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  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 months ago
    We had a very positive experience with Alissa as a tutor for our pod of 5th grade boys from January - June 2020. She cared a lot about the boys and worked hard to create meaningful activities for them. The pod experience was invaluable … More for all of our families during a difficult year and we were so grateful to have found this partnership! We also want to appreciate Craig for helping to match us with a tutor on very short notice after we had cycled through a few folks who were not able to see the commitment through. Thanks for sticking with us!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Dusty was the exact person we needed to help our child finish out the school year. So grateful to him for the way he steadily encouraged her and helped her stay on track and organized. He is flexible, responsive to our needs/schedule as … More a family, and a delight to be with. We are also thankful that Craig at Themba Tutors really "gets it" and partnered us with such a wonderful tutor who was a great fit for our girl.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    My child worked with Gillian D virtually for math enrichment. She is an excellent teacher. She took time to understand my child's specific learning style and provided tools that would be engaging. She was kind and empathetic- really … More made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. My child started the school year with confidence and without the typically "brain-drain" that occurs over the summer, thanks to Gillian.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I am going into my second year as a Themba tutor. I have met so many great individuals while working for this company. Craig and the rest of the Themba team do such an excellent job picking and choosing Themba tutors that suit each client's … More individual needs! I look forward to meeting new tutors and clients in the 2021-2022 school year!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Our son started in a new high school, 100% remote, and was really struggling with Latin and Physics. I found Themba Tudors online and had an initial call with Craig, who was very knowledgeable, responsive, and found 2 amazing tutors for … More us. Both the Latin and the physics tutors were fantastic, connected with my son really well and helped him go from 'failing' grade to 'honors'! I will for sure continue using (and recommending!) Themba Tutors. Thank you, C, K, and W!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an adult student diagnosed with a learning disability during grad school, I knew I needed help dealing with my Master's program's demanding workload. I was seriously considering dropping out when I was referred to Themba Tutors. … More I was paired up with a wonderful tutor, Julie, who was a total lifesaver. I learned many techniques that I can utilize in the future as I embark on the next phase of my career.
    I can wholeheartedly say after working with Themba for two years that I would not have finished my program without this organization. And I am so thankful I selected them.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together. As a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively … More study for quizzes and exams. Our son was also taught time management and organization. My son’s experience with the tutor made the first year of college a less intimidating experience.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
  • A Google User ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
  • Engineering Design Tutors, Themba Tutors Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were very lucky to have found Edwouine Swift, my son's therapist through Themba Tutors. Thomas is 12 years old, and it is extremely difficult to get him to write. Edwouine just works her magic with him, he adores her and is so … More eager to follow her guidance. I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

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What Is Engineering?

Are you looking for an engineering design tutor or tutoring for your middle or high school student? Does your tween or teen want to explore engineering and/or STEM careers? Themba Tutors can help.  

 

Themba Tutоrѕ offers in-home and online engineering design tutoring for 6th through 12th-grade students. Themba Tutors can support your child in their science/engineering academics or supplement the engineering design studies at your child’s school.

 

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en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ  \

Definition of engineering from Webster’s dictionary: 

  • the activities or function of an engineer; and
  • a) the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people, or
  1. b) the design and manufacture of complex products (i.e., such as software engineering).

 

Engineering is a broad term that covers a wide range of industries. It combines mathematics, science, and technology. Engineers create solutions to our world’s problems.  There are six major engineering branches, including Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Management, and Geotechnical. But there are literally hundreds of different subcategories of engineering under each of them.

 

  • Acoustic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Applied Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Audio Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mining and Geological Engineering
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Nanoengineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Transport Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering

Why Is Engineering in Science Education?

In 2013, The Next Generation Science Standards k-12 (NGSS) raised engineering design to the same level as scientific inquiry across all levels, from kindergarten to grade 12.  Engineering is now integrated into the science curriculum in public schools and many private schools. It is a core subject along with Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth/Space Science.

 

 

There are many reasons for including engineering design in science education. 

  • It helps define “engineering” more broadly. It used to be referred to as “applied science,” which is a misconception.
  • Engineering is a field that is critical to tackling the world’s challenges in energy, diseases, clean water, food supply, and climate change.
  • Students can also explore possible careers in engineering and STEM. 

 

 

In education, there’s another reason for including engineering design in the science curriculum.

In some ways, children are natural engineers. They spontaneously build sandcastles, dollhouses, and hamster enclosures, and they use a variety of tools and materials for their own playful purposes. …Children’s capabilities to design structures can then be enhanced by paying attention to points of failure and asking them to create and test redesigns of the bridge so that it is stronger. (NRC, 2012, p. 70).

 

From K to 12, students learn the valuable practice of engineering design. By the time high school students graduate and enter college, they can design solutions for local to global problems, either as citizens or engineers in the field.

 

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What Is Engineering Design? 

 

Engineering design is the process that engineers use to identify and solve problems. It is a method of problem-solving and works in many situations. 

 

The core idea of engineering design includes three component ideas:

 

  • Defining problems clearly with the criteria for success and constraints or limits.
  • Designing solutions by generating many solutions, then evaluating and testing them based on the criteria and constraints.
  • Optimizing solutions that involve systematically testing and refining. The final design solution is improved by trading off less important features for those that are more important.
  • Note that there is no order. At any point, the engineer can redefine the problem or generate new solutions to replace an idea if the solution doesn’t work out.

Engineering Design for Middle School Students

 

In middle school, students experience and experiment with the process of engineering design and solving problems. They compare different solutions to see which best meets criteria and constraints. Then students test and revise solutions several times to arrive at an optimal design.

 

 

Engineering Design for High School Students

 

At the high school level, students are working with complex social and global issues and problems. They are also expected to use quantitative methods to compare the potential of different solutions. Emphasis is on identifying the best solution to a problem and researching how others have solved similar problems. Students use mathematics and/or computer simulations to test solutions under different conditions, prioritize criteria, consider trade-offs, and assess social and environmental impacts.

 

 

Why Choose Themba Tutors for Engineering Tutoring? 

 

Our engineering design tutors are highly experienced and positive role models. Our tutors use a flexible approach to learning and customize plans for individual students. At Themba Tutors, we help students feel comfortable with new engineering skills and concepts at their own pace. Your child’s confidence will grow when each new skill is mastered. Our staff is dedicated to helping your child achieve academic success in engineering design. 

 

If your son or daughter is struggling in engineering design or is interested in enrichment, contact us, and we will provide you with the service that will best fit your family’s needs.

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REFERENCES

NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.csteachers.org/standards

National Research Council (NRC) 2012. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is engineering design important?

The fundamental elements of the design process include the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation. Thus, the prime purpose of engineering design is to apply scientific knowledge to the solution of technical problems.

What are the 7 steps of engineering design?

Engineering Design Loop: The steps of the design process include: identify the need, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the most promising solution, construct a prototype, test and evaluate the prototype, communicate the design, and redesign. See the Engineering Design Loop Visual Aid.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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