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Bob A.

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Post Graduate work in Physics, Maths, Engineering, and Education Bridgewater State University, Northeastern University, and Univ. of Hartford Simmons College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) University of Hartford Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Computer Engineering major University of Connecticut Dual-Degree program for Bio-Medical Engineering, majors in Electrical Engineering and Biology


Personalized Tutoring for Greater Understanding. I am retired; a former high school and college physics and science teacher, and math instructor for the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School. I have a Massachusetts teaching certificate, 20 years experience teaching and tutoring physics, mathematics, chemistry, and other sciences; 22 years experience designing computer hardware and networking equipment; and 10 years experience as a construction electrician. I concentrate on finding ways to help students understand the concepts and not just rely on memorization of definitions and formulas. I get joy from finding a simply way to explain a difficult concept to a student. I am frame each question to lead to an understanding and there is a great satisfaction when I see that 'ahha' moment and know we can move on. I like helping my students truly understand their subjects. I believe their success depends on their understanding of the material; not on memorization and a calculator, or reading then reciting an answer. With their own true understanding of the concepts, quiz questions and problems become simpler; and as a bonus the knowledge can be used in other courses and in life. When they really understand the wonderful things they can do - that is when they want to know more. If you are interested in understanding your Physics, Science, and Maths as opposed to just solving problems, then I am the tutor for you. I like to show students how mathematics is both a tool and a language. Mathematics is a tool for scientist to solve problems using data from experiments, and to predict future results and events. I show them how to apply their mathematics principles including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus to help in solving their science problems. I teach that mathematics is also a language, the language of science; and it has a syntax and semantics just as any natural language does. Mathematics is the language scientist use to describe the universe - Mathematics is the language of science because unlike natural human languages, mathematics is precise and exact. Teaching is my 3rd career. After two other careers and over 30 years prior work experience, I came to teaching as an avocation as well as a vocation.


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Music has had a lasting impact on my life. I met my wife in college marching band, and everyone in my family is in the music and entertainment business except me. I enjoy reading both non-fiction and fiction, gardening, computers, hobby electronics. I enjoy travel and I love visiting new places and learning about them. résumé: --------- I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). I have studied a wide variety of mathematics and science subjects both during my preparation for teaching, and before that in preparation for my earlier career as an electrical engineer. In addition I have completed post-graduate work in physics, science, mathematics, engineering, computers, and education; including a courses on Teaching AP Physics and in the Mathematical Modeling Method for Teaching Physics. I was an electrical engineer designing computer hardware for 20 years before becoming a teacher. Electrical Engineering is a study of physics, especially Electro-Magnetics, and the mathematics required to describe electrical systems and to solve EE problems. I have done advanced work in both physics and mathematics; and in my engineering work I applied my knowledge of mathematics and science in the solution of problems. I originally started out to be a Bio-Medical Engineer and began my studies in a dual-degree program at UConn for a BSEE and BA in Biology. I finished my baccalauréate at the University of Hartford in a BSEE program concentrating in computer systems and hardware design. Due to this I have studied a wide variety of subjects. In addition to my major in Electrical Engineering I have major concentrations in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Engineering; and minors in Chemistry, and Biology. I was an electrician in construction for 10 years while attending college part-time. I then worked for 20 years at Raytheon, Prime Computer, and Digital Computer (DEC) designing computer systems, CPUs, memory, and networking hardware. I have two U.S. and related foreign patents for computer design. After my work in the computer industry is when I completed my MAT in Physics and became a teacher.

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