### About Me:

- Retired Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Engineer and part-time Tutor
- Former CEO and IC Layout Design Instructor at Advanced Silicon Technology
- Did circuit design for NASA, Xerox, Western Digital, AMD, Intel and Sharp Japan
- Taught chip design techniques to Engineers at Xerox and Sharp Corporation
- Developed and coded unique software tools to automate IC design
- UCLA honors graduate in Engineering with course work in:
- Quantum Physics (at UCLA)
- Electronics (at UCLA)
- Mathematics including Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus (at Junior College)
- Chemistry (at Junior College)
- Astronomy (at UCLA)
- Software Development (at UCLA)
- Philosophy of Science and Religion (at UCLA)
- Part-time Website Designer for business and friends
- Developed unique methods to simulate complex economic and financial problems using equivalent electrical circuits
- C++, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript programming
- Made Learn Electronics Videos with over 1.9 million views

### I Enjoy Teaching a blend of the following:

- Basic Math to Calculus
- Basic Physics
- Electronics (beginning to advanced)
- Programming
- Website Design
- Financial Modeling and Simulations (model your retirement plan?)

### Learning Philosophy:

- Low pressure - learning should be enjoyable
- Foster curiosity by probing basic questions:
- What is energy?
- How can gravitational energy be negative energy?
- How does gravity affect the shape of space and the passage of time?
- How is light generated?
- How does a lever multiply a force?
- What is the math behind a pair of pliers?
- How does a wing provide lift?
- Why do you get shocked when you walk across the carpet and touch the door knob?
- What is Ohm's Law?
- What is a capacitor, inductor and resistor?
- How does a transistor work?
- How does a solar cell work?
- What is the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration?
- How does Einstein's Relativity allow time travel into the future?
- In Calculus, why is integration the inverse of differentiation?

- Discover by demonstration and experiment when feasible:
- Verify that Pi is about 3.14 using a tape measure.
- Show that the area of a circle is Pi times the radius squared using paper and scissors.
- Show how the angles of any triangle add up to exactly 180 degrees.
- Prove the Pythagorean Theorem using paper and scissors and then using algebra.
- Demonstrate how a pulley system can lift 40 pounds using only 10 pounds of force.
- Check Ohm's Law using a battery, resistor and multimeter.
- Learn to code by making your own website.
- Gain self-confidence and exceed by going beyond the common knowledge

### Rates:

- First Lesson: $20/hour
- Additional Lessons: $30/hour
- Block of 5 Lessons: $100 ($20/hour)
- Block of 10 Lessons: $150 ($15/hour)
- If a lesson runs over, you are only charged for the hour.

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