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Tutor profile: Jim L.

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Jim L.
Aerospace Engineer for >30 years Tutors in Math, Mechanics and Programming
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About Jim

About Jim
I work in the aerospace industry and have had a wide range of experiences that tend to make my subject areas come to life. I have been involved in launching rockets, UAVs and balloons. I spend a lot of time reading up on the latest hotness in various technical fields in order to put theory into practice.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
For the past two years, I have tutored online (for Chegg Tutors). During this time, I have provided over 1400 live lesson sessions in a variety of topics with several tutoring relationships that spanned multiple semesters. I have a 99.52% positive favorability rating with 831 reviews at Chegg. Throughout my 30-year career in the aerospace industry, tutoring and mentoring have been a big part of my life. In perhaps my most formal teaching endeavor, I prepared and delivered a 16-week duration short-course on particle and rigid body dynamics...
Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Aerospace Engineering
Master's Degree
1993 - 1994
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor's Degree
1986 - 1991

Work Experience

Work Experience
NASA/Wallops Flight Facility, Aerospace Engineer
1988 - Present
I started my career at NASA working in the field of flight mechanics for sounding rocket vehicles. In the role of sounding rocket flight performance analyst, I applied the fields of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics and control systems to predict trajectories of sounding rocket vehicles and to assess their flightworthiness. I spent 4-years working in the Range Safety organization applying the principles of statistics and risk management to the flight of rockets, drones, and scientific balloons. I am currently working as a guidance...

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