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Teaching mathematics, I aim to convey to my students the thrill of discovery that comes with true understanding. To do mathematics effectively is to learn actively, through some degree of struggle and trial-and-error. Otherwise, mathematics remains a disjointed jumble of intimidating facts, easily forgotten and never appreciated.

...I know what it takes to succeed in academics up to the highest degree levels at premier institutions. I have been a teaching assistant for advanced undergraduate and graduate level electrical engineering courses (microwave electronics, VLSI fabrication, digital signal processing, adaptive signal...

...I absolutely love science. I have years of experience with not only the software and applications that run on computer systems but also the hardware. I have written a pc bios, scientific computing and control applications for a jet propulsion laboratory.

...I encourage students to take time to be clear about the details of definitions and concepts, rather than simply memorizing theorems and procedures for solving particular problem types. For linear algebra, I find it especially helpful to use realistic examples that reveal the value of studying wh...

...My goal is not only to help the student learn, but create an interest in the subject as well, as I have found that interest and curiosity are the best motivators. I try to challenge students to do their best, without overwhelming them. I expect the best from myself, and I will not charge for any lesson with which the student, or parent is not completely satisfied.

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