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Derek B.

Physics/Math tutor with emphasis in coding and astronomy

Santa Clarita, CA (91350)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I studied Space Physics for 4 years at a private university where I maintained good connection with my professors in a 1 on 1 setting. I enjoyed being a Teacher's Assistant for multiple years, and like helping others succeed and understand science fields. Although I will gladly extend my knowledge base to help with any science field, I am most qualified in subjects such as: Astronomy, Coding (MATLAB primarily but will teach coding concepts), Physics, Mathematics (Through to Differential Equations), and Optics. I will gladly travel farther than 20 miles, with adjusted rates.

Because I am younger and have more recently completed schooling, I can relate to students on a more personal level. I am a patient person as well and can deal with both energetic fast paced learners as well as methodical slower learners. I love the fields that I tutor in and show a great passion of the subjects to my students. This helps them feel more motivated and inspired about their work. Every subject that I tutor in I take great pride in preparing material to help individualize the learning experience and expose students to uniquely tailored lessons to difficult subjects.

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Derek’s subjects

Science:
Astronomy, Physics
Computer:

Algebra 1

I took Algebra I in High School and passed with an A. I continue to tutor and help others with math at a much higher level with heavy involvement in Algebra I. I deal with basic and advanced Algebra to this day with research.

Algebra 2

I took Algebra II in High School and passed with an A. I continue to tutor and help others with math at a much higher level with heavy involvement in Algebra II. Math is my strongest subject aside from physics and I have several math books that I would pull information from in tutoring.

Differential Equations

I took a differential equations class at an undergraduate level while studying physics. I helped classmates with homework and studying for exams, and received an A in the course myself.

Geometry

I took my geometry math course early on in Middle School and passed with an A. I have many math books of higher levels that deal with elementary geometry. Also, I can and will develop material as needed to help students.

MATLAB

I took a computational physics course directly involving MATLAB and received an A in the course. I used MATLAB extensively for 3 years of physics lab courses. I currently use MATLAB for thermodynamics research.

Physics

I graduated college with a Space Physics degree with an overall 3.8 GPA at a private university. I love physics and have kept all of my text books from college. I was a teacher's assistant for 2 years in basic physics labs and advanced optics lab.

Prealgebra

Math is one of my strongest subjects. I took Prealgebra in Middle School and passed with an A. I have many math books that I would pull information from when tutoring.

Precalculus

I received an A for pre-calculus in high school and have used this material for many courses throughout college. I have many books including pre-calculus that I can use to help produce material. I can prepare questions and material to help students.

Trigonometry

I took and passed trigonometry in High School with an A. I love math and continue to use Trigonometry greatly in my physics research. I enjoy working with others and can think on the spot about Trigonometry problems.

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Education

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Space Physics)

Great and patient tutor! — We are very pleased we are having Derek tutor our daughter. He is going to be a great help throughout the school year! ...

— Shannon from Valencia, CA on 9/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 15 miles of Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

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