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Nicholas K.

Math (Calculus specialty) and Physics -- Easy-going and In-depth

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (90274)

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Trouble with math or physics?
You will GET it!

Let me give you a brief idea of my teaching/learning philosophy.

Try to imagine what it would be like to read literature without a knowledge of the human experience or context; only reading the words, and not understanding the meaning. (And not appreciating the subtlety, either.) This is what it is like doing physics or math without understanding the underlying fundamentals. This includes a ground-up approach -- not of rote memorization, but rather of building an intellectual mastery and comfort with the material -- as well as an introduction to the motivating ideas.

You will develop an intuitive feel for the material. An answer will instinctively feel right or wrong to you.

This is the relationship to the material that I want to give you. And it is really the *easiest* way to learn -- to comprehend the entirety of the material, where it came from, what it means, how it fits into the rest of the picture, and so on. And honestly, it is much, much more beautiful this way.


Hi, my name is Nick, I've been tutoring privately for about 5 years now. I'm a fun, easy-going guy, with a great sense of humor and patience. I have also done drama and improv on the side, and loved it!

I went to PVPHS, and know a lot of the faculty there; so I can be extra helpful to any students going Pen!

I am a physics major, currently taking a semester off from UC Berkeley.
I graduated from El Camino Community College (Honors Transfer Program), at the top of my class (3.8 GPA), and was named the Presidential Scholar in the Natural Sciences (the highest award offered).

Some relevant testing scores include:

SAT Subject Math Lvl 2: 800
Calculus BC AP: 5
Chemistry AP: 5
Physics C AP Mech: 5
Physics C AP E&M: 5

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Nicholas’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

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UC Berkeley (Physics)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $42.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nicholas will travel within 25 miles of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

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