employees. I heard that the system was used until 1974 when new technology was used. I never used FORTRAN since then. It is a language that is mainly used in engineering oriented systems and in the simulation of environmental effects such as wind patterns in buildings that have unusual architectural shapes (example is the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec). I have never taught that language but most computer languages use more or less the same paradigm (true-false, decision, loops, data processing), etc. It is mainly the same as driven a Jeep or a GM vehicle. They are different vehicles but they do operate exactly the same.
I purchased my first Macintosh computer back in 1993 (a Centris computer) to do Desktop Publishing for my own translation and document producing firm. I used to support those computers when I was working in Technical Support Centers in Canada. I can teach you how to use your computer in an efficient and fun way. Multiple hands-on exercises along with questions asked by the student will be on the menu. Depending on the platform (PC, Mac or Linux based), some of the topics would be: files and folders/directories, use of applications, setting up students' preferences, using the Internet in a safe way (for the computer), printing, and many other subjects.
MATLAB is a math environment in which someone can verify the solutions of various math problems of wide range of complexity. Subjects like algebra, matrix manipulation, calculus, differential equations and many others are some of the possibilities.
I took my first course in Microsoft Access at version 2.x when Windows 3.11 was king. I since learned Access versions 2003, 2007 and 2013. I designed an Access database system for a federal government department in whivh their complete nventory of server data backup tapes is maintained.
I have been using Microsoft Windows since Windows V2.1 (in approx. 1987). I have been using all versions of Windows except 2000. I will only tutor Windows XP and newer since all others are deprecated. Teaching using Windows nowadays implies teaching of how computers work, how to use them, maintenance and care of the system, use of the Internet, protection against malware and using plain old common sense. Tutoring will consist of hands-on of exercises in addition of possible simulations on how to fix basic Windows computer issues. Contents of a typical lesson would depend on how technical the student wishes to be taught. At the basic level, explanation of the GUI, files and folders, their creation, deletion and maintenance, hierarchy of the file system, the Control Panel, icons, user passwords, account creation, use of browsers to access the Internet, explanation of various peripherals, their uses and limitations, printing, file backups, use of USB devices, etc. I have more than 20 years of experience teaching computers, at university, working at call centers and Help-desks, tutoring students since I arrived in Washington DC.
I am a Software and Electrical Engineer (3 PhDs), and currently completing a Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM And I took Pascal programming at Algonquin College in the mid 1980's in Ottawa, Canada. I also learned Pascal programming at the University of Ottawa using the Delphi development environment when I attended college to do my Software Engineering degree.
, I am a Software and Electrical Engineer (3 PhDs), and currently completing a Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM. From my own experience, I found out that students need to be directed or "advised" in solving their issues with assignments rather than learn or perfect their hands-on with tools, environments, etc. Thus, Visual BASIC being a "visual" programming language will be taught using a lots of hands-on exercises. The student will learn the IDE, the tools and the methods to complete their school assignments. Problem solving in computer science is one of the main keys to be enforced.
I have been involved in electronics since age 5. I formally first studied Electronics at a 3-year Technical college in Gatineau, Canada. I have since taken several technical seminars and extra courses to keep abreast of the development of technologies. I completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2002. My thesis was about the design and implementation of a cryptographic system. Electrical engineering is closely related to electronics, but it encompasses fields such as radio and telecommunications, radar system, electronic circuit design (active filters, power supplies and conditioning circuits, alarm and detection systems, analog and digital electronics, microprocessor and micro-controller based systems, etc). I designed many card level systems and testing apparatus such as test jigs and fixtures, cabling testing systems, telecommunication instrumentation, detection and control system over the years. I can teach you how to circuit diagrams and schematics, troubleshooting techniques for analogue and digital electronic systems, interfacing and programming microprocessors and micro-controllers, how to set up an efficient and highly productive electronic bench and work environment, how to design digital logic circuits using simple optimizing tools such as logic and timing diagrams, boolean tables, De De Morgan simplification techniques, dos and dont's in constructing prototypes, safety concerns and issues, proper grounding techniques, and many other subjects too numerous to list here. Since I have been living in DC, I have been tutoring 3 or 4 students on the use of graphical calculators, the design of simple digital based logic circuitry, the study of Boolean logic and I helped one student with her basic microprocessor based circuitry. I use electrical engineering along with software engineering in designing robotics based systems, amateur radio sets and use of electronics in model railroading applications. I have been recently involved with the NVMRC train club and eventually, I will be working with the club technical team to solve electrical issues. As for tutoring students, I am very strong on extensive hands-on approach so that students can locate faults in their systems on their own under my guidance. I will in the near future, be seeking a professional engineer license for DC, Virginia and Maryland.
I am a certified and very experienced Electronic Technologist and Engineer. I learned computer hardware components in both my Software Engineering and Electronic Technology programs. I also have extensive hands-on experience in designing, installing, modifying, troubleshooting and servicing computer systems. My experience in Computer Engineering is mostly at the system and card levels. I taught computer hardware to many students, explaining the architecture of a modern microcomputer, the use of software applications, use of Windows environment such as Windows XP to 7, and Linux, and Macintosh computers. Networking of computers, both cabled and wireless, routers and modems are also part of the tutoring. I have several years of configuring and building network environments. The student may have specific questions pertaining to some particular areas of interest which will be answered accordingly. Also, depending of the student's needs, some additional sources of information will be pointed out such as pertinent websites.
I took Python programming online at Coursera. I obtained 93.5% for that course. And I am a Software and Electrical Engineer (3 PhDs), and currently completing a Doctorate in Natural Medicine at IQUIM. I will help students with their assignments but the goal is to show the students where they need help along with providing sound advice, practical tips, and as many examples the student requires. I am also a stickler to teaching the best software design techniques so that the student keeps developing industry accepted work methodologies. If you are new to programming, Python is an easy computer language to start with. We can cover basic statements, concepts like interpreting vs compiling, variables, decision making statements, arrays, records, files, and many others. Far more advanced concepts like regex, parsing, lexers interpreters, recursivity, etc can also be covered.
Teaching handwriting is a delicate subject since everyone may have their own style of writing. Some people may not know how to write: as an example, some newcomers to a more developed country may be functionally illiterate and most likely that person may or may not know how to write the basic English words. I taught literacy in Canada for close to 17 years and I have extensive experience doing this. Since a lot of school systems no longer teach handwriting in favor of using computers and tablets, a lot of students may never know how to use basic writing equipment such as pens and pencils. This is very unfortunate because in many instances, people still extensively use pen and paper to communicate. In any vase, I can teach this subject in a very easy and fun way!