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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL; B.S. Mathematics.
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; (All but Master's Degree thesis) Physics.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO; M.A. Physics.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Ph.D. Physics.
Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; Institute for Theoretical Physics; PostDoctoral Fellowship.
University of Missouri, St. Louis; 36 semester hours toward a M.Ed. in Sec. Ed. plus a Mathematics teaching certification (Also took several advanced math classes.)
Spectral Functions and the Validity of the Shell Model in Finite Nuclei.
B.S. with honors; Illinois State Scholar; πμε honorary Mathematics Fraternity, Southern Illinois University; Washington University Fellow 3 years. In 2008, Who’s Who in America invited me to submit my biography, and I did not.
ExperienceAbout 1 year PT tutoring math and statistics at SIUE.
About 4 years PT tutoring at Professional Skills Institute in St. Louis.
About 6 months PT tutoring experience for WyzAnt.
About 4 years PT teaching assistant or teaching fellow experience with direct student contact.
About 2.5 years college/university level PT physics teaching experience.
About 0.5 years college/university level PT math (statistics) teaching experience.
Programmer/Software Engineer since 1996-2014. Research in Heart Rate Variability/Cardiology at Wash U Med School - 12 years. My name is on about 80 journal or abstract publications primarily in Heart Rate Variability.
HobbiesProgramming, math, physics, spirituality, and motorcycling are my current interests.
I have about 4 years of part-time tutoring experience in St. Louis, MO for a private company and Edwardsville, IL for SIUE. With WyzAnt, I have tutored college physics, algebra 2, trigonometry, statistics, probability, pre-algebra, pre-calculus, C, Java, calculus, Win32 shell scripting and C++.
I am very well practiced in patience and a perfectly positive attitude toward my students. I strive to not judge others. As a student, I became one of the best at writing clear, easy to follow solutions to simple or difficult problems. Teaching and tutoring have helped me to verbally do the same.
I have recently worked in industry for 6 years as a programmer/software engineer. I have programmed for 12 years in my scientific research at Wash U School of Medicine in St. Louis, where I became an expert in Heart Rate Variability. During my dissertation and postdoc, I also programmed a great deal. I was a part-time Unix system administrator for 8 years. The programming languages C, C++, FORTRAN, and Java; the operating systems Unix, Linux, and Windows; and the shell scripting languages DOS, bash, csh, and sh are my specialties.
About 4 years as a teaching assistant or teaching fellow in physics during graduate school has been helpful, and I also taught college physics in St. Louis for one semester. I have taught several students C++ programming on the job.
I am capable of tutoring any type of mathematics or physics offered here.
I will tutor C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, Unix, Linux, and shell scripting (bash, csh, sh). I can teach beginning to expert levels in all programming languages, scripting languages, and OS's just mentioned, except for Java. Currently, I can help beginning and intermediate level Java students.
Technical subjects are learned best through practice by problem solving. Concepts will be explained clearly if there is a need. Otherwise, practice is emphasized. Teaching strategy in test taking is beneficial to many students.
With adult students, I will help as directed, but I would prefer to teach independence in addition to the subject at hand. For younger students, there may be more of an opportunity to encourage valuable skills for school. Teaching students independence is very valuable, and I will do that if I have the opportunity. The goal of an education is to make one a life-long, independent learner in any subject that interests the individual.
Scientific Programming, Intermediate Algebra, 7th Grade math, Linear Algebra, Math, 6th Grade math, Multivariable Calculus, Physics, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Probability, Programming, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Theory, Science, Geometry, Software, Software Engineering, Statistics, Trigonometry, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade Science, 9th Grade math, German 1, German 1, German 2, Algorithms, Data Structures, IB Physics HL, Java, AP Statistics, 11th Grade math, 12th Grade math, Algebra 1, 7th Grade Science, Algebra 2, Algebra 3/4, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 1 - DUPE, AP Physics 2 - DUPE, AP Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics 2: Mechanics, 10th Grade math, Applied Mathematics, C++, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, College Algebra, Computational Problem Solving, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Skills, Differential Equations, Electromagnetism, Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math
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