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Lessons offered by Alayna
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Precalculus & Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Precalculus
  • Chemical engineering
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Engineering PhD student offering algebra and calculus lessons in Tallahassee, Fl with 5 years experience

Methodology

As a recent college graduate I understand the difficulties that come with such learning environment, such lack of interaction and course objective deadlines I aim to teach high school and college level minds who need help outside of the classroom to understand concepts in an easier environment. My teaching style focuses on gentle guidance and is more to encourage the student to work through the difficulties of the problem layer by layer. This one on one will allow the student to find that missing link they were not able to connect in the classroom.

Background

I am a PhD student, studying Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. I have a BS degree In Chemical Engineering and I have been tutoring Mathematics since the 11th grade. I have taken and taught courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus 1,2, and 3, differential equations , physics and chemistry.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $35/h

Details

Depending on how far away for travel there will be an additional $5 fee as well as a cancellation fee of $15

Lessons offered by Alayna
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Precalculus & Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Precalculus
  • Chemical engineering
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Alayna's resume

Education
• Florida A&M University (PhD,Gpa: 3.67)
I am currently working on my PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing engineering. I have taken courses such as statistics, design of experiments, applied optimization, research methodology modeling and analysis as well as composite materials. My research is over nanocarbon foam composites. the goal of my research is to produce lightweight strong composite material made from CNT network and polymer infiltration that is easily recoverable through direct heat, electrical current or IR.

• Tuskegee University (BS, Gpa: 3.61)
I graduated with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering with a cumulative GPA of 3.61. Classwork taken over the years include heat transfer, thermodynamics, plant design, chemical reactions and many more. Some awards and honors received during my undergrad studies include TUBE CE Freshman of the Year Award, Women of Color Student Leadership Award and First Place ALSAMP Summer Bridge Research.

Skills
• Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint
• AutoCAD/NX 7.5
• Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013
• Matlab
• Minitab
• ASPEN Plus
• XRD
• SEM/TEM
• BET
• DMA
• TGA
• DSC

Clubs & Organizations
• Sigma Alpha Pi – The National Society of Leadership & Success (2016-now)
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.(2016-now)
• NSBE (2015-now
• SWE (2015-now)
• AICHE (2015-2016)
• OXE (2015-2017)

Employment
• Young Leaders Pre-school (Summer 2017)

Summer camp counselor- I was able to interacted and teach kids age 5-11 math and language arts and give them a fun yet stimulating summer experience.

• ConocoPhillips Company Reservoir Engineering Intern (Summer 2015)
I completed an internship at ConocoPhillips Company, in Midland, Texas, as a Production Engineer intern. I worked with the Operation Excellent team on an Acid Gas Injection Facility. The objective of my project was to write out ConocoPhillips maintenance procedures in order to ensure the safety and production of the equipment as well as the people. These manuals were written and published for ConocoPhillips use.

• ConocoPhillips Company Production Engineering Intern (Summer 2014)
I interned again with ConocoPhillips Company as a Reservoir Engineer intern, where I worked with the Planning and Integration team. The objective of my project was to analyze the historical Pad performance as well as forecast future development with the increased Pad strategy. Along with this project I was privileged with the task of comparing post audit well forecasts to those of the updated forecast and come up with ideas to optimize


• Tuskegee University (2013-2017)
Math Tutor – I tutored all math disciplines including Pre-calculus, Calculus I and II, and Differential equations for the Engineering Department and ROTC Navy.

Research
• Tuskegee University (School Year 2014/2015)
During the spring semester of 2014, I participated in the ALSAMP (The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) REU Program at Tuskegee University to conduct research along with Dr. Tamara Floyd Smith on the project, “Stop Flow Lithography Particle Synthesis for Fundamental Heat Transfer Studies". Within this project, I learned and investigated non-spherical particles and their applications in a variety of areas including personal protective equipment, abrasives, biomedicine and fundamental studies of rheology and heat transfer. Non- spherical particles, however, can be challenging to synthesize. Stop Flow Lithography (SFL), an innovative approach to synthesize mono-disperse non-spherical particles, uses a UV-curable prepolymer with an appropriate photo initiator. For this study I prepared a suspension of poly (ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEG-DA), 2-hydroxy- 2-methylpropiophenone and SiO2. The PEG-DA prepolymer solution passed through a microfluidic channel positioned on a microscope stage and was polymerized in an automated process. A photo mask patterned with transparent geometric features defines the shape of the particles and masks the UV light from the microscope to synthesize particles. Control of the device channel depth and objective lens magnification enables the manipulation of the particle size. Composite particles can be synthesized in a variety of cross sectional shapes. After they were synthesized, they were characterized using both electron and optical microscopy along with image processing. Finally, the particles were heat treated to burn off the pre-polymer and create ceramic particles. This study demonstrated the synthesis of SFL particles and, based on theoretical studies, illustrates how particle shape influences the thermal conductivity of heat transfer materials. I performed these experiments alongside my professor. After successfully synthesizing the particles, I worked with her to analyze the data. As this was my first research experience, I learned about the innovation and ingenuity required to truly conduct research. At the end of this program I presented my work at the conference where I received first place in engineering.

