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Steve P.

Napa, CA

$40/hr

Steve P. Helping students succeed in math, physics, and engineering

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Steve P. Helping students succeed in math, physics, and engineering

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Hello,

I am a recently retired professor. I taught in the engineering department of a small campus for 20 years, and enjoy helping students to succeed. In addition, I spent several years helping students to prepare for the GED, so I have worked with a wide variety of students, with different backgrounds, life circumstances and talent.

The subjects I teach can be challenging, and I've consistently seen that the students who seek help outside of class benefit from it. Classroom learning has its limitations, and I enjoy working with students one- on- one, allowing us to work at the individual's pace and to tailor the learning to the student's particular needs.

I enjoy math and science, and try to convey my enthusiasm to students. I know that these subjects can seem intimidating. My goal as a tutor is to try to remove the mystery from the subjects and show their practical uses.

I'd be happy to discus your individual needs. Our goal is your success.

"Great Tutor"

- Jules, Benicia, CA on 7/24/14
Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

I have studied ordinary differential equations as an undergraduate, and partial differential equations in graduate school in mechanical engineering. In my career as an engineer and the past 20 years as a professor in mechanical engineering, I have used differential equations extensively in subjects such as dynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. In addition to solving them in closed form, I am also experienced in computational solutions.

Mechanical Engineering

I received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. For the past 20 years, I have been a Professor of mechanical engineering at the California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University. I retired in August 2013, but continue to teach part-time there. Prior to becoming a professor, I worked for several years for the U.S. Navy and for Lockheed-Martin.

University of NotreDame
Aerospace Engineerin
Georgia Tech
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

University of NotreDame (Aerospace Engineerin)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)

Great Tutor — Very knowledgeable tutor. Helped me throughout my summer session for Statistics and I improved with every test score. He knows all of the concepts thoroughly and explains them step by step. I'd recommend him to anyone. ...

— Jules, Benicia, CA on 7/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 17 miles of Napa, CA 94559.


About Steve

Hello,

I am a recently retired professor. I taught in the engineering department of a small campus for 20 years, and enjoy helping students to succeed. In addition, I spent several years helping students to prepare for the GED, so I have worked with a wide variety of students, with different backgrounds, life circumstances and talent.

The subjects I teach can be challenging, and I've consistently seen that the students who seek help outside of class benefit from it. Classroom learning has its limitations, and I enjoy working with students one- on- one, allowing us to work at the individual's pace and to tailor the learning to the student's particular needs.

I enjoy math and science, and try to convey my enthusiasm to students. I know that these subjects can seem intimidating. My goal as a tutor is to try to remove the mystery from the subjects and show their practical uses.

I'd be happy to discus your individual needs. Our goal is your success.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Jules, Benicia, CA on 7/24/14

Education

University of NotreDame
Aerospace Engineerin
Georgia Tech
Master's
Stanford University
PhD

Education

University of NotreDame (Aerospace Engineerin)

Georgia Tech (Master's)

Stanford University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 17 miles of Napa, CA 94559

Steve’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Mechanical Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
Homeschool:
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Statistics
Corporate Training:
Statistics

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.


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