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William S.

Surprise, AZ

$40/hr

Mathematics, Physics, and Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/14/14
Usually responds in about 51 minutes

Mathematics, Physics, and Writing Tutor

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I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and worked for many years as a director of research in private industry. I now tutor privately in English essay, dissertation, and report writing, although most of my students ask for my help in Physics, Basic Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. They, or their parents, are never disappointed, as the student always shows significant improvement.

I have taught at high schools, two community colleges and an International University, using the Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has previously found to be difficult to understand. These solutions are very carefully detailed, and all important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure a good basic comprehension.

Testimonials

"Very patient."

- Lee, Goodyear, AZ on 10/7/13

"Superb Tutor!!"

- Yeoryia, Surprise, AZ on 12/16/14

"Outstanding, Efficient, and Prompt"

- Johnny, Surprise, AZ on 10/16/14

"Bill makes math fun!"

- Jo, El Mirage, AZ on 3/3/14

"Excellent "

- Ahmed, Avondale, AZ on 1/24/14

"Prepared and organized"

- Tessa, Phoenix, AZ on 12/13/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tammy, Surprise, AZ on 10/22/13

"Aced physics!"

- Roxanne, Litchfield Park, AZ on 1/6/13
Science:
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE
Corporate Training:
Finance, GMAT, Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts. The basic concepts are very carefully detailed and emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those concepts, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

ACT Math

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

AFOQT

I am a former U.S. Air Force officer, having passed the AFOQT many years ago prior to entering the U.S. Aviation Cadet Corps. I am quite familiar with the requirements for training and am very confident of being able to pass that information to qualified individuals.

Algebra 1

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Algebra 2

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

ASVAB

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Calculus

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Chemistry

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Elementary Math

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

English

My students typically provide me with a rough draft of their work. We evaluate it for sentence and paragraph construction, readability, syntax, flow of ideas, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, adhering to APA style.

I then correct and offer suggestions for deletions,suggestions for additional narrative, and make explanations, comments, and ask questions. I offer new students the opportunity for evaluating this technique by submitting a page of their rough-copy work at no cost.

GED

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve problems the student has previously found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Geography

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Geometry

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Grammar

We will read and speak together. I require my students to provide me with a rough draft of an essay work. It is evaluated for sentence and paragraph construction, readability, syntax, flow of ideas, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

GRE

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension

Physics

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Prealgebra

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.
I offer a discount on the tutoring fee if the student is willing to come to my home in Surprise for lessons.

Precalculus

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Proofreading

I offer my new students the opportunity for evaluating my technique by submitting a page of their rough-copy work. There is no charge if the student elects to discontinue. The student always has the final approval for the final draft.

Reading

Reading involves developing a comprehension of what the writer means. Often it is necessary for the reader to go back to a previous statement to understand the new statement clearly. The teacher must help his student to develop logical choices of understanding. My students and I do that by means of the Socratic method. We ask questions and answer them.

SAT Math

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

SAT Reading

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to resolve thoughts the student has previously found to be undecipherable. Important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

SAT Writing

I correct and offer suggestions for deletions, suggestions for additional narrative, and make explanations, comments, and ask questions. (I offer new students the opportunity for evaluating my technique by submitting a page of their rough-copy work. There is no charge if the student elects to discontinue.)

Spelling

Correct spelling of English words often requires a knowledge of the root of the words. In most cases, however, there are rules for correct spelling; in others there are not, but merely requiring rote memorization. The most interesting words are those we call homonyms and heteronyms. Finally, puns are the most fun to learn and to use.

Trigonometry

I use a modified Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has found to be undecipherable. The solutions are very carefully detailed, and important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions in discussing those problems, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure good basic comprehension.

Writing

I correct and offer suggestions for deletions, suggestions for additional narrative, and make explanations, comments, and ask questions. (I offer new students the opportunity for evaluating my technique by submitting a page of their rough-copy work. There is no charge if the student elects to discontinue.)

William’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by William. View all of William’s resources

Students should have copies of previous homework assignments, examinations, and class notes for the tutor to review. Students should also be advised that the tutor must know the weaknesses and strengths of the student to be most helpful. Students do not merely have the right to ask questions of the tutor; they are obligated to do so. Students must also tell the tutor when they are not "getting... read more

Let the amount of Kenyan coffee be "K" and the amount of Venezuelan coffee be "V." The K + V = 288, or K = 288 - V.   The cost of the Kenyan coffee will be 11K and the cost of the Venezuelan coffee will be 14 V. The sum of these costs will be 12(288), or                                          ...

Shawn may have misinterpretted the first term. It is sqrt(3X), not sqrt(3) x X. Therefore, sqrt(3X) + 6 = X               now subtract 6 from each side sqrt(3X) = X - 6               ...

Rutgers University
Chemical Engineer
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Chemical Engineer)

Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (PhD)

Very patient. — This was our first tutoring session with William S. I thought it went very well. My daughter liked him and is happy to have his help. William S. was very polite, he arrived on time and got right down to business, he was extremely patient and spoke clearly and kept questioning my daughter to assure that she was understanding. I think this will be a huge benefit to getting my daughter more comfortab ...

— Lee, Goodyear, AZ on 10/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Rate is based on minimum 1 1/2 hour session

Travel policy

William will travel within 20 miles of Surprise, AZ 85374.


About William

I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University, and worked for many years as a director of research in private industry. I now tutor privately in English essay, dissertation, and report writing, although most of my students ask for my help in Physics, Basic Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. They, or their parents, are never disappointed, as the student always shows significant improvement.

I have taught at high schools, two community colleges and an International University, using the Socratic method of teaching, making the student familiar with basic concepts, and learning to solve specific problems the student has previously found to be difficult to understand. These solutions are very carefully detailed, and all important concepts are particularly emphasized for attention. The student is urged to ask questions, and, in turn, I ask peripheral questions to ensure a good basic comprehension.

Testimonials

"Very patient."

- Lee, Goodyear, AZ on 10/7/13

"Superb Tutor!!"

- Yeoryia, Surprise, AZ on 12/16/14

"Outstanding, Efficient, and Prompt"

- Johnny, Surprise, AZ on 10/16/14

"Bill makes math fun!"

- Jo, El Mirage, AZ on 3/3/14

"Excellent "

- Ahmed, Avondale, AZ on 1/24/14

"Prepared and organized"

- Tessa, Phoenix, AZ on 12/13/13

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tammy, Surprise, AZ on 10/22/13

"Aced physics!"

- Roxanne, Litchfield Park, AZ on 1/6/13
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Education

Rutgers University
Chemical Engineer
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
PhD

Education

Rutgers University (Chemical Engineer)

Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
16 hours notice required

Rate is based on minimum 1 1/2 hour session

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Surprise, AZ 85374

William’s Subjects

Science:
Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE
Corporate Training:
Finance, GMAT, Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


William’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by William. View all of William’s resources

Students should have copies of previous homework assignments, examinations, and class notes for the tutor to review. Students should also be advised that the tutor must know the weaknesses and strengths of the student to be most helpful. Students do not merely have the right to ask questions of the tutor; they are obligated to do so. Students must also tell the tutor when they are not "getting... read more

Let the amount of Kenyan coffee be "K" and the amount of Venezuelan coffee be "V." The K + V = 288, or K = 288 - V.   The cost of the Kenyan coffee will be 11K and the cost of the Venezuelan coffee will be 14 V. The sum of these costs will be 12(288), or                                          ...

Shawn may have misinterpretted the first term. It is sqrt(3X), not sqrt(3) x X. Therefore, sqrt(3X) + 6 = X               now subtract 6 from each side sqrt(3X) = X - 6               ...


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