Diane M. Ford
align=right>M.S. in Applied
California State University, Long Beach,
Sponsored by the Hughes Masters
Graduate Emphasis: Numerical Analysis and Statistics
align=right>B.A. in Applied
Mathematics (Scientific Programming)
University of California, San Diego
Provost Honors List, Golden Key National Honor Society
<div align=right>Cerritos College,
Part-Time Mathematics Instructor. Taught pre-college level courses, developed curriculum and classroom materials, and assessed student academic progress. Attended AMATYC Conference. Initiated group activities.
· Pre-Calculus and Pre-Algebra, Trigonometry
Private Tutoring 2001 - present
Tutored high school and college students in geometry, pre-algebra, finite mathematics and intermediate algebra.</div> Attended math tutoring training session sponsored by the Long Beach Literary Council.
DeVry Institute of
Adjunct Math Professor. Taught Quantitative Methods, which provided students a working knowledge of mathematical and software tools used to support decision making. The course built on Finite Mathematics to develop practical applications of theoretical concepts. Coverage included logic, finance, applied equations, optimization and probability concepts. Taught a supplemental computer lab section, which utilized software such as DS for Windows and Microsoft Excel to analyze problems and develop solution models. Provided students with lecture notes online at http://hometown.aol.com/dianeford/math168.htm.
· Quantitative Methods (a.k.a. Finite Mathematics)
<div align=right></div>Hughes Aircraft
Company (now ThalesRaytheon),
Member of Technical Staff. Systems engineering, mathematical modeling, simulation programming, system performance analysis, technical writing.
Part-Time Mathematics Instructor. Taught pre-college level mathematics courses, developed curriculum and classroom materials, assessed student academic progress. Created a Math Web Page (later relocated to http://www.hometown.aol.com/dianeford) for math teaching and learning assistance.
· Arithmetic, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
Teaching Assistant. Graded homework and tests, reviewed homework questions and lecture material in class sessions of about 30 students once a week. Offered office hours for additional assistance.
· Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Office of Academic Support and Instructional
Math Tutor. Tutored groups of 1 to 6 students at a time on a drop-in basis.
· Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra
C, C++, HTML, FORTRAN,
SIMSCRIPT, VISUAL BASIC
Computer Hardware: Macintosh, IBM PC, DEC, Sun
Operating Systems: Windows, System 7, MS-DOS, VMS, Unix, Solaris 2.5
Computer Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Frontpage, MS Internet Explorer, DS for Windows, MATLAB, SAS, DesignEase, SESWorkbench, OPNET, MacDraw, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, DeskScan, Netscape.
Modeling and system performance analysis of RF communication systems, traffic systems, and air defense systems using simulation programs written in FORTRAN, SIMSCRIPT, and BASIC, as well as models utilizing Excel spreadsheets. Simulation modeling in C (using OPNET and SESWorkBench simulation environment tools) of real time processors and networks (including channel-access, routing, name service, and network management protocols) for the purpose of determining expected utilization and queue delays. Programming in Visual Basic for generating network architecture management information bases (MIBs). Statistical analysis using Excel-based tools for the purpose of analyzing transmission assembly line error data. Presentations to groups of 30 to 75 people (employees, customers, government officials, students).
Available upon request