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Thomas L.

Irvine, CA

$65/hr

Taking the sting out of Physics and Math!

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University of California, Riverside
Physics
University of California, Irvine
Master's

Education

University of California, Riverside (Physics)

University of California, Irvine (Master's)

About Thomas

Physics makes the world go 'round (literally)! My name is Thomas and I'm currently an adjunct Physics instructor at Cypress College. I have 9 quarters (3 full years' worth) of teaching experience at UC Irvine, which includes leading guided group problem-solving discussions, one-on-one tutoring, and instruction in undergraduate lab courses. No student in the 21st century - whether they're serious about getting a career in science/engineering, being able to pass crucial exams or simply wanting to expand your intellectual horizons - should go through life without a basic but firm foundation in Physics. Having tutored students from many different majors and levels of familiarity with math and science, I firmly believe that anyone can succeed with proper guidance.

In order to optimize my tutoring sessions, I will guide the student through a brief self-assessment of his/her learning strengths and weaknesses. I also seek to build on these strengths by creating a learning environment that minimizes rote learning and focuses on stretching the student's thinking and problem-solving instincts by guiding them to the solution via a series of questions. Training the student to break down a large problem into a series of "bite-sized" questions is the key to boosting their confidence and ability to succeed not only in Physics, but in a great number of other subjects as well.

My passion is for helping newbies to get a handle on Physics for the very first time, but I am also eager to help in any other way I can. I also have experience in general SAT and GRE preparation, so feel free to contact me about any or all of my listed teaching subjects and we'll work something out.
Physics makes the world go 'round (literally)! My name is Thomas and I'm currently an adjunct Physics instructor at Cypress College. I have 9 quarters (3 full years' worth) of teaching experience at UC Irvine, which includes leading guided group problem-solving discussions, one-on-one… Read more

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$10 per additional student per hour, up to 3 students total per tutoring session.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92612
Background Check: Passed

"So glad we found this tutor!"

- Adriana, Santa Ana, CA on 2/27/14

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"Punctual and Knowledgeable"

- Cari, Irvine, CA on 1/27/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Physics,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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Physics

I am an adjunct physics teacher at Cypress College with a M.S and B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Riverside, respectively. During my graduate school years I had 3 years (9 quarters) of teaching experience, which included lab instruction, classroom discussions, and one-one-one tutoring with undergraduates with a variety of backgrounds.

University of California, Riverside
Physics
University of California, Irvine
Master's

Education

University of California, Riverside (Physics)

University of California, Irvine (Master's)

So glad we found this tutor! — Before we started tutoring with Thomas, my daughter struggled in her high school physics class, and had a lot of anxiety prior to tests. Now she has so much more confidence in her abilities because she understands the material and is prepared for the tests. Thomas uses strategies to teach the content that she can understand and which help her visualize information so she can retain it. ...

— Adriana, Santa Ana, CA on 2/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$10 per additional student per hour, up to 3 students total per tutoring session.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92612.

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