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USNA Cyber Science Department

As an adjunct at the United States Naval Academy Cyber Science Department and Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence, I provide various services to Midshipmen and Faculty. I am an alumnus of the class of 2007, and I understand the challenging lifestyle of USNA Midshipmen.


Fall 2020

SY110 Tutoring

I typically provide 2 tutoring sessions in the evening each week in large group, small group, or individual sessions remotely.

If you are serious about passing the SY110 exams and want to actually learn the material, work through my flashcards.

I’m serious. it works, and there is an app that makes it easy

Tools

Quizlet is a flashcard tool that implements proven pedagogical techniques to help students master topics through repetition and games. It can sync with desktop and mobile devices and tracks students’ progress. Quizlet is free for students.

In the window below, you can preview one of the dozens of slide decks for the course, Chapter 3: Computer Architecture. If you want to track your progress and do practice tests, join the SY100 Quizlet Course (free).

It’s efficient. It automatically detects topics that the student is having difficulty mastering, and emphasizes those areas while reducing emphasis on areas where the student demonstrates mastery. In other words, it saves Midshipmen time. I also share results with profs to help Midshipmen represent their time, effort, and progress.

Schedule

My schedule for Fall 2020 will typically include a Topic Review and appointment-only sessions on Monday nights. For the most up-to-date schedules and to book appointments, Midshipmen can log in to Blackboard and visit (https://usna.blackboard.com/webapps/sfrs-admin1-bb_bb60/do/starfish/loginLink?action=directLink), or find me via Blackboard’s Starfish Connect application.

DayTimeSession TypeMore Info
Mon2000Topic ReviewSignup requested but not mandatory
Mon2100Individual/Small Group SessionBy appointment only
  • Oct 5:
    • 2000: Topic Review, Client/Server Scripting & 6-week Exam Recap 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Oct 12:
    • 2000: Topic Review, Mids’ Choice 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment 
  • Oct 19:
    • 2000: Topic Review, TCP/IP Stack 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment 
  • Oct 26:
    • 2000: Topic Review, Wireless & Network Security
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Nov 2:
    • 2000: 12-Week Exam Review 
    • 2100: Small Group Session (Appointment preferred)
  • Nov 9:
    • 2000: Individual Tutoring by Appointment 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment 
  • Nov 16:
    • 2000: Topic Review, Encryption, Hashing, & Certificates
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Nov 23:
    • 2000: Topic Review, Recon, Attack, & Defense 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Tuesday Dec 1:
    • 2000: TBD Final Exam Review 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Wednesday Dec 2:
    • 2000: Individual Tutoring by Appointment 
    • 2100: Small-Group Tutoring by Appointment
  • Thursday Dec 3:
    • 2000: TBD Final Exam Review 
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment
  • Dec 7: (will only hold this session of final exam is after December 7th)
    • 2000: TBD Final Exam Review
    • 2100: Individual Tutoring by Appointment

SY110 Course Support

I support SY110 faculty with office hours and administrative support.

Contact

Want to know more? Send me a note.