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  • Mathematics
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  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Astrophysics
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Former Astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History for Tutoring Online or Off.

Methodology

I teach by example. A short introduction or review of the topic followed by step by step examples of problem solving until the student is comfortable with the appropriate concepts. When were done, the student will know what a problem as asking for and immediately be able to solve it.

Background

I'm a retired physics with extensive knowledge and experience in math and science. With no outside commitments, my time is all yours. I will get you where you want to be just as I did for students (my kid and all his friends) I tutored at Brooklyn Tech High School in New York.

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Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $20/h

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Rates to travel site depend on distance $0 - $5

Lessons offered by Douglas
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Astrophysics
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Douglas's resume

Professional Preparation
1969 New York University School of Engineering B.S. in Physics
1977 New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis: Evoked Magnetic Fields of the Human Brain
1978 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow


Employment
2001-2015 Senior Research Scientist, Dept. Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History
- Member of a group that designed and built two Lyot Coronagraph for imaging exoplanets.
-First coronagraph used a Stokes polarimeter for speckle reduction and the detection of debris disks around young stars. Used a cooled IR camera for working in H-band; APD’s were used for pointing stabilization.
-Second coronagraph was followed by an integral field spectrometer for obtaining spectra of exoplanets. A similar camera was used operating in I, J and H bands.
-For both systems, I worked on detector optimization and characterization; also responsible for control software and data reduction software. For the second coronagraph, which had 32 spectral channels, I contributed to principal component analysis software based on wavelength and time diversity to reduce speckle noise and reveal exoplanets.
1998-2000 Research Scientist, Nanodynamics
-Worked on design and testing of a method to purify silicon.
-Silicon in the form of silane, was passed through de Laval nozzles spinning at very high speeds to separate silicon by mass. A mass spectrometer was used to measure efficacy.
-I was in charge of all the measurements, especially characterization of the nozzles.
1995-1998 Computed Anatomy
-Computed Anatomy designed and built video corneographs for measuring the shape of a cornea prior to refractive surgery. The company also provided contact lens fitting software.
-I improved the software by introducing Zernike polynomials into the characterization of corneal shape. Updated fitting software used to fit contact lens.
1992-1995 Research Scientist, Electro-Optical Sciences, Irvington, New York.
-Studied response of a Fizeau interferometer to green laser light. Line shapes were recorded with a CCD camera to compare the actual line shapes with theory.
-Performed profilometric measurements on human skin using a polarizing interferometer to estimate roughness and the efficacy of wrinkle cream.
1983-1985 Research Scientist, NYU Neuromagnetic Lab
-In charge of neuromagnetic lab studying epilepsy, and other brain disorders using a superconducting magnetometer.
- Oversaw the work of four people
1980-1983 Research Scientist, Riverside Research Institute
-Designed and implemented laser scattering measurements to study rocket plumes.
-Nd:Yag laser operating at three wavelengths was used to measure transmission, back scatter, and off axis scattering from a rocket plume to estimate particle shape and distribution.
-Used silicon detectors for transmission and backscatter measurements and gated intensified CCD cameras for off axis scattering.
-Coordinated the work of several groups during classified field tests at White Sands, New Mexico.
1978-1980 Research Scientist, Rockwell International




Recent Publications

“Aperture Mask Interferometry with an Integral Field Spectrograph”, Zimmerman, Neil; Sivaramkrishnan, Anand; Bernat, David; Oppenheimer, B. R.; Hinkley, Sasha; Lloyd, James P.; Tuthill, Peter G.; Brenner, Douglas; et al., Optical and Infrared Interferometry III. Proceedings of the SPIE. Vol. 8445. pp 15 (July 2012)
S4: A Spatial-spectral model for Speckle Suppression”, by Fergus, Rob; Hogg, David W.; Oppenheimer, Rebecca; Brenner, Douglas; Pueyo, Laurent; Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 794 pp. 161 – 172 (October 2014)
“The Solar-System-Scale Disk around AB Aurigae” by Oppenheimer, B. R.; Brenner, Douglas; Hinkley, Sasha; Zimmerman, Neil; Sivaramakrishnan, Anand; Soummer, Remi; Kuhn, Jeffrey; Graham, James R.; Perrin, Marshall; Lloyd, James P.; Roberts, Lewis C., Jr.; Harrington, David M., Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 679, pp. 1574-1581 (2008).
“Speckle Suppression with the Project 1640 Integral Field Spectrograph”, Crepp, Justin; Pueyo, Laurent; Brenner, Douglas; Oppenheimer, Ben; Zimmerman, Neil; Hinkley, Sasha; et al., Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 729, pp. 8, (March 2011)
“A Data-Cube Extraction Pipeline for a Coronagraphic Integral Field Unit”, Zimmerman, Neil; Brenner, Douglas; Oppenheimer, Ben; Parry, Ian, R.; Hinkley, Sasha; Hunt; Stephanie; Roberts, Robin, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 123, pp. 746-763 (2011)
“Reconnaissance of the HR 8799 Exosolar System. I. Near-infrared Spectroscopy” by Oppenheimer, B. R.; Baranec, C., Beichman, C., Brenner, D.; et al., Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 768, pp. 24-41 (May 2013).
“Project 1640: the world’s first ExAO coronagraphic hyperspectral imager for comparative exoplanet science”, Oppenheimer, Ben; Beichman, Charles; Brenner, Douglas; et al., Adaptive Optics Systems III. Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 8447, pp. 13 (September 2012)

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