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I have an engineering background, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. Upon completion of my graduate work in environmental and occupational health from the University of North Carolina (MS and PhD), I taught Industrial Hygiene (worker health and safety) at Purdue University for 32½ years. The four most important underpinnings of the field of Industrial Hygiene are: 1) working with and caring about people, 2) a strong foundation in mathematics, 3) a strong foundation in science and 4) the ability to problem solve. I feel that my teaching experience, my educational background and most importantly, my commitment to helping students learn make me a perfect fit as your tutor for quantitative skills and admissions exams.

As a university professor, I was involved in various types of research projects, interacting with both undergrads and grad students, but my favorite part of “professoring” was teaching. I feel that my greatest accomplishment as a professor was the success of my students, both during their time as students, and more importantly, in their careers. I have won a number of teaching awards, both within my School of Health Sciences and at the University level. I like to teach with examples and analogies. My exams consisted of a combination of multiple choice, essay and problem solving questions, so I am well versed in all types of questions the students will be faced with on homework or exams. Also, in addition to my teaching experience at Purdue, I have been teaching a one week course in Shanghai yearly since 2008 to prepare Chinese Occupational Health and Safety professionals to take the Certified Industrial Hygienist exam and part of what I help them with are some of the “tricks of the trade” for successfully taking these types of exams. I also helped my daughter prepare for her GRE exam when her GRE Boot Camp program was suddenly cancelled – my prep work with her helped her increase her math score approximately 100 points.

On a personal note, I am a loving, patient grandfather to 12 grandchildren. My side interests are playing the clarinet (since 4th grade) and traveling (I've been to China, South Korea, Singapore, Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and others.

Neil’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - PHD, Environmental Science and Engineering


playing the clarinet, listening to music, traveling

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Science

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Science

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Science

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACT Math


Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science



Graduate Test Prep

GRE Quantitative


Middle School Math


Quantitative Reasoning


Test Prep