I was born with three gifts. Tutoring has always come naturally for me. Math has always revealed itself to me. And I am as comfortable with a computer as with an old friend. As early as high school I was tutoring in math, computers and foreign languages(Spanish, French). My affinity for languages came from growing up in a bilingual home and between Florida and Puerto Rico. And my focus on bringing my student's natural gifts to the subject helped me find an avenue for their success. ... [more]
As am electrical engineering major calculus was critical. We went beyond calculus and into differential equations and applications. But what makes me a good tutor on the subject is my ability to break it down into simple words when needed and challenge the learn the other times. I have served as a calculus coach at the high school level and have tutored many calculus courses including calculus I, II, III and business calc.
In recent jobs, I have used excel for a wide range of purposes. That includes an interactive quote for that backs up it's data in an xml file. That also includes interactive pivot charts that serve a dashboards, and spreadsheets that summarize various other pages. I've even made game boards.
I have a BS in Electrical Engineering concentrating in Computer Engineering and an AA in concentrating in Computer Programming. But I would have been good in computers even if I'd never set foot in a classroom. I've worked with computers all my life and have an almost innate understanding of it. Mac or PC, Windows 97 or Windows 7. The more they change the more the stay the same.
I tutored both incoming freshmen and high school in geometry.
I've used PowerPoint extensively under multiple platforms. I've created slideshow presentations both timed and untimed for both professional presentation and public speaking events. I've used PP interactively as an education aid simulating a game show. I have also been in charge of making live edits to PP presentations during speaker presentations.
As an engineer, math was essential. Pre-calculus is a foundation course and the concepts in it are revisited and expanded on in every course that followed. As a math tutor at FSU for over four years pre-calculus was a common subject of my tutoring.
Spanish is actually my first language. However, my English is even better then my Spanish. I am also very experienced in teaching conjugation and tenses. So I help with both fluency and grammar.
I remember in my first Trig class asking my self when I'd ever use it. Getting my BS in electrical engineering learned never to ask that question. It was all over the place in my studies and I had to get to know it well. But the biggest test was teaching it to High Schoolers for two years.
I have worked with HTML since middle school in the late 80s. I made websites into the early 2000s. Where style sheets (CSS) changed the way we approach page formatting. I currently use both in making websites responsive. but I'm even better at teaching it. sincerely, Gil
I have taught and tutored in test preparation for over 15 years. This includes a semester long SAT and ACT prep class for up coming college freshmen.
I began with Photoshop in 1994. I believe the version was 2.0 or 3.0. I have worked with Photoshop in both photo correction and graphic arts. I can help with both. I also keep up to date on the latest features that Adobe rolls out.
I have designed an entire database system for use by a manufacture to track and report on quoted services. All the database management was done in SQL. Whether it's querying, or data management, I can help.
In addition to my heavy science back ground through engineering. I worked in the High Magnetic Field Laboratory's community education department that was tasked teaching the community about science.
I started working with illustrator in 1995 in high school. I have enjoyed using all.the version of illustrator that have come after. It has always been my choice software for logo creation as well as vector images.
Discrete math is a critical element of Computer Engineering. Since that was the concentration of my Electrical Engineering degree, it was a must for me. Given my field, what I learned in discrete math I applied primarily to discrete sampling, digital logic and discrete sequences, but I excelled in all elements of the class.
I served as a teacher for in a program preparing adults to manage credit, investment and prepare business plans. I have also taught test preparation techniques and test taking techniques for various tests including SAT, ACT and GED.
I have extensive experience with Access. In recent jobs, I developed various access databases. The biggest was an interactive and intuitive quoting system that tracked produced quotes based on drop downs (combo boxes) calculating produce, delivery and installation charges. The system allowed searches of quotes base on various parameters and produced various reports.
Before Visual Basic I learned to use QBASIC in an academic setting while getting my Associates in the area of computer programming. I then took it upon myself to learn Visual Basic. In a previous, employment that came in use as I developed a database quoting system with Visual Basic on the back end.
I have a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering at Florida State University. Although my focus was in Computer the curriculum included analog/digital communications, control systems, extensive circuit analysis as well as programming, digital logic, computer architecture, discrete math, processor programming, Nero-networks, Machine Language among other things. We utilized MATLAB, MathCAD and C++.
I have a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering. Florida State University was still in the process of approving a new Computer Engineering program and anyone studying Computer Engineering would get an Electrical Engineering degree. As part of the curriculum we learned, programming, digital logic, computer architecture, discrete math, processor programming, Nero-networks, Machine Language among other things. We utilized MATLAB, MathCAD and C++.