Tom A. - Calc., Physics, EE (analog, digital design), micro-controller tutoring

Cal Tech Tom A. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$48 / hr
Los Angeles, CA
(534)
40 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am an Electrical Engineer with work experience at Hughes Aircraft, Boeing (Anaheim), Raytheon, and Freescale Semiconductor (Tempe, AZ). I was working full-time at Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP) in Tempe, and enjoyed tutoring high school and college students, mostly near Tempe and Mesa AZ, but willing to drive further if needed. I'm now back in LA, creating tutoring programs designed for parent or student needs. My tutoring relies heavily on getting the student in the 'driver's seat' q...
Reviews
Tom was diligent and hardworking in helping me learn both Mathematica and economics. I went from no programming experience in Mathematica to being able to solve all the problems on my own after just a few sessions! He always made time and worked very hard outside of sessions to prepare--one of the best tutors I've had!
- Lane C. from Nashville, TN
Tom was helpful and professional during our session. He explains everything steps by step and made me understand the material. He solved the problem and his results were the perfect match.
- Karifa D. from Junction City, KS
Was concerned if i understood the material. Went through the steps i needed to understand. Was patient and made sure all my questions were answered. He was aware when i needed my homework to be done by. He responded quickly to my request for my tutoring.
- Elisa O. from Los Angeles, CA
Tom was a fantastic tutor, who assisted me in MATLAB lessons. He was very knowledgable about the material, made the information easy to understand, and also had fantastic conversational skills. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for any material he specializes in, especially MATLAB.
- AJ A. from Millville, MA
Tom is patient and knowledgeable and he makes sure that you understand the topic before moving to the next step. He will go as slow as you want to I really enjoyed my session
- Parissa M. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Tom was very willing to work with me and to help me through some very challenging problems in electromagnetics. He was very patient and his style was conducive to me learning.
- Jason G. from Gig Harbor, WA
Helped me with nested for loops in Matlab and Python. He also showed me how to debug in Matlab. I plan on working with Tom again. He is an electrical engineer and knows his stuff.
- Isaac E. from Chisago City, MN
Tom is very efficient in providing the knowledge in a way anyone can feel comfortable in any electrical engineering design. Very patient, professional, and passionate about teaching. Would definitely recommend to anyone that needs help with challenging electrical engineering problems
- Karl M. from Lubbock, TX
Starting with Basics. Review of Basics, Signals and Systems. Sorry just beginning to review. Cannot elaborate more at this time. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
- Dee G. from Brewster, NY
I have never touched Matlab in my life, and suddenly I found myself with multiple advanced computing assignments to be done using the Matlab program. Tom worked with me and took me through the processes of deciphering my assignment starting from the very first line with grace, patience, and practically all the answers. He was very patient with all my questions and never failed to encourage me to recreate code and plot my own functions. He took his own time after our sessions to review the material and even send me documents he felt would bolster my understanding of the project, which they very much did. Tom is very knowledgeable, relatable, easy to talk to, patient, and very available in terms of time. He understood that my schedule revolved around endless lectures and group meetings on zoom and worked with my schedule to ensure the best learning experience for me. He always invited questions in our sessions and I could tell he wanted me to gain an understanding of Matlab, without expecting that I become a pro overnight. Overall, Tom is my go-to for all things to do with code and anyone would be incredibly fortunate to have him as a tutor.
- Danijela C. from Los Angeles, CA
Difficult concepts are broken down into understandable segments. Making learning concepts easier with excellent answers for questions on the topic. Would highly recommend Tom for anyone who wants to understand concepts and ideas behind the mathematical formulas.
- Sherri B. from North Arlington, NJ
Tom assisted me with my MatLab course, specifically a project that was a major grade. I received an A on the project thanks to his help. I highly recommend him!
- Raquel S. from Humble, TX
Tom is super knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics. Getting support at the graduate level is rare, but Tom fills the task more than adequately. He was able to apply concepts from his electrical background to help me keep forward progress in my mechanical project!
- Sarah B. from Colorado Springs, CO
Tutor went nice and slow and helped work with me to understand physics problems about 2d motion and kinematics! I would definitely recommend Tom.
- Michael F. from Los Angeles, CA
Thanks, Tom for torturing me. We went over a practice test, 1 problem at a time. Explaining how to solve it and helping me memorize it. Thank you!
- Ernesto L. from Los Angeles, CA
Tom taught me in a very clear way with notes. He is the best tutor I have ever seen and I will continue to find Tom for the tutorial in the future. The lesson made me feel comfortable for the exam today. Highly recommended!
- Kevin C. from Marina Del Rey, CA
Tom worked with our son through several challenging problems for his AP Physics class. Tom made sure at every step that he understood the concepts and connections. Very helpful!
- Renate L. from Los Angeles, CA
I had my first session with Tom to cover Solid State Devices and Theory. He was very clear in presenting the information in such a way that I understood it immediately. He was nice enough to ask me to send my assignments to him for review so we could maximize the session.
- Jeanette E. from Chicago, IL
Tom helped me through a project in my Intro to Radar course. I had difficulty creating the MATLAB simulation that was required for the assignment. It required advanced knowledge of digital signals and systems. During the sessions, it was obvious that Toms vast engineering and aeronautical background provided him with the experience and knowledge of someone who could help me. Tom was able to step me through the MATLAB code while also help me understand the content of the course. With out Tom I was lost. He was able to explain everything in a way that helped me understand. His ability to explain a topic in multiple ways aided in this. He was always very polite and kind during the lessons which helped me feel comfortable going to him for help. He worked as slowly or quickly as I needed. I will definitely be using Tom again in the near future.
- Drew E. from Union City, NJ
Tom A. is very talented in the field of mathematics, he was able to solve very difficult calculus 2 problems that I had for a redo test and walked me through the process of solving them efficiently.
- Jesus H. from Los Angeles, CA
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