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Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Electrical Engineer, MSc, gives classes to students in Calgary: Calculus, Programming & Electronics

Methodology

My methodologies vary significant, as I believe there is a very specific way to work with each individual. More generally, I meet with the student for the first time (usually over coffee) and we plan together a study schedule. First, I ask the student about his/her background, what are his/her goals and the time frame we have to work on. Then, I process this information in order to suggest a working schedule that will put him/her exactly where he/she needs to be. My classes involve both theory and practice (the percentage depends on the student), as I always teach the student from basics to advanced, while expect him/her to carefully think about what is being taught. Additionally, I try to use the student's own interest to provide more examples and facilitate the learning procedure. Finally, I believe that homework is key in this learning procedure, so I always leave the student with some tasks to work on before we have the chance to reconnect and go over it together.

Background

I am an Electrical Engineer, with a MSc from the University of Calgary. I am a professional in both software and hardware development, and I have 13 years of experience with private tutoring, including academic courses (Calculus, Programming and Electronics) and languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish). I have always been TA for many years in Canada and in Brazil, teaching Analog Electronic Circuits and Differential and Integral Calculus.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Lessons offered by Thiago
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Methodology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education

Thiago's Resume

Thiago Valentin de Oliveira
Software and Hardware Engineer
Private Tutor in Academic Courses (Calculus, Programming and Electronics)
Private Tutor in Languages (English and Portuguese)

PROFILE

• Software: Broad experience with several languages and IDEs: C, C++, Java (NetBeans), MATLAB, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Pascal, Android (Eclipse and Android Studio) and Assembly
• Hardware: Thorough knowledge of circuit design, technologies, softwares and platforms: FPGA, VHDL, PCB (Orcad), Integrated Circuits (Cadence), Arduino, ARM Cortex-M mbed and XBees (CodeWarrior)
• Organization: Dynamic, detail oriented and performance driven professional with ability to balance work, school, volunteering and hobbies
• Efficiency: Proven ability with teamwork and independent job, including strong leadership skills
• Languages: Solid communication skills, both oral and written, across several languages (fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and conversational French)
• Motivations: Self-motivated and always willing to employ own knowledge to problem-solving challenges, while being able to learn new techniques and sharpen existing skills

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 2016 – 2017
University of Calgary
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0

Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering 2009 – 2015
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GPA: 9.6 / 10.0
Exchange student at University of Calgary (Fall 2013 – Winter 2014)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
GPA: 3.96 / 4.00

TUTOR / TEACHING ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE

• Teaching Assistant for Analog Electronic Circuits at the University of Calgary (Jan 2016 – Dec 2017)
• Private tutor in Continuous Time Signals and Systems and Differential Equations (Jun 2017 – Aug 2017)
• Private tutor in English as a Second Language (Oct 2014 – Nov 2015)
• Teaching Assistant for Differential and Integral Calculus I, II and III at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Oct 2009 – Dec 2011)
• Teaching Assistant in High School level Mathematics (Aug 2007 – Dec 2007)
• Private tutor in High School level Mathematics and Physics (2004 – 2015)

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Low Frequency Instrumentation Laboratory 2016 – 2017
University of Calgary, Canada

• Led research project focused on leakage prevention and detection features for pipelines, by developing a fully functional prototype of a new technology
• Identified best electronic components through datasheet review and provided painstaking schematic diagram analysis, including radio devices, microcontrollers and sensors such as accelerometers
• Became familiarized with RTOS, mbed SDK, SPI protocol and serial communication
• Developed real-time firmware in C/C++ for both ARM-based mbed NXP embedded device and Digi’s XBees to implement a linear wireless network (with 802.15.4 and ZigBee protocols)
• Created a Windows graphical interface in C++ to implement a real-time pipeline monitoring software
• Learned how to perform literature review and how to write patents, technical papers and formal reports

Academic Material Developer Aug-Dec 2015
Responde Aí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Developed and reviewed lessons of Differential and Integral Calculus and Linear Algebra for online platform widely used in Brazil
• Provided competence in individual and team work, while meeting deadlines
• Developed leadership skills and ability to provide report to superiors

Visualization and Graphics Group May-Aug 2014
University of Calgary, Canada

• Conducted research project focused on tridimensional data representation for computer graphics application, by developing method for 3D data compression with multidimensional Fourier analysis
• Implemented high-level algorithms, regression analysis (least squares), optimization, interpolation and filtering methods, combined with multidimensional data handling (3D autocorrelation and convolution)
• Gained experience with MATLAB, Maple, Mathematica, and software debug and documentation
• Co-authored short paper accepted at EuroVis 2015

Analog and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 2012 – 2013, 2014 – 2015
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

• Conducted research project focused on parasitic capacitances, by implementing the design of a switched capacitor filter and optimizing routing techniques for capacitor matrices in integrated circuits (using CMOS 0.35µm technology)
• Designed a Printed Circuit Board and conducted its assembly to test the fabricated Integrated Circuit
• Gained experience with test bench equipments (soldering, power supply, multimeter, oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer) and simulation softwares (Orcad and Cadence)
• Presented at Jornada de Iniciação Científica da UFRJ, Brazil, in October 2012

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

• ECE Academic Excellence Reward for Perfect 4.0 GPA (2015-2016), including a prize of $1000, University of Calgary, April 2017
• Co-author of short paper accepted at EuroVis 2015: “A Quality-Preserving Cartesian to Body-Centered Cubic Downsampling Transform”. Leader author: Usman R. Alim, VISAGG, University of Calgary, Canada, 2015
• Silver Medal at Brazilian Physics Olympiad (OBF), Brazil, 2007
• Gold Medal at Brazilian Physics Olympiad (OBF), Brazil, 2006
• Honorable Mention at Regional Mathematics Olympiad of Rio de Janeiro (OMERJ), Brazil, 2006

VOLUNTEER WORK

• Leads the task of organizing the library archive of the Brazilian Community Association of Alberta (BCAAB) through automatic and manual cataloging in dedicated software (June 2017 – Present)
• Helps the BCAAB organizing and attending their cultural events held in Calgary (March 2016 – Present)
• Participates as Member of the Board of Directors of the BCAAB (March 2016 – Present)

INTERESTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Internet of Things and how technology evolves, including software-hardware interfacing and deep level design capabilities of both
• Led the Calgary Origami Meetup Group and currently leads the Calgary Portuguese-English Meetup Group
• Arts, Literature, blog-writing and language learning, including teaching Portuguese, English and Spanish
• Outdoors activities, such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing and travelling (member of Calgary Outdoor Club and Calgary Outdoors Recreational Enthusiasts)
• Cooking and baking (international culinary, including tweaks)
• Musical instruments (especially keyboard) and dancing (ballroom and latin styles)

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