Jonah Kadoko

I am pursuing M.S. in Renewable (Solar) engineering at UMass Lowell. I graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a mechanical design engineer in the solar industry. While working in industry, I had an opportunity to work on exciting design projects on which I applied my academic knowledge of physics, math, and engineering to solve real-world problems (and help save the environment!).

I started tutoring college-level physics and engineering science in 2010 while a junior at Tufts University. Currently, I tutor physics, math, and SolidWorks at UMass Lowell on a regular basis. Even when I am not tutoring, I often find myself helping classmates on homework assignments. My approach to tutoring is to help students develop good practical problem-solving skills and confidence to solve a wide range of problems.

My resume

EDUCATION University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
M.S. in Energy (Solar) Engineering
Expected Graduation: May 2016

Tufts University, Medford, MA
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
Graduated: May 2012
Dean’s List: 8/8 Semesters
    Math, Physics, and Enginering Tutor
    One-on-one Tutor
  • Independent tutor with two 'big-name' tutoring companies
  • Tutor college and high school physics, engineering, and math in one-on-one sessions
    Solectria Renewables LLC , Lawrence, MA
    Mechanical Design Engineer, (February 2012 — August 2014)
  • Lead mechanical design engineer for arc-fault circuit interruption combiner box
  • Developed work flow that reduced wire harness design process time by up to 50%
  • Design, prototype and document wire harnesses and wire kits of smart grid-tied solar inverters between power levels of 14KW and 750KW at 600VDC and 1000VDC
  • Design copper and aluminum busbars, sheet metal, machined parts and formed plastic parts to meet tight deadlines
  • Generate part drawings, renderings of CAD models, customer labels, bills of materials, mechanical specifications of PCBs, mechanical assembly instructions and wiring instructions
  • Prepare, present and implement Engineering Changes
    Academic Resource Center , Tufts University
    On-Call Tutor, (September 2010 — February 2012)
  • Tutor Engineering Science and Physics in one-on-one sessions
    Office of Residential Life and Learning, Tufts University
    Resident Assistant,
    (August 2010 –May 2012)
  • Manage a residence hall floor of 44 undergraduate students
  • Organize community building events and resolve student concerns in the residence hall
  • Participate in intensive leadership training
  • Received Academic Role Model Of the Year award (2010 – 2011)
    Library Information Technology Support, Tufts University
    Assistant Technician, (January 2009 — February 2012)
  • Provide technical assistance to staff of 30 members
  • Install and maintain library public computers
RELEVANT COURSES AND PROJECTS Courses: 3D Modeling, Manufacturing Processes, Linear Algebra, Vibrations and Dynamics, Digital controls of dynamic systems, Digital circuits design, Mechanical systems design and fabrication, Machine Design, Photovoltaics Manufacturing, Grid-connected Solar Systems, Electric Circuit Theory, Public Speaking, Technical Writing, and Web designing
    Air Motor Design, (January 2010 – April 2010)
  • Fabricated plastic and metal parts using CNC lathe and milling machines
  • Designed a 3-D model of a medallion using Solidworks
    Audio speaker design, Group project, (Fall 2009)
  • Designed a 3D model of the speaker using AutoCad in a team of two
  • Built the speaker enclosure out of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Automated Systems and Robotics Laboratory , Tufts University
    Vision Integrated Pseudo-range Error Removal, (June 2011 — May 2012)
  • Designed and coordinated experiments for a vision-aided GPS error removal algorithm
  • Analyzed experimental data using Matlab
    Data Acquisition Platform, (Summer 2010)
  • Built a computer-based data acquisition platform for an automotive positioning system
  • Conducted analysis of dynamics data collected from laser, gyroscope, GPS, and camera
COMPUTER SKILLS LabVIEW, AutoCAD, SolidWorks (Routing, Electrical, and Composer), MathCAD, EAGLE, MTLAB, HTML, CSS, C++ and Microsoft Office
COMMUNITY SERVICE Boston Cares, Boston, MA, July 2009 – Present
Big Brother Big Sister , Boston, MA, December 2012 – Present
ACTIVITIES United States Achievers’ Program – (Present)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – (Present)
Solar Energy Assiciation (UMass Chapter) – (Present)
Tufts Robotics Club Vice President (Past)
Student Advisory Board – (Past)
Engineers Without Borders (Tufts Chapter) – (Past)
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