Brian McKay

Brian M.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Middle School, High School, College
Do you want help with your math problems from someone who both excelled at math and then applied these skills as a successful engineer? I am a professional engineer and manager, specializing in cyber security, machine learning and military experimentation. I have a passion for sharing and teaching the knowledge of mathematics with others (both children and adults). Over the years, my background and experience have shaped my teaching philosophy to focus on a deep understanding of mathematical concepts (and scientific concepts, when appropriate) and a strong focus on learning to ask questions and solve problems in various ways. I earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Washington State University. I’ve taught mathematics for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Phoenix, in addition to electrical engineering topics at Cornell. I have tutored many high school students to help them master their math topics. I look forward to helping you.

About Brian M.

I am a professional engineer and manager, specializing in cyber security, machine learning and military experimentation. I studied electrical engineering at Cornell for undergraduate and graduate degrees, then entered the navy as a submarine officer. Over the last 17 years, I’ve worked with corporate and military clients on cyber security and electrical engineering. I attended Cornell University to study electrical engineering prior to entering the navy. After university, I lived in Hawaii, Washington DC, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Italy.

I have always loved mathematics - from secondary school to university to now. In particular, I love the idea that mathematics is a wide and changing field about asking questions and solving problems. For most of us, math was never presented nor taught this way. I love working with students to help them better understand mathematics as something more than a series of algorithms to memorize or subjects to complete to meet requirements.

Outside of work and school, I like to travel, run, hike, write and cook. I love playing board games and role playing games. I also like to learn new languages and am working to keep my Italian and Spanish proficient.


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