• Florida State University (Summer 2016)
During the summer of 2016, I participated in RETREAT (Retaining Engineers through Research Entrepreneurship and Advanced-Materials Training) REU Program at Florida State University to conduct research along with graduate student Shahrizan Jamal and Dr. Mei Zhang on the project, “Carbon Nanotube based Polymer Composite Foams". The study of nanotubes has advanced tremendously in a relatively short span, the properties of these nanostructures are so enhanced that they are finding applications in various spheres of life. Carbon nanotubes are the building blocks in the fabrication process of foams. These carbon nanotubes based foams are created by using Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) spheres as template to achieve controlled microstructure and porosity of the foam. These nanocarbon foams are ultra-lightweight, highly elastic, thermally and electrically conductive, and have controlled pore structure. I fabricated the polymer composite foam by immersing the carbon nanotubes foam into a thermoplastic polymer (PMMA). Doing this enabled the polymer to coat the carbon nanotubes. I then carried out a compression test to determine the mechanical properties of the foam. The strength of the composite foam compared to the original carbon nanotube foam increased over 50 times while the difference in density of the foam increased less than10 times. The foam had a higher elasticity than the composite, however the composite foam could be recovered structurally and property wise by heating it at the transition temperature of the polymer. This

healing aspect of the foam allows it to be useful for a wide range of applications. I perform the experiments individually with the watch of a Maters student and the results from the research proved to be successful. At the end of the program I was tasked to write a paper over my research with the help of my mentor and professor and now hoping to get it published. From this experience, I learn the patience and determination needed to effectively conduct research and the knowledge to take it a step further into entrepreneurship.


• Tuskegee University (School Year 2016/2017)
During the 2016-2017 school year, I work in the Material Science and Engineering Department, as an undergrad researcher, at Tuskegee University to conduct research along with Dr. Vijaya Rangari on the project, “Synthesis of porous carbon from waste peanut shell using a pyrolysis at extreme conditions". Agricultural byproducts, such as peanut hulls a bulky waste generated in large amounts about 400,000 tons per year. The objective of this research is to convert peanut hulls into activated carbon by pyrolysis. The application of activated carbon in adsorption process mainly depends on the surface area and pore structure of the porous carbon. The characteristics of peanut hulls that allow it to be suitable for these applications are because of its low ash content, low density and high degree of porosity. The pyrolysis process at high temperature/pressure transformed the peanut hulls to porous carbon. The first sample contained only crushed peanut hulls, while the second sample contained crushed peanut hulls and calcium carbonate (extracted from eggshells) as a catalysts. They both were then carbonized at a high temperature of 800°C at a constant pressure of 1.3 atm for 2 hours. The prepared carbon was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. The sample without the catalyst showed high crystallization of silica dioxide, carbon, silica carbide and the particles having a non-uniform structure as well as relatively low porosity. The sample with the catalyst showed high crystallization of calcium oxide, carbon and the particles having a non-uniform structure and a relatively high porosity. The porosity of the catalyst sample is higher than the non-catalyst sample, ultimately showing that the calcium carbonate helped improve the carbonization of the peanut hulls.I perform the experiments individually and research is still being conducted. I presented my work at the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM in March.

Publications (pending)
Alayna B. Huckleby, Jiang Li, M. Shahrizan Jamal, Mei Zhang, “Recoverable Lightweight Nanocomposites,” TechConnect World Innovation Conference (Anaheim, CA, May 13-16, 2018).

Alayna B. Huckleby, Jiang Li, and Mei Zhang, “Recoverable Nanocarbon/Polymer Nanocomposite,” The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX 2018) (Dallas, TX, Oct. 15-18, 2018).

Conferences
Alayna B. Huckleby, Jiang Li, and Mei Zhang, “Recoverable Nanocarbon/Polymer Nanocomposite,” The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX 2018) (Dallas, TX, Oct. 15-18, 2018).

Alayna B. Huckleby, Jiang Li, and Mei Zhang, “Lightweight, Conductive, and Recoverable Nanocarbon/ Polymer Nanocomposite,” The Advanced Composite Materials Congress 2018 (Stockholm, Sweden, June 3-6, 2018). Invited

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