Why this class!
One of the things that I use to see as an instructor was how the new students use to struggle for several months when they started school. The struggle was for
several reasons in several different areas. For many students, first, it was the going back to school part. For some, it was the learning part. Yet for
others, it was the basic math they had forgotten.
After talking with several college and vocational school electrical and electronics instructors, it seems the problem may have gotten worse over the years. This problem is one that I believe I can solve with just a month of organized tutoring. This tutoring would consist of 12 classes spread out over a month, each class 2 hours in length.
Because everyone is so busy nowadays, I have set the classes up at several different times throughout the day. That way, everyone should be able to find a time that works best for them. Also, rather than have everyone go to a single location for a classroom, we have set up the classes so that you can take them online, thus saving wear and tear on your car, travel time, and gas money. Classes 101-1A, 101-1B, and 101-1C in April, you will be able to chose whether you want to attend class in the classroom, located in Aurora, Minnesota, or you want to participate online. Both online and classroom courses are interactive and require your attendance. We have made the online classes our primary way of teaching these classes, which will allow me to teach students located around the U.S. and Canada.
For more details on the classes and schedules, please visit the "CLASSES" page, using the link at the top of the page.
About the Instructor.
I have been in electronics for decades. The short story is I started my career in the US Army as a Telephone Wireman, Lineman then on to being a High Powered Tactical Radio Operator and Radio Technician. After my military service, I attended university. Then I started my civilian career as an electronics technician, then promoted to an engineering technician, then on to teaching electronics and basic math. Then into radio communications again as an operator and radio technician at the bottom of the world than ending up as a long-range radar technician in Alaska. This career has given me an interesting life. I have been able to travel with this career around the US, to Alaska, to Germany, New Zealand, and even as far away as the South Pole Antarctica.
I have now retired, and have decided to keep active in the electronics field. I will be teaching a series of classes to help those that are going into either the electrical or electronics fields. Helping them to enter their future school with basic math skills and a basic understanding of electricity. These classes will be live on-line and be interactive, using modern meeting technology. Modern meeting technology will make it easier for students to attend and from a larger geographic area.
We have set the times of our classes throughout the day to allow those working or still attending high school to attend. We have also set our class prices low enough so that most people will be able to attend, yet high enough to keep out those that are not serious. We plan to start our first classes in April. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 20 students, so I will be able to work with all of my students.
I look forward to seeing you as a student.
When not working, my wife Becky and I enjoy spending time aboard our boat, The Sandra Faye kept on Lake Superior.