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Meet the GEEKS Tutors


Danny Nguyen
Tutors: Computer Science, Physics, & Statics

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Hello, I am Danny Nguyen, a senior double majoring in Computer Engineering and Physics. I grew up very close to technology; hogging the family computer to myself at age seven, assembling my own PC at twelve, and started to learn programming in an attempt to make my own video games the following year. I originally chose computer engineering because I was interested in these intricate devices that power nearly every aspect of our lives today, but quickly found out that it wasn’t only computers I was interested in learning about, but actually everything in the universe; so I took advantage of the double major program that WSU offers and enrolled in the Physics program. Despite the sometimes incredible difficulty of classes; there isn’t anything more rewarding than starting a semester knowing nothing and walking away 4 months later knowing how to do quantum mechanics. Every year I spent pursuing a science degree made me realize how stupid I used to be the year prior; an experience of growth I believe no other field of study can reproduce.

 

Brandon Shannon
Tutors: Calculus I, II, & III

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My name is Brandon and I am a graduate student working towards a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering here at Wichita State University. I spent much of my childhood here in Wichita, but moved with my family to a small farming community that I call home; Galva. Growing up, I was fascinated by mechanisms and how simple machines, when used together in specific sequences, can be crafted and tailored to create complex and specific machines. It was at WSU that I expanded my passion for all things mechanical and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I currently work at Cessna Aircraft Company where I design environmental systems for the Citation Latitude business jet. Having taken advantage of the GEEKS program in the past, I saw it fitting to help give back so I started tutoring Calculus I, II, and III for GEEKS last semester. Ever since then, I have found that helping and watching students develop an understanding of the basic math that explains how our physical world behaves is extremely rewarding.

 

Nathan Lohkamp
Tutors: Differential Equations & Statics

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My name is Nathan and I am a sophomore studying Aerospace Engineering at Wichita State. I grew up here in Wichita and went to Northeast Magnet High School, where I first developed my interest in engineering through the Project Lead the Way program. I am an Ambassador for the College of Engineering, have worked two summers as an Engineering Summer Camp mentor, and currently work as a SEEDS instructor. Though, Engineering isn’t what I’m all about; I also enjoy cooking, watching the Shockers WIN, and just generally trying new things. The main reason I enjoy tutoring is because when I can challenge myself enough to try to explain things in a way that everyone can individually understand; not only do I begin to understand it better, but I can receive the satisfaction of knowing that they understand it, and that is possible they now see and think from a different perspective.

 

Khoi Le
Tutors: Calculus I, II, & III, Dynamics, Thermodynamics & Circuits

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My name is Khoi and I am a senior, majoring Electrical and Computer Science Engineering. I’m from Vietnam and have lived in Wichita for 4 years. I’ve always been fascinated with designing machines and writing programs so engineering is an obvious choice and I have a lot of fun doing it. I’m one of the GEEKS Tutors because I believe one of the best ways to learn something is to explain it to somebody else; also meeting new people every day is really interesting. Stop by the tutoring room (Wallace Hall 118) if you have any chance and say hi.