Paul graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSEE
and earned a Masters degree from Stanford in Electrical Engineering
with a minor in statistics. In his three decades as an engineer he
specialized in Fourier analysis and global positioning systems,
both highly mathematical specialties.
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Dr. Susan Hough
Susan earned her BSME at the University of Minnesota and then her Masters
and PhD in signal processing and acoustics as a Marshall Scholar
studying at Southampton University in England. Her decade of experience
in the high tech industry spanned positions in research, applications
engineering, and technical marketing. Susan and Paul live in Sunnyvale
with their two children and their cat.
Even before starting Math Inspired Tutoring, Paul always mixed
teaching with whatever else he was doing. Paul first recognized
he had some talent for teaching when his four siblings (including
an older sister) would request his help, especially in math. This trend
continued into college where his classmates would line up outside
his door for help with just about any subject. Paul has also tutored
his own children including some home schooling (several years of math
and one year of physics). Paul is a past director of the Stanford
Math Circle, and has logged about 300 hours as a flight instructor
including both primary and instrument training.
At MathInspired Tutoring, Paul specializes in the more
advanced math students including geometry, trigonometry, calculus,
differential equations, and linear algebra, AP physics, and computer
programming, although he tutors the younger math students as well.
Paul coaches students to improve their scores on the math section
of standardized tests such as SAT, graduation exit exams, and math
achievement tests. For the English section of these exams Paul defers
to his extremely literary wife.
Susan also seemed destined to be a teacher from an early age. Her
first paid teaching gig was as a dorm tutor to help pay her way
through her undergraduate studies. She tutored students in all subjects
whether she had taken the course or not. Susan's first job after her
PhD studies involved setting up and teaching courses around the world
in solving acoustics and vibration problems. Of course Susan was very
involved in the teaching of her own children as well as her children's
classmates and her friends' children. For the last few years, Susan has
been at Murdock-Portal Elementary School, teaching Hands-On Science to
4th and 5th graders, as well as occasionally teaching math and music.
Although Susan can tutor the advanced math and science subjects as well
as Paul, she tends to specialize more in the younger students and English
composition for students of all ages.